My Week on Wednesday and Ancestral Cookie Recipes

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Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! The holiday season is in full swing… and I want to talk about cookies. Most families have special cookie recipes… the sort of cookie that simply has to be baked before the winter holidays can really happen. And as I have … Continue reading

Jan Hagel: A Dutch Christmas Cookie

Jan Hagel: A Dutch Christmas Cookie // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  Normally you will find me taking traditional recipes and making them more real food-friendly. I’m prone to removing white flour and replacing it with sprouted flour, and switching out the sugar for honey, or maple syrup, or sucanat. But I’m not actually going to do that this time. (Okay, maybe … Continue reading

Real Food Mexican Wedding Cakes

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Mexican Wedding Cakes have always been my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie. In fact, I remember my mother-in-law telling me, as she wrote out her recipe for me, that he always said it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. As we have moved away from being a sugar-filled household, we learned that … Continue reading