Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Baked Sundays: Sunflower Butter Cookies With Cranberries

As there are more and more nut allergies (or perceived to be) these days, I decided to play with a classic peanut butter cookie recipe and swap the peanut for sunflower, and then add a little something in the form of ground cranberries.  They add a subtle note to the cookie.  The recipe requires a […]

Baked Sundays: Crackers!

Gluten Free Seeded Multigrain Crackers

These are damn tasty crackers! Crunchy, flavorful, healthy and awesome!  I’d been wanting to experiment with crackers for the kids at school, but wanted them to be really healthy, I remembered a recipe we made in culinary school for some “Oatmeal Dulse Crackers” I used that as a jumping off point and adapted it to […]

Misadventures in gluten-free baking

Raw, like you like it!

No, I am not going “Gluten-Free” or “GF” it ain’t happening. But I have friends with gluten issues from confirmed celiac, to people who just feeling better without gluten, so I’ve decided to see what’s involved in faking gluten.  So far what’s involved is a lot of money!  Baking gluten-free is fucking pricey. Ingredients from […]

This cake brought to you by my Google Reader friends & Joy The Baker

So, earlier in the week I saw these posts in my google reader. Of course, I had to give it a try.  If for no other reason than to gross out Steve & Leigh. I’m not going to post photos of the baking process, the ‘wet’ ingredients look kinda nasty when you’re putting this together. […]

Auspicious Beginnings

On the first of January 2009 I found myself searching an external hard drive trying to find a photo, at first I couldn’t find the folder and was starting to panic, after a bit of digging I found the folder but not the photo… While searching through this folder I found another, one that had […]

Vanilla Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce

This is the one that started it all with the cheesecakes. It began it’s life as as a plain cheesecake recipe stolen borrowed from Martha Stewart. I made some variations and settled on this as being the best, all the other flavors that I make came from this base. Tweet