My Auntie’s sticky buns!

By Badbadivy | May 23, 2007

Ivy says: There is nothing in this world that tastes more like “home” than monkey bread. My Auntie used to make it- though she called it “sticky buns”- and she never told anyone her recipe. We’d ask and she’d change the subject. We’d try to at least get an idea of how she made them…

Banana Muffins

By Heather Solos | December 26, 2010

Heather says: Muffin recipes are a great introduction to baking. They aren’t fussy and a flat muffin is still a delicious muffin. Don’t get smug and try to pass these off as health food; they aren’t. They are however delicious and semi-portable. What is semi-portable? Great in a lunch bag, not so great while driving.…

Gluten Free Zucchini Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread, Regular and Gluten-Free

By Heather Solos | June 7, 2015

Heather says: It may be zucchini season where you live -assuming you’re in North America– if not, it soon will be. While we love zucchini in lots of ways, the CSA is outpacing our ability to eat this awesome vegetable. Ray, who is unfortunately allergic to wheat, mentioned how his grandmother used to make zucchini…

How to make easy gluten free muffins adaptable for other muffin recipes.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Banana Muffins

By Heather Solos | September 27, 2015

Heather says: I didn’t think I would jump on the pumpkin train this fall, but Ray, who can’t have wheat requested muffins recently. So here we are with a Gluten-Free Pumpkin Banana Muffins Recipe. This is the third time I’ve experimented with this recipe which I originally found over on SavyNaturalista.com. The first two times I…

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

By Heather Solos | September 16, 2009

Heather says: This is a great basic muffin recipe. Swap out the blueberries for whatever fruit you’d like. Reduce the amount of milk for exceptionally wet ingredients such as mashed bananas. Simple Blueberry Muffins Yields 9 muffins 1 1/2 cups all-purpose or plain flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5 teaspoons baking powder…

Bread Making Tutorial: Basic White Bread

By Heather Solos | January 24, 2008

Heather says: At long last, the first in the series of simple bread tutorials. We are beginning with a plain white bread recipe. This version is extremely simple. It is free of most allergens (wheat being the obvious exception) so it is useful for those avoiding eggs and dairy. Nutritionally, well, let’s just say that…

Toaster Pastries: Fearless Friday #24

By Heather Solos | October 30, 2009

Heather says: Does anyone ever notice how Thursday just seems to sneak up on a person? I mind my own business, but it seems to happen every seven days or so. This week I managed to squeeze in a quick Fearless Friday. I decided to try out making a homemade version of PopTarts™. Guess what?…

Bread Making: Meet the Yeast

By Heather Solos | January 16, 2008

Heather says: Yeast are tiny one celled fungi. There are both benevolent and obnoxious strains. One can find yeast commercially for brewing, as a nutritional supplement, and for baking. In bread making, yeast digests sugars and creates carbon dioxide. The structure of the dough traps the gas, giving yeast bread its loft and softness. Too…

Bread Making: Introduction to Basic Flours

By Heather Solos | January 23, 2008

Heather says: The first few bread recipes will be made with flours that should be carried by your local grocery store. All Purpose Flour – is also known as plain flour.  It can be found in bleached and unbleached varieties.  Unbleached flour has more of the wheat’s protein intact and is typically better for bread…

Hoagie Roll Tutorial

By Heather Solos | September 24, 2008

Heather says: After getting the hang of basic white bread, these rolls should be a cinch. There are no fancy ingredients, but you will need a rolling pin. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup warm water + extra for sprinkling 2 1/2 tsp yeast 2 1/2 TBSP olive oil 3 1/2 cups flour (for best results use…



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