Burnt Sugar Cake

So far, this is my favorite recipe from these little Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbooks. It’s amazing. Why it didn’t win first prize is baffling. The Burnt Sugar Cake from Pillsbury’s 3rd Grand National Bake-Off Contest, 1952 was developed by Dolores H. Schlesser, Junior winner from Iowa. I’ve made this cake a few times & every time I change […]

Chocolate Pie with Coconut Shortbread Crust

We’re up to the 6th Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook and the recipes just keep getting better! I made this Chocolate Pie for my sister for Thanksgiving dinner and she loved it so much, she stole the leftovers and ordered another for Christmas. Can’t say I blame her, it was an award winning pie recipe. Mrs. Robert Arnold from Green […]

Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting

  Another recipe from Grandma’s recipe box. A tasty home-style-comfort-food-potluck cake. I mix my own gluten-free flours and have put the recipe for fluffy flour in my E-BOOK. My fluffy flour mix works well for cakes, but any all-purpose gluten free flour should also work. Cake ingredients: 2 1/3 cups flour 1 2/3 cups sugar […]

Apple Bread Pudding

It’s common knowledge, at least among us gluten-free moms, that gluten-free bread is expensive; at least compared to its wheat-filled cousin. I usually buy Udi’s for my kids’ sandwiches. When it’s toasted, it makes great sandwiches. It holds-up to bacon, lettuce & tomatoes like a champ. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes full of holes so big the jelly oozes out […]

Apple Cider Cake

Fall is apple season in Michigan. Our apple tree seems to be on strike this year, so I’ve been buying up as many apples as I could from the local farmers’ markets. Now is the best time to stock-up on fresh apple cider too. Sure, they have apple cider in the stores, but read the […]

Peach Ice Cream

Today’s recipe will be short & sweet, without much commentary because life has been a little chaotic around here. Well, with 4 kids & a yard full of animals it’s never dull, but this week has been exceptionally “fun-filled”. I found this recipe in Great-Grandma’s recipe box and the directions are super easy. The only thing […]

Chocolate Fudge Cake

I’m breaking out the Betty Crocker Boys & Girls Cookbook today. I don’t know what year this one is. It’s missing half the pages. But, it still has the recipe for chocolate cake & that’s the most important anyway.

Apple Crisp

A classic recipe gets a gluten-free makeover. Next time, I’ll fill the dish with apples. As many as it will hold.Feel free to use any size pan and pack it full of apples or a mixture of apples & rhubarb. Apples & cherries. Whatever you have floating around. Double the topping for a 9×13 pan. ingredients: […]

Banana Split Ice Box Dessert

I bought a box of handwritten recipes at an estate sale & found this in there. It sounds really good, but then again, I do like coconut. I changed the recipe a bit because I can’t follow a recipe or sewing pattern even when I try. I also replaced the raw eggs with cream cheese. […]

S’mores Pie

Today, my daughter learned to use a torch. My kids are quite proficient with power tools and poop shovels, but I think this is the first time she has used a torch to roast marshmallows. She did great for her first try. I think Julia Child would be proud. I thought Julia was the one who said “Every woman […]