Monday, November 18, 2013

Cranberry {Vanilla Bean} Jam


There is nothing like the taste of homemade jam, somehow it's simply better and fresher tasting.  In fact, I may be slightly obsessed with this jam of late.  I have literally been putting it on everything from breakfast toast to turkey sandwiches.  Sweetened by maple syrup and full of antioxidant loaded cranberries this recipe isn't just jam, it's super jam.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Muffins {Gluten-Free}


This is my first fall and incidentally my first holiday season that I am unable to eat gluten*.  But instead of feeling sorry for myself (okay I felt a little sorry for myself) I decided to crack the code on gluten-free baking.  I have had a few many failures.  I know there are many recipes online already that may be very good but I do not like overly complicated recipes.  My criteria is easy with simple ingredients.  This doesn't exactly jive well with gluten-free baking, especially if the product needs to emulate a product made with regular (wheat based) flour.  But the lesson for today is if you fail enough times eventually you succeed.  This pumpkin muffin was loved by myself AND non gluten-free people, to me that's success.