I learned this little gem after reading my King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book from cover to cover in college and use it all the time (as seen in my waffle and pancake recipe). Add two tablespoons of fresh squeezed orange juice when baking with wheat flour. It helps to neutralize the acidic taste wheat can often give off. And more often than not, recipes with wheat flour can afford a little extra liquid.

Whole Wheat Pancakes | The Fauxmartha

The breakfast palooza continues. Or maybe it’s come to its rightful end? I think we have enough weekend breakfast recipes to last us a good month. There’s no denying it. I truly love breakfast. But I’m particular. I like my waffles crispy. My crepes with golden webbing. My french toast with thick crusty bread. And my pancakes thin, light, and far from cakey. My mom says I’ve always been this way. Read more

For the perfect slice of cake, use a long, serrated knife (not a steak knife) and slowly cut straight down, skipping the urge to saw. This works even better on a chilled cake as the icing is firmer and will not drag down the side of the cake as you cut.

The Fauxmartha | French Toast

For years, I’ve walked around with soggy french toast syndrome (SFTS). I thought it was me. I’m sure a good part of it was. But after I had my mother-in-law’s challah french toast and that italian style french toast from the cafe down the street, the light bulb went off.  Read more

The other day, I boiled a pot of brown eggs to make egg salad. They were by far the easiest eggs to peel. So I hopped over to Twitter to see if others had experienced this phenomenon. I quickly learned, it’s the age of the egg that determines the peel-ability, not the color. The older the egg, the easier it is to peel.

Mashed Potatoes | The Fauxmartha

I didn’t really intend on sharing my mashed potato recipe. Nor did I plan on adding Chobani Greek Yogurt to them. But after they sent me a couple containers full, and a hankering for my mom’s twice baked potatoes swept past me, I decided to work on my mashed potato recipe. Read more

Gnocchi Macaroni and Cheese | The Fauxmartha

I got my wish. Ended work early on Friday afternoon. Hot chocolate just because. And picturesque snow falling, which turned into a blizzard. An epic one! We’re 34″ under, nearly 3 feet. The roads haven’t been plowed, nor has the backyard where our car sits. We did dig our car out yesterday. Maybe more so to feel justified in drinking another cup of hot chocolate. We’re getting a little stir crazy. It’s times like this I dream of cable, On-Demand, Netflix, and Jetson mobiles. We’re keeping our bellies happy though, making biscuits and cinnamons rolls and doing some yoga to balance it all out.  Read more