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Grain-Free Pizza Crust

Grain-Free Pizza Crust   A recipe for a grain-free pizza crust/flatbread that suits a paleo diet? Voila! This easy version comes from Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich, The Blissful Sisters, and their book Eat Drink Shine. They own the Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder, CO and take their connection with food seriously. They believe […]

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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread

Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread     What do whelping puppies and vegan gluten free banana bread have in common? Well, birthing puppies can be a long and exhausting process and one needs fortification, right? Let me explain. My bull terrier bitch (yes, that’s the correct technical term) was due and we were very excited about the […]

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Garlic “Cheddar” Herb Biscuits

Garlic “Cheddar” Herb Biscuits     Why is the “cheddar” in quotes? Because this recipe from Dana Schultz of MinimalistBaker.com fame uses nutritional yeast to provide a cheesy flavor, while keeping the recipe vegan. With the addition of chives and garlic in two forms these Garlic “Cheddar” Herb Biscuits are packed with flavor and flaky […]

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Best Ever Biscuits from Ina Pinkney

Best Ever Biscuits     Ina Pinkney has quite the following in Chicago where she fed eager diners for over 30 years at her restaurant where she excelled with breakfast, lunch and brunch oriented dishes. These are her baking powder biscuits, made extra light with buttermilk and baking soda as well. In her book, Ina’s Kitchen, she […]

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Pane Francese

Pane Francese from Zachary Golper     If you are a bread lover and particularly if you love to bake bread at home you have probably heard the buzz about Bien Cuit, the book that celebrates the dark, crusty loaves from the Brooklyn bakery of the same name. Baker Zachary Golper promises to share “his insider’s […]

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A Simple Loaf

A Simple Loaf   This recipe, as well as the Pane Francese, are from baker Zachary Golper and his book Bien Cuit, named after his Brooklyn bakery. He is known for his artisanal, dark, crunchy loaves. The kind you think that one needs to buy, as opposed to make. Zachary has brought us detailed instructions on […]

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Whole-Wheat Soda Bread with Pistachios and Apricots

Whole-Wheat Soda Bread with Pistachios and Apricots     With the winter holidays upon us it is easy to be thinking of over-the-top baked creations but consider those moments when you need something simple and nourishing. This Whole-Wheat Soda Bread with Pistachios and Apricots from Abigail Johnson Dodge and The Everyday Bakeris perfect for weekend brunches with visiting family, vacation baking […]

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Whole-Wheat Oatmeal & Honey Cakes

Whole-Wheat Oatmeal & Honey Cakes     Yvette van Boven has brought us Home Baked, a huge tome on baking that includes wonderful homey dishes like these Whole-Wheat Oatmeal & Honey Cakes and her Homemade Nutella. Hearty with oats and whole-wheat flour, moist with buttermilk, honey and coconut oil, these are way more than muffins and […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread   The air is crisp and our fall kitchen always includes apples and pumpkins. Camilla Saulsbury has brought us two recipes: this Spiced Pumpkin Bread and an Apple Pie Cake. What they have in common is that they both use chickpea flour, which is a great alternative to those looking to avoid […]

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The Perfect Stormy Cake

The Perfect Stormy Cake   We love this coffee cake from Kim Kushner’s book The New Kosher. Her Perfect Stormy Cake is indeed a perfect storm of flavors and textures: nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa and chocolate chips with a moist batter made with sour cream or yogurt. It comes together quickly and our testers raved. […]

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Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Yogurt Snack Cake

Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Yogurt Snack Cake   This is a very easy to prepare cake – no need for a mixer – just a whisk and couple of bowls. We developed this to test baking with CO YO coconut yogurt and liked the results very much. You could certainly try it with other coconut […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread

Joanne Chang’s Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread   Joanne Chang’s newest book, Baking with Less Sugar, takes recipes, such as this classic Monkey Bread and gives is a less sweet makeover. Some of the recipes explore alternative sweeteners such as fruit juice concentrates, maple syrup and moist dates among others, while others simply reduce the granulated sugar content. […]

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Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins

Grain-Free Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins These Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins are a little bit decadent, while keeping some health values in check. They are grain-free, as are all the recipes in Kelly Smith’s book, Everyday Grain-Free Baking. These breakfast and snack perfect muffins feature almond flour, lots of ripe bananas as well as cocoa, coconut milk […]

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Savory Herb Corn Muffins

Savory Herb Corn Muffins from Cabot Farmers   Are you a sweet baker or a savory one? I find that so many of us immediately think of cookies and cakes when we get a hankering to tinker in the kitchen, but let’s not overlook how comforting and satisfying a savory baked good can be in […]

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Welsh Griddle Cakes

This recipe from Charmian Christie’s The Messy Bakerbook caught my eye. I have to admit I have only made griddle-style cakes once or twice and it is an under-explored technique, in my opinion. I guess we can’t call them “baked” goods but they have irresistible qualities like a cross between an English muffin and a […]

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Figgy Cardamom Bread

A Classic Yeast-Risen Coffee Cake Figs are underrated. Fresh or dried they bring a chewy, richness to baked goods and desserts. This yeast-based bread from Kim Laidlaw’s Home Baked Comfort uses dried figs. And while it seems contradictory, you want to buy moist and plump dried figs. They should yield easily with a nice cushiony […]

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Seeded Irish Soda Bread

Your New Go-To Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread I must admit that I make Irish soda bread once a year and yes, it is for a St. Patrick’s Day party. And every year I asked myself, why? Why not more often? It is easy, hearty and works so well alongside soups, stews, for breakfast with a […]

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Goat Cheese Raspberry Muffins with Walnuts & Olive Oil

Baking with Olive Oil Baking doesn’t always have to be super-sweet, even when there are sweet components. These Goat Cheese Raspberry Muffins with Walnuts & Olive Oil are a perfect example. They include brown sugar, orange zest and raspberries, but these ingredients are balanced with olive oil, white whole-wheat flour, goat cheese and walnuts. These just might […]

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