Gluten-Free Brownies

One of the things I am learning about gluten-free baking is exploring more with not using any flour, I’ll admit to feeling stuck in the idea of just using gluten-free flour substitutes but the reality is there are many more grain free options. This recipe comes from reading paleo, whole 30, gluten-free, and other trendy Read more about Gluten-Free Brownies[…]

Apple Cider Froze

This summer I had the opportunity to try a froze, a frozen blended rose that was delicious.  Living in Arizona we aren’t always ready for all the warm luscious apple cider beverages but we desire a taste of Fall…thus my Apple Cider Froze creation.  Borrowing from the trend of the frozen rose this uses apple Read more about Apple Cider Froze[…]

Gluten-Free Pizza 3 Ways- Sicilian, Deep Dish, Thin Crust

My husband has recently had to make some food changes including removing gluten and soy from his diet due to medical reasons.  I strongly believe the easiest way we can support our family in their dietary needs is to adjust with them.  I have been working over the past couple of months to learn the Read more about Gluten-Free Pizza 3 Ways- Sicilian, Deep Dish, Thin Crust[…]

Memorial Day

Image from NPR -Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Today, many of us find ourselves off of work.  Some of us spend the day at BBQ’s or out of town on a weekend getaway.  Some of us camp or tackle a house project that requires a few days to complete.  Some of us spend the day in remembrance.  Some Read more about Memorial Day[…]

Cranberries with Port

Stop!  Do not get out the can opener…I am about to blow your mind with the easiest, tastiest side dish.  Making Thanksgiving dinner for everyone?  Perfect this will take no time.  Tasked with bringing a dish?  Great, this will make you a star.  No matter what your fancy, enjoy this dish that is not only Read more about Cranberries with Port[…]

My Thanksgiving Menu Revealed

2016 Thanksgiving Menu Baby Kale, Swiss Chard, and Spinach Salad with Roasted Vegetables and a Dark Cherry Vinaigrette Smoked Maple Orange Bourbon Brine Turkey Breast Cajun Smoked Turkey Breast Grand Marnier Apricot Stuffing Gluten-free Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing Smashed Potato Casserole Modern Green Bean Casserole Roasted Butternut Squash Cranberries with Port Onion and Shallot Popovers Pumpkin Mascarpone Read more about My Thanksgiving Menu Revealed[…]

Eat your heart out!

Do you love to ski or snowboard?  How about going to a beautiful snowcovered mountain town just to enjoy some time with family or friends?  Or perhaps you’d love a weekend getaway to enjoy a hot tottie by the fire at a ski resort?  Whatever your pleasure, how hard would you work for your dinner Read more about Eat your heart out![…]

Quick Dinner Idea: Charcuterie Plate

One of my hubby and I’s favorite quick dinners or light dinners is to make a characuterie plate. This is such an easy, good tasting, and fresh meal I am not willing to pay $15 to $20 for this while out at a restaurant. Grab some of your favorites…olives, fruit, marinated veggies like mushrooms or artichokes, Read more about Quick Dinner Idea: Charcuterie Plate[…]

Lobster and Manchego Sandwich…lunchtime bliss…a leftover inspiration!

One of the things I love about being a teacher and teaching summer school is that I am off in the afternoon and can make lunch at home.  I recently took some leftover lobster, chopped it in large pieces, and created a sandwich.  I took a roll, added some mayo, the lobster, and manchego, baked Read more about Lobster and Manchego Sandwich…lunchtime bliss…a leftover inspiration![…]

Simple Solutions: Baked Cookies

It seems like one of the most talked about desserts that I hear friends say they love are baked cookies.  We’ve been eating them for years, but we are still raving about them.  I’ll admit, it is absolutely delicious to place your fork in a small dish or cast iron pan and pull out a Read more about Simple Solutions: Baked Cookies[…]

The Most Romantic Restaurant

In June will be my husband Heath and I’s seventh wedding anniversary…lucky number seven. I have been thinking a lot about how we can celebrate it, what I can do, and perhaps what I can make for him…let’s put it this way I have a Pinterest board dedicated to the event.  We girls tend to Read more about The Most Romantic Restaurant[…]

Food Obsessed Youth

There is some interesting research being done about millennials and food.  This research will tell us self-proclaimed foodies what the next generation of self-proclaimed foodies will do with their food budget, how they’ll create this budget, the types of foods they will buy, and the way they want to buy it.  What I was shocked Read more about Food Obsessed Youth[…]