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…

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…

Simple Pumpkin Muffins

Simple Pumpkin Muffins I discovered this recipe a long time ago. I like to make these simple pumpkin muffins in the fall, but these are a year round recipe. While this recipe calls for using a box mix, you can certainly take your favorite homemade cake recipe to make these simple pumpkin muffins. My family…

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these 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 practice and school starting….

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 Cranberry Bars

This recipe for apple cranberry bars turned out so good, I had to eat some before writing this down. These are moist, delicious and oh so yummy. I cannot believe this recipe originated from a diabetic cookbook. Remember how I wrote about picking apples at a you-pick farm? This recipe is another way to utilize…

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…

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…