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Ricotta carrot muffins on wooden board with tomatoes and scoop of flour.

Savory Muffins with Ricotta and Carrots

Sweet muffins are so last year. This year it’s all about savory muffins; delicious muffins that you can eat as  an easy breakfast or as a side dish with any meal. And when we discovered these savory muffins from Pure Flour From Europe, we knew we had a winner. Savory Muffins Made with Italian 00 […]

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Peanut butter ginger cookies on a plate.

Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies

What could possibly be better than peanut butter cookies? How about… Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies? These cookies are our new favorite addiction. They give you all the salty-sweet pleasure of peanut butter cookies with just that extra *zing* of ginger. Adding Ginger to Cookies Similar to the Triple Ginger Cookies we made recently, there are […]

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Cookies on silver platter next to holiday nutcracker.

Triple Ginger Cookies Recipe

We have some ginger fans in our house who can’t seem to get enough of that spicy kick.  So if you like your ginger cookies SUPER ginger-y, this Triple Ginger Cookies recipe is for you. Why so much ginger? In previous years, we would make ginger cookies and hear: “Can you make it more ginger-y?” […]

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Slice of cake on a plate with full cake in the background on a holiday table.

Butternut Squash Cranberry Coffee Cake

This Butternut Squash Cranberry Cake is a total delight. Whether you’re making it to use up that leftover squash and cranberries, or whether you’re making it because it’s so delicious… it’s a great coffee cake to have on hand during the holidays. This cake essentially has four layers: Cake, streusel (crumbly topping), cake, streusel. The […]

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Knife lifting homemade tagliatelle noodles.

How To Make Pasta Without a Machine

I recently had the opportunity to make a presentation on “How to Make Pasta Without a Machine” at the Orange County Fair. For those who couldn’t make it, I wanted to share that information here. I have answers to your questions about which flour to use, which are the easiest shapes to make, and more. […]

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Bowls of avocado soup in china with slices of bread on a plate.

Chilled Avocado Soup and Remembering Barbara Hansen

Yes, this is a recipe for a chilled avocado soup – but there is a also a rich story behind it. The chilled avocado soup is perfect for a hot July day like today. It’s creamy and refreshing, not too heavy, with just the right amount of “kick.” Where did it come from? That’s the […]

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