Kitchen Dilettante (Food Blog)

Kitchen Dilettante is about opening the heart and mind to the power of food. By sharing recipes and how-to guides, I hope to help others build confidence in the kitchen and see the value of a home-cooked meal.

Clips shared here are the Best of the Best. Some are articles that receive the most traffic, while others are works I'm simply proud to share. 

Snickerdoodles - Fun to Say, fun to eat

This recipe originated with my grandmother. I've made a tweak or two to update it, but it still takes me back to the special days when Grandma made them.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This recipe creates a beautiful cake fit for any occasion but it would go particularly well with a special afternoon coffee, tea, or as a decadent brunch dessert. The brown sugar topping becomes almost like caramel and the pineapples and cherries create a delightful work of art. Everything in this recipe comes together so well that each bite will leave you craving another.

GlutenFree Chicken and Waffles.jpg


As a way to connect with friends and family who have adopted a gluten-free diet, I attempt to create an old favorite without any of the gluten. To read the entire article and access the recipe, please visit the following link:

Photo by Josh Blacker.

Photo by Josh Blacker.


This article receives the most traffic to my site. The answer to the headline question my surprise you! To find out more, read the article at: