Peach Dessert Calzone

This summer was extremely hot and humid with plenty of rain storms here in New Jersey. My peach tree thrived and I had a great harvest so far. Instead of the basic pie recipe, I made 'Calzone' styled stuffed pie dough and it turned out delicious. It is completely Vegan if you leave off the… Continue reading Peach Dessert Calzone

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

Eggplant & Zucchini Caponata

This delicious recipe will enable you utilize all of your fresh garden vegetables. Guests will wonder how you made such a gourmet appetizer and you will be asked to share the recipe. It  is made in under 1 hour and better the next day.

Lemon Meringue Tartlettes

The heat wave of July brings with it many changes to every-day cooking. Lighter and easier recipes are better for the cook and for those hungry appetites. Instead of heating up the oven (and house) making roasted meals or desserts, I'll just buy ready made foods once in a while to take a break. I… Continue reading Lemon Meringue Tartlettes

Summer Veggie Vegan Focaccia

Our friend, Hank keeps himself busy with gardening in the summer. Why would this be bloggable news? Simply because he is 87 years old and still grows some of the most delicious peppers, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, and tomatoes. Hank always brings us bags of home-grown goodness on Sunday when he goes to church. He's incredible!… Continue reading Summer Veggie Vegan Focaccia

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

Honey Basil Lemonade

A few years ago, we took a family vacation to Italy and rented a car so we could visit a few off-the-beaten path towns. In our travels, we passed through breathtakingly beautiful Sorrento.  There were  signs along the road beckoning us to take the highspeed hydrofoil  to the Isle of Capri. It was an experience… Continue reading Honey Basil Lemonade

Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

When I come across a different kind of vegetable, I have to explore the possibilities. I have been cooking for 40 years total, and I never came across the 8-Ball Zucchini until the other day. Our local supermarket has a ‘Jersey Fresh’ section in the produce aisle. New Jersey is known for excellent quality vegetables,…… Continue reading Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

Zucchini fritters

We here in the Northeast can REALLY appreciate the bounty of fruits and vegetables that are harvested in the summer and early fall. Our winter severely diminishes the local farm markets' ability to grow those heavenly flavorful local produce. One of these rabbit-like multipliers is Zucchini, which ripens with a vengence. The backyard gardener will… Continue reading Zucchini fritters

Cherry Tartlets

Now that summer has arrived, the cherry harvest is abundant. I purchased at least 3 lbs. of fresh cherries and wanted to attempt to make a dairy-free pie. To my surprise, it was easy and so delicious, this will be one of my go-to dessert recipes for company. CHERRY PIE TARTLETS 4 c. fresh pitted… Continue reading Cherry Tartlets