• Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Buttery Cut-Out Cookies with Royal Icing

    I knew I couldn't have the holidays pass by without decorated cookies—a challenge for a rustic baker like me. With a ton more practice, I'm sure my decorating skills could improve, but I'm pretty happy with these cookies. Just remember…

  • Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cupcakes

    No surprises here: I have a sweet spot for dessert and especially ice cream (we just made ice cream cones from scratch last week!). Summer is my excuse for treating myself to ice cream, the only thing that seems to…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cones

    Some days you just need ice cream—on an ice cream cone. I recently asked my Facebook friends what their favorite ice cream flavor is and got a great response—thank you for sharing with me! For the record, my favorite flavor…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Toaster Oven Cookie Crumb Apple Crisp

    For as long as I can remember, apple crisp was our weeknight dessert—and my family (and I) couldn't be happier! There's just something about the warmth of apples spiced with cinnamon and topped with a crunchy topping that's satisfying at…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I needed some comfort this week. Something I can always count on a chocolate chip cookie for. Thinking back when Isaiah was first diagnosed with gluten and dairy intolerances almost six years ago now, I remember wondering if he'd ever…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Strawberry Scones

    I've always had a fascination with strawberries, especially the small, flavor-packed tri-star variety that I find on local Hudson Valley farms. I've even had the chance to hand-pick them in the strawberry fields along with my family. So it should…

  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting

    Deep in my mom's kitchen cabinets, you'll still find my Nana Jennie's treasured fudge cake pan. It's one of the few remaining items my mom has left from her beloved grandmother. I can relate. In fact, I know exactly why…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Doughnuts

    Valentine's Day is my kind of holiday—sweets, chocolate and lots of good lovin'. Doughnuts really hit the spot year-round, but there's something special about heart-shaped ones. Just ask my sweet girl, Chiara! Out of all of the flavors I've made…

  • Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cupcakes

    Apple-picking season may be over, but it's always a good time for apples and caramel, especially when it's baked into a cupcake. After you’ve had caramel apples, it’s hard to separate the two classic ingredients and somehow, during this winter…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free 7-Layer Rainbow Cookies

    It's fitting that I'm sharing this recipe with you on a Sunday. In Italy, that's when sweets are celebrated. Growing up, when I lived in Rome, every Sunday was a ritual of going to the local pasticceria with my Neapolitan…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Shortbread Cookie Slabs

    Every morning growing up my mom would give us cookies for breakfast. Yes, cookies, and we loved every minute of it. On the kitchen breakfast table, my brother Bernardo and I would find our favorites—Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pepperidge…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies

    This recipe is built on classic flavors and ingredients with one added bonus. Instead of the over-sized, kinda gummy (rather than chewy), over-sized, clunky cafe cookies, these ones are a perfect mix and crunch and chew.

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Jam Crumble Cookie Bars

    Not all cookies are created equally. In fact, these cookie squares are part crumbly shortbread and part chewy jam-filled thumbprints. But, I'd have to admit that the best part is that you can make them with any filling—your favorite jam…

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Orange-Cocoa Nib Pecan Florentines

    I've been thinking about these cookies for two years now. I guess it's true: Time really does fly. It was two holidays ago that I hosted a potluck party and asked friends—and friends of friends—to bring something gluten-free and dairy-free.…