Tag Archives: Baking

PastryBase Gluten-Free Unicorn Cupcake Baking Kit

Since my birthday is this month, it’s been a weird experience to have a normally celebratory time of the year for me coincide with the start of the pandemic (last year) and the one-year milestone observations (this year). Though I’m not a huge birthday person, it has felt really strange to celebrate on my own for two years in a row now, forgoing my preferred method of celebrating: sharing a […]

Sweet Loren's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies Review

When it comes to gluten-free baking, I rely on boxed mixes to do the heavy lifting for me. Playing the game of having to mix seven different types of flours that many from-scratch recipes call for just isn’t my cup of tea. With box mixes all I have to worry about is milk, eggs, oil, and maybe one or two other mix-ins.  However there are times when even box mixes […]

Ardenne Farm Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin, Pumpkin Streusel Muffin, & Snickerdoodle Mixes Review

Ardenne Farm is one of my favorite gluten-free companies, because their fool-proof mixes always yield gloriously delicious and crowd-pleasing baked goods. Whenever I serve up sweets to my friends or family, usually the “secret recipe” is Ardenne Farm’s mix.  The company’s three newest mixes are their lemon poppy seed muffins, pumpkin streusel muffins, and snickerdoodle cookies. All three are gluten-free and vegan, which makes accommodating multiple allergens less of a headache. As the temperature […]

Bella Gluten-Free Mix Review

It’s been ages since I last embarked on a gluten-free baking project, because it has been difficult to find free time this semester. Luckily, with my final exams behind me, I was able to break out my mixing bowls to test drive the Bella Gluten-Free mixes that have been hanging out in my pantry for a few weeks now.  What’s awesome about these mixes is that they are allergen-free and go […]

San Clemente Cookie Dough Co. Review

If I have discovered anything in this world as a foodie with food restrictions, it’s that gluten-free, vegan cookie dough is the stuff dreams are made of. Whether you are craving oven-hot cookies or an indulgent snack of raw (but safe) cookie dough, there’s really no losing when it comes to gluten-free, vegan dough. I’ve heard buzz surrounding San Clemente Cookie Dough Co.’s vegan, gluten-free cookie dough, as they’ve worked for […]

2016 Expo East: Snacks, Bread & Baking

To read my Expo East overview and enter to win a swag bag fresh from the show floor, click here. This is the last in the trio of Expo East lists of my favorite products by category. From a show filled with hundreds to thousands of brands, it wasn’t easy to narrow down my favorites.  This list covers the snacks, breads, and baking products that caught my eye. This category might […]

April Baking Month: Dollop Gourmet Frosting

When it comes to gluten-free baking, I almost never opt for frosting atop my gluten-free baked goods. Most of the time it is dairy containing, and even if dairy-free or vegan, it’s usually a turn off. After all, vegan frostings tend to be too stiff, too sweet, and too distracting from the baked goods they sit atop.  Before discovering Dollop Frosting, I had all but lost hope that I would ever be […]

April Baking Month: Caly's Kitchen Review (Part 2)

To access part 1 of my Caly’s Kitchen review, click here. In my previous review of Caly’s Kitchen, I reviewed the amazing banana bread and divine vanilla cake mixes from this allergen-conscious company. In this review, I’m diving in to their cookie mix line up with a review of three selections: chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, and snickerdoodle.  What’s really cool about Caly’s Kitchen is that is was born out of a real family’s […]

April Baking Month: Dutch Country Gluten-Free Soft Pretzel Mix

There are very few items on my gluten-free wish list- products I used to love as a gluten-eating kid that I long for now. However, topping that list is the ever elusive soft pretzel. Thick, chewy, and dotted with course salt, nothing quite satisfies like one of these doughy treats, especially when dipped in mustard- a la ballpark style.  I found bakery-made soft pretzels in Philadelphia on my visit a couple years back, which […]

April Baking Month: The Bald Strawberry Ginger Cookie Mix

This installment in my baking month line up is a uniquely Floridian one, as the company behind this baking mix is the Bald Strawberry, a Melbourne cafe and bakery that I have frequented and fallen in love with. On my latest visit, I picked up a bag of ginger cookie mix to bring back with me to Maryland, a little bit of home. I waited until April to give the mix a […]