Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quinoa Salad

Sometimes when I have been indulging in too much comfort food, I feel the need for something light and tasty. A reminder of spring. (when this recipe is best by the way!)
Well, I needed that something today. Too many chocolate chewies I suppose.
This salad is very similar to tabbouleh, but different enough that I hesitate to call it that. Easy to make, and gets better as a leftover.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Double Chocolate Chewies

crackly, chewy
These cookies have been on my mind for awhile now. I work in a bakery, and we have been making GIANT batches. They are so simple. They are actually low fat. They taste like a brownie and a meringue made a baby! Oh, and if you care, they are gluten free as well. They're gooey on the inside, and the outside has that thin shattery layer that any good brownie should have. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cream Biscuits are Soooo Easy!

Veggie sausage is GREAT!
Thanks for breakfast girls!
A cold and sunny morning is a beautiful thing. A day off with my husband is a rare treat. Starting the day with home made biscuits, veggie sausage, and eggs collected fresh this morning almost feels wrong. Almost. This the easiest biscuit recipe ever. No cutting in the fat. Just measure, mix, roll, and bake. It is endlessly adaptable too.

Friday, January 13, 2012

In the mood for Pavlova

Since the weather has been so warm this winter, I felt like having something light and summery for dessert. Pavlova came to mind. Thank goodness for greenhouse grown berries! This dessert was really easy to make, and pretty impressive to behold.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My first blog post

I decided to start this blog because I love baking and cooking, and never seem to stop thinking about both. So, here goes. I am no writer for sure, this is just for fun.
I am a cake decorator, amateur baker and cook, crafter, and food lover. I love to experiment with recipes that I have never tried before, and this will chronicle my successes and failures. Hopefully mostly successes!
First up will be my very first sourdough starter.