Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options
by Ann on 20/05

When short-lived, seasonal ingredients that you really enjoy become available, do you feel as though you have to eat them with abandon to get your fill?  With many… Read More »

Chicken and Spinach Parmesan Pizza

In Chicken, Pizza & Sandwiches
by Ann on 16/05

When we eat this pizza, I feel as though we are enjoying a gourmet pizza that took minutes to prepare.  It happens to be a favorite of my… Read More »

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 15/05

This recipe originally came from my friend Abby, who has a delightful blog called Manila Spoon.  Besides being incredibly easy, they are incredibly satisfying and grain free to boot. My… Read More »

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

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

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

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

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

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by Ann on 30/04

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 »