Gluten Free Orzo Chicken Salad

This was my very own creating and it turned out so well, that the family asked me to keep it around. Bonus, this was a crazy easy recipe to make.  When I first made it I was not eating gluten free, but have since given it a tweak to match my gluten-free cooking needs. When…

Gluten Free American Chop Suey

This past fall I decided to try out recipes from homemade cookbooks from various women’s organizations. I discovered this recipe and gave it a gluten free/dairy free makeover in addition to adjusting some of the ingredients to match our Californian healthier eating habits. I hope you enjoy this recipe for gluten free American Chop Suey….

Crustless Mushroom Quiche

In my quest to try out new recipes from small regional cookbooks I ran across a recipe for a crustless mushroom quiche submitted by my older sister! I knew immediately I was going to like this, but did give it my dairy-free and gluten-free tweak. Crustless Mushroom Quiche 1 tsp. olive oil 1 medium onion,…

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Is there anything tastier than a nicely cooked piece of salmon? I think not. That is why I adore this recipe for brown sugar glazed salmon. Typically I like to cook my salmon from fresh not frozen, but that cannot always be done. If you are going to be using a…

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…

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…