Stir Fried Cabbage & Thai Peanut Sauce

The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!  

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

Sicilian Blood Orange Frosting & Candied Blood Orange Slices

If you aren’t used to the sight of a sliced Blood Orange, you may be a little apprehensive. Growing up in the Northeast, it was uncommon to find Blood Oranges in the Produce Department. Back then, we drank all of our orange juice ‘orange’ and that was that. The first time I saw blood orange…… Continue reading Sicilian Blood Orange Frosting & Candied Blood Orange Slices

Sugar Topped Blueberry Muffin Loaf

Most grocery stores now have a ‘club-sized’ aisle that allows you to buy a larger amount of their products at a better price. I couldn’t pass up the fresh organic blueberries on sale, so I stocked up. A good portion of them were eaten fresh, but there was still enough left to use in a recipe…… Continue reading Sugar Topped Blueberry Muffin Loaf

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

Apple, Pecan & Cranberry Crostata

This baked tart is very popular in Europe, it may actually be their alternative to our American Apple Pie.  There are so many variations, all of which are absolutely delicious, but the most popular may be the Apple Crostata. I preferred using the brown sugar and pecan combination so the pie has some crunch. You…… Continue reading Apple, Pecan & Cranberry Crostata