White Chocolate Gorp

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

Bittersweet Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 26/03
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Before I began making my Easter candy this year, I received a generous gift of assorted chocolates from a friend who works for The Hershey Company.  I wanted… Read More »

Homemade Chicken Stock

In Chicken, Kitchen Basics, Soups
by Ann on 25/03
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  One of my favorite comfort foods is a slow roasted chicken.  It is easy to prepare, makes your home smell heavenly, and usually provides leftovers for another… Read More »

Almond Bark with Sea Salt

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 24/03
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Every year before Easter, I find myself up to my elbows in chocolate.  For as long as I can remember, making homemade chocolates has been part of my… Read More »

Coconut Cream Eggs

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Holidays, Snacks
by Ann on 21/03
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Non-coconut lovers have converted after sampling this treat.  I have told my parents–who don’t typically argue but have bickered over these–that I will take their box away if… Read More »

Slow Roasted Whole Chicken

In Chicken, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 21/03
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A whole chicken is truly the easiest dinner.  And it can be juicy and delicious with the right technique.  For years, I roasted chicken using high heat and… Read More »

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 20/03
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  The biggest compliment this seasonal addition of my Overnight Crunchy Top Baked Oatmeal received when I first started making it last year was from my younger son…. Read More »

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Garbanzos

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 14/03
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Recently, I posted my new and improved technique for roasting garbanzo beans–also known as chickpeas.  Additionally, I had fun experimenting with roasting various other types of beans lurking… Read More »

Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Poblano, Greens and Bacon…and the Top 10 Flavor Trends

In Gluten-Free Options, Soups
by Ann on 13/03
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Since I first accepted the new role as a flavor correspondent for Sargento, working in conjunction with Rick Bayless’ list of Top 10 Food Trends, I have started… Read More »

Wholegrain Sunflower Raisin French Toast

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods
by Ann on 12/03
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Sunflower Raisin Brown Bread with Steel Cut Oats is a spin-off of my healthy version of Irish soda bread.  I love it for all its texture and natural sweetness… Read More »