Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF

Even though the calendar says May, our weather seems to be stuck in March. Today was particularly cold and windy, and I hope my Jersey Tomatoes survive the possible frost warning tonight. Not to be dismayed, it is the perfect time to fire up the oven and bake. I need the perfect cookie that can travel well,…… Continue reading Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF

Easter Angel Food Mini Cupcakes, Family, Traditions, and Blessings

I have been so blessed with family, friends, and my faith. I have also been enriched with so many positive and truly amazing people and their creations and ideas! It has been wonderful to read about all the amazing stories and to share a few of mine. This is a great time of the year to count… Continue reading Easter Angel Food Mini Cupcakes, Family, Traditions, and Blessings

Ginger and Almond Biscotti

The season of Autumn brings with it a new color palette and definitely a new flavor experience. It took me a while, but I am now fully immersed in the season of 'Fall'. The falling leaves are abundantly reminding me of the season change every time I go outside. The roads have tire tracks through the leaves… Continue reading Ginger and Almond Biscotti

Fillets of Bluefish with Sauce Vierge

The fresher the fish, the tastier it will be. This is what I have discovered in my quest to prepare the most nutritous and delicious foods. I have now expanded my culinary repertoire to include freshly caught fish. Here on the East Coast, Bluefish are abundant this time of year, but be careful handling your… Continue reading Fillets of Bluefish with Sauce Vierge

Blueberry Walnut Crumble Tart

Autumn is here and in no time, the cool weather will make baking fun again. I wrote my own dairy-free recipe for Apple Crumble Tart that I used over and over, but never tried making it with any other fruit. When someone gave me 2 pints of Jersey Fresh Blueberries, I welcomed the chance to… Continue reading Blueberry Walnut Crumble Tart

Italian Apple Cake

I have traveled Italy extensively, staying at B & B's, hotels, and every place in-between. When it comes to breakfast, and if you haven't already heard, the Italians don't believe in the heavier, cooked breakfasts that Americans are used to. They like lighter foods like toast with marmalade, fresh fruits, cake, and bread with prosciutto.… Continue reading Italian Apple Cake

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