Category:  Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes

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
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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 »

Quickie Cookie Baked Oatmeal

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Cookies & Candy, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Snacks
by Ann on 02/04
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When I have the pleasure of some one-on-one time with my 3-year-old niece, I like to think of a project or activity she will really enjoy.  Whether it’s… Read More »

April Fool’s Meatloaf Cake

In Beef, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 29/03
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My dad’s favorite April Fool’s joke wouldn’t play very well this year.  When I was a girl, he’d celebrate this mischievous holiday by waking me up with the… Read More »

Perfectly Cooked Rice

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Rice, Side Dishes
by Ann on 21/03
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Sometimes, the basics can be really helpful.  Lots of people have asked me how to prepare good rice.  A pantry staple, rice can befuddle people as it to… Read More »

Chicken in Milk

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 17/03
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Even as an adult, I anticipate my Christmas stocking every year.  My husband always succeeds in finding a handful of gifts that are the perfect balance between practical… Read More »

O’Brien Irish Stew

In Beef, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soups
by Ann on 10/03
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Most Americans think of stew as having a thick gravy base.  But traditional Irish stew is more broth-like and began as a hearty peasant dish made with what… Read More »

Cuban Black Bean Soup

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soups
by Ann on 15/02
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For years I, like many cooks, rarely measured ingredients.  We eat a lot of hearty soups, salads, and one-pot meals in our house, and this sort of cooking… Read More »

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola with Quinoa

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 05/02
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This has been the winter that just keeps on giving!  Snow, bitter cold, freezing rain…repeat! The kids have been off school so many days that even they don’t… Read More »

Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

In Cookies & Candy, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 03/02
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For those who know me or have followed The Fountain Avenue Kitchen for a while, you know I have cooked a lot of oatmeal.  Several years ago, I… Read More »

Buffalo Wing Hummus

In Appetizers, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 31/01
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Depending on one’s perspective, the lure of Super Bowl Sunday might be the good eats, funny commercials, big-name halftime show or, of course, the football!  Whether you are… Read More »