Sausage, Mushroom & Pasta Bake (gluten-free option)

In Casseroles, Gluten-Free Options, Pasta
by Ann on 24/06

Possibly a bigger challenge than creating recipes is naming them!  Sometimes, there are lots of delicious ingredients in one recipe, so I feel a need to include as… Read More »

California Potato Salad

In Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes
by Ann on 21/06

This absolutely delicious reader recipe was sent to me by Leola, Pennsylvania native Nancy Irvin James, who mentioned that this recipe got its name because she developed it while… Read More »

Classic Strawberry Jam

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 20/06

This is the recipe my grandmother always used for her strawberry jam.  The taste and color when freshly made can’t be beat.  Opening a jar of this in… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

In Breakfast Foods, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options
by Ann on 17/06

A while back, I picked up a good tidbit of information from a stand owner at our local farmer’s market:  Rhubarb season lasts through the longest day of… Read More »

Juicing 101…a guest post from Jaclyn Downs

In Drinks & Smoothies, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 12/06

I have long loved eating greens, but aside from my one make-ahead green smoothie recipe, have been hesitant to drink them!  When I saw that Jaclyn Downs was… Read More »

Strawberry Pesto Pasta Salad

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Pasta, Salads
by Ann on 10/06

This recipe came from Genevieve, an English teacher at Lancaster Country Day School. Another teacher told Genevieve she simply must share this recipe for the Summer Salad Challenge… Read More »

From Farm to Table

In Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 09/06

Did you love going on field trips as a kid?  Well, I felt just like a kid again when I spent a day on a farm followed by… Read More »

Strawberry Kumquat Avocado Salad…with optional homemade ricotta

In Fruits & Veggies, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 07/06

When local strawberries are at their peak, I make salads with them almost every night. Once a simple dressing has been prepared and left to wait in the… Read More »

Homemade Ricotta

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 05/06

  When cheese is made, the leftover whey is used to make ricotta.  In general, to create cheese, live cultures (a fancy name for bacteria) are typically added… Read More »

Sesame Peanut Noodles

In Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Pasta, Salads
by Ann on 31/05

I have two favorite preparations for noodles in a peanut sauce so, before I chose one for this space, I made them both for dinner recently.  My family… Read More »