Tag: baking

Holiday Face-Off: Which is Healthier?

by in Healthy Holidays, December 14, 2012

Food Network Magazine staged a holiday face-off and asked a registered dietitian to name the better choices for holiday baking ingredients.

Holiday Baking Prep: Types of Wheat Flours

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, November 6, 2011

Flour 101 “Flour” is basically the ground meal of any grain. While wheat is most common, oats, corn and rice (among others) are also available. Wheat flours are the classic choice for most baked goods and also tend to have the greatest variation. Types will differ by the coarseness of the grain, amount of glutenRead more

Reading List: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Bake Sale Ban & Kombucha Madness

by in Food News, March 26, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Jamie Oliver’s new TV show takes on fat America, stay fit by moving an hour a day and baby food is the latest snack trend.

Weekly Bits: Holiday Baking

by in Reader Tips & Comments, December 5, 2009

Between holiday parties and cookie swaps, December is definitely the month for baking. Before you heat up the oven, check out this week’s list of reader comments for tips on trimming the sugar and fat in cookies and other baked goodies.

Spotlight Recipe: Crispy Rice Squares

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 5, 2009

Crispy Rice Treats are a year-round favorite, but a dash of food coloring and a little less butter make them a healthy, holiday treat.

Baking With Sugar Alternatives

by in Healthy Tips, December 1, 2009

Sugar helps make baked goodies puffy, golden brown and moist, but plain granulated sugar isn’t your only option. Whether you’re looking to cut calories, use less processed ingredients or simply change up the flavor, here are some options.

Spotlight Recipe: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 1, 2009

These peanut butter and chocolate biscotti pieces are bit time- and energy-intensive, but at a five-dozen yield, they are certainly worth the effort.

Cut the Fat in Baking

by in Healthy Tips, November 30, 2009

Get your electric mixers and cookie sheets ready – the holidays are prime time for baking enthusiasts. Fat ensures that your baked goods will be moist and tender (pretty important!) but you can dial down the fat content and still make them delectable. Here are some simple tips on lightening up your favorite treats.