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SOS Parsnips: Gena’s Raw Sushi “Rice”

I’m from the generation that was raised on soap operas. In fact, I first learned to watch soaps at my mother’s knee (no, seriously: the TV was perched on her dresser at the foot of the bed; she sat on the bed, and I, on the floor. . . at her […]


SOS November Ingredient Reveal!

[No, my computer isn’t fixed yet. But since this post was all ready to go anyway, I figured I’d let you all in on the SOS Ingredient reveal. Enjoy!]

Happy November! It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s also time for a new […]


SOS October 2011: Autumn Fruit Crumble

I grew up in a home where my two sisters and I learned to bake before our birthdays hit the double digits. Before we learned to read, before we wore a training bra, before we could drive a car, we were baking. As young as four or five, we’d be enlisted […]


SOS for October 2011: We’re Back (and Ingredient Reveal)!

Welcome back to our very first SOS Kitchen Challenge of the new season! After a slightly protracted summer break, Kim and I are back in fine form with our monthly event that asks you to cook up either sweet or savory recipes using a featured ingredient. Many thanks to all of […]


I Found My Thrill*: Freeform Blueberry “Cream Cheese” Danish (Grain Free, Anti-Candida, Vegan)

*Or, When Pizza Crust Eludes You, Make Danish

[For those who missed it, there’s a mega-giveaway going on until Friday: Win one of FOUR amazing books (cookbooks and more. . . ). Check it out here!]

Despite our reputation as perhaps the most polite and tolerant folks on the face of […]


SOS Kitchen Challenge for June–Ingredient Reveal (& May Winners Announced)!

Last month’s carob challenge delivered many delicious submissions, from the sweet to the savory. As in past challenges, Kim and I offered up prizes to two lucky participants: a one-pint jar of Harrison’s Sugar Bush Maple Syrup, harvested by Kim’s family in Fence, Wisconsin, and a copy of my new e-book […]


SOS Carob: Carob Fudge

[No, this isn’t the fudge. But it does look darned tasty, doesn’t it?]

Well, I had a nifty little “Flash in the Pan” post drawn up yesterday so I could share my new all-purpose GF flour mix, the one I used to make these coconut cupcakes, above. After writing […]


SOS Carob: Carob Refrigerator Cookies

I hope everyone had (or is still having) a great Mother’s Day today! Behold what I found on the mantelpiece this morning:

Yep, for the first time ever, this year I received a card from The Girls. I guess that hinting cajoling begging having […]


SOS Kitchen Challenge for May: Ingredient Reveal–and Anniversary Giveaway!

Welcome to another month and another round of the SOS Kitchen Challenge! After posting April’s roundup, Kim and I realized that the SOS Kitchen Challenge is now a year old. Our first challenge in April 2010 featured the beet, and we’ve been on a roll ever since. Many thanks to all […]


SOS Kitchen Challenge for April: Asparagus Recipe Roundup!

This past month, Kim and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true “kitchen challenge”: could anyone actually come up with a (tasty) sweet asparagus-based recipe? Well, I’m thrilled to report that several of you rose to the challenge quite admirably!

The asparagus recipes […]