Persimmon Cookies

Every fall, when the persimmons ripen I have to make persimmon cookies. They just speak fall to me. This particular recipe was given to my family by family friends when I was in kindergarten. So we’ve been in possession of this recipe for just about forty years now. A hearty shout out and a giant…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I just could not get enough of these cookies the last time I made them. This is my take on the classic Betty Crocker recipe. I have adjusted to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. I hope you like these peanut butter cookies as much as my family does. They never last long. I try not…

Slice and Bake Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies Did you know you can take your favorite chocolate chip cookie or shortbread recipe and turn it into slice and bake cookies? I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try my hand at home-made slice and bake cookies. To do this I took the basic Toll House…

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,…

Kids Will Adore These Easy to Make Pizza Scones

You read that right. Kids will adore these easy to make pizza scones. I found the idea for this in a parenting magazine when the kiddo was little. When I first starting making these I tweaked the original recipe oblige my kid that has an aversion to processed meats and tomatoes. These days I have…

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…

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these dairy free cottage cheese muffins when I was a kid. When I had early morning swim practice, she would send me with a few of these in my bag to make sure I had something good to eat between…

Apple Berry Crisp

Apple Berry Crisp One can never have too many apple baked goods, especially in the fall when there are lots of get-togethers and family meals. If you are like me you love to entertain but do not want to spend hours slaving in the kitchen which is why I love this apple berry crisp. Want…

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…