How To Make Homemade Raisins & My Grandma’s Amazing Raisin Cookies

I’m just going to come right out and say it – I think raisins get a bad rap. What’s isn’t there to like about raisins, I ask you? They’re sweet little bits of dried fruit deliciousness. (Sure, it can be a bit disappointing if you bite into a cookie expecting chocolate chips, only to find … Read more

Lemon Bunny Buns . . . Perfect For Easter Brunch!

I just adore Easter…because it means that Springtime is here and the weather is finally warming up! It also means (like most holidays) plenty of delicious food! 🙂 I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try and serve on special days. Since any recipe with lemon as an ingredient is bound to catch my eye, when I … Read more

How To Make These Adorable Little Ghost Sugar Cookies

This post was supposed to be all about these cute little ghosts…but somewhere along the line it became much more!  At least for those of us who live in this house. Allow me to explain. In my never-ending search to find a good gluten free flour, I recently purchased a bag of Cup 4 Cup … Read more

Gluten-Free Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake

I’ve recently become enamored with my bundt pan! I’ve started making all our birthday cakes in it and lots of other things too. Can you say Amish Friendship Bread CAKE? 🙂 Try it, you’ll like it! There’s just something about making delicious goodies in a bundt pan…they look pretty and; they’re easy to cut and serve, and … Read more

Gluten-Free Brownie Bark

I love it when I find a gluten-free treat that doesn’t taste gluten-free! It’s so nice not to have to make multiple desserts for my family. I usually stick with rice krispie treats or my favorite gluten-free sugar cookie mix, but I recently came across this recipe for gluten-free brownie bark and couldn’t believe my … Read more

Simple Ways To Dress Up Your Pie Crusts

I don’t know about you, but when I look through slick magazines and see pictures of “fancy” pie crusts, I am totally intimidated! Just making the crust and pie filling is hard enough right? Making the pie crust look magazine-worthy is just asking too much! Well, my daughter Britta completely changed my mind (and blew my mind at the … Read more

Your Ultimate Allergy-Friendly Baking Guide

I used to feel sorry for people who had food allergies, but not anymore. I know that sounds harsh, but hear me out! 🙂 Last week my daughter Britta decided to cook up some treats to test out some allergy-friendly ingredient substitutions and they were some of the best-tasting treats I’d ever had! OK, I … Read more

Black Bean Blender Brownies {Gluten Free}

WAIT! STOP! DON’T LEAVE! I promise…the fact that there are black beans in this brownie recipe is a GOOD thing! 🙂 Not only are they moist and full of rich, chocolatey goodness…they are also protein-packed and gluten free! (But you can still make them with regular flour too!) No one will even NOTICE that they have black beans … Read more

Brazilian Cheese Rolls {Gluten Free}

Friday’s are our “photo shoot” days at OGT, which basically means that Britta, Kaitlyn and I get together and try to cram as many posts as we can into one day! The whole house becomes a mess (especially the kitchen) as we create and photograph our various projects, but at least it is limited to … Read more

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Author’s Note From 5/28/20: While the original recipe in this post uses gluten free cookie dough, you can use any refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough! For more cookie dough treats, check out this post. A funny thing happened last week. I was at the grocery store navigating my usual route through the aisles when something … Read more

Blueberry “Boy Bait” Cake {Gluten Free}

I have a new favorite gluten-free flour! This is very exciting for ME because for the last few years since my son Kell was diagnosed with celiacs disease I have tried MANY gluten-free baking mixes and flour blends but none of them have left me overjoyed. However, since I discovered Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free … Read more

Chocolate Zucchini Cake {Gluten Free}

My daughter’s wedding took place on Saturday and I don’t think I’ve ever been this tired in my entire life. Happy, elated and grateful….but T I R E D. Those of you who have planned weddings for daughters before will be able to relate.  Those of you who have done more than ONE daughter’s wedding, … Read more

A Sweet Treat For A Bridal Shower – Neapolitan Cupcakes!

Welcome back to WEDDING WEEK – Day 4! (I just got butterflies typing that because it means there is only one whole day left until the BIG DAY!) I am happy to report that wedding prep is going extremely well and with any luck Britta’s wedding eve will simply be a chance to relax and … Read more

Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Food – Pesto Wedding Tarts!

Welcome back to WEDDING WEEK – Day Three! Thank you for joining us! We’re so glad you decided to attend. Not counting today, there are only TWO MORE DAYS until my daughter Britta and her fiance Neil tie the knot! I can’t believe it’s almost here. So much planning, preparation and attention to detail will … Read more