Common Kitchen Substitutions

I’m a firm believer in using what you have. If you don’t have milk or sugar or eggs, it’s not the end of the world. Over the years, I’ve treasured quick substitutions. Here are some of my favorites: Baking Soda & Baking Powder Baking soda is a hot commodity in Germany; while in the USA,…

Homemade Pectin-Free Raspberry Jam

For our “last” summer weekend way back in 2015, we took a trip to New Paltz, NY to enjoy some outdoor time. After milkshakes and camping and climbing, we spent one of our afternoons raspberry picking at Jenkins-Leuken Orchards. We had a rough time with our picking at first. There didn’t seem to be many…

Perfect Easy and Quick Pizza Crust

It has taken a few trials and many errors to get to this pizza dough. From trying to re-create Lamma Island’s most amazing coconut flour pizza to a simple flat bread, it’s finally resting on this recipe that produces 4-5 medium-to-large pizzas! **Turn your oven on to the highest setting (with the pizza stone inside,…

Banana Nut Muffins

It’s really just a spin on banana bread for those of us who don’t have a bread pan. I love making muffins instead of a loaf. They take half the time to bake, they’re easy to grab on the go and they’re easy to pack! It’s also a healthier alternative to grabbing a cupcake or…

Homemade Bread in Under 2 Hours

When I moved to New York City in 2011, I became quite dismayed by how much I needed to spend on good quality food. Granted, things are different in every store; but thing with which I had the most difficult time, is the bread. I tried a number of types of breads from all sorts of locations- Whole Foods, Amy’s…

Milk Free Pancakes

Milk used to be my “go-to” ingredient for nearly all my baking and cooking needs. Lately, however, milk has become an enemy of mine. This leaves me with the dilemma of how to make delicious pancakes. Milk Alternatives, of course! Shopping List: 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 pack vanilla sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder…