I cannot think of a more boring meal than plain, old oatmeal. Called mush, porridge, hot cereal, none of those names spark the least bit of excitement. However, if you mention the word “parfait,” my ears perk up. If you add something about cheesecake or nuts or fruit, I am all over it. Combine all of those terms and I am ready to bang on the table with a spoon and yell, “Gimme, gimme, gimme!” Continue reading
Do you eat breakfast for dinner? In my house, it’s one of the most popular dinners I can make. Considering that “breakfast” is an umbrella term that encompasses a plethora of dishes, that means I can make anything from waffles to fritattas or from quiche to pancakes. Continue reading
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It’s another crazy day in my house. The alarms start going off at 5:20am when my two high schoolers drag themselves out of bed and head toward wakefulness. By 5:50 they are out the door. My goal is to make sure they eat a good breakfast, but 20% of the time, they are unable to roust themselves enough to spare a minute for a meal. Those are the days that a quick, delicious on-the-go breakfast isn’t just nice, it’s downright necessary. Continue reading
I found a similar-to-this-recipe in the January All You magazine and just had to make it, gluten free of course. I have discovered that frittatas are one of the best ways to get my kids to eat their vegetables. And they can be a wonderful meatless meal. Continue reading
With the weather plummeting everywhere this winter, I thought it appropriate to post a warm and hearty breakfast. This baked oatmeal is just such a breakfast. It will “stick to your ribs” and get you through the freeze outside.
Do you diet alone? If you have a significant other, does he/she join you in your quest for healthy eating? Do you feed your children super healthy foods? My personal experience has been that I am usually alone in my weight loss strategies. So today, I have a Honey Granola Yogurt Parfait for One just for all of you sole dieters. Continue reading
On a recent trip to my local Target, I was excited to find that KIND is now making gluten free granola. There are quite a few varieties. I chose to try the Maple Quinoa Clusters. And while they are great straight from the bag or in a bowl with milk, I was so pleased to find a reasonably prices gluten free treat that I had to make some other things with it, too. Continue reading
Strata is by definition a gluten full dish, right? I am talking b.r.e.a.d as the main ingredient, and normally, I would agree. However, I got my hot little hands on a bag of Gluten Free stuffing mix by Rudi’s Bakery. I was totally sick over Thanksgiving and my family was lucky to get grilled meat, baked potatoes and pumpkin pie. So here I am, weeks later, with a bag of stuffing and my imagination. Continue reading
Yogurt has long been a healthy food, but now Greek yogurt has taken over. With a huge amount of protein, vitamins, minerals and less sodium than regular yogurt, sales of Greek yogurt are booming. The yogurt section of my local grocery stores have gone from being 90% regular yogurt to being at least 50% Greek. There is even Greek yogurt cream cheese! So with all of this new commerce, it is only fitting that there is now a The Greek Yogurt Cookbook: Includes Over 125 Delicious, Nutritious Greek Yogurt Recipes
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With all of the pancake recipes I have on this blog, I was shocked to find out that I didn’t have this, my basic recipe, on here somewhere. In fact, I think I remember posting it when I started in 2008, but for some reason, it is gone. Perhaps the photos were terrible (which most pre-2011 are). However, this is a recipe that you must have. I have never met a breakfast eater that didn’t love them. Continue reading
My absolute favorite thing about Autumn is the onset of apple season. Apple pie has long been my favorite dessert and although I have not come up with a decent gluten free version, I am still willing to bake up a few pies for my family and friends. Recently, I needed to put on a breakfast for 30 teenagers. I wanted some easy, portable dishes for them, because they were would be in a hurry to eat and then rush off to school. I thought about making some granola bars, but then I thought about apples, and these bars came to mind. Continue reading
Today is Pass the CookBook Club reveal day. This month we cooked out of Seoultown Kitchen by Debbie Lee. I almost didn’t participate this month. My calendar has been so overbooked lately that I thought I’d sit out. However, when I really took a look at our three choices, I realized that this particular dinner would be a huge hit and it wouldn’t take much effort. Sold. Continue reading
It’s September and I have bought my first bags of apples of the year! I love fall. Granted autumn in Florida is almost laughable, but we will get relief from the heat and humidity soon. I mean it’s just around the corner, sort of. By October, we will be enjoying 85 degree weather instead of 95. I t boils down to, my having to go by the calendar and not the weather forecast to plan my autumn meals. Continue reading
Long time readers will remember that my grandmother ran a restaurant out of her home in the 1950s. It was by reservation only. No one could just show up and expect a seat. By doing this, Mamie always knew approximately how much food to make. She offered menu choices to the person making the reservation and everything was pre-ordered. When guests arrived and were seated, they were brought these Apricot Butterhorns instead of regular rolls and butter. Continue reading