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.



Peeps in marshmallow nests

Peeps in marshmallow nests

Peeps in marshmallow nests are adorable. And they are so easy and fun to make, you can have your little ones help you make them. You can make these treats dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free if you’re careful about the brands of the ingredients you use. Rice...
Make red eggs for Pascha using onion-skin dye

Make red eggs for Pascha using onion-skin dye

Orthodox Christians make beautiful deep red eggs for Pascha. It’s an ancient tradition, perhaps going back to the time of the apostles. The eggs, along with meat and cheese and wine, are brought to church in baskets. The baskets are blessed at the end of the Paschal...
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...

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