Bittersweet Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 26/03

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

  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

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

Last year at about this time, I shared my grandmother’s decades-old recipe for peanut butter eggs. So it seemed only fair to offer the recipe that my family… Read More »

Slow Roasted Whole Chicken

In Chicken, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 21/03

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

  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

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

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

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

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 »