March 31, 2011

Copy-cat crackers

Since I've already made Smitten Kitchen's grahams and mallows a million times, I opted for the imitation whole wheat goldfish recipe. Check out my musical cracker adventure over at Life of Nickle.

March 30, 2011

Better Than Goldfish Wheat Crackers

I chose to make the Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers! They were fantastic (yes even for whole wheat). I definitely recommend trying them if you didn't choose them this month. You can read my entire post here.

Happy Baking!

March 29, 2011

Homemade Oreos

I really enjoyed this idea of creating typical snacks from scratch at home. On the page listing the oreo recipe, there is also a link to a gluten free version. That is the recipe I chose to make. The cookie part of the recipe tasted really good, but didn't replicate an oreo very well. Adding a little more GF flour and cocoa powder might help that. I will, however, definitely make them again. Frequently using GF flours, especially rice flour, leaves baked products with a slightly gritty feeling in your mouth. There is very little of that in this recipe; perhaps the icing the middle helps cover that texture. Rachel loved them, as did the rest of us. We definitely recommend giving them a try.

March 12, 2011

Vegetarian Pasties

I found this recipe to be really yummy! It's definitely one to make again and experiment with different fillings. The crust was really buttery and flaky. I used a potato instead of a rutabaga, which worked well. And, I discovered I really like lentils. I'm not too much of a gravy person, but found this one to be a really tasty part of the recipe. Congratulations and thank you to Eric!

March Recipes

Nicole picked our recipes this month. She was inspired to "recreate a store-bought favorite" this month and turned to the Smitten Kitchen blog, her constant inspiration. To find out more about Deb behind Smitten Kitchen, click here. Nicole suggests trying one of the following Homemade recipes:

Whole Wheat Gold fish Crackers
Graham Crackers
Homemade Pop Tarts
Homemade Oreos

Making your favorite snacks from scratch may be a bit more time consuming than placing a box in your basket at the supermarket, but you have so much more control over what goes into each dish. Less sodium, less sugar, you might even find you like the homemade version better! Be sure to share your recipe with us the last week of the month.