Velvety Chocolate Mousse and a Guide to Unrefined Sweeteners by Chef Amber Shea Crawley

In Desserts, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 14/05
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Whenever possible, I like to use natural sweeteners–pure maple syrup being a favorite–and try to limit overall sugars in general.  I do have a sweet tooth, so it… Read More »

Ginger Almond Rhubarb Bars with Coconut Crust

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 11/05
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Happy Mother’s Day!  Not only is the following dessert a favorite of my mother, the timing is ideal, as rhubarb’s short season is upon us.  If you haven’t… Read More »

Overnight No-Cook Oatmeal Yogurt Cups

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 10/05
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The time has come!  I have written down this recipe quite a few times recently for interested friends who have whipped up their own and enjoyed.  I finally… Read More »

Homemade Cashew Milk — an easy option to almond or soy milk

In Drinks & Smoothies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 07/05
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A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with my friend Daina after a yoga class and, as it often does, the conversation turned to food.  Daina is… Read More »

Big Batch Peanut Butter Congo Bars

In Desserts, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 05/05
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I wasn’t going to cook today.  I really wasn’t.  But then, my kids and their friends wanted to have a lemonade stand.  After a cooler than usual spring,… Read More »

An Education in Cheese…Stretching Mozzarella

In Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 03/05
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Thanks to my ongoing flavor journey with Sargento Cheese and Rick Bayless, I have been quite happily up to my elbows in cheese…sometimes literally!  When I recently discovered… Read More »

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken with Everything Sauce

In Uncategorized
by Ann on 30/04
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When the first burst of warm weather arrives each spring, I get so excited to cook outside.  There is something so relaxing and enjoyable about a meal centered… Read More »

Everything Sauce

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas
by Ann on 29/04
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Lacking a better name for this sauce, I call it my “everything” sauce because it seems to taste great with almost everything!  I typically make it for my… Read More »

14-Spice Rub for Chicken

In Chicken, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Healthy Options
by Ann on 27/04
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If you typically look away (as I do!) when you see a recipe with a long list of ingredients, stay with me on this one.  Taking a few… Read More »

Gluten-Free Bread

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 25/04
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Over time, I have found there are so many excellent ways to navigate easily around gluten and not feel deprived.  Through trial and error, I have found worthy… Read More »