Green Pancakes without Artificial Colorings

Last year when we were exploring, if the chlorophyll extracted from plants can work as a coloring agent, we experimented with spinach and got the idea to try it as the coloring agent in our pancakes. The first time we tried…
Apple Sorbet

When my friend told me she never had apple sorbet I was speechless for 30 seconds.  And if you don’t know me well let me just clarify.  30 seconds is a very long time!  If you don’t make apple sorbet,…
Russian Apple Pie – Gluten-free Sharlotka

      Physics, geometry and chemistry were not the only subjects taken seriously in Soviet times.  In my public high school we were also required to take a class named Trudovoe Obuchenie (Trud), the name that I can only translate as…
Perfect Peach Pie (gluten-free)

For some reason I have never seen Peach Pie on a menu in a restaurant.  I have never seen it at a potluck, picnic, or barbeque.  And none of the cookbooks in my extensive collection has a recipe for  it.…
Lemon Bars (gluten-free)

Classical lemon bars get a makeover with a gluten free flour.  Four out of five members of my family declared them perfect.  I made two batches and we took them on a picnic with us.  I bet some very happy…
Dream Blueberry Pie (gluten free)

I must be dreaming.   Is it possible that nobody tried to make a traditional key lime pie with blueberries in place of key limes?  I searched and searched, but didn’t find anything except for the classical key lime pie…
Homemade Whipped Cream Topping

Once upon a time there lived a girl by the name of Irina.  When Irina’s daughter turned one, Irina invited friends over to celebrate and made the most perfect cake in the world.  Between “Oh my god!” and “It’s so…
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

I’m relatively new to gluten-free cooking.  For the longest time I considered it a passing fad like Atkins diet.  Then it happened.  At the time I had a 20-pound bag of wheat flour delivered every month through a subscribe-and-safe program…
Chocolate Caramel Turtles

Ever since we read Anansi’s Party Time we’ve been searching for a perfect Chocolate Turtles recipe. We liked Chocolate Turtle Cake that we posted here, but it wasn’t until we tried the classical Chocolate Turtles recipe on what’s cooking America…
Dairy Free Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I mentioned somewhere before that I occasionally go through vegan phases.  The main reason these phases don’t last is that nobody else in my family is interested in that kind of eating and I end up cooking two sets of…