Rebekah LaCount

Maple Walnut Banana Muffins with a Coffee Glaze

Up until a couple of weeks ago, bananas had been my daughter’s favorite fruit. She would have one first thing every morning and several times a day on most days.  Then unexpectedly, she stopped asking for them all the time and I suddenly had a bunch of very ripe bananas.  I had several ideas rolling … Maple Walnut Banana Muffins with a Coffee Glaze Read More »

Mini Hazelnut Torte Cupcakes

Decision made! Coffee and Raspberry Mini Hazelnut Torte Cupcakes won.  Have you ever looked at a hazelnut? I mean really looked. The paper like husk surrounding the nut makes the nut looks like it was carved from wood. It’s actually quite beautiful.  There are so many amazing treats that you can create with this beautiful … Mini Hazelnut Torte Cupcakes Read More »


I need to bake, but can’t seem to get motivated or decide what to make. Do I turn very ripe bananas into banana bread or banana walnut cupcakes with maple frosting. Or do I make a mini hazelnut torte cupcakes, half with espresso frosting and half with raspberry frosting. Do I throw all caution to … Decisions Read More »

Almond Strawberry Shortcake

Almonds and strawberries are delicious by themselves, but you combine the two and you get something downright delightful.  So, the other day after I bought 2 pounds of strawberries, I decided they would be perfect for strawberry shortcake.  Traditional strawberry shortcake is made with a sweet biscuit, but I have come to prefer pound cake … Almond Strawberry Shortcake Read More »

Maple Banana Walnut Cake

My daughter LOVES bananas. The first thing she does when she comes downstairs in the morning is ask for a banana. More often than not, she has more than one banana a day.  We typically have an abundance of bananas in the house.  Madeleine usually ends up eating them all, but we occasionally have a … Maple Banana Walnut Cake Read More »

What Should A Host Do?

Yesterday, on Hoda and Kathy Lee, they posed the question “should a host cater to a guest with dietary restrictions?”.  Obviously, that struck a chord with me. I know that some of what Hoda and Kathy Lee say on their show can be exaggeration for drama, but come on.  For those of us with food … What Should A Host Do? Read More »

Pasta Shells with Crab, Tomatoes, and Avocadoes

This is one of my favorite pasta dishes that is perfect for the summer as it is delicious both hot and cold.  It has evolved a bit from its original form. The original is in Nigella Lawson’s Forever Summer (pg. 38). I found that I like how the shells capture the crab meat.  It allows … Pasta Shells with Crab, Tomatoes, and Avocadoes Read More »

Maple Pecan Scones

Maple and pecans make me think of cool brisk breezes, red and gold leaves on the trees, and the warmth of comforting foods of autumn. Yes, I know it’s summer and it’s been in the 90’s here, but that’s all the more reason to reminisce about the lovely cool weather in the latter months of … Maple Pecan Scones Read More »

Here Goes Something

Usually when you embark on a new and daunting experience, the phrase muttered is “Here goes nothing”, but this really is something.  At least it is for me.  So, here I go and here I am. Welcome to my blog. The basis of my blog is dairy free baking and cooking.  Though, if you have … Here Goes Something Read More »