Christmas Eve Rice Pudding

Greetings from Maine on the Solstice!  Time to light your candles and make some hearty, nourishing food for the soul on this darkest day, just before the light starts its return.  Years ago, I began making today’s recipe — rice pudding — for friends in an old Massachusetts farmhouse. There have been so many friends…

Gluten-free Biscochitos for the Feast Day of Guadalupe

Well, finals are in full swing, and it’s recently been a mess of snow/sleet/rain all mashed together here in Portland.  Everything I own seems to be slightly damp, and I’m not sure I remember what the sun looks like.  The good news is, I’m far enough along on the final paper I’m working on to…

Cranberry-Nut Muffins (Sugar & Grain-free!)

Oh, December … I can’t help feeling festive even if it brings final exams.  This is thanks to my mother, who was the ultimate creator of magic at Christmas.  Her Swedish and Norwegian heritage fit right in with the snowy woods of Maine, where we needed light, warmth and merriment to fortify us for the…