The striking dense and chewy, crisp-around-the-edges texture of these delicious cookies has made them a favorite at our house around Christmastime. Zimtsterne, which means “cinnamon stars,” are traditionally made with ground almonds and sweet spices,
but without wheat, so they’re naturally gluten free. Make your own powdered sugar without fillers like cornstarch or wheat, and they’ll be grain free too. Continue Reading
Obviously they’ve never been to my house, where chaos is pretty much inevitable. Frogs clog pipes, goats escape their pens and eat my rosebushes, and babyzilla tries to topple his older brother’s building block masterpieces.
Thank you to everyone who pledged with me to make memories this holiday season! You won’t regret putting down the “to do” list for a little while, I promise.
And also, I want to say a big ole’ THANK YOU to Mighty Nest for inspiring and supporting mighty living, and for supplying real foodies like us with sprinkles we can actually feel good about. Continue ReadingRead More »
To whip up a batch of eggnog just like grandma used to make – with loads of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, stabilizers and carrageenan.
What, NO? You say that is not how your grandma made it, and that she didn’t make hot chocolate from a pouch, either? Well then, I suppose we will just have to put our noggins together and figure out how to get along without those things. Continue ReadingRead More »
. . . . again. You see, copies of gorgeous cookbooks are multiplying on my shelf like bunnies and the most logical explanation is that they’re having babies, right? Okay, maybe not, but it’s definitely the most fun.
As much as I adore all the new arrivals, the truth is I only cook from a handful of them on a regular basis. Destined to be on my short list is The Grain-Free Family Table, a new book from Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic. Continue ReadingRead More »
When you were sixteen? Neither do I, but I can tell you that was the year my mom ended a huge argument between us by shoving her fist into a raw chicken, treating it like a puppet, and refusing to answer questions unless I directed them TO THE CHICKEN. Continue ReadingRead More »
Can you hug the internet? If anyone figures out how please let me know, because this holiday season I’ll be pointing-and-clicking my way to gifty goodness without ever setting foot into a mall. Continue ReadingRead More »
Sriracha and his buddies are here, and they’re waking up tastebuds around town. Loved by food enthusiasts all around the world, these finishing salts add a pop of flavor to everything they touch.
In this post I’m sharing six flavors that can take dishes from ho-hum to oh my faster than you can say Jack Robinson: umami rich bacon, sriracha, porcini, rosemary & lavender, vanilla, and chili lime. Continue ReadingRead More »