Buckwheat Chai Shortbread

Holiday baking is upon us, and to say that I am excited would be an understatement.  Shortbread is one of my favorite cookies.  Its buttery crumbly simplicity is the perfect backdrop for subbing some regular flour for stronger flavored flours such as buckwheat.  Rich and nutty in taste, this gluten free flour is not a wheat at all, but a seed, and pairs quite nicely with a full-bodied spice blend like chai.  We’ve even provided a fully gluten free variation with buckwheat flour, brown rice flour and oat flour.  So let’s get that holiday baking on!

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Fig, Red Wine and Chocolate Cake

Figs, red wine, chocolate, cake…need I say more?  Whether you need a last minute Thanksgiving dessert, just love all of the above, or would like a new baking project, this is one of my new favorite fall desserts.  And while fresh figs are in season right now (yay!) and make a beautiful cake topping, the cake actually utilizes dried figs, so no need to worry about fig season, this can be made year round.

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Savory Mushroom, Greens and Caramelized Onion Cobbler

As soon as fall weather begins to creep in, I start thinking about all the comforting, casserole style dishes that I want to make.  I love a dish that has the versatility to be served at any meal, and also has an ingredient list of affordable and easy to find items.  This savory cobbler hits all the marks.  Caramelized onions, thinly sliced mushrooms and hardy greens in a creamy sauce with cheesy biscuits on top, what’s not to love?   I also used the slicer attachment for the onions and mushrooms, which made prepping this a dream.

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