Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Shirley from Gluten-Free Easily

Have you met my friend Shirley Braden? Shirley is the author and creative mind behind Gluten Free Easily , a website dedicated to making gluten free living, well, easy. More than that though, Shirley is a mentor, advocate, leader and recipe developer. As a blogger in the gluten-free world, I don’t know where I would […]

Roasted Garlic, Basil and Tomato Paleo Tart

This week on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to share their favorite tomato recipes. I don’t know about the other Summer Fest bloggers, but for me this was no easy task.  You see, tomatoes are a staple in our home. Quartered tomatoes are the perfect side with our morning breakfast. […]

Growing Up Isn’t So Bad, Peter Pan Squash Spiced Oven Fries

Today on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to highlight the vibrant staple: Summer Squash. Oddly enough, the title “Summer Squash” has less to do with the time a squash is grown or harvested and more to do with the sustainability of a squash. You see, summer squash like zucchini, yellow […]

Plum Pickin’ Pineapple Jam

This time of the year our pantry and refrigerator is overloaded with all kinds of delicious produce. Most recently, with the help of Bountiful Baskets we have received an overabundance of fruits like cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and pineapples. So much so that even my large family cannot keep up. What’s a girl to do?  […]

Fermented Spicy Garlic-Dill Cukes and Zukes

Between the digestive issues my daughter has faced since she was a baby and my own celiac diagnosis, I have been somewhat obsessed with healing our guts for quite some time. For many years, I thought yogurt and liquid acidophilus were our only options.  It has not been until recently that I have learned the […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Very Berry Fruit Bowl with Spiced Whipped Coconut Cream

Happy Ingredient-Challenge Monday, everyone! I hope you are brimming with excitement…if the recent entries are any indication; I cannot wait to see what you have for us this month. I don’t know about you, but I have had a great day! Yes, I know it’s Monday, but this really was a great day. Why you […]

Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe- Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Cilantro Honey Dressing from Heather, The Gluten-Free Cat and ICM Challenge-Ingredient Announcement!

Months that begin on a Sunday or a Monday seem to mess with me.  Here it is, July 8 and it’s already the second week of the month. What does that mean? That means tomorrow is Ingredient-Challenge Monday! And I almost forgot. Before I go on and tell you what ingredient we will be playing […]

April Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe-Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole from The Taste Space and ICM Challenge Ingredient Announcement!

So, I could give you a million excuses why this post is so late… I mean, this weekend was Mother’s Day weekend, and as the mother of five amazing kids and one superb husband, they spoiled me and took care of me all while keeping me away from my computer (although I did sneak in […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Pineapple Bacon Bites

Welcome to the April Ingredient-Challenge Monday! As announced yesterday, this month we feature the mouth-watering pineapple as our challenge ingredient. In spite of its natural sweetness, pineapples are not only low in calories (82 calories per cup of pineapple chunks), they are also a good source of fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron and Vitamin C.  […]

Spinach, Kale and Dandelion Green Salad with Blood Oranges, Candied Pecans and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Spring is beautifully upon us.  Flowers are blooming, birds are singing.  Children are ready to shed their winter gloom to get outside and play. Then there is the yard.  Lawns need to be mowed, weeds need to be pulled. Or do they? One advantage to living in a drought ridden area is the fact that […]