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…

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Sometimes you want something sweet that isn’t too heavy. This recipe for coconut tapioca pudding hits the spot when I’m in that mood. I’ve given this my trademark dairy free twist and added a little extra sweetness with yellow raisins. I adore the flavor of vanilla so this recipe is heavy on the vanilla, but…

Chocolate Morning Muffin

I discovered these yummy chocolate morning muffin that are perfect any morning you want to tell your loved ones you’re thinking about them. This is is a moderately sweet recipe – not over the top as some muffins can be.  Be aware that the brand of gluten free flour you use will have a large…

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…

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

I just learned something interesting while making this gluten free breakfast cookie – when you bake sunflower butter it turns green. Yep – I should probably be holding this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, but I thought it was too funny to not share this with you right now. If you’re not into green food,…

Gluten Free Pancakes for Dinner

Nothing makes me happier than to have gluten free pancakes for dinner. However, since I’m also a periodic lazy cook, I’m challenged with finding a mix that is not only dairy free, but now gluten free as well. It’s almost enough to make you want to scream. However, now that Whole Foods is owned by…