Category: Baking Tips

Whole wheat banana bread

Baking with Whole Wheat Flour

I love baking with whole wheat flour.  Not just because I believe it’s healthier to use the whole grain, but I really do prefer the taste.  Whole wheat products have a nuttier, heftier feel to them.  You won’t get “wedding cake” smoothness out of a whole wheat recipe, but then, you won’t...

Whole Wheat v Whole Grain

Whole Wheat vs Whole Grain – What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between Whole Wheat and Whole Grain – is one better for you than the other?   Well, in a perfect world, there would be no difference at all.  If a label said “Whole Wheat” you would be able to assume that it contained all three parts of the wheat...

Collection of Herbs Tied in Bundles

Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

If you do any baking or cooking at all, you will find recipes calling for “two tablespoons of fresh, snipped chives,” or “1/4 cup of fresh dill.”  And so you go to the cupboard, find the 12-year-old tin of chives that fell behind the sugar bowl the last time you had baked...

We are surrounded by artificial food colors in most processed foods today.

Skip the Poison in Your Food! Check Out These Organic Food Colors

Organic food coloring?  Is there such a thing? Nothing seems more artificial than adding coal-tar chemicals to your food to change the color.  But these days, artificial food coloring is found almost everywhere, from sodas to candy to pickles and even your daily vitamin!  It’s very difficult to avoid, even if you’re...

Sunken Cake

Why Does My Cake Sink in the Middle?

Sigh.  “Why does my cake sink in the middle?”  Here in Colorado, high altitude baking is a special challenge – and having a cake sink in the middle is particularly common.  That’s why, when you find a good, basic cake recipe, you usually stick with it through fire and flood.  But I like to...