Gluten Free Ricotta Cake

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake I’ve been in a baking mood the last month and heard about an Italian gluten free ricotta cake. I looked around and found a recipe, then tweaked it to be not only gluten free but dairy free as well. My entire family loved this. It had a rich buttery texture, was…

Virtual Cookie Swap 2018 Link Party

You know what time of year it is? It’s cookie baking season! My favorite time of year. As many of you know, I used to host an annual cookie swap party, but unfortunately I had to stop doing that because at my last cookie party I had a nasty allergic reaction to a cookie with…

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,…