Everything Apple

I love going apple picking in the Fall as a family.  And, of course, you can make so many things from those yummy apples that you picked.  Apple sauce, apple pie, apple crisp, apple strudel, apple cake.  I could think of more, but you get the picture. For my first recipe, I wanted to make…

Gluten-Free baking – Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins

Gluten-free baking can be kind of disappointing when you first venture out into the gluten-free world.  Some baked goods turn out too dry, taste a little off, or the dough is so sticky you get frustrated trying to get it to do anything.  The gluten-free baking mixes available these days make things much easier, but…

Slow Cooker Deliciousness – Chicken Thighs

When you know you have too much going on in the evening, the slow cooker is your friend.  I’ve been having good luck lately with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, so I went that route for my most recent slow cooker meals.  The bone-in chicken thighs seem to hold up better in the slow cooker than…

The best chicken and rice EVER

When I want to cook a meal that the whole family will eat, this chicken and rice dish is what I make.  It has some of my favorite things in it, despite its simplicity.  Fresh herbs, citrus, and that perfectly cooked bite of chewy rice.  The recipe comes from an old New York Times column…

Cook once, eat twice

This two-meal recipe is an all-time favorite of mine.  It originally began as a recipe I saw in 2015 from a gluten-free magazine named Gluten-Free & More.  I’ve changed it up through the years, but it is still one of my all-time favorites.  The marinade for this pork tenderloin really makes the meal.  I have…

Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas

Some of the best naturally gluten-free foods out there are cheese, eggs, and corn.  When it comes to eggs, I love a good frittata.  The best part is you can have it for breakfast or Sunday brunch or make it into a speedy dinner.  It also can look fancy, depending on the ingredients you use. …

Fresh Summer Sauces for the Grill

The best part of summer cooking is using fresh ingredients and, of course, the grill.  We love sitting on our deck and eating dinner when it’s shady and there is a nice breeze.  My favorite part of the grill is that you can cook proteins and vegetables on there, and make everything gluten-free and allergy…

Veggies – Naturally Gluten-Free

I love vegetables.  I love fresh herbs seasoning my vegetables.  I love that vegetables are naturally gluten-free without me having to think about it.  I love that there are so many kinds to choose from.  My biggest love, my most favorite dish in the world, is roasted vegetables.  BUT, and this is a huge BUT,…

What’s for Dinner – Using Fresh Herbs

Like a lot of children, my kids are not big fans of casseroles or any “mixed-up” food.  So, I make a lot of dinners that consist of a protein, a veggie on the side, and some kind of carb on the side.  Coming up with different proteins that are not boring or same old-same old…

What’s for Dinner – GF Italian

Like many people, a lot of the meals I prepare each night for dinner are inspired by a recipe I’ve found online and then altered – in our case, I change the recipe to accommodate our food allergies, ingredients I have available, and general preferences.  Both of the Italian meals below started with recipes inspired…