Vegan Fig and Apple Crumble Crust Pie

About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if

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

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

Walnut Topped Chocolate Chiffon Cake

I’ve blogged about the challenges of navigating food allergies, Thoughts about Food Allergies and a gf/df recipe for Fresh Orange Chiffon Cake  and I try to present recipes that make delicious foods without the added anxiety of an allergic attack. The recipe for this moist and delicious chocolate cake is 100% Dairy-Free and can easily be…… Continue reading Walnut Topped Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Michigan Shoestring French Fries

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

Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF

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

Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)

I've been visiting Michigan for a few days and I must say, it is a fantastic place to see! I was impressed with the amazing variety of foods offered at the local eateries, and the mini-vacay was much needed. I have many new recipe ideas and a few traditional recipes that I modified to make… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)