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…

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…