Gluten Free Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients: 1 Mi-Del Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust For the Toasted Coconut Topping 1/3 cup flaked, sweetened coconut Filling: 1½ cups coconut milk (whisked together to make sure it’s evenly incorporated) 1½ cups 10% Cream (Blend or Half-and-Half) 5 egg yolks ¾ cup sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon butter ¼ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coconut … Continue reading

Ain’t Muffin Wrong with That

I grew up in a household where we followed Weight Watchers and regularly had many of the recipes from that plan. Here are a few of the muffin recipes I had regularly when growing up – guilt free!   Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 2 ¼ cups flour 3 tbsp white sugar 1 tbsp baking powder … Continue reading

Gluten Free Lemon Sour Cream Pie

First off, there is no picture of this pie….because we ate it all before I could take one. One of my best friends can’t have gluten, but that has never stopped us from having a top notch meal together. I have gotten very used to making recipes gluten free or coming up with ideas that … Continue reading

Hummingbird Cake

This is a classic cake from North Carolina with roots in Caribbean flavours. It tastes like a cross between a carrot cake and banana bread – helped by a fluffy cream cheese icing with a zesty surprise! Ingredients: 1 cup pecan pieces or sliced almonds 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1 can crushed pineapple, drained well … Continue reading

Cherry Pineapple “Dump” Cake

Easiest recipe ever. Take one of those 9×13 baking pans for cakes or whatever. Dump in 1 can of cherry pie filling, one of crushed pineapple (with the juice). Stir them up. In a bowl, dump in a yellow cake mix (just the dry mix, don’t add eggs or water or whatever). Add 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Banana Colada Bread

I should call this the Banana Bread saga. I set out to create the ultimate banana bread – and to do it in a relatively healthy way. It took a lot of testing, but this is what I came up with. The coconut is optional, but it gives a great texture, some structure to the … Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake (and biscuit recipe)

A summer tradition at my house is Strawberry Shortcake. This is probably because we all love fresh strawberries, and our local farmers produce amazing crops every year. The key to an amazing Strawberry Shortcake is threefold: good homemade biscuits, fresh local berries, and real whipped cream. I recently found a great recipe for biscuits that … Continue reading

Lemonade Squares

I was struggling tonight to figure out a dessert to make for our regular board game night. My best friend needs to stay gluten free, so I have been getting creative to adapt or choose recipes to fit. It was also hot today, so I wanted something cold, and didn’t have time to make ice … Continue reading

Almond Baklava

I have the weirdest nut allergy in the world. I can have peanuts and almonds — and nothing else. Because of this, sometimes I need to adapt recipes. However, sometimes, they’re total winners. This is one of those. Almond Baklava 1 pound chopped almonds or walnuts 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo … Continue reading