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December 7, 2018

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

I love cookies all year long but in the month of December whipped shortbread is near the top of the list of cookies I want to enjoy. This old-fashioned Whipped Shortbread is the kind of recipe your grandmother might have made. Whether you decorate these cookies with a piece of maraschino cherry or holiday sprinkles it’s […]

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November 23, 2018

Cappuccino Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

Cappuccino Cookies are for you if you like chocolate chip cookies, coffee and cinnamon. I happen to love all three. I make these Cappuccino Cookies only at Christmas. They are baked on a baking sheet then brushed with a sweet cinnamon glaze and cut while still warm. I take the time to cut them into […]

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November 2, 2018

Pumpkin Pie

Post by Cinde Little

Nothing says Thanksgiving like pumpkin pie. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. For us it is truly fall (most years), with warm sunny afternoons, the spectacular colours of autumn and daylight into the early evening. It also feels like the official beginning of pumpkin season. Suddenly pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin muffins […]

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September 14, 2018

Cinnamon Snickerdoodles

Post by Cinde Little

My aunt Marlene’s recipe for Snickerdoodles is printed in our family cookbook. I was the editor of that book way back in 1995 yet some how I have never made these cookies. My mom baked pies, cakes and cookies but I don’t think she ever made these cinnamon-dusted Snickerdoodles either. Funny how that works. In […]

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August 23, 2018

Glazed Fresh Fruit Pizza

Post by Cinde Little

Fruit Pizza is an easy year round dessert that everyone loves. The crust is similar to shortbread or a cookie but the filling softens it slightly so it can be easily cut into wedges and served like pizza. Any combination of fresh fruit creates a colourful presentation and when the fruit is added in a […]

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August 10, 2018

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Post by Cinde Little

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is the recipe I chose to make for The Allergy-Friendly Kitchen’s summer cooking contest. This contest is a joint initiative by Canadian race car star Alex Tagliani and Food Allergy Canada. The purpose is to raise awareness about food allergies while racing across the county. Food allergies, intolerances and celiac disease (not […]

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July 20, 2018

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Post by Cinde Little

Rhubarb Coffee Cake started from my recipe for Rhubarb Muffins. Muffins and cake are technically different but for my everyday style of cooking I like a versatile muffin recipe that can be baked as a cake when the occasion calls for it. Nothing fancy, just a cake cut into squares. The British version of coffee […]

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February 16, 2018

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Post by Cinde Little

Whole Roasted Cauliflower is an unusual presentation that might make someone say “wow”. Not many vegetable dishes can do that. In this recipe the cauliflower is seasoned with an East Indian spiced-yogurt that gives it a nice colour and a bit of a crust. Cauliflower seems to be the in vegetable these days. You don’t […]

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February 9, 2018

Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Post by Cinde Little

Have you heard of that Quinoa Chocolate Cake? The one made with cooked quinoa instead of flour. If your family needs a chocolate cake for special celebrations this is the recipe. It is a delicious, moist cake with a light texture and a rich chocolate taste. (This post contains affiliate links.) This cake is naturally gluten free. […]

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January 19, 2018

Spatchcock Chicken

Post by Cinde Little

Spatchcock Chicken is a popular method of preparing chicken these days. I am the first person to say you should cook what you like and not what’s trendy but here I am, posting a spatchcocked chicken. Spatchcocking is obviously a fun word to say. The term refers to the preparation method of removing the backbone […]

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January 5, 2018

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Post by Cinde Little

Have you heard of Brazilian Cheese Bread? If you know anything about a gluten free diet you pay attention when you hear things. Things like “have you heard of that Brazilian cheese bread?” After I heard that a few times I had to check it out. (This post contains affiliate links.) In Brazil this cheese […]

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December 8, 2017

Gingerbread Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

Gingerbread cookies are a tradition in my house. Every year I bake gingerbread cookies in an array of shapes from big gingerbread men with little cut-out hearts to all sizes of stars for my Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Tree. I love making all sorts of tiny shapes to use up the small bits of dough; little […]

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December 1, 2017

Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies are a delicious fall treat that is perfect right through the Christmas season. These little gems are filled with canned pumpkin, studded with tiny currants then dipped in an icing glaze making them ideal for any holiday cookie tray. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase using these links your […]

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November 10, 2017

Italian Meat Loaf with Pine Nuts

Post by Cinde Little

Italian Meat Loaf with pesto and pine nuts is my version of an everyday basic meat loaf. I think everyone needs a recipe like this. It is a great place to start and helps you build confidence to create your variation using the flavour combinations you love. In my house Italian and Asian are our […]

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October 6, 2017

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

With Halloween just around the corner I wanted to make a gluten free version of my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve been writing a monthly blog post series on how to use gluten free flours for baking so I’m more comfortable reworking old cookie recipes into gluten free ones. These Jack-‘o-lantern cookies are as easy […]

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September 29, 2017

Pumpkin Date Cake

Post by Cinde Little

Pumpkin Date Cake is a recipe I make every fall. I like the idea of cooking things that are in season and fall is pumpkin season. I could keep canned pumpkin in my pantry and make it any time of year…but I don’t. From salads to cookies and cakes to main courses I always think […]

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September 8, 2017

Vegetable Stacks

Post by Cinde Little

Vegetable Stacks are simply a gourmet way to serve vegetables. They look impressive if you take care to cut the vegetables in similar size pieces and finish each stack with a decorative pick or a stem of fresh rosemary. For an extra special presentation I took that idea, doubled each vegetable stack for extra height […]

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August 18, 2017

Cornmeal Raspberry Muffins

Post by Cinde Little

Cornmeal Raspberry Muffins made with raspberries from my garden definitely say summer to me. These muffins are simply a variation of my basic gluten free cornbread recipe. I love to vary a reliable recipe and make it year round in different ways. You don’t need a huge repertoire of recipes to be able to cook and […]

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June 30, 2017

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

Post by Cinde Little

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp seems like a fitting choice to celebrate Canada Day. After all growing, finding and sharing rhubarb is a favourite Canadian pastime. Some non-gardeners claim they can kill it. Rhubarb grows in Canadian gardens and back alleys all summer long. Those of us who are of a certain age have exclaimed in amazement, […]

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May 12, 2017

Strawberry Shortcake

Post by Cinde Little

Strawberry Shortcake is a perfect Mother’s Day dessert. Enjoy strawberry season when the strawberries taste like they should. To me the biscuit for Strawberry Shortcake shouldn’t be too sweet. The strawberry filling should be juicy and the whipping cream should be real. Is that too much to ask? Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake This biscuit is […]

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May 5, 2017

Creme Brulee

Post by Cinde Little

Creme Brulee, or more correctly spelled Crème Brûlée, is a classic French dessert with a velvety smooth texture, a rich creamy taste and a crunchy sugar topping. Creme Brulee is popular throughout Europe with slightly different names. In Spain and Mexico it is called Crema Catalana or simply flan. The Italians call it Cream Caramella and […]

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April 21, 2017

Yorkshire Pudding

Post by Cinde Little

Making gluten free Yorkshire Pudding turns out to be not that difficult. When I was growing up my mom certainly cooked roast beef for dinner but she never made Yorkshire Pudding. She never made it, I never made it. Funny how that happens. I don’t often cook a big piece of meat either…it always seems […]

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April 14, 2017

German Chocolate Cake

Post by Cinde Little

Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake is a cake my mom made when I was a kid. Her version used wheat flour but when memories of this cake came up during a family discussion I decided I’d make a gluten free version. German Chocolate If you have ever baked you are likely familiar with Baker’s chocolate sold […]

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April 7, 2017

How To Make Royal Icing

Post by Cinde Little

Have you ever decorated cookies with royal icing? Royal icing and butter icing are both naturally gluten free but they aren’t the same. Royal icing is stiff and hardens onto the cookie or acts as glue to hold cookie pieces together. It is used for special projects like decorating gingerbread houses, wedding cakes or fancy […]

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March 10, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Teff

Post by Cinde Little

These are delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookies with teff flour. Another chocolate chip cookie recipe you say? Two in a row! Yes. Life is too short to have only one chocolate chip cookie recipe. Every home cook needs a few good cookie recipes up their sleeve and I imagine a chocolate chip cookie at the […]

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March 3, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

Chocolate Chip Cookies, now that’s a recipe everyone needs. If your mother did not teach you to make cookies I’m here to tell you it is easy and rewarding. There is something special about mixing a few ingredients together, sliding raw cookie dough into the oven, then experiencing the aroma of baking and finally biting into […]

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February 24, 2017

Greek Moussaka

Post by Cinde Little

I only make this Greek Moussaka once or twice a year, always in the winter, and serve it with a Greek salad. I love this meal but…so many recipes, so little time. When I feel like I need more variety in my dinner offerings I look at the world map for inspiration. When I think […]

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December 16, 2016

Thumbprint Cookies

Post by Cinde Little

Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for the Christmas holiday season. Filled with sparkling red raspberry jam they add a festive look to any holiday tray. But don’t limit yourself to the holidays, cookies can be made and eaten any time of year (trust me on that one). Anyone can learn to bake gluten free cookies. It […]

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November 11, 2016

Pork Tenderloin with Asian Flavours

Post by Cinde Little

This recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Asian Flavours is amazing. One of those recipes where just a few ingredients are combined to create a unique and delicious Asian inspired sauce. You just have to try it! Pork tenderloin is a step up from pork chops but it also cooks quickly so works for an everyday […]

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October 27, 2016

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Post by Cinde Little

Cranberry Orange Chicken is a seasonal dish. It is one of those ‘mix-four-ingredients-together-and-toss-it-in-the-oven’ kind of dishes that busy people love. It is sweet and sticky so kids like it too. In Canada fresh cranberries start showing up in grocery stores along with pumpkins in early October in time for Canadian Thanksgiving. At this time of […]

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