Baby Shower Cake: Gluten Free Baking?

I have the great opportunity to make a baby shower cake for one of my work colleagues this week. I’m actually looking forward to it, as I haven’t baked anything… Not. A. Thing…in a few months now, and I’m starting to jones for the smell of OMG CAEK in my home again! The catch? The…

Recipe Post: Kicka$$ Hummus (without using Tahini)

I live in a pretty…er…cosmopolitan city in Canada. If there’s any food item in the entire world I want to find, if it’s legal, it’s likely for sale somewhere around here. To be honest, I could probably find it even if it were not legal, but I’m a Good Girl (snerk), so I wouldn’t know…

Breakfast for Dinner? Why Not!

I received a text message from The Hubster early this afternoon, around lunch hour. He mentioned he was chatting with his workmates (both women), and the subject of waffles came around…don’t ask me how. Well, to the point, he ended up having a powerful hankerin’ for waffles, and asked if we could have them for…

Recipe and Tutorial: Tropical Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe is my absolute go-to recipe for all things carrot cake; its origin comes from a trusted recipe in my little More Food That Really Schmecks baking book by my Canadian home-baking heroine, Edna Staebler. I’ve fiddled around with it over the years, adding this and removing/altering that, until I developed what I consider…

Recipe and Tutorial: Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons with a Twist!

Several posts ago, I wrote about my experience making macarons, those delicate yet luscious whipped egg white and almond meal cookies sandwiched together with a rich filling. These are not them.  This post is about coconut macaroons, which are rich, weighty, gluten-free morsels of coconut, egg whites and condensed milk. They are considered “cookies”, but…

Tips for Better Baking: Dairy Products and Other Liquids

In Part 2 of my continuing saga series of tips for better baking, today I’m going to focus on dairy products and other liquids in your baking; how to substitute, when to substitute, and most importantly, when NOT to!  And with this post and forwards, I’ve decided that, as a “prize” for my readers making…