April Fool’s Meatloaf Cake

In Beef, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 29/03

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 »

Instant Baked Oatmeal — 4 ingredients with a protein punch!

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 26/03

When preparing a bowl of stovetop oatmeal or one of my many baked oatmeal recipes, I use regular or steel cut oats.  So when I was challenged a… Read More »

Baked Cheddar Broccoli Rice Cups

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Rice, Side Dishes
by Ann on 24/03

What started as a way to use the Minute rice my husband bought in place of long grain rice has become something of a sensation.  When I shared… 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

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 »

Throw Back Thursday — Strawberries & Cream Baked Oatmeal…and Happy Spring!

In Roundups
by Ann on 20/03

Recently, I began to dig into the archives of this blog for a special “Throw Back Thursday” meal each week on The Fountain Avenue Kitchen Facebook page.  Sometimes,… Read More »

Butterscotch Bread Pudding (with really good gluten-free options)

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Snacks
by Ann on 19/03

Last fall, I mentioned that I was all set to share a recipe for butterscotch bread pudding when a thoughtful reader emailed me the recipe for her prized… Read More »

Chicken in Milk

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 17/03

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 »

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 14/03

When I think of St. Patrick ‘s Day, I think of Leprechauns, four leaf clovers, and wearing green.   I also think back to elementary school when a friend’s… Read More »

Brown Soda Bread with Steel Cut Oats

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options
by Ann on 12/03

When I experiment with recipes, I am never 100% sure how they will turn out.  Sometimes, a new recipe takes repeated tries, especially in the baking department. I… 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

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 »