Recipe Archives

Naturally Beautiful Pastry Decorating  
 All-Natural Pastel Buttercream Frostings
Green Tea Icing, Plus Green Tea Shopping Tips 
Beautiful Holiday Cookie Decorating (No Fancy Piping Required)
All-Natural Homemade Cake/Cookie Sprinkles 
Best Way to Roll Out Cookie Dough
Candied Violets for Pastry Decorating
Easter Cookies Decorated with Dye-Free Fruit Icings
Lemon-Lavender Buttercream Frosting 
Lavender Buttercream Frosting 
Lavender Powdered Sugar Icing 
Clear Candy Lollipops with Embedded Dried Flowers
Naturally Beautiful Decorating How-To
Painted Daisies Au Naturel Decorated Sugar Cookies
Pink Valentine’s Heart Cookies (Dye-Free, Marlbling How-to)  
Powdered Sugar Icing, All-Purpose, Easy
Raspberry Buttercream with Pure, Natural Raspberry Color & Flavor 
Rose Petals and Rose Icing with Petticoat Tails Shortbread
Shamrock Cookies (with Green Tea Icing )
Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies with Natural Pink and Chocolate Icings
Violet Flower Decorating Sugar 
Stained Glass Cut-Out Cookies

Breads, Quick Breads,  Muffins, and Crackers
Applesauce-Raisin Muffins, Good ‘n Healthy 
Banana-Bran Muffins–Great for Breakfast
Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Pear Muffins
Cheddar & Chilies No-Knead Cheese Bread  (Kneadlessly Simple)
Crusty Seeded Pale Ale Pot Boule (Kneadlessly Simple
Crusty White Peasant-Style Pot Bread (Kneadlessly Simple)
Easy Oat Bread (Kneadlessly Simple)
Focaccia with Herbs (No-Knead)
Good-for-You Applesauce-Raisin Muffins 
Guinness Stout Bread (No-Knead Pot Bread)
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread with Seeds (Ariel’s Restaurant)
Jeanne’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix
Multi-Grain Harvest Bread (Kneadless)
No-Knead Hot Cross Buns
No-Knead Pita Breads
Parmesan Wafers
Peanut Crisps
Pumpkin-Cranberry Quick Bread
Seeded No-Knead Wheat Boule (Seeds-A-Plenty)
Whole Wheat-Bulgur Pot Boule (no-knead)

Better-for-You Brownies
Blueberry-Apple Crumb Bars
Brownies, Classic 1907 Heirloom
Chocolate-Peppermint Brownies
Cranberry-Cherry Crumb Bars
Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Bars-in-Jars Mix
Gluten-Free Girl’s Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies
Hazelnut-Honey Caramel Bars
Maple-Nut Bars

All-Purpose Sugar Cookie Dough
All-Purpose Powdered Sugar Icing
April Fool’s Faux Brown Bread & Butter Biscotti
Basel Little Brown Cookies (Basel Brunsli–Swiss Chocolate Cookies)
Shortbread–Petticoat Tails Style
Chocolate Chip (or Chunk) Cookies, Ultimate One-Bowl
David Lebovitz’s Rosemary Cookies with Tomato Jam
Easter Cookies–Easy Piping
Gingerbread Boys (Almost Sherrill’s Glazed Soft Gingerbread) 
Iced Cranberry Cookies
Leaf-Shaped Cookies (Painted with Icing)
Maple Caramel-Filled Shortbread Cups
Oatmeal Cookies, One-Bowl Home-style
Painted Daisies Decorated Sugar Cookies
Painted Maple Leaf Sugar Cookies
Parmesan Wafers (gluten-free, sugar-free)
Peanut Crisps 
Pumpkin Rocks with Cream Cheese Frosting
Shortbread, Scottish Petticoat Tails with Roses Petals and Rose Frosting
Stained Glass Cookies
St. Pat’s Day Decorated Shamrock Sugar Cookies
Thumbprint Butter Cookies (Hussar’s Kisses)
Tried and True Iced, Spiced Lebkuchen Drops
Valentine’s Day “Marbled” Heart Cookies
Valentine’s Day “Ruby-Jeweled” Heart Cookies

Frosting, Sweet Sauces, Dessert Toppings and Garnishes
All-Natural Pastel Buttercream Frostings
All-Natural Homemade Cake/Cookie Sprinkles
Blackberry Sauce
Brown Sugar-Orange Sauce
Candied (Crystallized) Violets
Caramel Sauce with Sliced Apples & Sea Salt 
Chocolate Satin Glaze (Good & Easy)
Chocolate Sauce (Quick “Skinny”) 
“Glass” Candy Shards Cake Topping
Homemade Jimmies and Sprinkles
Hot Fudge Sauce
Lemon-Lavender Frosting
Lavender-Blackberry Syrup
Lavender Frosting
Old-Timey Hot Fudge Sauce
Quick “Skinny” Chocolate Sauce

Fruit Desserts
Apple Crisp
Baked Apples–Easiest-Ever (Two Ingredients, Ten Minutes)
Berry & Fruit Blend Cobbler, Plus a Berry Forager’s Guide
Blackberry Cobbler
Blueberry-Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free Option)
Bumbleberry Crisp (Gluten-Free)
Caramel Sauce with Sliced Apples & Sea Salt
Cranberry-Apple Crumble
Concord Grape Kuchen
Microwave-Baked Apples
Raspberry Crumble Cobbler
Rhubarb-Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits (for breakfast, too)
Salted Caramel & Apples
Steamed Cranberry Pudding with Butter-Orange Sauce
Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler
Peach Crumb Cake

Cakes, Cupcakes, Pies and Puddings
Applesauce Spice Cake
Banana-Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Chocolate Pots de Creme
Concord Grape Kuchen 
Fantasy Farlian Celebration Cake
Maple Custard Pie
Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle Cakes
New York Deli Style Cheesecake
Peach Crumb Cake
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Steamed Cranberry Pudding with Butter-Orange Sauce

Frozen Desserts
Banana Split 
Blackberry-Plum Sorbet
Chocolate-Mint Sorbet
High Summer Blackberry-Plum Sorbet 
Honey Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Sundaes
Ice cream Sandwiches
Ice Pops (Pomegranate, Pom-Orange, and Grapefruit)
Lemon Granita
Lime Sorbet
Maple Sundaes to Celebrate the Maple Harvesting Season
Popsicles (Chocolate-Banana & Raspberry or Pineapple)
Popsicles–Pomegranate-Vanilla Yogurt-Honey Pops
Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream (Best Ever) 
Raspberry Sauce (for Ice Cream or Fruit)
Roasted Banana Ice Cream
Strawberry-Rhubarb Sorbet

Candies, Confections and Other Sweets
Candied Citrus Peels
Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Chocolate Fudge–Nearly Foolproof, No-Beat
Lollipops with Embedded Dried Flowers
Quick Rocky Road Faux Fudge
Raspberry Marshmallows or Raspberry Bunny Marshmallows

Beef Pot Roast (a la Julia Child)
Beef & Veggie Stew, Tangy, Slow-Cooker Recipe 
Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Chicken Skillet Pronto–Good & Easy One-Dish Meal
Curried Chicken Breasts
Easy Beef & Vegetable Dutch Oven Dinner
Kielbasa-Winter Vegetable Stew (Easy, Healthful)
Maryland-Style Steamed Shrimp
Quick Chicken, Rice and Black Bean Skillet
Shrimp, Steamed the Maryland Old Bay Way
Spiced Chicken with Pears
Vegetable-Pasta Skillet (Vegetarian Main Dish) 
Vegetarian Tacos

Appetizers, Soups, Salads
Autumn Fruit and Vegetable Bisque
Berry Fruit -Yogurt Salad
Cheddar and Chives Cheese Ball
Cooling Carrot Soup with Dill and Chives
Crostini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Herbs
Cucumber Canapes with Herbs
Easy Curried Potato Soup
Green Herb-Potato Soup
Ham Bone Soup, Hearty, Easy 
Italian Garden Pasta Salad
Lentil-Vegetable-Rice Soup with Curry, Easy, Healthy
Mexican-Style Vegetable Soup (from 2 Day a Week Diet Cookbook)
Minestrone, Good ‘n Easy
Minestrone Soup Mix
Nasturtium Salad with Nasturtium Vinaigrette
Pumpkin-Tomato Bisque, Hearty & Easy 
Peppadew Cream-cheese Stuffed Pepper Appetizers
Pesto-Pasta-Bean Soup, Wholesome, Easy
Salmon Chowder, Fresh Herbed
Spicy Fish Chowder
Tomato-Violet Salad with Violet Vinaigrette
Tomatoes Oregano Salad 
Tomato Soup for the Winter Weary 
Vegetable Soup, Lo-Cal Zesty Mexican Style
Violet Salad and Vinaigrette

Vegetables & Side Dishes
Asparagus Stir Fry
Home-Fried Potatoes
Microwave Corn Rice and Bean Bake
Summer Vegetable Skillet
Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Winter Squash Stew, Moroccan-Style
Wax Beans, Domenica Marchetti’s Italian-Style

Beverages & Miscellaneous
Arizona Sunset Cocktail
Candied Violets for Pastry Decorating
Fresh Herb Vinegars
Ratafias: Cordials to Make at Home
Lavender-Blackberry Syrup 
Lavender-Infused Limoncello
Limoncello (Homemade Italian Lemon Liqueur)
Maple Kettle Corn
Mojitos–Good Rum, Lot’s o Lime, the Best Mint
Mulled Wine (German-style “Glowing Wine” or Gluhwein)
Nasturtium-Chive Vinegar 
Tomato-Fruit  “Freezer” Chutney (No Canning Required)
Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam
Violet & Chive Vinegar
Violet Lemonade 

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  1. Anonymous says

    I saw your segment on the cooking channel about gingerbread cookies. I would love the recipe. My son wants to make them. Where can i find the recipe?

  2. says

    I don't even have that recipe typed up, much less converted to no-knead. But I'm sure that someday I will get around to it. I'll e-mail you if/when I ever get it done and posted. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the other recipes in the book.

  3. David Altekruse says

    It would be too much to hope for – a Kneedlesly Simply recipe for croissants, but do you have a recipe that you would share? I am willing to try difficut! I think!

  4. says

    David, it's fine to work the extra flour in by hand, if that works best for you. I found that those who didn't like or know how to knead didn't usually want to do it, but it works very well.

    I don't have a no-knead croissant recipe. The very fine traditional recipe I have is rather time-comsuming, so I didn't feel it was appropropriate in a book with "Simple," in the title! I've never tried to convert it to the kneadless method, though I may someday. Of course, it would still require the traditional shaping.

  5. David Altekruse says

    I have been enjoying the Kneedlesly Simply recipes a great deal. I find that I prefer to hand mix after the first rise as this allows me some contact with the bread and improves my "feel" for what Iam doing, and stiring with a spoon to tough if I need to add flour.

    Do you have a recipe for croissants? Would need more effort than the Kneedlessly recipes. I had some made from scratch ones at a B&B in Quebec last week that were to die for, and would like to try my hand.

  6. Lina says

    Hi Nancy,
    My family and many friends are great fans of your Fudge Brownie Supreme recipe – this is the one I make for everyone. After a few years of making them, I had a thought about using a 24-count mini-muffin pan for the recipe, but I'm not a good judge as far as how long to bake them, or if you thought this would be a good idea at all. These brownies never lasted long in my house – they'd be gone before I knew it. What do you think?

  7. Anonymous says

    thank you so very much for posting the strawberry-rhubarb freezer jam recipe. I have never been a fan of the cloyingly sweet jams and have been searching for a recipe such as this. I was always afraid to experiment with the lower sugar Sure-Jell as it warned of set failure if exact amounts were not followed. So I dutifully followed the directions but thinking the jam was still to sweet for my taste. Enter your recipe…I made several batches and prefer it to plain strawberry jam. Today I picked more rhubarb and the first of my blackberries and it made the most wonderful jam! Thank you again!

  8. Laura K. says

    This is a very nice site and easy to use. I am new at this, but I am learning! Thanks for the great recipes!

  9. says

    What a lovely idea! I am a bit overloaded at the moment, but will think about the best way to do this. My sister has also given away a lot of jars of Going with the Grain mix. She also keeps a jar on the shelf so she can make it for her little granddaughter (who has come to prefer only homemade bread!).

  10. says

    Nancy, To introduce my friends to your Kneadlessly Simple book I have given away many "going with the grain bread kit". It would be helpful if you could post a printable version of the "Going with the grain bread recipe (using mix)" it is difficult and I get a poor copy from the book on my printer. This way I could include a pretty recipe with the jar.