Piggies! It is DAY 30 of Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid, which means it is the LAST DAY to enter to win the 7QT KitchenAid Stand Mixer! We have had an incredible month of delicious gluten free recipes created by some of the top gluten free bloggers in the world. So, it is only fitting that we wrap up our celebration in style with these SENSATIONAL gluten free peanut butter glazed chocolate midnight doughnuts created by the incomparable Silvana Nardone from Silvana's Kitchen. These doughnuts are rich and DELICIOUS. I had never made doughnuts before, and Scott and I had SO much fun! Silvana will be featuring these babies in the May/June issue of Easy Eats magazine. How lucky are we that we get to sample them first?! Do not miss making these doughnuts, they are INCREDIBLE. Once you taste them you will be fighting your way to Silvana's Kitchen for more!
Silvana is a culinary goddess. She has had a long and very impressive career in the culinary world. She started her publishing career at seventeen as an intern for American Express Custom Publishing. As a writer, editor, cooking instructor and food consultant, she coauthored Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian. She was also an editor at Food & Wine magazine before opening her successful Italian bakery, Fanciulla. Silvana is very well known for her many years as the founding editor-in-chief of Every Day With Rachael Ray Magazine, where she was also the “No-Recipe Zone” and “Sweet Spot” columnist, and was honored with the magazine industry’s top awards. But Silvana's pride and joy is her gluten free cookbook, Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals, sharing recipes she made with her son.
Currently, Silvana is the editor-in-chief of the fabulous gluten free online magazine Easy Eats, as well as writing the Healthy Eats blog for the Food Network, her own blog, Silvana's Kitchen, not to mention many engagements as food lifestyle expert, writer, recipe developer, and motivational speaker. She also has many other exciting projects yet to be announced. Silvana has appeared on countless TV shows including: ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Weekend Today, CBS’s News This Morning, ABC’s Eyewitness News This Morning and the Food Network’s Roker on the Road. She has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York, TimeOut New York, The Associated Press, and on many websites, including AOL Health, iVillageFood, Saveur.com and Babble.
Whilst this is all extremely impressive, what I love the most about Silvana and her website is the love she shows for her family and friends, as well as her passion for good food and stories. I have immense admiration and respect for her uncompromising integrity. Throughout her professional journey, with all of her successes, she has remained authentic to who she is, and keeps her family as her number one priority. First and foremost, she is "a mom, a wife, a friend." When we had dinner together after Nourished a few weeks ago, she opened up about her trips to Italy with her brother, and her passion for Italian cooking and writing. I can't wait until she finally publishes another Italian cookbook with some of her family's legacy recipes accompanied with the stories she told me.
Silvana celebrates this love of kinship and story on her blog, one recipe at a time, with the innate understanding that the best conversations and memories involve enjoying a meal with the people you love. For her, it is her husband Stephen (a professional photographer who took the amazing photo of today's recipe) and their two beautiful children. After her son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, she changed the way the family ate, and she shares all of her personal knowledge and memories of gluten free living with us. Trust me, every time you "batter up" with her, you will be warmed with stories about her family, and wishing you were in Silvana's Kitchen.
Silvana, thank you for participating in this event and sharing your delicious chocolate peanut butter doughnuts. You inspire me.
Photo courtesy of Stephen Scott Gross.
For more information about these doughnuts, check out the May/June issue of Easy Eats Magazine.
To learn more about Silvana Nardone, check out Silvana's Kitchen.
Purchase a copy of her fabulous book, Cooking for Isaiah.
Follow Silvana on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.