Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Bake

Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Bake As many members of my family are now eating gluten free due to food sensitivity issues my mom decided everything should be gluten free over the holidays. Not a bad idea as we all enjoy cooking and have been playing around with different gluten/dairy/tree nut free recipes with much…

Juicing for a New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you managed to make it through the holiday season unscathed and like me invigorated for the upcoming year. We’re almost done with school break and I’m jumping for joy at getting back to a regular schedule. I love having the kiddo home, but I’m a creature of habit and I…

I Adore Cinnamon Toast

I adore cinnamon toast – any time day or night, it’s a big hit in my book. I think it started because when I was very little my father managed a fuel oil company in Maine. If a customer ran out of heating oil in the middle of the night my dad had to go…

Sage, Sausage & Cream Gravy

The hubs loves breakfast foods – and if we go out for breakfast loves going to a diner and getting biscuits & gravy. I ran across this recipe for sage, sausage & cream gravy and gave it a try for the diner style breakfast he enjoys but at home. It was a hit. He really…

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,…

Christmas Dinner with the Fam

Christmas Dinner with the Fam I just wanted to share with you our typical Christmas dinner with the fam. For our family the Christmas meal normally means roast beef and a turkey breast roast for those family members that don’t eat red meat. With the roasts we also serve sides of pan roast potatoes (there…

Christmas Morning Breakfast Roll

Every year my mom makes a Christmas morning breakfast roll. She makes a slight variation of the roll each year, sometimes going back and re-creating the recipe from a past year… she has notes of all variations of this recipe dating all the way back to 1977. The one pictured features orange honey, orange zest,…

Christmas Punch

Christmas Punch When we were catering we used to cater the monthly luncheons for a local women’s club – the Monday Club of San Luis Obispo. One of the traditions that dates back to the start of the club is to serve punch during the club’s social hour between the meeting and the lunch. We…

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…