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CHRISTMAS PUDDING REHEATED SERVED WITH VANILLA CUSTARD

This Christmas Pudding will now become a Christmas tradition – it turned out beautifully.  Rich, moist, packed full of flavor and served with a homemade Vanilla custard, it was the perfect dessert after turkey dinner.

RECAP:  To store the Christmas Pudding:

While the Christmas Pudding was made in November it was then wrapped very well in plastic [...]

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GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

It seems Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cake is something you either love….. or not.  I have not had Christmas Pudding or Cake in many many many years, and I absolutely love them both.

(the above picture is not mine – I won’t be able to unveil my picture until Dec.24th so will keep everyone [...]

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RHUBARB GINGER STRAWBERRY FOOL

Nothing says spring like fresh, beautiful rhubarb.  (well that and fresh asparagus)  I love the gorgeous pink color….in fact when chopping the rhubarb it turned my cutting board pink!

While strawberries are not in season until June, I did use organic halved frozen strawberries in this dish.

There could also not be an easier dessert to make.  [...]

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GLUTEN FREE CRANBERRY CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE

Merry Christmas everyone, and all the best for 2016.  Wow, that sure came up fast – where does the time go?

Mercy!  This was one decadent chocolate fudge cake.  It is rich, with full on chocolate flavor, a nice touch of cranberry, dense and ultra moist.  A very special occasion festive cake.

What is really nice about [...]

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GLUTEN FREE GINGERBREAD CAKE WITH STICKY TOFFEY DATE SAUCE

If you love the flavors of gingerbread, this is a cake for you!

I found a most gorgeous picture of this Gingerbread Cake with Sticky Toffee Date Sauce in a local grocery store flyer, which then said to check out their recipe website….here is the original.

I have made this cake twice now.  The texture is luscious, [...]

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GLUTEN FREE OLD FASHIONED APPLE PIE

I have never made a double crusted pie before… ahem-mm, as you can see from the photo below, I am no pie master, plus, I cheated!  Normally I always use the never fail Dream Pastry from Bette Hagman’s book:  Bette Hagman Cooks Fast and Healthy.   However, this time I tried Glutino boxed Perfect Pie [...]

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GLUTEN FREE ORANGE CHIFFON CAKE - A RECIPE INSPIRATION

I know….I know.  All of my cakes with white frosting look the same don’t they?  But this, …. this is Orange Chiffon Cake.  Yes, Gluten Free Orange Chiffon Cake. This is a cake that has always been a family favorite for us.  Once I went gluten free many years ago, I thought that would be [...]

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WEST COAST TRAIL COOKIES

I have heard from many a backpacker/hiker that our stunning West Coast Trail is not for the faint of heart, however, it is also considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world.  It is a hiking trail with miles of rugged beaches and forests, that many people have done more than once [...]

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GLUTEN FREE RAISIN QUINOA COOKIES

These Raisin Quinoa Cookies are now my new favorite Gluten Free Cookie…they are scrumptious.  Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside – perfect.  I found the original recipe here then converted them to gluten free with a few other changes.

This cookie dough would also be fabulous for chocolate chip cookies.  Next time I make [...]

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HOMEMADE REAL VANILLA ICE CREAM (LACTOSE/SUGAR FREE)

When one has not had real ice cream….as in 17 years of no real ice cream….this was heaven.  If you are lactose intolerant as I am, this is worth the effort it takes to make.

I started off by making SCD Whip Cream.  You can see the original recipe to culture whip cream here at Karen’s [...]