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,…

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…

Wholesome Gingerbread Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a wholesome gingerbread cookie comes from my cousin-in-law Ella down in San Diego. She makes these Wholesome Gingerbread cookies for her family every year. These gingerbread cookies are made with carrot juice, whole wheat flour, and ground flax. Not only do they look yummy, but they taste good too. I hope you…

Holiday Baking Flashback

HOLIDAY BAKING FLASHBACK This holiday baking flash back brings you back to my days as a caterer with 24/7 access to a commercial kitchen. I just can’t explain the joy of being able to bake off all my gingerbread cookies at once. This is the first year in 7 years I won’t have access to…

Peparkaker Cookies: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This is a recipe for Peparkaker Cookies (from my cousin Win). He believes it came from our Nana (out fathers’ mother) – and I wouldn’t be surprised. She had a habit of making certain recipes for different family groups. I have no memories of her making this for my family, but probably because we were…