Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these dairy free cottage cheese 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…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata Years back we were gifted by a local friend and winemaker with a ton of fresh eggplant from the winery’s garden. While my whole family adores eggplant, I was feeling pressed to find ways to eat it. I came across this recipe for eggplant and tomato frittata and gave it my…

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…

Dairy Free Taco Casserole

Dairy Free Taco Casserole I found a recipe similar to this one in one of those mini cookbooks you can find at the grocery store checkout line. So help me I used to have a real problem with those little cookbooks. For a long time, I could not go through the checkout without purchasing one…

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 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…

Dairy Free Fennel Bake

A few years ago I became a big lover of fresh fennel. I had not eaten it much while growing up, but as an adult love it to pieces. I discovered this recipe when the CSA box we were getting delivered kept having bunches of celery week after week. I originally made this with celery…

Dairy Free Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix

One of the hardest things for me to give up when I had to remove dairy from my diet were hot chocolate packets. Here is my version of dairy free powdered hot chocolate mix. We like to go camping, and hot chocolate was always on the menu. When the weather turns cold and wet (yes,…