No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Recipe


This year my kids had a special, albeit brief, eight-week summer vacation -- the normal amount of weeks is twelve.  Well, school has started now, and it's been a big adjustment for all of us.Just as we were getting in our groove of pajamas all day, late breakfasts and late bedtimes, we found ourselves back in the … [Read more...]

Almond-Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Olive Oil {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Almond-Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Olive Oil {Gluten-Free} |

I'm really in the mood for a good summer brunch.  Truthfully, I'm usually in the mood brunch -- no matter what season we're in. However, summer weekends seem to lend themselves to brunch.  Lazy mornings, lots of sunshine, coffee brewing, friends, family, and lots of delicious weekend recipes.  Sounds good to me --  … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Iceberg Roses and Chocolate Blackout Nutella Cake Recipe


As much as I love relaxing, casual dinner "parties" on my sofa in my sweatpants, I also love throwing slightly fancier parties. You know, where we dress up a bit and sit in a garden or chat around the bar.As I mentioned when we made the fantastic grilled cheese sandwich on Wednesday, I hosted a baby shower for a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bread Recipe


Do you ever find yourself wondering if your morning muffin or breakfast bread might be so sweet that it could actually qualify as a dessert?This happens to me all the time! And I'm totally okay with it!Remember the Lemon Coconut Muffins I made a while ago?  You know, the ones I said should really be called … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Birthday Cake: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice-Cream Cake!


Could there be anything sweeter than my husband being 100% gluten-free solely to support our 7-year-old son with Celiac Disease?  It's been over two years since our son was diagnosed, and it's been exactly that long since my husband has been gluten-free. He even brings his own gluten-free beer to restaurants.In the … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Impatiens and Lemon Coconut Muffins {Gluten-Free}

Lemon-Coconut Muffins {Gluten-Free} |

Why do we call muffins "muffins?"  They're pretty much all cupcakes without the frosting.  Right?Right!I personally like to call cupcakes "muffins" simply to justify having them for breakfast.  After all, it's a great way to start the day!  ;-)I'm calling these guys "muffins" so you feel good about serving … [Read more...]

Almond-Plum Upside Down Pandan Cake {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Up Side Down Plum-Pandan Cake Recipe

I feel so fortunate to live close to my parents.  They're very close with my boys, they can watch their grandchildren grow up, and they often babysit so I can have a moment to myself here and there. I can pick up what they need when I'm out, I can cook for them, they host lovely family events, and they always have a … [Read more...]