Spiced Walnut Cookies

Deeply scented cookies have a crispy/chewy texture and the rich crunch of walnuts. (I’ve been on a spice tear after reading DUNE).  They are fast and easy to make and your kitchen will smell wonderful as they bake.  The key is the spice mixture:  heavy on cinnamon with three others to lend intrigue:  cayenne, allspice,…

Giant Cheesy Goldfish Crackers

These are the Goldfish of your dreams. Cheesy, buttery, smiling giant goldfish crackers.  Perfect for a special snack, as they are rich and addictively delicious for the cheese lover. The key to getting the goldfish shape is to augment a diamond ring cookie cutter by elongating the round portion, and adding a dent in the…

Cocoa Cashew Granola

True confession:  this recipe came about because I ran out of cinnamon.  This culinary constraint propelled me to create a new granola flavor — and it worked beautifully. When you let this granola sit with milk for a minute or two in your bowl, the chocolate milk result is delightful — just like back in…

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

This side dish is super easy, tasty, and offers the rock solid nutrition of the sweet potato.  Toss julienned Bauregard sweet potatoes with a few key ingredients, pop in a hot oven, and voila!  Sweet potato fries. The key to getting a little crispness to these fries without deep frying is to use a small…

Barley Apple Scones

I picked up a bag of barley flour at my produce market this week, and was curious about how this fine, whole grain flour would work in my scone recipe.  I prepared this scone with diced apple baked and cinnamon sugar.  A great combo! I know that barley is a highly nutritious grain, with a…

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Warmly spiced, moist, sweet pumpkin cake is a natural choice for a Fall treat. This cake is fabulous on its own, or paired with whipped cream or buttercream.  This recipe works equally well using wheat flour or gluten free baking flour, and is dairy free, using creamy avocado oil instead of butter.  Enjoy! Pumpkin Spice…