Classic Gazpacho — so easy…and a toppings bar makes it a meal (or a party!)

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Seafood, Soups
by Ann on 19/08

After spending six months living in Spain some years ago, I remember reading that, when the weather gets hot, even a Spaniard with the heartiest of appetites will… Read More »

“The Shifter”… plus a showdown and a slice of history

In Pizza & Sandwiches
by Ann on 17/08

On the heels of Lititz winning the coveted title of America’s Coolest Small Town in an online contest conducted by Budget Travel in 2013, Columbia was designated as… Read More »

Seven-Day Pickles

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Mason Jar Ideas, Side Dishes
by Ann on 15/08

  Every summer, I look forward to making seven-day pickles.  Although the name implies a long, arduous process, the steps are quite simple and require just a few… Read More »

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 10/08
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It’s hard to believe that a baked good with no dairy, gluten or refined sugars can taste really good.  Yet this slightly sweet, tender zucchini bread truly does…. Read More »

Bourbon & Coca Cola Steaks

In Beef, Grilling, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 08/08

Typically, we keep steak preparation simple in our house. A sprinkle of spice rub is often as fancy as it gets. This clever steak marinade, compliments of Michaela… Read More »

Old-Fashioned Horseradish Pickles

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 05/08

When I saw it in the pages of a feed store magazine, this recipe brought back an instant memory of a gallon jar of pickles on my grandmother’s… Read More »

Grilled Apricot Shrimp with Harissa Aioli

In Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Healthy Options, Seafood
by Ann on 02/08

From week to week I toil—probably longer than I should–over which recipes to share on this page. The decision becomes more difficult when a challenge is issued (in… Read More »

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

In Appetizers, Chicken, Grilling, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 29/07

First, I must apologize to the readers who have subscribed to receive recipe posts via email. Yesterday, I inadvertently sent a draft of this post.   Although I… Read More »

Summer Peach Sangria

In Drinks & Smoothies, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 25/07

After living for a short time in Spain, I developed a love of paella, tortillas Españolas, and a certain time-honored, fruit-filled drink. Though my recipe for Classic Spanish… Read More »

Grilled Zucchini with Goat Cheese and Balsamic-Honey Syrup

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Side Dishes
by Ann on 22/07

When it comes to delicious, healthy recipes, Justine Fontinell has a few up her sleeve.   From the time I went out on a limb and made her… Read More »