Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts

I can't think of any better way to spend a lazy fall, weekend morning, than baking up (and eating) a batch of Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts (gluten-free and vegan). Can you? Hola! Olá! Hello! I'm fresh back from Spain and Portugal and can't wait to share all my photos and adventures with you, but bear with me a little while longer since I've got some major photo editing to do. In the mean time, I went through a little baked good withdrawl while I was traveling, not for lack of bakery windows filled with gorgeous Spanish pastries, … [Read more...]

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake {Original and Gluten-Free} for #NellysBigDay

I'm so excited to be celebrating a special occasion with you all today, and I hope you will join myself and all the other fun and fabulous bloggers in celebrating #NellysBigDay today with a virtual Bridal Shower for my lovely blogging and Twitter friend,  Marnely Rodriguez of Cooking With Books. Here's how it all started... “And …I said YESSSSS!” It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we saw this tweet from our dear Nelly @nella22. Without missing a beat, we all knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”,as she sweetly … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting... Do you know what the world's smallest grain is??? I'll give you some hints... It's a true nutritional powerhouse, high in fiber, iron, protein, and calcium. It is an excellent vegetarian source of amino acids, especially lysine, which is often deficient in grains It can be used in gluten-free cooking and baking. It is thought that this grain originated from Ethiopia between 4000 BCE and 1000 BCE. It starts with a T and end with an F. Have you guessed it … [Read more...]

Blog Hop: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Icing

This Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Almond Brown Sugar Icing may be the only chocolate cake you ever need! Hi Everyone! I just returned from 1 glorious week whitewater rafting down the Salmon and Snake rivers in Idaho. I plan on sharing my photos and adventures with you next week, but today I'm talking cake! Here's why... Shortly before my trip, I was invited to join a fabulous group of bakers to co-host a baking blog hop. For our first baking adventure, we decided to make cake. Immediately my cake thoughts turned to a … [Read more...]

Glorious {Gluten-Free} Blueberry Streusel Muffins

I wasn't going to share these muffins with you today. Nope! If you read my latest Fun Friday post, you know that I had fully intended to spend a little time relaxing this weekend, which to me, includes time AWAY from my computer... But once I made these muffins this morning, I knew it wouldn't be fair to NOT share them with you. They are THAT good! The recipe comes from Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts.  It is one of the first gluten-free cookbooks I ever bought, and still one of my favorites for gluten-free … [Read more...]

Luscious Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies {Regular and Gluten-Free}

Today, Ian, SiSi, Big Tex and I are headed to the "Happiest Place on Earth". Disneyland! We're hoping to beat the crowds before everyone in Southern California gets out of school for summer break. Wish us luck... But, before we go, I wanted to leave you with a luscious recipe for Lemon Curd Thumbprint cookies. JUST in case you are in the cookie baking mood this weekend :-) I first made these cookies this past Christmas.  I was inspired by Wendy Jo's recipe over at her fabulous nutrition and recipe blog, Edible … [Read more...]

Vanilla Birthday Cake {Gluten-Free} with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Yesterday was Big Tex's 8th birthday, so, naturally, we celebrated with a special cake. It was "vanilla" per his request. It was "gluten-free" per my request. And, it had fresh strawberries and whipped cream, because, really, how can you go wrong with berries and cream on cake? I would love to show you a photo of the cake BEI {Before Eating It}, but no such luck, because once I finished decorating it with the strawberries and whipped cream, Big Tex wanted to eat it right away.  Even before he opened his presents. So we … [Read more...]