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Carrot Cake Part I – how to convert a recipe to gluten free

I have been hearing a lot of talk about carrot cake lately, and it has made me want some, badly.  All I need is to hear a mention of a [...]

Making Iced Flowers for the Birthday Cake

My girlfriend just recently celebrated her birthday.  I will spare her the public announcement of how many years. Although, she is the first to announce her age to anyone, anywhere, [...]

Castle Cake revisited, Under the Sea

Creating birthday cakes for friends and family is becoming a trend for me. I was just looking through pictures on my laptop and realized just how many I have done [...]

What to do with all these peaches

I recently joined a CSA and started receiving a box of fruit every week from a local farm. Last week my box included the peaches and nectarines above. This is so much better [...]

Chocolate Truffles (dairy free)

A friend of mine makes amazing chocolate truffles. Whenever they are around, I try to limit myself because they contain dairy, which I am definitely allergic to.  I have been [...]

Princess Castle Cake … anything for the birthday girl

Last Spring, my girlfriend began planning her daughter's 4th birthday.  When asked what she wanted for her cake, she replied "a Princess Cake!" My girlfriend then called me up asking [...]

Fun with flour and sugar

This has nothing to do with whole foods or organics, but it does have a lot to do with fun and making a five-year-old boy very very happy. My good [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

Oh, and what a treat they are! I first tried these at a class at the Natural Gourmet in New York City and thought they were wonderful. The beauty of [...]

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Lava

A couple months ago I was looking for an extra special cake and came across this on smittenkitchen's blog. Her photographs gripped me.... I must make this cake! Well, at [...]

Gluten Free Lemon Scones

I have been thinking about making a GF scone recipe and went looking on the internet to see what other people have done. I tried the one on Bob's Red [...]