November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your kitchens are getting some love. Looking for a holiday secret weapon? Similar to a “Wheat Thin”, these whole wheat little squares have a hint of sweetness and can be kicked up in the savory department with a variety of spices or herbs. Add whatever suits your tastes. They’re great for bringing on road trips or for something to snack on while the holiday dinner finishes up. Serve them with dips, add them to homemade Chex mix, or cut them larger and you have beautiful handmade crackers to create a custom cheese tray. Happy snacking! How to bake this high altitude adjusted recipe: Homemade Wheat Thin Crackers Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen 5.0 from 1 reviews Print Homemade Wheat Thin Crackers Recipe type: High Altitude Baking [...]

I can hardly believe it, the holidays are almost here! I’m getting emails regarding Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you know it’s official (let me also mention that I get a particular thrill over online shopping post-Thanksgiving. I really can’t put it into words. The deals!).  So what will you all be making this Thanksgiving? I’m not sure what’s on our list so far, as we’ll be going to a few Thanksgiving celebrations. I wish I could spend it with my family in Indiana too because my mom makes the best turkey (and she knows it).  Last year Zack and I hosted for a bunch of friends. It was a great meal, but we got a little carried away. We realized this too, somewhere between cramming too many dishes [...]

I’m pleased to announce we’ve officially launched our second holiday cookbook. This year’s focus is all on holiday cookies and bar cookies, just in time for your seasonal baking!   This is a downloadable, instant-access e-book. You can open it from your computer, or even print it out to have a hard copy. When you purchase any of our downloadable cookbooks, you’ll create a username and password that allows you to access the cookbook from our site, anytime.  Recipes featured in the High Altitude Bakes Holiday Cookie Book 2013: Date Pinwheel Cookies Peppermint Meringues Sicilian Fig Bars Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Chocolate Snowflake Cookies Lemon Madeleines Whipped Butter Cookies Coconut Macaroon Trees Cut-Out Gingerbread Cookies Pecan Pie Bars Soft Molasses Cookies Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies Ginger Snaps Cheesecake Bars with [...]

70+ Pages of High Altitude Holiday Cookie Goodness:   I’m pleased with how everything came out, and I hope you are too. Thanks again to everyone for voicing their request and opinions. I am grateful and to show my appreciation, a special discount to my friends and followers. Here is the final cut of recipes that made it into the book: Date Pinwheel Cookies Peppermint Meringues Sicilian Fig Bars Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Chocolate Snowflake Cookies Lemon Madeleines Whipped Butter Cookies Coconut Macaroon Trees Cut-Out Gingerbread Cookies Pecan Pie Bars Soft Molasses Cookies Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies Ginger Snaps Cheesecake Bars with Cranberry Compote Jam Thumbprints Chocolate Chocolate Cherry Cookies Anise Biscotti Gingerbread Brownies Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Snickerdoodle Cookies Chewy Walnut Treasure Cookies Nutmeg Meltaways Pumpkin Cheesecake [...]

Last week I purchased a giant jug of apple cider made from local Palisade apples. I feel like I’ve used the apple cider for various recipes and concoctions now, and yet it still appears there is barely a dent made in that thing.  In desperate need of opening up some refrigerator space (we couldn’t make chili last night because we didn’t have room to put the soup pot in there!), I decided this morning I would make some apple cider pancakes for breakfast.  These pancakes are perfect! Make them when you want fluffy, super thick, lightly-spiced autumnal pancakes. Dress them up with sauteed apples & walnuts, pear/apple butter, or a smear of cinnamon cream cheese icing in between each pancake in your stack. I also enjoy them with pats of [...]

Greetings friends! I’m very excited today because I just finished proof-reading a close-to-completion High Altitude Bakes Holiday Cookie Book 2013! I’ve been working quite diligently for the past few weeks on this. My kitchen, at times, resembled a cookie factory. Assorted cookie doughs were lined up in rows chilling patiently in my refrigerator, sheet trays of baked cookies sat stacked next to the oven, and mini photo shoots of cookies seemed to be happening left and right. I had a sad, tired-looking notebook with frenzied scribbles- “2 1/2 cups flour reduced to 2 cups”, “roll into 1/2″ balls!”, “original recipe says 30 minutes. done in 23.”, and so on. I’m pleased with how everything came out, and I hope you are too. Thanks again to everyone for voicing their request [...]

I too, find this hard to believe, but I think I may have spent the whole month of October eating entirely too much pumpkin. It’s lost its appeal to me, at least for now. Talk to me in a week. This recipe comes from the brilliant Yotam Ottolenghi. If you’ve never flipped through any of his cookbooks (Plenty, Jerusalem, Ottolenghi), you’re in for a treat. In a little ski town with limited options for Asian/Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine, Zack and I love Yotam’s globally-inspired and vegetable-heavy recipes. They are a refreshing breath of air when we get into a what-to-make-for-dinner or repeat-meals rut. The cake calls for olive oil, with lemon zest, diced apples, and raisins playing a supporting role in the cake’s flavor. It’s surprisingly delicious, and different. Just what [...]

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