Making the Perfect Apple Cookies

The perfect apple cookies are bursting with spices, fresh apple, and little bits of gooey caramel….perfectly soft and chewy…with perfectly crisp edges and soft, moist centers. *********** Ingredients 1C flour 1-3/4C old fashioned oats 1/2tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt 1tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon 1/2C butter, softened 1/2C unsweetened applesauce 3/4C brown sugar 3/4C sugar 1Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Cookies”

Making the Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Last week two important things happened in the lives of our family. First of all, the “resident five year old” started real school… …and we bought and moved into a new house.     So for a while instead of focusing so much on the raw foods pyramid…or cooking methods…or any of the other tangentsContinue reading “Making the Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

Making the Perfect Amaranth Crackers

  We have now only been talking about amaranth for how long?! So by now we should have more than an inkling as to what amaranth is, why we should add amaranth to our diets, and how to use it. So let’s go back over what we’ve learned so far…       ********** ReviewContinue reading “Making the Perfect Amaranth Crackers”

Making the Perfect Protein Bites

  Getting adequate amounts of protein is important for all women, not only die-hard athletes. Adequate protein is important for both appearance and long-term health, especially among active women….(okay, now find me one woman who is not active…usually we have more on our plate than one person could possibly handle, right)… So why is proteinContinue reading “Making the Perfect Protein Bites”

Flour…The Other White “Stuff” That Gets All Over Your Kitchen Countertops While You Cook

Okay, so these last two posts have looked specifically at dredging your food in flour before frying… But before we leave the topic of flour, let’s talk about the different flours that are actually out there.   Typically when we thnk about flour, we all imagine the white stuff in the biggest canisteron the leftContinue reading “Flour…The Other White “Stuff” That Gets All Over Your Kitchen Countertops While You Cook”

Holiday Baking-Gingerbread

Hard to believe that National Gingerbread Day is celebrated in June instead of December, but since today is National Gingerbread Day, I thought that this would be a great day to re-publish this previous post about Torunskie pierniki. Torun, Poland…a medieval city on the banks of the Vistula River, and one of the few citiesContinue reading “Holiday Baking-Gingerbread”

Holiday Baking—Candy

Before the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s making candy was only done at home during the holidays or by professional candy makers in small specialized shops. Candy was very expensive and considered quite a luxury. During and after the Industrial Revolution, candy became affordable and more readily available. Competition became fierce, and large advertisingContinue reading “Holiday Baking—Candy”