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!
I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is finally getting easier to find clearly labeled Vegan and Gluten-free groceries at regular supermarkets. Not too long ago, those foods were considered to be specialty items and required a separate trip to specialty stores. Hazelnut spread such as Nutella® is very popular in Italy and is…… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes
I’m not sure if all of Michigan makes their french fries this way, but this method was a blast from the past for me. I remember having shoestring french fries in my childhood and haven’t seen them since, and no, you aren’t going to hear how many years ago that was! I was blessed to spend some quality…… Continue reading Michigan Shoestring French Fries
Even though the calendar says May, our weather seems to be stuck in March. Today was particularly cold and windy, and I hope my Jersey Tomatoes survive the possible frost warning tonight. Not to be dismayed, it is the perfect time to fire up the oven and bake. I need the perfect cookie that can travel well,…… Continue reading Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF
This Vegan dessert was the most popular recipe on my blog to date. I tweaked the recipe a bit by using hazelnuts and blackberries and a sprig of homegrown chocolate mint. In addition, I made the crust Gluten-Free by using Vegan/GF Graham Crackers. This combination is every bit as wonderful and the tartelettes are extremely easy to make. Once you try a vegan…… Continue reading Vegan Dessert Tartelettes with a Gluten Free Crumb Crust
Time to get out the Picnic Basket and enjoy the great outdoors! Sandwiches are a favorite to pack, and what better way to enjoy them than bringing a terrific side salad. This slaw will hold up well on ice, and is light and delicious. Of course, purchasing a bag of pre-cut coleslaw cabbage would save time,… Continue reading Healthy Coleslaw Dressed in a Lemony Apple Cider Vinaigrette
No one can eat just one! These crispy, intricately designed cookies are individually 'baked' either on a stove, or an electric cookie iron. The design varies from waffle-like to crispy cookie. Some recipes call for whiskey, butter, light cream, even cocoa powder and many variations in between. I use the simplest of recipes resulting in… Continue reading Irresistable Pressed Cookies also known as krumkake, lukken, pizzelle and stroopwafel.