Italianized Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake

My friend celebrated her 60th birthday and asked me to bake a cake. My vision was to bake a birthday cake a great as she is, so this cake fits the bill. I included my home-made pear sauce made with the harvest from our pear tree. To make her feel extra special, I decorated the

Dairy Free Chiffon Party Cupcakes

Summer is a great time to celebrate and take advantage of the fantastic weather outdoors. Birthdays, backyard barbeques, weddings and graduations take place outdoors with friends, family and plenty of food. After all the festivities, the dessert table with all your favorite assorted sweet confections is set up, and this completes the party. In honor

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