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 »

Sunflower Raisin Brown Bread with Steel Cut Oats

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 11/03
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When I perfected my Brown Soda Bread with Steel Cut Oats, I was so happy!  A whole grain bread that requires no yeast, no kneading, no rise time and… Read More »

Caramel Popcorn with Salted Peanuts

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 09/03
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Salty, sweet, and crunchy.  What better combination could one hope for?  My aunt made a similar recipe years ago and gave tins filled with this mouth-watering mixture as… Read More »

Avocado Egg Salad

In Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 06/03
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Lauren Kelly is a certified nutritionist, not to mention a dear foodie friend of mine.  She recently published a comprehensive book on eating wheat free and kindly shared… Read More »

A Journey Begins…and it starts with Rick Bayless and Sargento cheese!

In Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 03/03
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Last week, I spent the day at Sargento, the cheese company near Milwaukee, and met Rick Bayless, a “celebrity” chef who is admired for his Mexican-themed cookbooks and… Read More »

Kale and Eggs

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 27/02
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There are lots of “busy night” dinners that I pull together often but have not shared in this space.  Why, you may ask?  Well, because they are the… Read More »