Dark Chocolate Jar Cakes

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 27/05
Dark Chocolate Jar Cakes

Curling up with a new cookbook always feels like a treat to me.  When said book happens to be penned by a dear friend, is loaded with colorful photos,… Read More »

Gluten-Free Almond-Coconut Strawberry Shortcakes

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 23/05
Almond Coconut Strawberry Shortcake -- healthy & gluten-free

Delving into my mom’s strawberry shortcake was a much-anticipated welcome to the local strawberry season when I was a kid. Mom always made her biscuit-like shortcake in a… Read More »

Folded Omelet for One with Lox, Shallot & Yogurt

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 20/05
lox and yogurt omelet

My favorite New York City breakfast is quite simple: a fresh, chewy bagel with a shmear (to use proper deli lingo) of cream cheese and a layer of… Read More »

Make-Ahead Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Parfaits

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks
by Ann on 16/05
Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Parfaits

Everyone in my family likes to eat a good breakfast, but no one is willing to sacrifice precious minutes of sleep to prepare one before heading out the… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In Desserts, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options
by Ann on 13/05
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce -- just 4 ingredients and so many ways to enjoy!

For many years, my maternal great-grandmother taught in a one-room Amish schoolhouse. That meant teaching all of the subjects to children in grades one through eight. No small… Read More »

Shrimp Creole

In Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 09/05
Shrimp Creole -- easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser

Last week, I mentioned my tendency to file away recipes for the next season, holiday, or some such special occasion only to forget about them at the designated… Read More »

Easy Egg & Guacamole Breakfast Pizza

In Breakfast Foods, Egg Dishes, Pizza & Sandwiches
by Ann on 06/05
Breakfast Pizza

Chances are good that if you make guacamole for a crowd, the serving bowl will be scraped clean.  But if you make it for your family, you may… Read More »

Classic Guacamole

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 02/05
Classic Guacamole

I tend to tuck recipes away and wait for what I hope will be just the right occasion for my readers. This guacamole recipe, for instance, has been… Read More »

Crunchy Amaranth Granola Rounds

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Cookies & Candy, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 29/04
Crispy Amaranth Granola Pucks

I loved to collect the mail when I was a child.  The thought of a special letter or magazine waiting for me fueled the anticipation.  Now, letter writing… Read More »

Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Prosciutto

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 25/04
Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Prosciutto

Years ago, I marveled at the description of a meal with two basic ingredients: eggs and asparagus. The simple combination was described as very “French country.” I envisioned… Read More »