Mini Festive Souffle Pirottini

These mini cupcake papers were so unique that I bought a few to use in a recipe. They are actually made in Italy, and are sold as Mini Souffle Pirottini, or Muffin Cups. I bought a few packages while on vacation in Italy thinking I won’t be able to find them back in the states.

Carrot & Coconut Cake with Dairy-Free Yogurt Frosting

Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts. It’s hard to believe that a cake this delicious contains a few healthy ingredients. Unfortunately, many of the recipes out there contain calorie laden sour cream and butter. With my simple dairy-free substitutions, I was able to pare off a few calories while adding nutritional content. My

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

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

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

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

Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake with a Blueberry Swirl

I saved one last jar of my homemade blueberry jam from last summer, knowing that during the long cold months of winter I would likely use it in a recipe. The jam was just the right amount of fruity, summery flavor needed for a cold winter's morning.