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

Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies

So at this point, we are half-way through Winter! I think now is a great time to start re-introducing a few warm weather flavors to our pallets.  The bright and zesty lemon flavor in a frosted cookie will help beat those 'we-still-have-6-more-weeks-of-winter' blues. These cookies are a classic tea party cookie that goes great with your… Continue reading Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies

Cappellini alle Vongole

VON-go-le (Italian) are Clams that pair well with spaghetti, linguini or any long style pasta. It is one of the most popular Friday night dishes in all of Italy. I have tried the tomato sauce version, and it is fantastic. But many people prefer to take a break from the red sauce and lighten it… Continue reading Cappellini alle Vongole

Homemade Pasta Sauce

  Happy 2017! This will be your best year yet, and quality meal time with friends and family will guarantee it! I hope to share many more dairy free recipes for your enjoyment, and this sauce is probably the most important recipe you will need for the Italian food lovers in your life. It is so versatile, dairy and gluten… Continue reading Homemade Pasta Sauce

Tuscan Style Insalata di Ceci

Now don't go throwing out those Beet Greens after using the beet roots! The greens are so nutritious, they can be made into a healthy pesto that can be used in all types of recipes. . It is a delicious vitamin and mineral packed substitution for the usual herbs found in basic pesto.