Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

What better way to decide between chocolate or vanilla. Have them both! This cake uses my gluten free chocolate cake recipe (click here) as well as a vanilla butter cake. Both batters are very easy to make and amazing on their own or together. I use my own custom gluten free flour blend, but any cup…

Pistachio Cupcakes

I have been in such a pistachio mood lately and find myself getting pistachios frequently to snack on. I love their flavor and color and knew I had to put that into a cake. I made a mascarpone frosting for these cupcakes, but any vanilla or cream cheese frosting would also work. I am not a…

Portuguese Orange Cake

With some extra vanilla added in, because everything is better with vanilla. I have great memories of going to this Portuguese bakery with an ex I definitely wouldn’t call him a boyfriend guy. Their pastries were so flavorful and the texture was always spot on! I loved the simplicity of the presentation and ingredients as well. This recipe…

Chocolate Sugar Cookies {gluten free}

I started out by making a chocolate sugar cookie, but with gluten free flour and didn’t like how the texture was turning out so I added more fat (always a good plan!) as in cream cheese. This has now become a staple recipe for me. I love the texture with the cream cheese and they…

Christmas in….April

I love the combination of the chocolate and spices here. I made these for the first time a few years ago at Christmas, but they can pass year round in my book! Hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 1½ Cups Gluten Free AP Flour 1¼ teaspoons Ground Ginger 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves ¼ teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg (Ground Nutmeg works…

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe. It is originally my Mom’s recipe that I have since altered to make gluten free. Very quick, easy,and fool proof. It will also send the most amazing aroma throughout your home when you start to make it! Enjoy! Ingredients: 5 Tbsp Cocoa ½ Cup Vegetable Oil (Canola) 1…

This is Halloween

Halloween. The start of the holiday season and all things pumpkin (with chocolate chips). Tested out a new recipe today for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Chewy, flavorful, egg free, and I love the addition of molasses. Hope you enjoy them! Ingredients: ½ (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, melted ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree (Trader Joes cans are my…

Gluten Free Butter Almond Cake

I started reading this incredibly inspiring and beautifully written book about a 28 year old who suffers a brain aneurysm and uses cooking and food to fully heal and champion such a frightening time in her life. It illustrates the fact that food and cooking for so many is a source of memories and comfort. Food has…

Strawberry Galette (gluten free)

This is the perfect summer backyard barbecue, picnic, or potluck dessert. Very easy to make and the dough can be used to make any fruit galette of your choice. I went with strawberry, but you can also try it with peach, plum, pear, or any other berry. Enjoy! Ingredients: Filling: 2 cups Fresh Strawberries, sliced 2 TBS…

Hump Day Snickerdoodle Cookies {gf}

Can’t let a Hump Day go by without baking and eating a whole plate of homemade gluten free snickerdoodle cookies! The trick to these is under-baking them! Ingredients: ½ Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter, room temperature ½ Cup Sugar ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract 1½ Cups Gluten Free AP Flour ½…

Gluten Free Raspberry Olive Oil Brownies

So we have ourselves another National Food Holiday! Today is National Fudge Day! In honor of the day, I decided to make chocolatey/fudgey  gluten free raspberry olive oil brownies. I love baking with olive oil, it adds such nice texture and complexity to the flavor (click here for another olive oil baking recipe: Olive Oil Carrot…

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

Well, now isn’t this a wonderful thing! Definitely didn’t need an excuse to bake peanut butter cookies! This is the first time I have heard of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, but I am definitely going along with it! I did google it and it seems accurate. Played around with the recipe a bit and…