Cherry Jubilee Cake for Father’s Day

We had an unusually rainy spring this year and the result was a phenomimal cherry harvest. What’s even better is that they are completely organic, we never sprayed the tree for 35 years.  The cake I made is a chiffon cake recipe that I use for all special occasions. I cooked the cherries into a

Thoughts about Food Allergies and a gf/df recipe for Fresh Orange Chiffon Cake

The amount of people suffering from food allergies and sensitivities is enormous. Thankfully, the food service industry has come a long way in making it easier for the consumer to find and prepare worry-free foods. I am hopeful that a universal symbol similar to the ones on many food labels will also guide hungry food-challenged people…… Continue reading Thoughts about Food Allergies and a gf/df recipe for Fresh Orange Chiffon Cake

Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

It was love at first sight the moment  I saw the sad little residue riddled roaster that my Mom wanted me to keep. Anyone else would have put it straight in the garbage, but after hearing that my Babci used to cook in it, I had to take it in. I restored it to it's natural beauty,… Continue reading Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

Forelle Pears Baked in a Cake with Brown Sugar Walnut Glaze

The origin of these gorgeous pears can be traced back to the 1600’s in Europe, more precisely, northern Germany. Why would such a beautiful pear be named after a ‘trout’ in the German language? Because, when the pear is ripe, the coloring of the red freckled lenticels resembles a rainbow trout! Makes perfect sense. This…… Continue reading Forelle Pears Baked in a Cake with Brown Sugar Walnut Glaze

Romantic Valentine’s Dessert Heart Waffles

Cooking together after working all day is a great way to unwind and have fun. And what better way to impress your loved one than making a sweet treat after your meal. No need to battle the crowds at all the restaurants. The time you spend together is much more precious than the lines, noise, and…… Continue reading Romantic Valentine’s Dessert Heart Waffles

3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Most breakfasts on the run are usually made in a toaster. The pre-made frozen breakfasts are taken from the freezer and simply defrosted until heated through. These quick breakfasts are average at best. Many have no nutritional value, and have a high sodium and fat content. In that same amount of time, you can treat yourself to a wholesome and…… Continue reading 3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies

So at this point, we are half-way through Winter! I think now is a great time to start re-introducing a few warm weather flavors to our pallets.  The bright and zesty lemon flavor in a frosted cookie will help beat those 'we-still-have-6-more-weeks-of-winter' blues. These cookies are a classic tea party cookie that goes great with your… Continue reading Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies