GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT: Scratch & Grain Baking Kits Are Not Just For Kids

Gluten-free writer Georgi Page-Smith writes that Scratch & Grain Baking Kits are not “just for kids.” While the line was created so that children could easily make a batch of cookies or brownies, the quality is so fine that households with no kids can just dig in. During a recent cornbread jag I requested a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: America’s Favorite Cookies

October is National Cookie Month, National Cookie Day is December 4th, and today, October 1st, is National Homemade Cookie Day. According to OnePoll.com, the average American eats 18,928 cookies in their lifetime. According to Huffington Post, America’s top 10 favorite cookies are: 1. Chocolate chip cookie 2. Brownie (a brownie is classified as a bar…
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RECIPE: Coffee Cake Mug Cake & The History Of Mug Cakes

[1] Get a book on mug cakes, and have an almost-instant cake fix whenever you need one (photo courtesy St. Martin’s Press). [2] and [3] Coffeecake Mug Cake from Ava’s Bakery. [4] While the cake bakes, make a cup of coffee (photo Sxpng | Canstock ).   Mug cakes have been around for a while.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fall Pies & Pie Crust Decorations

What’s your favorite fall pie? We put together this list of popular options.   1. PIE TYPE What type of pie do you hanker for? For the autumn season, we particularly like: Apple and apple combinations, such as apple-cranberry and apple-pear Caramel apple, pear, pecan, etc. Cherry pie Maple-nut Maple-pear Pecan and other nut pies…
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FOOD FUN: DIY Filled Donut Holes

[1] David Burke’s Warm Drunken Donuts. [2] A showman as well as a chef, David Burke often has special serveware made for his creations. Donut carousel, anyone? (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Chef David Burke). [3] Banana beignets add another popular flavor to donut holes. Here’s the recipe from Food Network.   Chef David Burke,…
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