Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cider Donut Cake

CINNAMON SUGAR APPLE CIDER CAKE Apple cider donuts are a delicious treat, so imagine having an entire cake to enjoy? It’s not just for breakfast, but for mid-morning brunch, a snack, or even dessert and completely dairy-free.

Unsweetened Homemade Applesauce

HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE Nothing can compare to the flavor of homemade applesauce. It doesn’t take long to prepare, and tastes much fresher than store-bought. Of course, not everyone is a fan of the sweetened version, and you can decide if you want to sweeten or spice up the flavor with cinnamon. The result is a delicious,

Stewed Cabbage (Duszona Kapusta)

STEWED CABBAGE (DUSZONA KAPUSTA) In the Polish home, there are many main courses and side dishes revolving around cabbage (and potatoes). The recipes can be very complex, savory, sweet, vegan, with meat, mushrooms, apples or thickened with flour. Some like the addition of tomatoes, others like dill or paprika. In my home, we grew up

Naked Spiced Pumpkin Cake

NAKED SPICED PUMPKIN CAKE When your family celebrates 2 birthdays in Autumn, it makes sense to make an Autumn style cake or cupcakes for at least one of them. This cake is pillowy soft and has just enough spiciness to let you know that you are now going to savor the flavors of Fall. Other

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

Mini Farfalle with Quick Basil Pesto

MINI FARFALLE WITH QUICK BASIL PESTO The ingredients in pesto promote good health and contain vitamins and minerals we need. Olive oil, basil, garlic, and pine nuts are high in antioxidants giving us cell protection. My original basil leaf pesto recipe was made the old fashioned method using a pestle and mortar. This quick recipe uses

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

Cajun chicken wrap with quick and easy cannellini bean mayonnaise

CAJUN CHICKEN WRAP Simple and easy summer recipes aren’t always pasta salads and hamburgers. Wraps have all of the taste and healthy nutrition needed for a quick and portable picnic lunch or a late, light and tasty dinner al fresco under the stars on the patio. The best part of this recipe is the quick