cookies & other small bites


Peanut Butter Truffles

The classic taste of peanut butter and chocolate combine in these easy to make, yet rich truffles that are the happy result of playing with this peanut butter mousse. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Ooooooooooooooooooh BOY!   You need only two words to describe these tender, cake-like cookies. Pretty. Delicious.


Gluten Free Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

When a client requested gluten free oatmeal cookies, I had to be honest and tell her that I didn’t have a recipe. “I’ll start looking, right away”… I said.  Happily the search didn’t take long, as I’d already found the spectacular cookbook Against the Grain: Extraordinary Gluten-Free Recipes Made from Real, All-Natural Ingredients by […]

Gluten Free Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

Gluten Free Ginger Snaps 2

Since eating gluten free it’s been some time since I’ve enjoyed one of my favourite cookies – ginger snaps! How happy am I to have found this fantastic recipe from cookbook ‘Against The Grain’ where the recipe is called Yankee Ginger Snaps. They’re light, have a delicious snap and just […]


Gluten Free Double Chocolate Salame

Valentine’s Day is coming so quite naturally chocolate is on my mind! Picturing an alternative to truffles or last year’s gf double chocolate brownies, as adorable as they were baked in mini heart pans… I wanted something else. I’d been thinking of updating the recipe for chocolate salame/salame al cioccolato a fantastic, easy, no-bake treat, […]

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Salame

Rum & Toasted Coconut Macaroons

Rum & Toasted Coconut Macaroons

You can use a hand mixer for these, although it’s not necessary. Hand whisking and folding is as strenuous as it gets, to make these adorable gluten free Rum & Toasted Coconut Macaroons.


Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread

My recent flurry of baking Christmas sweets & desserts had me thinking that I should include at least one savoury item. A girl does need something to go with her glass of bubbly, after all! Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread, adapted from an Ina Garten recipe for Parmesan Thyme Crackers, are just […]

Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread

Easy Cranberry Oat Bars

There are times when you don’t want to get into a recipe that’s overly time-consuming; times where you want something that’s quick and easy. Using canned whole cranberry sauce makes this recipe for an unusual holiday bar effortless – and ready in under an hour.

Easy Cranberry Oat Bars