Apple Pecan Spring Greens with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 16/04

As I was walking my boys home from school one day last spring, a friend of mine drove by and yelled a funny thing out her car window. … Read More »

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options
by Ann on 14/04

This dressing began as an effort to replicate a much-loved restaurant salad a couple of years ago and has turned into a favorite of family and friends alike…. Read More »

Cheese Crisps

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras, Snacks
by Ann on 12/04

If you have read some of my past posts, like the one about roasting beans (so delicious, by the way!) or the recipe for 2-ingredient coconut macaroons, you… Read More »

Strawberries and Cream “Ice Cream”

In Desserts, Frozen Treats, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 10/04

After an early spring snowstorm and generally chilly temperatures, spring finally arrived. Although, if we weren’t paying attention to the calendar, we may have thought it was summer!… Read More »

Banana Nut Quinoa Muffins (Gluten-Free)

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 08/04

For those looking for baking alternatives to wheat flour, whether for a gluten-free requirement or simply to introduce healthy options into your diet, quinoa flakes might just be… Read More »

Roasted Asparagus with Panko (Gluten Free Option)

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Side Dishes
by Ann on 03/04

  A few years ago, I read Barbara Kingsolver’s book, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”.  The story chronicles a real-life family that vows to buy food locally, grow it themselves,… Read More »

Gluten-Free Panko…Rice Chex

In Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 03/04

After several years of cooking gluten-free foods–not exclusively, but often–I have tested various flour combinations as a substitute for wheat flour in baking.  I have also experimented with… Read More »

Make-Ahead Open-Faced Egg Sandwiches (gluten-free option)

In Breakfast Foods, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 01/04

My most vivid Easter memories include the year my dog, Ruffy, ate the contents of my Easter basket while we were at church.  I also had a general… Read More »

Easter Eggs…with brown eggs!

In Crafts, Holidays
by Ann on 27/03

With four backyard hens (Polly, Peppy, Sadie and Sally), we don’t often run low on eggs.  No need to buy more for Easter egg decorating, right?  There was… Read More »

White Chocolate Gorp

In Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 27/03

As a kid at camp in Maine, I loved to sign up for the hiking trips.  Typically, we hiked portions of the Appalachian Trial, usually carrying supplies in… Read More »