Category:  The Gift of Food

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

In Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Pasta, Slow Cooker, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04

Note:  I am bringing this much-loved sauce to the top of the page for a couple of reasons. First, I have some complimentary recipes coming soon!  Additionally, I… Read More »

Chunky Homemade Granola Snack Mix

In Breakfast Foods, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/03

Mixing Chunky Homemade Granola with dried cranberries, cashews, and white chocolate chips makes a snack mix so incredibly delicious with the added benefits of being mostly healthy and portable…. Read More »

Chunky Homemade Granola

In Breakfast Foods, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 03/03

Perfectly crunchy, not overly sweet, and loaded with chunks, this granola recipe makes two big baking sheets full and is a welcome breakfast or satisfying snack. It’s basic… Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and other Valentine Treats

In Cookies & Candy, Frozen Treats, Fruits & Veggies, Holidays, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 11/02

Can it be that Valentine’s Day is this week?  Wasn’t it just New Years…Thanksgiving for that matter??  Where does the time go? In addition to Valentine’s Day, February… Read More »

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Drinks & Smoothies, Gluten-Free Options, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 22/01

When I first tried coffee my senior year in high school, I decided I would only drink it if I liked it black.  I “learned” to drink tea… Read More »

Magical Reindeer Food

In Crafts, Holidays, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 22/12

Years ago, when the kids and I still peered towards the moon in hopes of catching a glimpse of Rudolph leading Santa’s sleigh as we drove home from… Read More »

Old Fashioned Gingerbread with Citrus Glaze

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Holidays, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 13/12

This is one of those recipes that I have made over and over again, tweaking many times until I arrived at an end result that my family loves…. Read More »

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

In Cookies & Candy, Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12

A delicious cookie-in-a-jar recipe was harder to devise than I expected.  Not only did the cookie have to taste great, the mix had to fit in a standard… Read More »

Overnight Lasagna (Turkey and Greens with Options)

In Casseroles, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Pasta, The Gift of Food, Turkey
by Ann on 31/10

I love a good lasagna, but it always seems like a big production.  I hit upon this clever way of making lasagna years before no-cook noodles were discovered… Read More »

Homemade Play Dough

In Crafts, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 22/09

A recipe for a fun weekend activity…and don’t count the older kids out! The start of the new school year brought much change to our house.  My older… Read More »