Hellooooooo blogland! Happy New Year! Oh, how I?ve missed visiting with all of you! Did you have a great holiday? Are you refreshed and recharged for a glorious 2010? Speaking of which, let?s take a quick opinion poll. How many of you refer to our[...]
? After promising gluten free pop tarts, I finally got around to posting them! It seems like something that would be hard to create/make, but I'll let you in on a little secret......it's just pie crust and jelly[...]
Almost Gluten-Free Plum Tart A lovely friend of the family gave me a big bag of Italian plums, so I made a couple of almost gluten-free tarts. I do not have celiac's disease (as far as I know), but I avoid gluten and challenge myself to[...]
Finally! A break in the insanity long enough for me to write.
I bet that almost everyone out there has been forced to eat at either someone elses house or out at a public event. For the past three days I have had to eat out at a building[...]
It has been an unbelievably busy week, and unfortunately it seems like the crazyness will continue.
I have been cooking and baking though, so I have a lot to share with you. I can't share everything with you in this one post,[...]
The chili delight you see here is vegetarian, gluten-free, low-fat, high fiber and so good for you that you won't have to feel guilty in the least for how wonderful it tastes. If you make a vegetarian chili, use almost no oil in sweating[...]
Okay, I don't know about you guys, but I tend to stock up on seasonal items when they are on sale. Turkeys around Thanksgiving, picnic tablecloths in the summer, and toys in the winter. Well, last fall I bought about 10 large cans of Libby's 100%[...]
Were you a longtime Gourmet magazine subscriber? Were you surprised to hear that this bastion of American cookery was going under? Did you mourn its passing a little, or perhaps even a lot? Did the Bon Appetit that arrived in its place to[...]
I am continually amazed at the sorts of sweet, rich desserts that can be made low carb. When I first came to grips with the fact that I might be prediabetic, I thought I would rarely, if ever, get to taste these sorts of desserts again. I[...]
The deadline to enter our Quickies Morning, Noon, and Night Cocktail Challenge is fast approaching. Please send in your entries by September 23, 2010.
Your challenge is to create your sexiest drink, alcoholic or non alcoholic.
You know you have good friends when they feel comfortable enough to invite themselves over. And I mean that sincerely. I think it's a wonderful thing, as long as you don't feel any obligation to say yes if you really don't want company. We[...]
Blackberry season is upon us and I love seeing these black beauties in every corner market. I love the slightly tart taste of blackberries and adore them especially combined with other berries. The sight is simply gorgeous. Seriously, few fruit[...]
I was excited to see a gluten-free dessert recipe (that wasn't boring) in a recent issue of Rachael Ray's magazine! Since I wasn't cooking dinner last night I finally gave them a try and I LOVED them. The girls weren't huge fans of the coconut,[...]
Asparagus and Leek Tart
You can definitely tell it’s Spring here in California. The weather has finally turned the corner (I think) and the days are getting longer. I love it when it’s still light out[...]
Rhubarb is an interesting plant. It technically is a vegetable, but more often it is compared in the fruit family. It has many anti-oxidant benefits and mostly will help with allergies, lung irritation and poor circulation. Which is interesting[...]