Celiac Awareness, Memorial Day and my fabulous Salted Cayenne Roasted Carob Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan)

May is a very important month for our family.  A month dedicated to Celiac Awareness, I have found many reasons to share why it is I eat the way I do, and why I participate in the blogging community the way I do, this month.  Unfortunately being the last month of school, as a teacher […]

GF/CF Baked Vegan Jalapeno Poppers

Warm, spicy, crisp peppers. Hot, melted cheese.  Crunchy breaded exterior. I challenge you to find a greater appetizer than jalapeno poppers.  The cream cheeze used to fill these beauties is so great by itself, I was tempted to  just stop there and eat it up…but after my son had asked me more than a dozen […]

Vegan Nutty Butter Easter Candy

🙂 I have had the intention to make Gluten Free-Dairy Free Nut Butter cups for my kids for a while now.  With Easter quickly approaching, the television heavily laden with Reese’s commercials and the grocery aisles loaded with these smooth, creamy treats, well…it seemed about time to make my kids a treat they so readily […]

Sugar- Free Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecake, Ingredient-Challenge Monday

When Shea (aka Dixie Chik Cooks) and I agreed that lemon would be the Ingredient Challenge for this week, my mind started wandering.  I love lemon.  Lemon bars, lemon meringue, mint lemon julep (sans alcohol), lemon mint cake, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, raspberry lemonade, lemony citrus shortcake cookies, mmmm strawberry lemon cupcakes…so many ways to use […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday Vegan Red Velvet Whoopie Pie (Gluten Free, Diary Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Corn Free)

Ingredient-Challenge Monday Vegan Red Velvet Whoopie Pie (Gluten Free, Diary Free, Corn Free) When my Ingredient-Challenge Monday Girls came to the decision that we should do a “something red” special for Valentine’s Day, my mind immediately ran to favorite ingredients like strawberries, raspberries, even cherries.  Then, I went shopping with my husband…my gluten loving, dairy […]

Sausage Cheeze Balls (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Casein Free)

As my family sits and anxiously awaits our guests for tonight’s big football event, I thought I would share a recipe which has quickly become a favorite for parties, bridal showers, baby showers and just because.  Inspired by the classic Betty Crocker recipe for Sausage Cheese balls; using the new Gluten Free Bisquick and our […]

Vegan Salted Cayenne Dark Chocolate Almond Fudge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)

Gourmet chocolates have brought us all kinds of zany combinations.  Chocolate covered fruit, gummy bears, peppermint sticks or even biscotti…each and every combination has its own unique taste and texture, each just as exquisite as the next.  Nearly two years ago I had my first taste of pepper infused chocolate with a hint of sea […]

Vegan Cranberry Pecan 5-Minute Fudge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)

Fudge. Melt in your mouth piece of heaven.   I have been making fudge for more years than I care to admit to and fell in love with what has, in recent years, been dubbed “five minute” fudge more than 20 years ago.  No doubt you have seen similar recipes.  Rachel Ray shared her version […]

Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Casein Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Sweetened condensed milk is one of those coveted items, especially by those of us who cannot have milk.  When used for deserts, candies, cakes, even hot drinks, there is a magical depth of flavor that occurs which no other addition seems to bring to the table. My recipe for sweetened condensed milk gives you all […]

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup, Share Our Holiday Table

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you have likely noted the number of times I have mentioned Share Our Holiday Table this week. To clarify, Share Our Holiday Table is a virtual, progressive fund-raising dinner being hosted by Share Our Strength in effort to raise awareness about childhood hunger. As a mother, ensuring […]