Organic Dairy-Free Blueberry and Peach Tartelette

This year I finally outsmarted the pesky birds that ravage my backyard blueberries. All it took was a bit of fine netting to cover the bush while the blueberries ripened.  I’ve used the harvest in many recipes! This recipe can be modified to use all of the summer harvest of fruits. What a great dessert served

Irresistable Pressed Cookies also known as krumkake, lukken, pizzelle and stroopwafel.

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.

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

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

Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Braciole, pronounced Brah-CHO-leh, is stuffed and rolled tenderized thick or thinly cut steak. The recipes are varied and every family has a secret stuffing that is handed down through the generations. My recipe was taught by my Italian Suocera (Mother-in-law) and I modified it a bit (left out the grated parmigiana) so my dairy allergic family could enjoy it. It… Continue reading Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Escarole & Cannellini soup

Who would have guessed so many nutrients and their benefits could be packed into these simple beans? Magnesium is just one of the many minerals that is a necessary nutrient, and one serving has close to 30 % of your daily intake. Top 9 Health Benefits of Magnesium Helps Increase Energy. Calms Nerves & Anxiety.… Continue reading Escarole & Cannellini soup