Honey Flax 1-Minute Mug Muffin

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 18/04
Honey Flax 1-Minute Mug Muffin

Dear Ann, I recently made and enjoyed some of your chia seed recipes. For quite a while I have been using another healthy ingredient in my morning oatmeal–flax… Read More »

Christian’s Corn Flake Nachos… and some Real Cheese People

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Snacks
by Ann on 15/04

When Sargento recently asked me to lend a hand with their new “Real Cheese People” campaign, I couldn’t resist.  I immediately thought of several friends and family members who… Read More »

Chicken Fried Rice

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Rice
by Ann on 11/04
Chicken Fried Rice -- use leftover rice for a super speedy meal

Leftovers seldom get the credit they deserve. Some meals, of course, really do improve over time, but perhaps the best way to forever change the perception of meals… Read More »

Pimento Cheese Spread…and a 50th anniversary celebration!

In Appetizers, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Snacks
by Ann on 08/04
Pimento Cheese Spread

Last weekend, my in-laws celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage with a family trip to The Greenbriar in West Virginia.  Their three children along with spouses, significant others… Read More »

Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)

In Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04

Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring,… Read More »

Super Easy Egg & Avocado Salad

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Healthy Options, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 01/04
Super Easy Egg & Avocado Salad

Avocados and bananas have a lot in common.  When you need to buy them for immediate use, they always seem to be rock hard and green.  And then,… Read More »

Slow Cooker Mexican Flank Steak

In Beef, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Slow Cooker
by Ann on 28/03
Slow Cooker Mexican Flank Steak with Mango Pineapple Salsa

I’m a big fan of recipes that incorporate a variety of vegetables with a basic protein in one easy-to-assemble dinner. And when a meal is versatile and can… Read More »

April Fool’s Fruit Punch

In Drinks & Smoothies, Holidays, Snacks
by Ann on 25/03

When I originally posted this silly “punch” on The Fountain Avenue Kitchen several years ago, I did it on the afternoon of April Fool’s Day, right after my… Read More »

Easter Candy Roundup

In Desserts, Holidays, Roundups
by Ann on 21/03

I know that not everyone makes Easter candy–getting dinner on the table every night can be challenging enough!  But all of these recipes have easy-to-follow steps–many of which… Read More »

Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 18/03
Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Everyone in my family thinks Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are the be-all-end-all…the piece de resistance….the bomb!  From a nutritional vantage point, they are a bit of bomb. (Of course, we… Read More »