When I first started a gluten-free diet, there were a few things that I was sure I would never be able to eat again: doughy bagels, gooey cinnamon rolls, and, of course, delicious chocolate-y Oreos. But after a year of baking gluten-free I have learned that a gluten-free diet is not so much a restriction as it is an extra challenge. Anything is truly possible in this diet, all it takes is a little sense of adventure and a fair bit of experimentation. Still need convincing? Well, here it is: homemade gluten-free Oreos. Try these amazing little cookies and I am sure that in moments you will be transported to blissful childhood memories featuring this iconic (and now gluten-free!) snack.
For the past few weeks the weather in Seattle has been far from summer-like. Although it is officially June, a daily high of 60 degrees and frequent rain showers seem to indicate otherwise, leaving most Seattleites in dire need of a little pick-me-up. And what is a better reminder of warm, sunshine-filled days than the bright citrus flavor of orange? Well, for all of you who are looking for such a comforting baked good, look no further, for these cranberry orange scones offer the perfect antidote to the gloomy-weather doldrums!