Real Hot Chocolate

I’m a big fan of hot drinks, especially in the winter. Teas of all sorts, flavored coffees, spiced cider, even just plain old warm water with some lemon squeezed in..heat it up and I’ll happily drink it. Here’s one of my absolute favorites, though…real hot chocolate (meaning there is no water or processed hot chocolate … Read more

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mint Cookies

Here’s my first attempt at making a homemade version of my favorite Girl Scout’s cookie: the Thin Mint. While these chocolate mint cookies did not turn out exactly like their inspiration (my chocolate coating was a bit too thick), they were wonderful in their own right, and gluten-free to boot. Note that the original recipe … Read more

Healthy Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most universally loved and craved foods. I’m a big fan of chocolate and I bet you are, too, so let’s talk about healthy chocolate. Cocoa beans grow on trees and have been cultivated for thousands of years. Traditionally, most of the trees were in South America, but nowadays, West Africa … Read more

French Macarons for the Daring Bakers

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe. What a coincidence that this month’s challenge was a naturally gluten-free recipe that features almond flour (since I am giving away a signed copy … Read more

Zucchini Muffins Without Gluten or Sugar

I thought about coming up with something innovative and intriguing to do with zucchini for this post. I’ve reached the end of my alphabetical blogging challenge, you see, and I figured I should end it with a “bang”. Yet in the end I went with the tried and true- a recipe for zucchini muffins. These … Read more