Vegan Fig Jam-Filled Cookies, Kołaczki

VEGAN FIG JAM-FILLED COOKIES (Kołaczki) Growing up as the 2nd generation of Polish American Parents, I was fortunate to have access to my Babcie’s recipes. I realized that some of the recipes had been modified over the years, but the final product has all of the trademark Polish flavors. These filled cookies have a very

Quick and Easy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

APPLE CINNAMON BREAKFAST CAKE I love baking with apples and cinnamon when the first hint of fall arrives. A few of my recipes are handed down through the generations, so I’m thinking that many of my relatives enjoyed baking with apples as well. This recipe is quick, easy, delicious and impressive. In a little more

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Fig Bruschetta Antipasto

BALSAMIC GLAZED FRESH FIG BRUSCHETTA This twist on the basic Italian tomato Bruschetta makes a great use of the fig harvest that comes in all at once. Don’t get me wrong, fresh figs are delicious just the way they are, but there are always a few that get picked with slight imperfections and they are

Mini Raspberry Vegan Cheesecakes

  MINI RASPBERRY VEGAN CHEESECAKES Dairy-free desserts are extremely difficult to find in regular grocery stores. The gourmet stores sell them, but most have a list of ingredients and preservatives that give an off flavor and ruin the dessert experience.  I have made 2 highly popular natural vegan cheesecake recipes, both using a crumb crust,

Quick and Easy Vegan Cannellini Bean “Mayonnaise”

QUICK AND EASY VEGAN CANNELLINI BEAN “MAYONNAISE” Summer cuisine is synonymous with less time in the kitchen, and more time spent outdoors eating lighter and nutritious meals that won’t weigh you down. Traveling with a picnic cooler and plenty of food on ice is necessary in order to happily arrive at your destination. Using vegan

Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Salad with Dijon Dressing

This delicious warm salad is perfect for those days that you are tired of the same old sandwiches for lunch. The Brussels sprouts can be quartered and the leaves spread out on the roasting dish so they become crispy. You can prepare this in advance leaving off the dressing until lunchtime. It’s perfectly filling for

Blood Orange Chiffon Cake drizzled with orange liquor sauce

This cake is not only festive, it is a showstopper! I took a regular chiffon cake recipe chiffon cake and modified it with the flavor of freshly squeezed Blood Orange juice. If you need a recipe for candied blood oranges, I detailed a recipe for blood orange frosting and candied blood orange slices in my previous

Mini Festive Souffle Pirottini

These mini cupcake papers were so unique that I bought a few to use in a recipe. They are actually made in Italy, and are sold as Mini Souffle Pirottini, or Muffin Cups. I bought a few packages while on vacation in Italy thinking I won’t be able to find them back in the states.

Healthy Side Dish: Oven baked Turmeric Cauliflower

This deliciously detoxifying vegetable will be a healthy addition to your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Feast. The brain boost from Turmeric will have your guests teaming with captivating, interesting, and uplifting conversation throughout the whole meal. As we are counting our blessings this Thanksgiving, we will all certainly thank our thoughtful host or hostess for making this delicious

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Dairy-Free Chips I use are the Enjoy Life® Dark Chocolate Morsels. They are Dairy, Nut, and Soy Free. In addition, using Gluten-Free flour makes the cookies light and digestible.