Caprese Style Baked Eggs

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Vegetarian
by Ann on 10/09
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  “Caprese” refers to something that comes from or is in the style of Capri, an Italian island off the coast of Italy near Naples. Insalata Caprese, or… Read More »

No-Sugar Homemade Jam (choose your favorite flavor–even use frozen fruit–in this easy, small batch recipe)

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/09
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Healthy jam that tastes great…really?  The perks of this no-sugar recipe, however, extend beyond the obvious health benefits.  The flavor may be varied according to preference and what’s… Read More »

Crispy Baked Eggplant

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Side Dishes, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 02/09
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  My family always felt lukewarm towards eggplant…until this recipe.  And it’s easy! Simply dredge slices of egg-dipped eggplant into a flavorful combination of Parmesan, crumbs and seasoning…. Read More »

Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Pasta, Vegetarian
by Ann on 30/08
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This is the sort of easy summer cooking I love:  basic, fresh ingredients coming together as something altogether pleasing in a few short minutes.  Although perfect over pasta–and… Read More »

Carrot Cake with Almond Flour

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Snacks
by Ann on 27/08
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Among my stockpile of much-loved recipes, there are a few I purposely “save.”  I wasn’t sure exactly what I was saving this special recipe for–maybe fall when carrots… Read More »

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Rice, Slow Cooker
by Ann on 25/08
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  Whether it is kids’ sports practices, crazy work schedules, meetings, or a class at the gym, weekdays can be especially full.  Everyone seems busy, it’s just the… Read More »

Small Batch Canned Peaches

In Fruits & Veggies, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 23/08
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“Putting up” food for the winter can seem like a daunting task.  I had the benefit of watching my grandmother preserve jams, pickles, applesauce and more, and I… Read More »

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
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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
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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
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  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 »