Perfect Pies…

pieWe’re smack dab in the middle of holiday madness, pies are flying in and out of ovens, so it seems like a good time to talk a little bit about crusts and fillings. This Thanksgiving I felt as though I nailed the crust and filling of a fruit pie to the point that I wanted to share my success. Continue reading

Not Too Sweet Barley Nut Cookies

bakedBecause of its numerous health benefits, I’m trying to add more barley to our diet. For cookies like these, I would normally use rolled oats, but instead I reached for my big jar of barley flakes. It terms of look, texture, and taste, I find the barley flakes similar to oats. We’re also trying to cut way back on our sugar consumption, so these cookies aren’t very sweet, but that’s not to say they’re medicinal. They are still quite a satisfying little treat. Continue reading