Kids enjoy helping in the kitchen and are often more willing to eat foods they help prepare. Plan ways the children in your care can help you. Be sure to consider the age of the child. For this recipe kids… Read the rest
Golden-orange pumpkin muffins with a sweet baked-in filling of cider and cinnamon-scented cream cheese
Golden-orange pumpkin muffins, complete with a sweet baked-in filling of cider and cinnamon-scented cream cheese.
They’re every bit as good as they look; and not at all fussy to make. Because, trust me, if these muffins involved a piping bag… Read the rest
When someone writes you a letter that starts “Oh, Obiwan Kenobi of all things, baked, please help me!” there’s really no way you can ignore them.
Thus began a fascinating letter from Jane A. Thomas, who signed herself “A wishful… Read the rest
Our choice today: this thick, soft, garlicky South Asian whole wheat naan – a great example of our oft-chanted mantra, “Whole grains can taste GREAT!”
First, let’s make something cool – raita, a thick, yogurt-based cucumber dip, perfect with naan.… Read the rest
MyFitnessPal receives the highest rating by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If you don’t have a smart phone you can do the same thing on the MyFitnessPal web site.
Why is great about MyFitnessPal?
It is free.
It has a… Read the rest
Nowadays, pierogi are often part of our dinners at home. Brats and pierogi make for a fine Sunday night supper watching the end of the football game. Leftover pierogi make an excellent breakfast, sustaining through a long day.
Every great… Read the rest
In the dark of the knight the baked goods in the King Arthur Flour test kitchen have come alive to celebrate their favorite time of year with a festive song…
~~On the first day of Halloween, my true love gave… Read the rest
Have you ever made chicken and dumplings?
If you’re from Amish country in Pennsylvania, or parts of the American South, I’ll bet your answer is a resounding YES.
But other areas of the country? Maybe not.
I’m a long-time New… Read the rest
I’ve just returned from vacation in North Carolina. One of the things I am grateful for is food prices here in Iowa. We don’t appreciate how good we have it until we shop on either coast for groceries. Since my… Read the rest
I was recently asked, “What’s a good holiday gift from King Arthur Flour?”
I hesitated. So many choices; but what’s universally appealing? Then it came to me – chocolates from our bakery. Give a box to your friends, and keep one for yourself!
Not… Read the rest
Have you ever made homemade marshmallows?
I hadn’t, until recently. With the holidays coming up, I decided to try our new recipe for Peppermint Crunch Marshmallows.
Coincidentally, a reporter had called from our local newspaper, wanting to interview me about… Read the rest
The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the busiest in the year. I like to make “all in one meals” on the stove that are quick and healthy. The recipes I look for include three or four food… Read the rest
When you’re frying a pound of bacon, do you stand over the stove, turner or tongs in hand, hot grease popping and splattering as you turn, wait, turn, wait, turn… wait?
There’s a better way.
The holidays are fast approaching,… Read the rest
if you’re one of the legions of professed fruitcake haters out there, stop reading this right now.
Those of us in what is, after all, a rather elite band of fruitcake lovers don’t need your scorn around this much-maligned… Read the rest
So, here’s a stumper for you. What was the best thing invented before sliced bread? No, no, just think about it. We always claim that something is “the best thing since sliced bread,” What did everyone say before the invention… Read the rest
My two favorite holidays coincide this year – Thanksgiving and Chanukah.
When I first realized this fabulous occurrence, I had no idea there was a name for it. I just knew it was going to be a very special… Read the rest
If you are anything like me, your search for last year’s holiday recipes looks a bit like this…
“Now, where it that stuffing recipe from Bob?” I think I put it under S for stuffing. Or maybe B for Bob?… Read the rest
When you are preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year consider asking other family members to work alongside you. This way, you will have some great family time, they get the satisfaction of learning how to make the meal, they learn skills… Read the rest
The grand rush of calls are pouring in on our King Arthur Flour baker’s hotline, and everyone’s playing with pie crust this time of year. They want to freeze it, fill it, parbake it and roll it without it tearing.… Read the rest
Pie crust – gotta love it, right?
Flaky and tender when you nail it, tough as rawhide when you don’t, pie crust divides all of us bakers into definitive categories: those who succeed; those who fail, but keep trying; and… Read the rest
What’s your definition of the perfect pie?
That’s like saying what’s your definition of the perfect day. Or sunset. Or movie. We all have our own parameters and standards; none right, none wrong, all different.
But the perfect pie –… Read the rest
Believe it or not, there are people in this world who prefer vanilla to chocolate.
I’m not one of them; but I have to admit, I sometimes waver. Especially when confronted with a dish of homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, flecked… Read the rest
I am positive that one of the reasons for food waste is crowded, unorganized refrigerators. Just purchased food, as well as leftovers, get lost behind and under other items and spoil before they get used. Crowded, messy refrigerators can be… Read the rest
Dubious, doubtful, hesitant, unclear and let’s not forget reluctant. These are all words I would have used to describe my feelings towards cake balls when they and their siblings cake pops came on to the food scene.
Truly, wasn’t mashing… Read the rest
America’s top three favorite pies are (drum roll, please):
And NOT cherry, blueberry, strawberry, lemon meringue, pecan, custard, shoofly, sweet potato, or key lime.
Nope, none of the above. As you’ve probably already surmised from looking at the… Read the rest
Millet porridge is the go-to meal fix in my home. It warms our tummies and can be mixed with veggies, nuts, and dried fruit; or my kids’ favorite, cheddar and tamari. Paired with a salad, this nutritious grain can hit… Read the rest
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”- Franklin Roosevelt
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”- Julia Child
“Today me will live in… Read the rest
Did you guess bananas? I was surprised when I learned bananas are also the world’s best-selling fruit. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium plus they are usually inexpensive. You get about 3 bananas for a pound depending… Read the rest
Even those of us who like to make pie crusts don’t always want to make pie crust. Some days I just want to make a nice bowl of filling, cook that up and eat it with the ice cream topping… Read the rest
Have you heard of salt-rising bread?
Probably not, if you’re neither a passionate bread baker, nor a resident of certain parts of the country – the southern and western portions of the Appalachians, western New York down into western Pennsylvania,… Read the rest
Welcome, friends and fellow bakers. This is the first of a few new blogs where we’re hoping that your voices will play a bigger role than ever before.
I love to tell folks that here at King Arthur Flour, the… Read the rest