Cookies for Breakfast

I have been craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a while now and figured today was the day! Plus, I was in the mindset of eating oatmeal for breakfast and thought well oatmeal cookies are practically the same thing. I didn’t have enough chocolate chips in my house, but I did have some white chocolate…

S’More Please…

S’Mores are some of my favorite things, so I just had to experiment with making them into a cookie. First attempt wasn’t successful, so I adjusted the recipe by adding less marshmallows (I got carried away the first time) and less graham cracker crumbs. Hope you enjoy them! Be sure to find my on Instagram…

Lemon Chiffon Cake {gluten free]

Today I did a cake tasting for such a fun couple! They are going with a rustic pink & gold theme and a dessert table — including a naked three-tiered funfetti cake! I also had them taste a chocolate cake, chocolate chip marble cake, and lastly, lemon chiffon cake. For the frostings and fillings they tasted vanilla…

Springtime Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies {Gluten Free} HOPPY Easter! Ingredients: 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softenend 4 ounces Unsalted Butter (1 stick), softened ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1¼ Cups Gluten Free AP Flour ½ tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Sea Salt 1¼ Cups Strawberries, sliced in to small pieces Directions:…

Olive Oil Carrot Bread {Gluten Free}

Happy Easter Week! Ingredients: 2 Cups Gluten Free AP Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Sea Salt ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg ½ tsp Ground Ginger 3 Eggs 1¼ Cups Light Brown Sugar 2 Cups Grated Carrots ( I prefer using purple, orange, and yellow carrots for extra fun and color!) 1 tsp Vanilla…

Gluten Free Recommendations

I wanted to share some of my favorite and go-to Gluten Free products with you all! Most of these are staples in my house as they are just that good. Almond Milk: I use this every day in cereals, overnight oats, baking, and shakes. Silk is sold almost everywhere. Califia farms is sold at Sprouts…

M is for Muffins & Mondays

Gluten Free Oatmeal Buttermilk Muffins Ingredients: 1 Cup Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Cup Gluten Free AP Flour ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar ½ tsp Kosher Salt 1 tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Nutmeg ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce 2 Eggs 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract ¾ Cup Walnuts, chopped Directions: Combine…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Cheers to Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread! Ingredients: 1¼ Cup of Raisins 2 Cups Gluten Free AP Flour 2 TBS Sugar 1 tsp Xanthan Gum ¾ tsp salt ¾ tsp Baking Soda ¾ tsp Cream of Tartar 4 TBS Unsalted Butter 1 egg ½ Cup Buttermilk Directions: Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a small saucepan place raisins and enough water to just…

Chef Stories: Campanile

Campanile served as home and a dream come true midway through my culinary career. From the historical building to the renowned chef staff, I was on cloud nine when I was offered a position as a line cook. Cooking at Campanile was a unique experience in that each cook worked every station throughout the week….

Cooking Class: Sample Menu

This menu with recipes included is from a cooking class I did for a Professional Women’s Networking Group. They were having a girls weekend and rented a home in Laguna Beach with an amazing kitchen to work in! We had a blast! If you would like to book a class (gluten free or gluten filled…

Comfort Food & Friends

Comfort Food: a meal that warms your heart and sparks conversation, laughter, and memories. This is my Happy Place When I think of comfort food, I think of family, friends, and the enormous heart warming food fight scene in the movie Hook. A few days ago I gathered together a group of family and friends to celebrate my Birthday with…

Gluten Free Chocolate Coffee Teacake

Can’t go wrong with coffee and chocolate! You might even get away with eating this for breakfast. Ingredients: ¾ Cup + 3 Tablespoons Gluten Free AP Flour 6 Tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 teaspoon Baking Powder ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda ½ Cup Strong Brewed Coffee, cooled (I prefer any Peet’s Dark Roast) ¾ Cup Greek…