Festive Recipes for Easter

[Today is the last day to enter two cookbook giveaways!  Enter to win 500 Vegan Recipes right here on DDD–check this post.  And if you’d like a free copy of my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, hop over to Sally’s blog and enter before midnight tonight!] I’ll be back with a new recipe over the weekend, but […]

Coconut Macaroons (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Passover AND ACD-Friendly)

[Note: this recipe is now available in my cookbook, Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free, along with over 100 more refined sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free treats!] [Photo: Celine Saki] Back in our 30s, my friend Babe and I had a little routine we’d enact any time we met someone new (say, at a party, or a […]

Close Encounters with Cookies from Another Planet

  [Unretouched photo of unidentified, disk-like objects, hovering in the air over my kitchen table] Before I metthe HH, I’d read exactly one science fiction novel (Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End, when I was about twelve) and seen only the standard TV shows or movies, such as Star Trek (in all its incarnations–though Deep Space really was […]

Wishes for a Wonderful Day

  Whether you’ve just woken up to find the Big Guy has already arrived, or whether you’re spending your day in some other way, here’s wishing you a day filled with fun, happiness, and the love of friends and family. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it’s wonderful.  If not, enjoy the nearly empty movie […]

Last Minute Christmas Cookie

Talk about under the wire.  Here it is, the LAST DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and I’m still experimenting with baking cookies (and still posting to Holidailies).  And guess what?  I think I’ve hit on something. I’ve been wanting to do a Christmas sugar cookie for years.  Ever since I had to alter my diet and cut […]

Cupcake Challenge and a Cookie Recipe

Every year, when my sisters and I were kids, for our birthdays we each got a made-from-scratch, personally decorated birthday cake for our party.  One year it was Little Bo Peep, another it was Barbie, still others it was a pretty array of colorful frosting flowers splashed across a chocolate rectangle.  Cake, always cake; but […]

Leftover Pizza for Breakfast

 I must be on a “dinner-for-breakfast” kick.  This morning, I scarfed up the last 2 pieces of pizza from last night’s cooking class.  Normally, the class participants take all the leftovers home with them, but due to intermittent snow squalls throughout the GTA, two people cancelled at the last minute and left me with–yum!–breakfast. I am […]