Tag Archive: baking

All They’re Cracked up to Be III- Winter Flours

So, those pepperminty macaron cookies I made for Christmas were delicious. However, now I have some random almond flour to use up. I like almonds, but I hate the quack-tastic cult status it… Continue reading

Girls Like Flours

Last week I made some pretty tasty sweet potato candy using coconut flour. This left me with a small problem.  I now own a one pound bag of coconut flour. What to do… Continue reading

Don’t Panic!

There’s a pumpkin shortage! There’s a pumpkin shortage! What will we do? Thanksgiving is ruined! Cancel autumn we may as well go right to the depths of winter! There’s no pumpkin! Okay that’s… Continue reading

Another One from the Stock Pot List- New York Griddle Breads

Yes, I have checked another item off my Stock Pot List. I’m talking about English muffins. As this article from The Nibble shows, these breakfast standards actually originated in NYC.  Unlike typical breads… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays 3 (A three part Christmas Special)

Part 3- A Finale Touch First, a quick performance note: The post I made on Sunday night might have been slightly misleading. The dough for Moravian spice cookies is rarely so well behaved.… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays II (A three part Christmas Special)

Part 2- The Leading Roll We made Moravian spice cookies every Christmas when I was young. As I grew older, my mom stopped making them. Not that she stopped baking for Christmas, but… Continue reading

There’s No Made Like Home for the Holidays (A three part Christmas Special)

Part one-Get it Together! So there are these unethical food manufacturers out there trying to convince people that refrigerated or frozen logs, blocks, and tubes of raw cookie matter become magically “homemade” just… Continue reading

All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Halloween night got me thinking about the kinds of treats I preferred when I was young enough to trick or treat. (For the record, that was during the Reagan administration.) I always liked… Continue reading

Bread for Speed

If you’ve been reading the FoodItYourself blog for a while, you’ve heard my opinions on the amazingness of making your own bread.  Perhaps, though, you prefer instant gratification when it comes to the… Continue reading

PIE!

I hate making pie crust.  I will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid making a regular pastry crust including, but not limited to the following: using biscuit dough to make cobbler, making a… Continue reading