Stained Glass Cookies

I have to admit that when it comes to holiday candy, I’m a “day after” kind of gal. I shop for my Valentine’s chocolates on Feb. 15, I shop for my Halloween fun-sized goodies after November 1st, etc. etc. etc. … Read the rest

Hobo Stew

Ah, the Ides of April. The taxman cometh, death and taxes, etc., etc., etc.  I promise you I was honest on my tax return, but I’ve already fibbed in this post. I’ll tell you where my little white lie lies… Read the rest

SNAP Challenge Meals

Following our SNAP challenge blogs throughout the month of March, I received some requests for details about the foods I purchased and how I put them together into meals. I allowed myself $28 and I spent $25.01 so that I… Read the rest

Cheddar, Herb, and Garlic Biscuits

Five minutes.
The amount of time it takes to, what? Eat a quick breakfast. Scan your inbox between meetings.
Run a mile, if you’re a pretty good marathoner.
Or, as I recently discovered, put together Cheddar, Herb, and Garlic Biscuits,… Read the rest

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Have you ever heard of a chocolate cupcake that provides 60% of the Vitamin A you needed in a day? Today is your lucky day!
My first experience with surprise cake was a layer cake made with spice cake mix… Read the rest

Gluten-Free Hot Cross Biscuits

Ok, if you aren’t a Crosby, Stills & Nash fan, you may not get my title; but after a childhood with them as a staple portion of our background noise at home and sing-a-along in the car, I just couldn’t… Read the rest

Lemon Meringue Angel Food Cake

Lemons are yellow, but color me green with jealousy right now.
Despite the several inches of snow we still have in our yard here in Vermont, I know there are parts of the country where folks are already starting to… Read the rest

April Fools in the Kitchen

Thanks so much to all of you who submitted baking blunder photos for this blog post. We’ve shared a selection below; for more, check out #bakingblunder on Instagram. 
“Just as I reached the dining table where I was cooling other… Read the rest

Are Steamer Bags Worth the Money?

I’m all for increasing the amount of vegetables in the diet. Vegetables provide nutrients we can’t get from other foods plus they are low in calories and high in fiber. I also think frozen vegetables are a great value. They… Read the rest

Bake for Good

Bake for Good.
Sounds nice, right? But what does it mean?
Bake for Good is the umbrella name we give to everything we do here at King Arthur Flour to make the world a better place – through baking.
Our… Read the rest

Traveling Crusty Artisan Bread

Alison May is an independent consultant working with companies, large and small, in helping develop sustainable and socially responsible enterprises. She’s been honored as one of the 100 most influential business women in the San Francisco Bay area, where she… Read the rest

Liam’s Legacy

“For more than 20 years, Gretchen Witt has worked in public relations, primarily for innovative housewares brands. But in 2007, Gretchen’s career was put on the back burner when her 2-year-old son Liam was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Liam’s courageous… Read the rest

No Bake Energy Bites

Last week, my daughter was home on vacation from culinary school. It was delightful to have her around again, with the added bonus that I didn’t have to cook dinner for an entire week.
The second day she was home… Read the rest

The Rhoads’ SNAP Challenge

Photo courtesy of Captured by Heidi Photo
Vickie Rhoads decided to do the SNAP challenge with her family and share their experience to call attention the fact that nearly 13 % of Iowans are food insecure, meaning they do not… Read the rest

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

I have many fond memories of bake sales.
Growing up, my brothers and I were very involved in sports. We often spent weekends in the car driving to see someone’s game or tournament. A 2-hour drive to your 9-year old… Read the rest


You know what I feel right now?
Because it’s officially spring, and this super-long, ridiculously challenging cold spell, a.k.a. WINTER, has finally ended?
Well that, for sure. After months of ice-cold temperatures, icy roads, and ice falling from the… Read the rest

New England Anadama Bread

If you were to take your best guess at where much of my energy and enthusiasm for baking and writing about food comes from, what would you say?  Wait, I’ll make it even easier and narrow it down to just… Read the rest

A Week in Someone Else’s Shoes

Last week I wrote about my experience with the SNAP Challenge. I limited my food budget to what I would receive if I participated in SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). I learned a lot and put my cooking and… Read the rest

Jeremiah, Wolfgang, and Alice

Maybe you remember the 1960s – all but the youngest Boomers do. But even if you weren’t there in person, you may have heard a bit about that tumultuous decade.
Vietnam. Woodstock. The Summer of Love. Kent State.
Social upheaval… Read the rest

Pi(e) in a Jar

One of my blog teammates here at King Arthur Flour recently made the following request: “Hey, do something clever for Pi Day, OK?”
Hmmm, Pi Day… March 14. 3/14. 3.1416… etc. Pi, as in pie.
It’s a cliché to marry… Read the rest

Cookies, brownies, and bars

Have you ever hesitated over your mixing bowl, looking at the butter and sugar and eggs, and musing, “Hmmm, I wonder if I can sneak some whole wheat into these chocolate chip cookies?”
This vexing question usually gives way to… Read the rest

Challenge Accepted: Eating on $28 for a Week

Occasionally I see articles on the news or social media about a politician or celebrity taking “the SNAP challenge.” It sounds like a new reality show, but it’s actually a fascinating process. During the SNAP challenge participants limit their food… Read the rest

St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Shakes at McDonald’s. Irish Creme Coffee and Mint Oreo Donuts at Dunkin’.
Burger King’s memorable (or best forgotten?) green ketchup with fries.
Corporate America celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by going green, at least food-wise. And we all go along… Read the rest

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

As the song and psalm go, there is a time to every purpose under heaven. Today I’m thinking there is a time to every dish and dinner as well, but the time you choose for it is always going to… Read the rest

Pan Fried Tilapia with Orange Sauce

Growing up, we pretty much stuck to breaded fish sticks and squares and then for special occasions – shrimp cocktail. Once in a while my mom bought frozen fish and dipped it in egg and then cornmeal and fried it.… Read the rest