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Steamed Oatmeal

I have a love/hate relationship with oatmeal.  One the one hand, granola.  Sweet, crunchy, and studded with nuts, I could happily eat it nearly every morning over yogurt or with a splash of milk (dairy or almond) and some dried fruit. On the other hand, gooey, globby cooked oatmeal.  I feel as though I must wolf it down scaldingly, straight […]

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Pancakes – Almond Flour (Gluten Free)

Whether you’re doing “Whole-30,” avoiding sugar or otherwise watching your food intake this January, mid-month can begin to feel a little more like self-deprivation and a little less like “healthy eating.” Enter, pancakes! These little hotcakes are made with high-protein almond flour and ground pecans, which means they’re packed with the good fats and enough protein to keep you full […]

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Hearth Bread

This has been my go-to bread for over ten years. It makes great neighbor or teacher gifts at Christmas and is the perfect companion to any winter meal. Studded with fresh rosemary and topped with a salt crust, it’s irresistible straight out of the oven with a nice slather of butter. The only drawback of this loaf is that you […]

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English Toffee

My grandmother raised five boys on a farm in Iowa. When her younger sons were half-grown, she left the farm for the suburbs, but brought with her an amazing talent for cooking, baking and candy making. Her kitchen was a magical place that turned out the fluffiest rolls, quiche so delicious you couldn’t refuse seconds and magazine-worthy holiday spreads. When […]

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Fresh Cranberry Relish

Fresh Cranberry Relish The holidays are nothing without tradition. Likely, your Thanksgiving table has looked basically the same each November for as long as you can remember. Holiday meals are a time to reflect on our forbearers and the sacrifices they made so that we can enjoy a prosperous, blessed life. These gatherings also give us occasion to peer into […]

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes From porch decor to dinnertime, nothing says, “October” like pumpkin. These cupcakes are true showstoppers and are perfect for your fall holidays and festivities. While you may need to pick up a few ingredients you don’t have on hand, they are certainly worth some extra effort. When browning the butter, do so in a stainless steel […]

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