Spiced Fruit Mishmash

When I was little my mother used to make this dish as a quick dessert. I am partial to this spiced fruit mishmash being served with French vanilla soy ice cream, but you could easily pair it with fresh whipped cream or just eat it alone. In the summer feel free to use fresh fruits,…

Avocado Pie

First off this is not a savory dish. This is 100% dessert – luxury dessert. Avocado pie is easy to make and if you like me LOVE avocado you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner. I’m from California, it would seem like a sin to not love avocados. Mixing them into a sweet pie,…

Easy to Make Tofu Ricotta

2015 was the year I developed adult onset food allergies and the year of lots of recipe testing. Thanks for many of the cookbooks I obtained that December I was armed and ready for battle. It was in one of these books that I discovered a recipe for easy to make tofu ricotta. The single…

Tasty Dairy Free Chilaquiles Breakfast Casserole

Here is my recipe for a tasty dairy free Chilaquiles breakfast casserole. Remember the other day when I gave you my new recipe for chorizo flavored tofu? Well THIS is a recipe to use that yummy creation. This is the dish the hubs went back for seconds. And not only did he go back for…

Dairy Free Italian Fried Dough

Fried Dough – do I have your attention? How about now? Dairy Free Italian Fried Dough. Yes, no? NO??? Just kidding? Stop it! Yummmmmmmm. After I’d tried this out a few times I made it for my mother. She said they tasted exactly how her Grandma used to make it. Total score for me. If…

Tomato Mozzarella Polenta Bake

I just recently started reading Vegetarian Times. And it is inspiring me to eat more “meatless” meals. I recently made a tomato mozzarella polenta bake. My poor husband is going along with this, though not quite happily. While he said he did enjoy this meal – he was of course going to have to eat…

Brown Rice Risotto

Yep – I’m really on a meatless kick this week. Brown rice risotto with dairy free “parmesan” for dinner. Poor husband – but he really liked this one too, maybe I have a chance of getting the professional chef to eat a bit healthier after all! Plus kind of fun to be making this with…

Dairy Free Wine

One of the strangest things to think about when I went dairy free was to find a dairy free wine. Bizarre right? Who’d have thought that wine would have a dairy product associated with it. So no wonder one of the most shocking things for me to learn was that some wine makers use dairy…

I love Cafe Mocha

I had the hankering for a cafe mocha yesterday and instead of heading to Starbucks I went to another big national food chain that just opened in town. Disaster! Not only did it not taste good – I totally got sick later in the day (I can only assume it was from the strange “syrup”…

Blanc Biscotti

Do you ever find yourself with one cup of left over white wine? No?!? I’m the only one? Well just pretend you do, and you decide to cook with it. My recipe for Blanc Biscotti is easy and fun. Not to mention everyone will go crazy for how tasty these little bites. I came up…

Best Ever Chicken Salad with Grapes

Do I have a recipe for you. The best chicken salad you have ever tasted. How many of you find yourself with left over chicken and ponder what creative dish you can make for dinner? Do you find yourself wishing there were other things you can make? I’ve got you covered with this recipe. My…

Failure to Success as I Accidentally Made Creamed Spinach

So in an attempt to embrace the Irish in my family I’ve been on the hunt for Irish recipes. I’d love to hear from someone actually living in Ireland about Irish foods. Sadly my American friends with Irish roots were of no use with recipes unless they were drinks. I discovered this recipe that was…

Irish Nachos

Some recipes make me laugh out loud. Irish Nachos – how does this work?  Laughing, they’re made with potato rounds, no tortilla chips. Are these real nachos? No. These are a delicious potato snack. Nom nom. They’re crazy easy. And kid approved. They’re great for a crowd. HEATHER’S POTATO ROUNDS Go HERE for my recipe….

I Made Irish Soda Bread

I’ve never attempted Irish Soda Bread, though the hubs has made it a few times for wine dinners. As much as I love eating carbs, I am coming to the conclusion that I am not much of a lover of making yeast dough. It isn’t that they’re hard. I think it’s just a matter of…

Irish Apple Crumble

Tipping the hat to the Irish again today with this recipe I found for Irish Apple Crumble. In testing out a new recipe I always cut it in half because I’m never sure exactly what’s going to happen and there’s nothing worse than wasting ingredients on a bad recipe. However this was a HUGE hit…