Daring Bakers: Get Creative – Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies leaves

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking. We were to decorate our cookies in the theme of September – whatever that means to us. For me, I created fall…

Read More »

Guest Post at Daily Bites – Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash

spaghetti squash

Hallie, the owner of Daily Bites, is currently hosting a series called “Cents” – able and Savory, where she is featuring healthy gluten-free recipes that won’t break the bank. So far, she has shared a recipe for 5-minute BBQ sauce, and twice-baked acorn squash. Hallie posts a lot of healthy recipes featuring whole, natural ingredients…

Read More »

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote

cheesecake

When I went dairy-free, I thought I’d never enjoy cheesecake again. Oh, sure, there are soy cream cheese substitutes, but I can’t tolerate much soy, and besides, it tastes “off” to me. So when my friend Noelle at An Opera Singer in the Kitchen opened my eyes to the existence of raw vegan cheesecakes, such…

Read More »

Kids in the Kitchen: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Brittany is my partner in baking. She immediately knew she wanted to bake muffins this weekend. What kind? She wasn’t sure yet. After a bit of discussion, we decided on one of my favorites – banana chocolate chip. However, I wanted to make them healthier and allergy-friendly without sacrificing taste. This took a bit of…

Read More »