Category:  Holidays

Party Salmon

In Appetizers, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Seafood
by Ann on 21/11
Party Salmon

Turkey will, no doubt, be the meat of choice in the week ahead. But since Thanksgiving kicks off a month-long season of festivities involving food, the timing seemed… Read More »

Aunt Glenna’s Flourless Fudge Pie

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 14/11
Aunt Glenna's Flourless Fudge Pie

Certain days are easy to remember. Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November, and Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. For my family, there’s another annual… Read More »

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Side Dishes, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 17/10

I’d venture to say that the annual ritual of pumpkin carving is almost as much fun for a parent as it is for a child. The part I… Read More »

Shortcut Soft Pretzels

In Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 13/06
Shortcut Soft Pretzels

Throughout all my years of being a mom, I can say with 100% certainty that my favorite gifts have been homemade.   A handcrafted bracelet, a jar of carefully… Read More »

April Fool’s Fruit Punch

In Drinks & Smoothies, Holidays, Snacks
by Ann on 25/03

When I originally posted this silly “punch” on The Fountain Avenue Kitchen several years ago, I did it on the afternoon of April Fool’s Day, right after my… Read More »

Easter Candy Roundup

In Desserts, Holidays, Roundups
by Ann on 21/03

I know that not everyone makes Easter candy–getting dinner on the table every night can be challenging enough!  But all of these recipes have easy-to-follow steps–many of which… Read More »

Lucky Cake (or Peanut Butter Chip Cake) with Foolproof Peanut Butter Frosting

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 27/12

Would you keep reading if I told you that there’s sauerkraut in this cake? When I see a recipe with an oddball ingredient or an offbeat method of… Read More »

Pancakes in a Jar

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12

Who doesn’t love to start a weekend morning with a tall stack of pancakes? In our rush to get out the door for Saturday morning sports practices or… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11

Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

Maple Pumpkin Pie

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 22/11
Maple Pumpkin Pie (with optional GF almond crust)

If I counted the number of times I’ve made this recipe for “testing” purposes, you may start to wonder.  Was it really that hard to successfully substitute maple… Read More »