Tea Scones with Mock Devonshire Cream

Tea Scones with Mock Devonshire Cream | Our family's scones are a far cry from the large, overly sweet, glazed concoctions found in an upscale coffee shop. Our recipe makes more of a small, lightly sweetened biscuit. We bake and enjoy them often. In fact, nearly ten years ago and in honor of my British heritage, I -- with the help of a bridesmaid -- baked hundreds for my high tea wedding reception. I hope you enjoy these scones and cream as much as we do! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Our family’s scones are a far cry from the large, overly sweet, glazed concoctions found in an upscale coffee shop. Our recipe makes more of a small, lightly sweetened biscuit. We bake and enjoy them often. In fact, nearly ten years ago and in honor of my British heritage, I — with the help of a bridesmaid — baked hundreds for my high tea wedding reception. I hope you enjoy these scones and cream as much as we do! [by Jenny Cazzola]

Hard Honey Candies (plus other gifts from the heart)

Hard Honey Candies plus Other Gifts from the Heart | Most of the time, my gifts go straight to someone else's belly. ;) Recently, I turned old flour sacks into gift bags filled with scrumptious goodies. Inside my gift bags, I placed homemade maple roasted almonds, apricot and cranberry granola, and... these delicious hard honey candies. They were well-received and fun to make as well! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Most of the time, my gifts go straight to someone else’s belly. ;) Recently, I turned old flour sacks into gift bags filled with scrumptious goodies. Inside my gift bags, I placed homemade maple roasted almonds, apricot and cranberry granola, and… these delicious hard honey candies. They were well-received and fun to make as well! [by Tammy Trayer]

Cocoa Almond Crumbles

Cocoa Almond Crumbles | Combining almonds and chocolate was one of my many culinary dreams last fall. This combination of cocoa, nuts, and coconut is sure to please everyone. Use for easy snacks, desserts, or breakfasts. Relish this crunchy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free delight, and/or enjoy gifting to others! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Combining almonds and chocolate was one of my many culinary dreams last fall. This combination of cocoa, nuts, and coconut is sure to please everyone. Use for easy snacks, desserts, or breakfasts. Relish this crunchy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free delight, and/or enjoy gifting to others! [by Jenna Ettlich]

A Traditional Twist on a Traditional Tale

Cranberry Bread and Cranberry Cookies | I love taking family favorites and making them “new” using “old” methods. During the recent holiday season, my daughter and I decided to do just that with two recipes that we’d read about but never actually tried, both from the "Cranberry" books by Wende and Harry Devlin: Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread and Maggie's Favorite Cranberry Cookies. We're on a roll and just might keep baking our way through the other "Cranberry" books! | GNOWFGLINS.com

I love taking family favorites and making them “new” using “old” methods. During the recent holiday season, my daughter and I decided to do just that with two recipes that we’d read about but never actually tried, both from the Cranberryport books by Wende and Harry Devlin: Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread and Maggie’s Favorite Cranberry Cookies. We’re on a roll and just might keep baking our way through the other “Cranberry” books! [by Sonya Hemmings]

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins | In the world of muffins, quick breads, pancakes, and waffles, I vary our whole-grain flours and use many that are gluten-free. After quite a bit of reading, finessing, adjusting, and trying, I achieved gluten-free muffin success! My family was excited (and surprised!) when I finally served these chocolate chip banana muffins which didn't crumble all over their plates, taste bitter, or compromise nutrition. | GNOWFGLINS.com

In the world of muffins, quick breads, pancakes, and waffles, I vary our whole-grain flours and use many that are gluten-free. After quite a bit of reading, finessing, adjusting, and trying, I achieved gluten-free muffin success! My family was excited (and surprised!) when I finally served these chocolate chip banana muffins which didn’t crumble all over their plates, taste bitter, or compromise nutrition. I know you too will enjoy these delicious muffins! [by Jenna Ettlich]

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas (and a note about suet) | GNOWFGLINS.com

After spending far too much time in delightful research, here are my takes on three popular Christmas recipes that feature seasonal or preserved foods commonly found during the Victorian era, as well as links to other favorite foods that deserve a place on any Christmas table, regardless of the period of history. [by Kresha Faber]

Chocolate Cheesecake Pie (Allergy-Friendly)

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I tell you what, it is about the best thing in the world when your almost-grown-up daughter takes an interest in cooking! Because then she does the thinking about what dessert’s on the menu for the weekend (or a holiday) and she plans the shopping list and she does the work, too — smiling all the while. And all you have to do is eat. :) This scrumptious chocolate cheesecake pie graced our Thanksgiving table. It was heavenly! We just know you will love it. [by Wardee Harmon]

Chocolate Custard (Allergy-Friendly)

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We are in love with this custard. Let me say that again. We are in love with this custard! And what’s not to love about it? It’s thickened with mineral-rich and digestive-supporting gelatin (we use Great Lakes gelatin). Also, it’s allergy-friendly. You can use whatever milk you’d like, so dairy-free is an option. And it doesn’t need eggs (thanks to that gelatin). It’s arguably even gluten-free — and can be easily made grain-free. Make it now and it will be chilled by dinner time! [by Wardee Harmon]