Category Archives: favorite

glorious gluten-free layer cake

Last year, some friends were throwing a birthday party for a gluten-free friend, so I offered to make the cake. Knowing full well that gluten-free baking can be pretty hit-or-miss, I decided on a two-pronged strategy: 1) consult epicurious.com, The

glorious gluten-free layer cake

Last year, some friends were throwing a birthday party for a gluten-free friend, so I offered to make the cake. Knowing full well that gluten-free baking can be pretty hit-or-miss, I decided on a two-pronged strategy: 1) consult epicurious.com, The

gluten-free pizza crust, updated

One of the best things about getting together with family is picking up new recipes or ways of making old ones. I wrote this at home, in December, on pizza night: my brother Dan has a great recipe, and a

gluten-free pizza crust, updated

One of the best things about getting together with family is picking up new recipes or ways of making old ones. I wrote this at home, in December, on pizza night: my brother Dan has a great recipe, and a

gluten-free christmas cookies

It’s Christmas cookie time! For the last eight years – since I got that lovely celiac disease diagnosis – making “traditional” Christmas sweets hasn’t been the easiest endeavor. Finding a flour mix that doesn’t result in too-crumbly or too-nutty or

gluten-free christmas cookies

It’s Christmas cookie time! For the last eight years – since I got that lovely celiac disease diagnosis – making “traditional” Christmas sweets hasn’t been the easiest endeavor. Finding a flour mix that doesn’t result in too-crumbly or too-nutty or

kheer + spicy ginger lentil soup

I can’t take credit for either one of these, but they were both FABulous. I ate the soup for a week (or more) and didn’t once get tired of it. It’s SUPER ginger-y, though! I think I added a little

kheer + spicy ginger lentil soup

I can’t take credit for either one of these, but they were both FABulous. I ate the soup for a week (or more) and didn’t once get tired of it. It’s SUPER ginger-y, though! I think I added a little

cake decorating…a new calling?

I made this cake for a friend last month and had so much fun decorating it I wondered if I’d found a new calling! Regardless, I definitely found a new favorite buttercream frosting recipe. Here’s the link. It was so

cake decorating…a new calling?

I made this cake for a friend last month and had so much fun decorating it I wondered if I’d found a new calling! Regardless, I definitely found a new favorite buttercream frosting recipe. Here’s the link. It was so

maple and mustard-glazed salmon…(gluten-free) sandwiches!

This is another Serious Eats find that I loved. It was at least a month ago that I made it, but, hey, it’s been a busy month! At least I’m finally getting around to it. Here’s the link to the Maple

maple and mustard-glazed salmon…(gluten-free) sandwiches!

This is another Serious Eats find that I loved. It was at least a month ago that I made it, but, hey, it’s been a busy month! At least I’m finally getting around to it. Here’s the link to the Maple

goat cheese and cranberry salad

This is a pretty simple recipe, one inspired by a salad at a favorite local coffee shop. It’s been my dinner twice this week, mainly because it’s so easy! I’m sure it exists elsewhere on the interwebs, but here’s my

goat cheese and cranberry salad

This is a pretty simple recipe, one inspired by a salad at a favorite local coffee shop. It’s been my dinner twice this week, mainly because it’s so easy! I’m sure it exists elsewhere on the interwebs, but here’s my

gluten-free nanaimo (a.k.a. vameeno) bars

This is an adaptation of a gluten-full and dairy-full nanaimo bar recipe a friend of mine found online. I never knew they were called “nanaimo bars” until I walked into a favorite Baltimore coffee shop (One World Cafe in Baltimore)

gluten-free nanaimo (a.k.a. vameeno) bars

This is an adaptation of a gluten-full and dairy-full nanaimo bar recipe a friend of mine found online. I never knew they were called “nanaimo bars” until I walked into a favorite Baltimore coffee shop (One World Cafe in Baltimore)

ultimate chips and cheese

I love avocados. Growing up, we used to have “Mexican food” – burritos or nachos with El Paso-seasoned ground beef and black beans, sautéed onions and green peppers, Chi-Chi’s Mild salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, and guacamole – on a weekly

ultimate chips and cheese

I love avocados. Growing up, we used to have “Mexican food” – burritos or nachos with El Paso-seasoned ground beef and black beans, sautéed onions and green peppers, Chi-Chi’s Mild salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, and guacamole – on a weekly

pumpkin, carrot, & parsnip soup

I made this soup from scratch about a week ago and had it for lunch every day this week. It’s perfect with some toasted (gluten-free) bread and goat cheese. No photos, unfortunately, but it’s not much to look at anyway;

pumpkin, carrot, & parsnip soup

I made this soup from scratch about a week ago and had it for lunch every day this week. It’s perfect with some toasted (gluten-free) bread and goat cheese. No photos, unfortunately, but it’s not much to look at anyway;