rose and peony ice cream

Peony and Rose Petal Ice Cream

I recently found out that peonies are edible. I have a peony plant which happened to be in luxurious full bloom last week (why does their season have to be

rugelach with spelt

Spelt Rugelach

With all the hustle of getting ready to go to BlogHer Food, I somehow neglected to mention that I guest posted over at Frosting for the Cause last week. Frosting

fudgy brownies

Gluten-Free Skillet Brownies

For this month’s secret recipe club, I was assigned to cook something from Amanda’s wonderful blog. I’ve lusted after many of her luscious looking desserts before so I knew I

Deeba’s Mango Ice Cream

When Amanda came up with the idea to form a secret recipe club, I just knew it would be a blast; I was thrilled when I was assigned to make

Brown Butter Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)

4/29/11: A couple of people have had problems with the baking time for this banana bread. I’m going to need to do some re-testing, so please hold off on making

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Last weekend, to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday, we had dinner at American Bounty. Every aspect of the meal was terrific, but it was the Vanilla Panna Cotta with Winter

gluten free lemon pie

Triple Lemon Pie (Gluten-Free)

Just a reminder to check out my giveaway for two beautiful author signed books about keeping chickens and canning/preserving. If you are interested in healthy, local, sustainable foods, you will

chocolate almond cake

Chocolate Almond Pound Cake (Gluten Free)

I got such thoughtful answers to my question about defining healthy eating! Thank you to everyone who responded, and feel free to add to the discussion if you haven’t already…

Homemade Chai Recipe

I had big plans for this holiday week spent at home. Not just big. HUGE. I was going to get tons of house cleaning done. I was going to get

Pumpkin Soufflés with Maple Pumpkin Ice Cream

I love soufflés: they are gorgeous- almost magical- and I’ve always wanted to make them at home. Recently, while flipping through The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle, I noticed that

Maple Coconut Ice Cream with Pink Peppercorns

This coconut ice cream with pink peppercorns was inspired by the inaugural Progressive Party over at Kitchen Play. Kitchen Play is a new site that’s devoted to connecting food bloggers

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, adapted from talented gluten-free blogger and cookbook author Elana Amsterdam, are dense and extremely moist, with the perfect amount of seasonal pumpkin flavor. Adding the

Pumpkin Clafouti

From soups to scones to smoothies, I thought I’d tried pumpkin in pretty much everything. Until today, that is…when I made pumpkin clafouti. Clafouti is a traditional French dessert that

Lavender-Honey Ice Cream

I’ve been wanting to make this Lavender-Honey Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop ever since I got the book last summer. David Lebovitz’ recipes are always fabulous, and this one

Cucumber Sorbet.

Cucumber Sorbet

Cucumber Sorbet might not sound the best, but I assure you it is. Made with coconut milk, it’s dairy-free, light, and delicious.

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Easy. Moist. Lemony. These are words that describe this cake, but they in no way do it justice. Amazing? Now, that’s more like it. I made this cake over the

Meyer Lemon Cream Tart

It’s been a week of some serious treats at my house. It all started last Saturday with this birthday cake for my daughter. Then, there was the Daring Baker’s challenge.

Gluten-Free Nanaimo Bars

The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she