Book Review: Gluten Free Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

I was so excited that the authors created a gluten free book for this series (there are several books in this 5 minutes a day series). Good quality gluten free dinner bread is really hard to come by. Store bought bread is fine for sandwiches, but sometimes I really miss French bread, challah, and Italian … Read more

A Reason to Celebrate

Once the holiday decorations are put away, things settle down, and the reality of winter sinks in, things can start to feel a bit glum. I combat this in two ways. Decorate for Small Holidays I decorate for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. Valentine’s Day decorations go up right after the Christmas decorations … Read more

Frugality in the Fridge

Two things that are always rattling around my fridge are open containers of chicken/beef/veggie broth and opened jars of spaghetti sauce. I tend to use some and then the rest hang out in there for God knows how long. When I go to grab an open container of these items I never know how old … Read more

Ice Cream Cake

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Ice Cream Cake

For my birthday this year, I decided I wanted to do what we do for everyone else in the family – have their favorite dinner at home. So I made exactly what I wanted, exactly the way I wanted it. It was wonderful to do that for myself. For dessert, I decided I really wanted … Read more

Salt Baking Experiment

I’ve been reading about about baking things in a salt crust. It’s supposed to yield extremely moist and tender results. I saw a rutabaga roasted in a salt crust in a magazine recently and decided to give it a go. First I gently peeled the outer wax off the rutabaga. Then I mixed about 2 … Read more

Stuffed Delicata Squash

I came home with delicata squash this week from the CSA and wanted to do something with it, other than just slicing it up and roasting it or sauteing it. I ended up hollowing it out and stuffing it like a zucchini which let me use up more CSA veggies and resulted in a really … Read more

Crazy Good Ranch Potatoes

Warning: you’ll want to eat too much of this. I’m going to have to relegate this recipe to a once a year situation I think. It’s THAT good.  You end up with crunchy potatoes with a kicky ranch sauce with plenty of cheesy goodness. 4.5 from 2 reviews Crazy Good Ranch Potatoes   Print Serves: … Read more

Why I Cook

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Why I Cook

Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the media about family dinners. In case you didn’t know, family dinners will apparently solve all your family’s problems – from health issues, to mental health, to school performance and more. There has also been a glut of cookbooks lately that claim to make cooking family … Read more

Brazilian Cheese Puffs

Every couple of years or so we find ourselves at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant – sometimes called a churrascaria. If you’re not familiar, gauchos come around with hot rotisserie meats cooked on skewers and carve pieces off at your table. There is also a huge buffet of hot and cold items (and this is not … Read more

The Gluten-Free Guide to Travel

Today I’m announcing the publication of my Kindle book, The Gluten-Free Guide to Travel. To the point (28 pp) and nicely priced, this is a complete guide to traveling on a gluten-free diet, whether you are celiac, gluten intolerant, or simply choose not to eat gluten. Based on my travels in the US and abroad, … Read more