Recipes for everyone

Recipes for feast days and fast days and special occasions, with plenty of recipes that are gluten-free and dairy-free so everyone can enjoy them. To find a particular recipe quickly, check the index.



Bacon-wrapped dates

Bacon-wrapped dates

When you read Catherine’s Pascha, you’ll see Catherine loading her plate with hot dogs and chocolate cake. And in the background, someone is asking whether Andrea brought her bacon-wrapped dates this year. Andrea is a real person, and this is her recipe...
(Almost) traditional pumpkin pie

(Almost) traditional pumpkin pie

I love pumpkin pie. Seriously. At our house, it’s not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have it all winter long. We have it for dessert. We have it for breakfast. It’s a healthy breakfast, as far as I’m concerned. Much healthier than a bowl of cereal. And it’s a...
Cookies and desserts for special diets and special occasions

Cookies and desserts for special diets and special occasions

When my kids were small, I tried to make sure they had cookies for whatever occasions came along. At Christmas, of course, we made dozens and dozens of special holiday cookies. But we also made ordinary cookies for ordinary days. Some of them, I made so often that I...
Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies (yes, they’re gluten-free!)

Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies (yes, they’re gluten-free!)

You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as usual lately. Summer has gotten busy! We went camping with friends, in the Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest. Then my husband, and my children, and my grandchildren all descended on my sister’s house. It’s...
Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Y’all, I don’t know where this recipe came from. My husband and I have a fat three-ring binder with recipes we’ve cut out of magazines and copied from friends and family. And I was going through the desserts in that binder, looking for one that had no flour, no dairy,...
How to make lime curd

How to make lime curd

I hope you’ll forgive me for sharing a recipe that has eggs in it during the Apostles Fast. But two weeks ago, my “ugly fruit” box came with ten limes. I wasn’t sure what to do with so many limes. So I decided to make lime curd. What’s an ugly fruit box...

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