Savory Rosette Brunch Tart with Polenta Crust | Swirls and Spice

Savory Rosette Brunch Tart with Polenta Crust

Twirl up some veggies (and bacon if you like) to make rosettes that add to a lovely brunch experience with this savory egg tart.  The polenta crust can even be gluten free if you select the proper cornmeal. Flowers make food prettier, do they not? Recently I’ve enjoyed seeing the many ways that flowers can garnish a springtime dish.  If you like floral garnishes too, don’t miss my … Continue reading Savory Rosette Brunch Tart with Polenta Crust

Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree #grainfree

Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites

For your next special event, try a platter of chocolate crepe bites.  Topped with dazzling pomegranate gems, these bite-sized delights look like packages and are reminsicent of petit-fours. I love crêpes.  And I think petit fours are adorable, but they are nigh impossible to make at home.  My mother and I tried making petit fours once, for a birthday party of mine.  We “nailed it,” in … Continue reading Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites

Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Busy mornings are better when I can grab a muffin from our homemade stash.  As the pace of life quickens, however, it can be tricky to squeeze in time for baking. That’s one reason I love to make muffins–they go in and out of the oven faster than loaves. My oldest daughter is always hankering for fresh-baked goods, and I can more easily oblige now, thanks to my … Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Cornbread Waffles (Gluten-Free Option) | Swirls and Spice

Cornbread Waffles {GF Option}

Make a stack of these savory cornbread waffles, and your next brunch or lip-smacking lunch is just a few steps away.  Add some crisp bacon and/or melted cheese, and you’ll want these waffles on repeat for weeks to come.  They are perfect for stowing in the freezer, offering an instant heat-and-eat option that’s healthy and satisfying. Don’t most things taste better in waffle form?  Cornbread is no … Continue reading Cornbread Waffles {GF Option}

Caramel Peach S'mores | Swirls and Spice

Caramel Peach S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

As long as I have a s’more in my hand, summer simply isn’t over.  It doesn’t matter how ridiculously early school starts.  These past months we’ve enjoyed s’mores of various kinds, along with many, many popsicles (only a few of which were homemade). It’s nice to have options.  Chocolate Mint S’mores are for when I need a rich chocolate fix.   When I want an experience … Continue reading Caramel Peach S’mores {Gluten Free Option}