Italianized Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake

My friend celebrated her 60th birthday and asked me to bake a cake. My vision was to bake a birthday cake a great as she is, so this cake fits the bill. I included my home-made pear sauce made with the harvest from our pear tree. To make her feel extra special, I decorated the

Vegan Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Crunch Topping

The ready-made packages of Hot Cocoa all have milk powder included in the ingredients to make it very easy to prepare. You just have to boil water, mix, and stir. The Dairy-Free version is just as easy, believe it or not, and just as tasty. The bonus of making it yourself is, you can control… Continue reading Vegan Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Crunch Topping

Vegan Cheesecake Bites

Delicious, Dairy-Free, and No-Bake! Now that got my attention! I was treated to a delicious Vegan Lunch at a local Vegan Restaurant thinking it would be nice to try because it is dairy-free and organic. It was absolutely delicious, (and expensive). So, I decided to make my very own vegan dessert at home, and my… Continue reading Vegan Cheesecake Bites

Mini Pizzelle Delight

The Pizzelle is a pressed cookie that can be used in a variety of recipes. I have used them in a cannoli recipe, and I won an award for my designer Pizzelle Strawberry Shortcakes. This recipe uses my award-winning 5 ingredient dairy-free pizzelle recipe paired with my own homemade VeVa (vegan-vanilla bean)  coconut milk ice cream. I… Continue reading Mini Pizzelle Delight

Italian Apple Cake

I have traveled Italy extensively, staying at B & B's, hotels, and every place in-between. When it comes to breakfast, and if you haven't already heard, the Italians don't believe in the heavier, cooked breakfasts that Americans are used to. They like lighter foods like toast with marmalade, fresh fruits, cake, and bread with prosciutto.… Continue reading Italian Apple Cake

Simple Vegan Cheesecake

I have been a food blogger for a while, appreciating all the beautiful, delicious foods in my feed. I have been intrigued by the dairy-free vegan cheescake for some time now, so I made one myself and absolutely fell in love with it. How can cheese be made with raw cashews. I wondered? Not many… Continue reading Simple Vegan Cheesecake

Coconut Pudding Mini Pie

I have often written about milk allergies and having to find recipes that allow for milk substitutions. The best alternatives to dairy milk I have found are Silk Coconut Milk, Silk Almond Milk, and Organic Rice Dream Rice Drink. I have used all three in recipes calling for milk without any problems. No one can… Continue reading Coconut Pudding Mini Pie