Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Dairy-Free Chips I use are the Enjoy Life® Dark Chocolate Morsels. They are Dairy, Nut, and Soy Free. In addition, using Gluten-Free flour makes the cookies light and digestible.

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)

Healthy Coleslaw Dressed in a Lemony Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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

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.

Easter Angel Food Mini Cupcakes, Family, Traditions, and Blessings

I have been so blessed with family, friends, and my faith. I have also been enriched with so many positive and truly amazing people and their creations and ideas! It has been wonderful to read about all the amazing stories and to share a few of mine. This is a great time of the year to count… Continue reading Easter Angel Food Mini Cupcakes, Family, Traditions, and Blessings

Vegetarian Kapusta & Potato Soup

One of the main staples of Polish cooking is Cabbage. There are many different ways to enjoy Kapusta (kah-POOS-tah) but one of the most comforting recipes is a soup made of cabbage and potatoes. This delicious soup normally includes pork, sausage, kielbasa or some form of meat, but I wanted to try a Vegan/Vegetarian quick version. As… Continue reading Vegetarian Kapusta & Potato Soup

Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

It was love at first sight the moment  I saw the sad little residue riddled roaster that my Mom wanted me to keep. Anyone else would have put it straight in the garbage, but after hearing that my Babci used to cook in it, I had to take it in. I restored it to it's natural beauty,… Continue reading Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

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

Romantic Breakfast Waffle Hearts

Commercial advertising has made us believe that we must spend, spend, spend on jewelry, chocolates, and pajama grams to please your loved one on Valentine's Day. This isn't true! By now you have exhausted all the usual boring and expensive gift ideas and have basically run out of new and exciting ideas. No worries, this… Continue reading Romantic Breakfast Waffle Hearts