It’s time for the monthly Improv Cooking Challenge! This month our theme was “Ebony and Ivory.” Bloggers all over the world were cursed with Paul McCartney’s voice singing in their brains while they mixed and stirred and baked. Continue reading
I am doing the happy dance this month because it’s Blueberry Season here in Florida! There is always something wonderful in season in this sunny paradise, but I have to admit to being partial to berries, especially BLUEberries. I could eat them morning, noon and night and when they are in season, I actually do. Starting with muffins or pancakes, moving on to salads or wraps and ending with desserts, I manage to sneak a lot of blueberries into our diet. I love Fresh From Florida produce!
One day, I decided to make up a gluten free cookie, just like that. After having baked cookies for so many years, I decided it was high time that I made my own. And that is how these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies were born. Continue reading
Another cookbook review for you! This time it’s all about easy and healthy meals made in the slow cooker. Whether the temperature is cold or hot outside, your slow cooker can be your best friend, saving you time in the kitchen. With the help of The Healthy Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness, it can also help you produce delicious, healthy, gluten free meals, too. Continue reading
I am excited to review this beautiful new book from the publisher of the Kosher by Design series. A Taste of Pesach: Trusted Favorites, Simple Preparation, Magnificent Results is not only filled with tried and true Passover recipes, it’s 95% gluten free. So, as a non-Jew-but-gluten-free-eater, I am excited to spread the word about this untapped resource for us. Never let the fact that a book is written for one group of people stop you from exploring the possibilities! Continue reading
A little while ago, my friend, Dionne from Try Anything Once blog, made and shared my baked oatmeal recipe. Her pictures were so tempting that I knew I needed to make up a batch. However, a craving for chocolate overtook me right about that same time, so I did a little tweaking. The result was this Thin Mint Baked Oatmeal that I may or may not have hovered over like a rabid dog when anyone attempted to take it from me. Continue reading
I really need the weather to warm up. My pants are getting tighter with every cold front that moves through the state. Seriously, it is totally Mother Nature’s fault that I keep baking (and eating) delicious chocolate treats. That is my story and I am sticking to it. Continue reading
This is another of my grandmother’s recipes. Some of you might remember that she was the head baker for a school district in the 1970s. She got up early every school day and baked treats for all of the schools in town. Boy! Those were the days! There is nothing this yummy on any of my kids’ lunch menus. It’s no wonder my daughter prefers to take her lunch! Continue reading
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
It’s right about now that I usually start craving stone fruits and tastes of summer. While it will be months before I can sink my teeth into a fresh Georgia peach, I can trick my mind by using frozen or canned peaches in baked goods. By the time you are done baking fresh peaches, they are pretty much as soft as their “stored” cousins. Continue reading
The first year I lived in Florida, I was shocked at seeing fresh strawberries in February. Now, a few years later, I am totally spoiled and look forward to enjoying them while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow. There is a world famous Florida Strawberry festival held at the end of February/beginning of March. I really appreciate the amazing growing season in our state. Eating Fresh From Florida produce is an added bonus to being close to the beach and having mild winters. 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