Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman, owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparents. Though not actually related, the families had known each [...]
Cranberry Apple Gingerbread Cobbler - Moist, rich and dense this is an unusual cobbler reminiscent of traditional holiday cooking. I use Blackstrap molasses which is slightly heavier but more nourishing [...]
Chocolate Zucchini Cake - Many of us are overrun with zucchini in summer. What better way to use up some of the summer squash than to make them into a [...]
During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and slow us down. Their warmth [...]
Like so many homemade French desserts, this pound cake, moistened with yogurt instead of butter, is utterly simple and versatile. Enjoy a slice for breakfast or brunch. Glaze it with [...]
Squash and pumpkin harvest season meant baking in my childhood. Delicious and moist, these cookies are still favorites of mine and appearing around Halloween and Thanksgiving. I prefer to keep [...]
Chicken and dumplings are the epitome of comfort foods. Wonderful on a cold winter's day, this soup isn't too heavy and can be a delightful start to the new year when we've often over eaten during the season's festivities. If you want it a little heavier, add in some shredded chicken. Although you can use any flour for the dumplings, I'm partial to spelt (which is gluten free, if you need to avoid gluten) which behaves beautifully for this soup.
Hardy little buckwheat pancakes are a fantastic start to the day. Buckwheat, a gluten free grain, has a rich, nutty and slightly bitter flavor which melds beautifully with a little [...]