Snickerdoodles {Gluten Free}

Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices to enhance savory and sweet dishes.  I add a teaspoon or so to a simmering pot of homemade chili, sprinkle a bit on top of fresh fruit with cottage cheese or fold a few dashes into pancake batter.  Who knew something so delicious came from tree bark? I […]

Blueberry + Pistachio Muffins {Gluten Free}

When I started this food blogging gig, it came at a time in my life when I was having a bit of an identity crisis.  For eight years I defined myself by my teaching career, then suddenly, that was over.  Now I was a mom to a toddler and a newborn, too sleep deprived and knee deep […]

Cherry + Orange Cobbler {Gluten Free}

When I was a child, my favorite place to be was at my grandparent’s cottage in northern Michigan.  This region is famous for it’s cherries, in fact, they produce about 75% of the world’s cherry crop!  In the local shops and restaurants surrounding the greater Traverse City area, you can find just about any food […]

Almond Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Gluten Free}

I consider myself to be a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur.  Maybe that’s a bit conceited, but I’ve eaten just about every variety of chocolate chip cookie known to man ~ with walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, pistachios, cranberries, cherries, pretzels, chocolate chips, DARK chocolate chips, WHITE chocolate chips, etc.  I’ve eaten them crispy, chewy, stale, frozen, melted, etc.  But […]

Ricotta Lime Cheesecake {Gluten Free}

Take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila… With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I can’t help but think that it’s a great excuse to kick back with a margarita.  Not that I need an excuse! (wink, wink)  My father-in-law has the BEST margarita recipe:  four – 12 oz. bottles […]