Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Butternut Squash

In Gluten-Free Options, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 14/11

This is a recipe I like to make at least once every fall or winter.  Most of the ingredients can be easily held on hand and it is… Read More »

Classic Crispy Top Macaroni and Cheese

In Casseroles, Kitchen Basics, Pasta, Side Dishes
by Ann on 11/11

Do you have a favorite comfort food?  Good old macaroni and cheese is my 10-year-old’s usual request and he asked for it several times recently and I hadn’t… Read More »

Honey Orange Roasted Carrots (Parsnips Optional)

In Fruits & Veggies, Side Dishes
by Ann on 07/11

Usually, the mention of cooked carrots doesn’t elicit cheers of excitement in my house. Everyone tolerates roasted carrots but would really prefer them raw.  Until this recipe! While… Read More »

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie (grain and gluten free)

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 05/11

The last few days have proved to be quite exciting.  My recipe for Crunchy Top Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal was in a national contest with Smart Balance and to,… Read More »

Overnight Crunchy Top Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 02/11
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I love oatmeal. I eat it almost every morning. Old-fashioned or steel cut oats, baked oatmeal or boiled, it’s all good. I have experimented with countless baked oatmeal… Read More »

Roasted 2-Way Potatoes

In Fruits & Veggies, Side Dishes
by Ann on 01/11
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This is the way I got my kids to like sweet potatoes:  mixed with regular potatoes and cooked like steak fries.  I started by sneaking just one on… Read More »

(Slow Cooker) Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes

In Gluten-Free Options, Slow Cooker, Soups, Vegetarian
by Ann on 28/10

Lentils are one of my favorite cold weather foods.  I have a simple way of preparing them with a little pancetta and a handful of greens, which I… Read More »

Spinach, Mushroom and Fontina Frittata

In Breakfast Foods, Egg Dishes, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 25/10

If you are an egg fan and haven’t yet tried making a frittata, I highly recommend you do!  Not only are frittatas easy and quite versatile — allowing… Read More »

Cider Baked Apples

In Breakfast Foods, Desserts, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Side Dishes
by Ann on 23/10

Growing up, my family used to eat apple dumplings for dinner once or twice every fall.  We would pour warm milk and sprinkle a little sugar over the… Read More »

Cauliflower Leek Soup with Parmesan and Bacon

In Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soups
by Ann on 22/10

The arrival of cooler weather always puts me in the mood for steamy, savory bowls of soup. Each fall, I start with one of my favorite tomato soup… Read More »