While I’ve made variations including zucchini lasagna and veggie lasagna stuffed peppers , this is the lasagna recipe no other can replace. 

I make my own ricotta for the cheese layer. 

Bring one gallon of milk to barely a boil, turn off the heat and stir in 2/3 cup vinegar. Wait 10 minutes before straining in a cheesecloth-lined colander. 



Alphabet Pie

I baked this alphabet chess pie as part of the 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge on Reddit. 
It was NOT EASY to make but it turned out to be so photogenic that it’s hard to complain. 
The pie filling itself was actually very simple and delicious! Find the recipe here:

And here is the recipe and instructions for the pie crust:
(Note: I used a gluten free flour blend and cut out the letters by hand)



I couldn't tell you why I thought it was a good idea for my first ever attempt at pavlova to be on a 100 degree day with 85% humidity, but that's what I did and that's why this meringue is showing some cracks.

Inspiration comes from The Great British Baking Show, where I was first introduced to pavlova. I had never eaten one before, but it was so good I promptly made a second one the next day.


French Toast

Two different French Toast recipes from Allrecipes, the first is French Toast I and is a very good basic recipe. Easily adaptable. I added strawberries and pistachios.

Second recipe, Fluffy French Toast, is a little different because it uses flour. This coats the bread and makes more of a crust. I added raspberries, cherries and powdered sugar. Both recipes are great. Which one will you try first?

1. French Toast I: link here
2. Fluffy French Toast: link here