Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

After baking several apple pies over the years and not quite getting the one that my palate would scream on wows, I decided to try yet another recipe, after watching Anna Olson on TV this fall. I am not sure if this recipe features on her new book but it was very nice to watch… Continue reading Apple pie – with priceless tips from Anna Olson

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Gluten free strawberry crumble

Although we are not on a restricted gluten free diet, I like to explore different possibilities for gluten, when I can. It also seems that going gluten free greatly improves my husband's control of his diabetes. Spring in the air, fruits are looking better and better every day, I found this amazing recipe here, and… Continue reading Gluten free strawberry crumble

Perfect classic pumpkin pie

Finally it's time for pumpkin pie! Not that we can't enjoy at other time of the year, but when the air is crisp, the leaves are turning red and a light jacket is needed to walk the dog, it is time to fill the house with the sweet smell of a pumpkin pie baking away… Continue reading Perfect classic pumpkin pie

Rich and creamy Vanilla ice cream – without an ice cream maker

While we're enjoying the end of this summer I keep experimenting with ice cream and sorbets, learning about techniques and having lots of fun. I am not using an ice cream maker yet, I want to learn the old-fashioned way first. The second recipe I tried is a plain, luscious and basic Vanilla ice cream.… Continue reading Rich and creamy Vanilla ice cream – without an ice cream maker

Strawberry and spiced chai tea sorbet – Frozen treat to make before summer is over

I've been experimenting with ice creams and sorbets all through this summer and loving it. I thought it would be my first step towards making my mind about buying an ice cream maker. I had lots of fun and my food processor did the job, so far. I am a big sorbet fan. I find… Continue reading Strawberry and spiced chai tea sorbet – Frozen treat to make before summer is over

White chocolate and coconut strawberries

I was so successful with my chocolate strawberries for Valentine's that I had to make them again last weekend when we had company for dinner. Talking about a favorite that also fits my husband's ongoing diabetes-friendly diet! A couple of tricks will help to cut the sugar down, if you need to: dip just half… Continue reading White chocolate and coconut strawberries