Food photo created by mrsiraphol - http://www.freepik.com Ryan's favorite cake is carrot cake, and for his birthday in March, I found this recipe. We immediately adapted it to reduce sugar and boost flavor. The changes are minor (reduce sugar and salt, add orange zest), but I wanted to publish our version of Bon Appétite's Gluten-Free Carrot... Continue Reading →
Buckwheat sounds scary if you are trying to avoid gluten. Despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat. It's a seed rather than a grain, which means it's gluten-free. Buckwheat flour gives these cookies a delicious flavor and a soft, chewy texture. You probably won't be able to tell these are gluten-free cookies; they are just... Continue Reading →
I don't have many food posts these days, but I felt I really needed to publish this recipe. Nearly all the recipes and their derivations on the internet are just plain wrong. So let's fix that... These chewy caramel candies are perfect to make during the winter holidays when apple cider is easily available. I've... Continue Reading →
There's nothing better than fresh bread and if you don't want to bother with the effort of making a yeasted bread, this recipe is a great alternative. It takes longer to preheat your oven then it does to make the bread. Your final product results in the perfect bread for a little bit of butter and jam!!
I was reluctant to make strawberry rhubarb jam. However, after my attempt at making just rhubarb jam, I knew I needed to explore adding something else to rhubarb. Rhubarb jam alone doesn't pack much flavor. It doesn't make for a good jam in the morning on toast. It is sharp and citrusy, but that's about it. By adding the bare minimum of strawberries, I was able to round out the flavor of rhubarb without losing the wonderful essence of rhubarb that I love. This recipe is so delicious. If you have a hard time finding 10 pounds of rhubarb, look at my notes below.
April is the time of year that we get strawberries in the grocery store for $1.25 - $1.50 a pound. I wish I had access to local Utah strawberries, but people just don't grow them here. I won't complain, because Utah is more known for our raspberries!! And we have tasty raspberries. Here's my recipe... Continue Reading →
Have you seen the movie, The Holiday? Not sure where the "Christmas Fettuccine" joke comes from but I thought since Christmas is just around the corner, I'd share my super simple pasta alfredo recipe. This recipe is fantastic especially if you add some fresh arugula or spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon!
It is that time of year that I crave soup for dinner. Here's a classic we all grew up with, tomato soup with grilled cheese. I love the creamy version of the classic tomato soup.
Another favorite pie of mine is pumpkin pie! I've perfected the recipe years ago and would love to share it with you! Earlier this year, we received a bounty of fresh pumpkins from our in-laws. We roasted and pureed the pumpkins, divided the puree into 15 ounces, and froze it in ziplock bags. This has... Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving means time to bake some pies. I'd like to share some of my pie recipes. First recipe I'd like to share is delicious dutch (or crumb top) apple pie. I'm of the opinion that unless you are making a mile high deep dish apple pie, putting a crust on top really is unforgivable. The... Continue Reading →
One of my goals this year was to dehydrate a box of peaches. Given the size of our food dehydrator, we were able to dehydrate several boxes of peaches. I store my dried fruit in 1/2 gallon mason jars and use the FoodSaver wide-mouth jar sealer to remove all the air from the jars. It's... Continue Reading →
It was one of those last minute things that ended up being both awesome and horrible. I was at work when I saw Petersen Family Farm's post that they had 25 pound boxes of concord grapes now available in their farm shop. I was distraught, because I was at work late that day and had... Continue Reading →