As the summer winds down, I usually do a mental inventory of all the seasonal foods we have cooked and enjoyed to make sure we haven’t missed out. With all the usual suspects all accounted for: tomatoes, corn, zucchini, leafy greens, and more tomatoes, I cast a larger net and discovered I had not made any form of cornbread in ages.
Although cornbread has no season of it’s own, it does dovetail so nicely with anything BBQ. With the Labor Day weekend looming and a few, albeit socially safe, bbq invitations extended, why not bring something no one else might?
I approach most invitations to cookouts with the assumption that most of the food brought won’t be gluten free. By bringing one filling dish that I can depend on, I know I don’t have to worry about what others will bring. I also know my hangry mood will be contained; a few pieces of cornbread with some salad, and I can enjoy the event.
If there happened to be fabulous gf friendly bbq chicken or ribs – even better…
You know when you see recipes that look so simple but contain gluten, so you don’t even attempt them because you assume it won’t work for us gluten free? Well, honey this is not one of those recipes! This time luck is in our favor. This flatbread recipe produces a wonderfully chewy, crispy, savory flatbread,… Continue reading
We have all become so bored of quarantine meals. It was time to make something DIFFERENT for dinner today. We were feeling indifferent with the steady staple of 1) some protein from the freezer or tofu, 2) a vegetable that has been resting in our cold garage that hopefully is not moldy yet. 3) gnocchi/rice/potato… Continue reading
Growing up, dinner was usually cooked out of necessity, what my parents had shopped for that week and had on hand became dinner, there was no running to the store for a forgotten ingredient that’s for sure. My Mum did had a knack for creating dinner magic with a pound of ground beef. One week… Continue reading
Last month, I finally nailed down a chocolate chip cookie that I think is an all time winner. Of course, that recipe will be in rotation here forever… This led me to think that we don’t have a go-to peanut butter cookie recipe. Without any ripe fruit in the fruit bowl vying for a delicious… Continue reading
While it seems I do experiment with a lot of different foods to share with you here, I tend to default to one, maybe two, recipes per season for dinner parties. I prefer dishes that I can pop into the oven while guests are arriving. Some easy enough that I can socialize and enjoy cocktails,… Continue reading
This last week I attempted to create a go-to Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie. One that you could depend upon, knowing they would turn out fabulous every time you baked them. Made from easily-accessible ingredients, ones that normally lived in my pantry and fridge. That way, I could just whip them up at a moments… Continue reading
This Raspberry Pecan Tart falls firmly into the “if it worked make it again, just change up the flavor a bit” category. As you may know, not all gluten free baked goods turn out, even those you may have made many times. It’s all chemistry honey, and perhaps some astrology too, because at times I… Continue reading
I know there are legions gnocchi fans out there, sadly though, I have never been one. If given a choice for a Italian carbohydrate it would always be spaghetti for me. With spicy tomato sauce, carbonara, aglio e olio peperoncino, or just butter and parmesan cheese, each one my favorite. However my daughter sent me… Continue reading
When my daughter was younger she just didn’t like pureed soups. I could never figure out why? As she grew older, and more articulate, she informed me that she didn’t like pureed soup because every spoonful feels and tastes the same. Huh, who knew. To get around that dilemma, I found a few ways… Continue reading
Yesterday, as I was browsing through my saved Instagram images trying to come up with inspiration for dinner, I came across a recipe from Bon Appetite for this fabulous Chick Pea Ham and Kale soup. Hearty beans with savory ham, and some greens to boot. Normally I wouldn’t even consider making this soup, my husband… Continue reading
We are a family of foodies, that’s a given. So much so that when we eat out and have had a memorable dish, we try to re-create it at home, just for fun. My latest attempt was to try to re-create “Tate’s” ginger zinger cookies. They are my absolute favorite, with the perfect balance of… Continue reading
I want to share with you my latest food obsession – grits! Specifically white corn grits from Palmetto Farms, gluten free of course. With little knowledge and no prior consumption of them, they are a revelation for me. I didn’t grow up in the “South”, and have not even one relative that could lay claim… Continue reading
Every fall I feel it my privilege/duty/compulsion to add to the many millions of recipes for something fall-ish, pumpkin-ish, pear-ish, or apple-ish. Perhaps this recipe is exactly the one you have been searching for? I certainly hope so. How could you regret making this super moist Pumpkin Cake, it has just the right amount of… Continue reading
Many, many lifetimes ago my husband worked in the dinning room of a big fancy hotel. There, they made a “classic” caesar salad, that he still maintains contained no mayo, mustard, and heaven forbid no worcestershire. Looking at the picture you may surmise that this is clearly not that “classic” recipe, with the additions of… Continue reading
Two circumstances lead to the creation of these Lemon Cheesecake Brownies. The first, I had a container of mascarpone cheese in the fridge nearing its expiration date and wanted to use it up. The second, while chatting with a friend I discovered her husband was going to be out of town and she would all… Continue reading
This last week we dusted off the BBQ, swept off the patio bricks, and set up all the seating with nice comfy cushions. We were all ready and eager for our first outdoor dining experience, of what we hope will be a long and warm season. However, today it is a balmy 43 degrees with… Continue reading
For the last few years I have defaulted to three super easy desserts to serve at dinner parties. If you entertain you know it’s more than enough work to come up with a menu, shop, cook a fabulous meal, and set a beautiful table. Last year it was pears that I popped into the oven… Continue reading
On any given day if I ask my Husband what he wants for dinner most of the time the response will be “Chicken? Maybe fish? Or we haven’t had a steak in a long time”. Never does he lead with “how about eggplant? or broccoli?”. Therefore I sometimes have to be sneaky when it comes… Continue reading
Last week one of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen, shared a vegan coconut cake. Made with just 6 ingredients; one bowl, baked in a round cake pan for just 40 minutes. Could it really be that simple? I admit, I was skeptical since I’ve had so many epic fails trying to conjure up baked… Continue reading
Today, I would like to give some credence to escarole. It’s a New Year and I wanted to try something new, not just fall back on spinach or kale, my go-to’s in most recipes with leafy greens. In the same category as endive and frisee; not really a lettuce, as it appears at first glance,… Continue reading