Our Recipes

Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers for Banana Pudding—Yum!

Banana pudding with vanilla wafers is an all American comfort food for many, many people.  I used to make it for celebrations, but I’ve even been asked for it if someone is not feeling well or is down-in-the-dumps!  Isn’t that what a comfort food is all about? Of course, when we went gluten-free, this dessert, […]

Double Chocolate Slice & Bake Cookies

This is an old standby recipe that I have adapted to be gluten-free because I cannot imagine my life without these cookies!  First of all, my mother always said that if a recipe used oats in any form, it was healthier than a recipe without oats.  I believe some of those “old wives tales” have […]

Orange Freezer Cake–Tastes Like a Creamsicle and Gluten-Free!

It’s hot, it’s simmer and it’s Father’s Day.  What better way to celebrate than to make a freezer cake that tastes like and orange creamsicle?  Some of our best memories come from summers long ago and the creamy, cold treat of a frozen creamsicle is one of those everyone in my family enjoys.  This recipe […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake–A Summer Memory

For some reason, pineapple recipes always remind me of things my mother baked for us in the spring and summer.  I thought it was because of the pineapple rings she would put on ham for Easter dinner or the ambrosia that was always served at wedding or baby showers or graduations.  It doesn’t really make […]

I’m back! And I’m sorry to have been gone for so long!

Last spring I decided to take a short break, which turned into a whole year.  Of course, I still baked gluten-free for my friends and family, but I just didn’t get around to posting on my blog.  How I’ve missed it!  So now I’m back and ready to be more responsible and post regularly. I […]

Pistachio Cake made with Baking Mix

This is definitely a Springtime dessert.  Rich, sweet and so easy to make.  And it serves a lot of people, too.  In fact, I made this cake in a 9-inch round spring form pan, but you could make this in a 9 X 13-inch baking dish too’  Either works well and serves 10 to 12 […]

Almond Shortbread Cups–filled with Lemon Curd

These were an item on a tea tray at an event I attended in February.  Oh, so tasty!  I decided to try to find a recipe to recreate these treats.  As luck would have it, the tea company posted some of their best recipes a couple of weeks later and I got to use the […]

Hot Milk Sponge Cake

This is a really old recipe that I found at the bottom of my recipe box.  I think my mother used to make this in the summer when we had fresh strawberries for Sunday dessert.  I have really fond memories of this cake.  I remember that I started baking by using mixes, but soon “graduated” […]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies–like Tagalongs

Girl Scout cookies are everywhere this week.  I grew up loving them just like everyone else.  As a mother I understand that the girls are learning how to deal with people, present a sales pitch and learn some self-confidence.  I usually but a few boxes and donate them to our food pantry.  Then I make […]

Pecan Bundt Coffee Cake with Butter Rum Drizzle

I like making bundt coffee cakes.  They are large enough for me to share with a neighbor or two, and still have enough for my family.  I have a neighbor who had been ill for a couple of days.  Recently, I heard she was feeling much better, so I decided to make this cake and […]