Homemade Edible Gifts

I thought this would be a perfect week to share some of my favorite recipes on the blog that would also make fantastic homemade–and edible–gifts. In my younger years, I made almost all of my gifts myself (edible or otherwise).  Of course, the fact that I was a student living in penury (I won’t say I […]

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Easter Ovoids

[A lovely Easter treat for anyone, these Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Easter Eggs are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages (when made with stevia-only) on an anti-candida diet.]   [Perhaps imperfect, but recognizably egg-like in shape, right?] One of my first paying jobs was working as a cashier […]

Crunchy Sunbutter-Carob Cups

[A sweet treat to celebrate the firsts: sunflower butter cups–recipe below] I hope everyone here in Canada had a great Victoria Day weekend! It seems as if this past week has been filled with a few exciting firsts for me (hmm, that sounds rather like a post-virginal confession, somehow, doesn’t it?  True, I was what you’d […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

One night when I was sixteen, I watched Marvin Hamlisch (composer of A Chorus Line, etc.) on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  The previous guest was Adrienne Barbeau, the buxom actress who played Bea Arthur’s daughter on the sitcom Maude. I was appalled as I witnessed Hamlisch, seated on the couch beside her, stammer and fidget (eyes flitting […]

Love Bites* for Valentine’s Day

Looking for other candida-diet friendly dessert recipes? You might like my ebook, Desserts without Compromise! Check it out for more great anti-candida treats. * that’s “bites” in the sense of, “little tidbits that can be eaten in one mouthful,” rather than the sense of, “really sucks” (as in, “reality bites”) or even “little nibbles on […]

A Matcha Made in Heaven*: Chocolate and Green Tea Truffles for Everyone (and More!)

* Sorry, couldn’t resist.  Please feel free to groan. [A cuppa matcha, pure and straightforward. . . a warm, comforting, health-boosting sip to enjoy daily!]    You know, sometimes I actually forget it’s the 21st Century. After all, I’ve spent more of my life before 2000 than since. Yet there’s no doubt that we’ve already lost […]

Flash in the Pan: I See Faux Chocolate in Your Future

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] I heard […]

Sweet Potato for My Sweetheart: Spiked Sweet Potato Truffles or Truffle Cups

Are you looking forward to V-Day next week?  Seems most people either love it or hate it.  Being from the “never too much schmaltz” school of romance, I love Valentine’s Day.  Even during all those years before I met the HH, I’d always endeavor to celebrate somehow.  I’d send cards to my friends or my sisters.  […]

Gastronomic Gifts V: Tutti Fruiti Christmas Cookies, circa 2008*

* Or, Ricki Finally Decides to Get Political [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.  ] [Dig those green […]

Gastronomic Gifts I: Fudge Two Ways

[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.  ] Back in the day (haven’t you always wondered about that expression?  I […]