Vegan Fig and Apple Crumble Crust Pie

About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if

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

Dairy Free Chiffon Party Cupcakes

Summer is a great time to celebrate and take advantage of the fantastic weather outdoors. Birthdays, backyard barbeques, weddings and graduations take place outdoors with friends, family and plenty of food. After all the festivities, the dessert table with all your favorite assorted sweet confections is set up, and this completes the party. In honor

Organic Dairy-Free Blueberry and Peach Tartelette

This year I finally outsmarted the pesky birds that ravage my backyard blueberries. All it took was a bit of fine netting to cover the bush while the blueberries ripened.  I’ve used the harvest in many recipes! This recipe can be modified to use all of the summer harvest of fruits. What a great dessert served

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found a local vegan bakery that makes a wide variety of treats. Vegan products are suitable for Dairy Allergic Diets because they are dairy-free. One of my favorite bakery treats is Chocolate Chip Cookies. Unfortunately,  I have found that the pricing at those Vegan Specialty Bakeries can be exorbitant. That has inspired me to… Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes

I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is finally getting easier to find clearly labeled Vegan and Gluten-free groceries at regular supermarkets. Not too long ago, those foods were considered to be specialty items and required a separate trip to specialty stores. Hazelnut spread such as Nutella® is very popular in Italy and is…… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes

Walnut Topped Chocolate Chiffon Cake

I’ve blogged about the challenges of navigating food allergies, Thoughts about Food Allergies and a gf/df recipe for Fresh Orange Chiffon Cake  and I try to present recipes that make delicious foods without the added anxiety of an allergic attack. The recipe for this moist and delicious chocolate cake is 100% Dairy-Free and can easily be…… Continue reading Walnut Topped Chocolate Chiffon Cake