Recipe Post: No-Knead Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bread

I’ve always found the concept of a no-knead bread to be somewhat misleading. Kneading is part of the traditional process of dough fermentation, and its goal is to combine the dough ingredients and allow the water to hydrate the flour. In addition, kneading accelerates fermentation by “slapping around” the flour’s protein in order to speed…

Recipe Collection: 7 Squash Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Squash is such a perfectly autumnal vegetable, signaling the end of harvest season for much of the country, not to mention its historical value as a nutrient-dense food. According to the American Library of Congress: “Squashes are one of the oldest known crops–10,000 years by some estimates of sites in Mexico. Since squashes are gourds, they…

Recipe Review: Scalloped Potatoes by Gimme Some Oven

I must confess; since I was quite young, I’ve been making the same recipe-without-a-recipe scalloped potatoes. I watched my mother make it several times and then made the recipe myself as a duplicate to hers, with a frustratingly low 65-70% success rate. I’ve always figured that my hit-or-miss percentage on this recipe was because I…