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…

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of year… Cookie Exchange time.  As a special treat I thought I’d pass along instructions on how to host a cookie exchange. While I’m no longer hosting a physical cookie exchange, I figure it’s just too challenging with my food allergy concerns, I do host my online cookie exchange. This year marks…

Finger Nibblers

Now aren’t these just a fun thing? I just couldn’t resist making these edible finger nibblers. This recipe is one you’ll want to make for Halloween, you could even pack them in school lunches! If you want to hit the easy button, feel free to use ready made pizza dough instead of making the dough…

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,…