Quick and Easy 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 than an hour, you

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 a small food processor for a

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Fig Bruschetta Antipasto

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 the ones that don’t get

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, and both are absolutely

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 mayonnaise in your dishes gives you the

Summertime ‘Pizza al Forno’ – no oven necessary

The harvest is in! Jersey tomatoes are ripening all at once and we are going to have to find ways to use all of them. I don’t have enough tomatoes to can, but I certainly have enough ripe tomatoes to make fresh pizza sauce. Of course that means I will have to make my own

Summer Vegetable Quesadillas

It’s great to have friends who garden and share their bounty. But as any gardener knows, you usually end up with so many veggies at once, you need to find quick and easy farm to table recipes or risk losing them. These summer quesadillas can be made on the stove or outside on your grill

Lemon Meringue Pie

  It’s hard to believe that this elegant, tasty, and easy to make pie uses ingredients that you probably have on-hand in your kitchen. From the looks of it, you would certainly think that it has loads of butter or milk in the recipe. Quite to the contrary, the lemon curd doesn’t need milk at…… Continue reading Lemon Meringue Pie

Paczki (poonch-kee) / Filled doughnuts

This delectable dessert is usually eaten before the beginning of Lent. This year, I wanted to celebrate my Dad this Father’s Day by making traditional Polish doughnuts in honor of his Polish heritage.      

Happy Earth Day Cake

∼ I finally have time to organize files and photos that were taken over the years. Our beautiful Earth is amazing, fascinating and enchanting. Presently, these photos will have to serve as an inspiring reminder of how fragile our planet and its inhabitants are. Although we are unable to travel and are distanced from each