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Ina's Decadent (Gluten Free) Chocolate Cake

We’re going through some diet trial and error here at Cassandra’s Kitchen. I was recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease and it was recommended that I eat gluten free to combat inflammation (it's working!!).  For the time being I'm eating gluten free and Cindy has been gluten free for years, so it seemed appropriate to share Ina Garten’s incredible Decadent (Gluten Free!) Chocolate Cake (it’s so good, you’ll say ‘gluten who?’).

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In The Kitchen - Melted Ice Cream Cake

One of my favorite traditions in our house is the Birthday Meal. The birthday gal (or guy) gets to pick what they want to eat for dinner on their birthday. And, of course, they get the cake of their choice. For the past few years, my daughters have been really into Trifle cake. Thankfully, this year my daughter Lexi wanted a change so, together, we invented Melted Chocolate Ice Cream Cake. I promise, it’s better than the name suggests and you’ve probably had it before – just never gave it a name!

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In The Kitchen - Homemade Ice Cream

Summer has officially begun and I’ve been wanting to prepare a fun dessert to make a normal family weeknight feel a bit special. I decided there’s nothing better than homemade ice cream. On Mother’s Day (two years ago) I got an ice cream maker ...

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Pizza Party, Ina Style

Pizza Party, Ina Style

This week Cindy and I got our families together for a pizza party as a kind of ‘test run’ for Super Bowl Sunday entertaining. We took a cue from the recipes featured in Pizza Party from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cook book…Caesar Salad with Pancetta, California Pizzas, and Ice Cream Sodas.

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