Do Try This At Home: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce

A few of you asked for the Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe about which I posted yesterday. Since I wasn’t entirely thrilled with the pumpkin bread on its own, and I was most assuredly dissatisfied with the sweetened condensed milk (the base for the caramel sauce) on its own, I hadn’t intended to post the recipe. […]

Gastronomic Gifts II: Brandied Apricot-Ginger Spread

[There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  ]   As I’m wont to do during the drive to work, […]

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free French Toast Souffle with Summer Berries

In my mind, here’s the perfect way to wake up on a Sunday morning: Outside, the weather is balmy. A mild breeze whispers through the slightly opened window, curtains undulating softly with each invisible breath.  The sun makes its presence known through the diaphanous curtain as it tickles the pillows of our bed with little sparkles of laughing light. […]

Polish Lemon Cake*

*Okay, so it’s not really Polish.  But the topping reminded me of a German Chocolate Cake topping, and since (half) my ancestry is Polish, I thought I’d just use the same concept for this cake’s name.    Did you hear the one about the (half) Polish woman who wanted to bake a cake?  Just kidding. […]

Apple-Quinoa Cake

[Apple Quinoa Cake is a moist, not-too-sweet snack cake for everyone. Plus, it’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   The moment I decided to present a series about quinoa, I simultaneously decided I’d have to include at least one baked goodie.  […]

A North American’s Anzac Biscuits (*or, My Ode to the Antipodes)

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with the antipodes.  Well, come to think of it, that would be a one-sided love affair, since I’ve never actually been there. But hey, that’s okay.  I’m accustomed to those; my entire adolescence was flush with unrequited love. I’ve dreamt of visiting the Land Down Under since I […]

Smooth Operator

Way back in my salad days. . . . (Come on, now, who am I kidding? Okay, let’s start again): Way back in my cake-for-breakfast, Snickers-bar-for-breakfast, leftover-nachos-for-breakfast days, I was seemingly able to get it all done:  work at a burger joint until 1:30 AM, sleep five hours, get up and make it to school for […]

Mostly Raw Chocolate Truffles

Aren’t chocolate truffles just the height of decadence?  At this time of year, they seem to abound on coffee tables, in buffets, or in scalloped porcelain dishes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Well, for dessert day here at DD&D, I thought I’d share a recipe for my favorite NAG-friendly chocolate trufffles. […]