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Different Types of Dough

Slapped onto a counter or slipped into a pan, dough is a diverse ingredient when baking. For millennia, people have been making simple mixtures of flour, water and fat to build a basic necessity for many of our lives. As cultures and people have developed, so have our dough-based recipes. But we have to stop … Continue reading Different Types of Dough

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Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions “Earth’s medicine” has been used to counteract or enhance what’s happening in the environment. In the summer, we crave coolness and in the winter, heat. While we can do all we’d like to make that happen in the external world (with clothing and air conditioners/heaters) we … Continue reading Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

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Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Holiday party time is upon us. And that means it’s time to make the tough choices when it comes to your own shin-dig. You can either spend this season worrying up a storm, or spend it relaxing, enjoying and letting everything fall into place. Which would you rather choose? Listen: holiday party planning does not … Continue reading Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

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Holiday Homemade Cranberry Recipes

Cranberries are fruits full of nutrients typically available from October through December. Cranberry recipes were enjoyed at early New England holiday fall feasts. Bright red cranberries have been adding beauty, tartness and sweetness to the family dinner table for centuries. Cranberries are delightful when accompanied with turkey, chicken and pork – and can have many … Continue reading Holiday Homemade Cranberry Recipes

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Baking with Apples – Easy as Pie

Whenever the first fall chill hits the air, we start hankering for sweet treats made with apples.  There’s just something about baking with apples; an apple pie, crumble or cobbler baking in the oven—with the sweet smells of cinnamon and brown sugar permeating your home—that makes you feel warm and cozy. But before you start … Continue reading Baking with Apples – Easy as Pie