Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce I periodically get a craving for nacho cheese sauce – you know, the kind that comes from a dispenser at football games. I came up with my own homemade dairy-free version and my vegan cheese sauce recipe was born. I have forced my family to try this recipe and they did both…

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake I’ve been in a baking mood the last month and heard about an Italian gluten free ricotta cake. I looked around and found a recipe, then tweaked it to be not only gluten free but dairy free as well. My entire family loved this. It had a rich buttery texture, was…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata This past fall we were gifted by a local friend and winemaker with a ton of fresh eggplant from the winery’s garden. While my whole family adores eggplant, I was feeling pressed to find ways to eat it. I came across this recipe for eggplant and tomato frittata and gave it…

Turkey & Broccoli Casserole

Are you tired of turkey sandwiches yet? Then try this turkey & broccoli casserole. It came from a cookbook my mother used for years when I was growing up. I have given it my personal dairy-free twist to accommodate my allergy cooking needs. Turkey & Broccoli Casserole 2 lbs. fresh broccoli, trimmed and cut into…

Vegan Green Sauce

A few months back I came up with this recipe for dairy-free vegan green sauce. I really like playing in the kitchen. For anyone that is new to my writing, this is what I call my recipe creation and test kitchen time. For those of you that have been reading for a while, you know…

Cream Cheese Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a Cream Cheese Cookie comes from my mother who got it from her grandmother. When my mom was little they would visit her grandparents in Pompton Lakes, NJ for the holidays and my great grandmother Albigese would make these Italian cookies for my mom and her siblings. I have since turned it…

Anise Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

Here is another recipe my mother got from her grandmother.  My Italian great grandmother Albigese used to bake this Anise Cookie when my mom would visit Pompton Lakes (PL) as a child. I hope you enjoy baking these  with your loved ones and that you make happy memories that will live through the generations. ANISE…

Savory Corn Pancakes

These savory corn pancakes pair deliciously with the taco soup I posted the other day. My family loves it when I make both on the same night. It’s easy to make both on the same night. Make the soup first. While the soup is simmering, cook off the corn pancakes. Serve them both together and…

Taco Soup

I love making taco soup  – it’s just so easy and delicious. My family loves it when I pair taco soup with homemade corn pancakes. So be sure to check back later this week for the corn pancake recipe to pair with the taco soup you’re going to make! This recipe is quick and easy…