There is nothing more quintessentially summer to me than blueberries. Blueberry pie to be exact. It just wouldn’t be summer without it.
Since today is the first day of summer I would have to say that blueberry pie is definitely in order! Today I decided to make a more portable version – blueberry hand pies; perfect for picnics, beach trips, and hikes. The Great Outdoors and Blueberry Pies – a perfect combo!
In a perfect world (at least my perfect world) meals would consist of appetizers and desserts. Obviously it is not practical to eat appetizers and desserts at every meal – I mean it would be a little time consuming coming up with all that mini-food – but we can certainly entertain that way. In fact that is my very favorite way to entertain; cocktail parties with small bites – some savory, some sweet.
When I am the one hosting a party I
Before going gluten free did you ever have Chinese scallion pancakes? They are basically a pancake packed with chopped scallions, seasoned with sesame oil, and served with a dipping sauce.
This recipe started off to in the direction of scallion pancakes but a funny thing happened on the way to Shanghai…
You know me, I am always trying to come up with gluten free recipes that are simple to make and use “normal” ingredients and if that recipe is for dessert, then all the better. If I am going to use that recipe for entertaining then being able to make it ahead is an even bigger plus.
I threw myself a birthday bash recently and decided I really didn’t want a birthday cake. Instead I wanted an array of mini desserts. After all, why eat one piece of one thing when you can eat a variety of small bites? So I made mini coconut cupcakes, mini cream puffs, mini strawberry shortcakes and these little beauties – Flourless Mini Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes.
These are so simple and everyone loved them. So many people commented on
With no time to think let alone do I came up with these quick and easy gluten free mini cakes that taste like almond croissants spread with apricot jam. Perfect for brunch with the ladies!