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,…

Carrot Coconut Muffins

I thought you’d really enjoy this recipe for carrot coconut muffins. This was another of my recipes that I tweaked over the holidays to make gluten free. I’d already changed it to dairy free a few years ago. I made a test batch and took it to the family to get their thoughts. They were…

Allergy Safe Yule Log

Meet the allergy safe yule log – it is completely dairy, nut and egg free. This is what happens when family members have food allergies and another family member is desperate to cook a Christmas tradition. Many years ago, before I was diagnosed with food allergies, we cooked to accommodate my nephew’s allergies. His mom,…

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…

Orange Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

Gotta love how my family loves holiday baking! Here is a recipe for an Orange Cookie from my cousin Win. Hope you all enjoy. ORANGE COOKIE 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated salt 3 large eggs…

Orange Honey Baklava: Favorite Family Christmas Food

When I was little, every Christmas my Nana would fly out from the East Coast and stay for two weeks. It was always a magical time, and was always bummed when the every other year would hit and she’d stay at my cousin’s house instead of mine when she’d come West for her visit. One…

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie with Apricots is brought to you by my friend Tracy from San Diego, CA – she’s originally from Hawaii, thus the love for cookies with macadamia nuts at the holidays. WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA COOKIE 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1…