Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Do you ever have moments where you want to come up with additional ways to eat vegetables that the whole family will enjoy? Do you get curious by all the recipes for cauliflower that you find on the internet? I know I sure do. This recipe for loaded cauliflower bake falls into that category. This…

Dairy Free Taco Casserole

Dairy Free Taco Casserole I found a recipe similar to this one in one of those mini cookbooks you can find at the grocery store checkout line. So help me I used to have a real problem with those little cookbooks. For a long time, I could not go through the checkout without purchasing one…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Muffins make me happy – so does baking first thing in the morning before anyone else is awake. This chocolate zucchini muffins recipe dates back to our café days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I recently adjusted it to accommodate my new gluten intolerance. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS Yield: 12…

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these dairy free cottage cheese muffins when I was a kid. When I had early morning swim practice, she would send me with a few of these in my bag to make sure I had something good to eat between…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata Years back 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 my…

Old Fashioned Shortbread

Old Fashioned Shortbread A few years ago I was asked to cook some shortbread from a vintage cookbook for a fundraiser at the local women’s club. These old fashioned shortbread cookies were what I made. It was interesting to cook something from a really old cookbook. In the past they were not so big on…

Gem Cakes

Gem Cakes I like to go antiquing. One year I was at my favorite antique mart and discovered this gorgeous cast iron pan with multiple compartments. Turns out it was for making gem cakes as I discovered after I purchased it.  Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE doing research, maybe I should have been…

Cream Filled Cupcakes

Cream Filled Cupcakes Use whatever gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe you like best, you can even use a boxed mix if you are feeling like you do not want to spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen. I used the recipe from Joy of Cooking and adjusted to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. These…

Apple Hand Pies

When the kid was little we went to a you-pick apple farm and ended up with far too many apples for my family of three to eat. I experimented with various recipes from apple crumbles, to apple crisps, to apple sauce and finally to apple hand pies. These are a simple and fun way to…