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Perfect (&gluten free) Meatballs!

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I've been quite busy lately. Big changes are coming to my little corner of the internet! These changes are, for the moment, mostly behind-the-scenes. There have been some pretty big changes in my life recently, and they are greatly influencing the direction this website will be taking in the (very) near future. Positive and authentic changes, I Continue reading the story "Perfect (&gluten free) Meatballs!"

Thanksgiving Italian Soup – Allergy friendly

A leftover - based soup! I make some form of this soup multiple times each year. It's a great way to use leftover turkey (or chicken) in a way that is pretty distinct from the typical "Thanksgiving Day leftovers" taste. I love throwing it all in a slow cooker, but it works just as well in a pot simmering on the stovetop. Its fantastic when Continue reading the story "Thanksgiving Italian Soup – Allergy friendly"

Cheesy Tuna Casserole like Mom used to make…

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...only different. This is a very cheesy, very mushroomy tuna casserole. But first, the backstory. I kind of lucked out in the mom department. And I'm kind of kicking myself for not thinking of posting this recipe and story for Mother's Day. Why do I always get the best ideas after the fact? Mom and I, either Continue reading the story "Cheesy Tuna Casserole like Mom used to make…"

Beef Lettuce Wraps

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It was just last month that, thanks to some rave reviews by one of my fave bloggers over at Gracefully Gluten Free, I tried PF Chang's GF Lettuce Wraps. They were fantastic, so this weekend I decided to try to replicate them. This isn't an exact copy; I'm not sure that I could if I tried. Continue reading the story "Beef Lettuce Wraps"

Chorizo Stuffed Peppers! Guest Blog 3 by Joe’s Primal Scream

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Hi! I am sitting in the airport, waiting to board the plane to head to the conference and expo. As the remodel of my blog continues (can't you just hear the loud sounds of the jackhammers?!), I have another guest blog post for you. This one comes from my friend Joe over at Joe's Primal Scream. I'm super excited that he's chosen this recipe Continue reading the story "Chorizo Stuffed Peppers! Guest Blog 3 by Joe’s Primal Scream"

Peppered Pork Roast with Rice (slow cooker)

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20120404-082936.jpg I love slow cookers. I love how I can do a bit of prep work, and then my house smells delicious the entire day. Not to mention, of course, that the food turns into fall-apart goodness! I made this recently before a big storm hit. I'm in Texas, and we have had some pretty big storms lately. We are north Continue reading the story "Peppered Pork Roast with Rice (slow cooker)"

Breaded fried fish with mushrooms – gluten free

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20120330-195442.jpg I need to go grocery shopping. In a bad bad way. Tonight, I just experimented a bit with what I had on hand and created this recipe. Nothing sparks creativity like necessity, right? Using small tilapia filets dipped in melted butter, breaded with gluten free bread crumbs and seasonings, and topped with sautéed chopped mushrooms, this was relatively easy Continue reading the story "Breaded fried fish with mushrooms – gluten free"

Tilapia, Gourmet Potatoes, & Garlic Risotto with a side of bad back

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My dearest lovely readers. I realize I've been somewhat absent here and in my online communities the past week, except for the occasional photo post of my refrigerator contents or the facebooking references to the contest I'm in (Vote HERE and "like" me on FB here) or the random tweets (follow me here). Alas, my life has been hectic chaos lately. Continue reading the story "Tilapia, Gourmet Potatoes, & Garlic Risotto with a side of bad back"

Battle of the Blogs: asparagus & mushroom

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What happens when you combine two types of mushrooms and two kinds of asparagus? An amazing festival of flavor for the taste buds, that's what (it doesn't hurt that there is a lot of wine and butter involved, either). A friend (who is also a fellow blogger) and I were discussing our favorite foods yesterday. Mushrooms and Continue reading the story "Battle of the Blogs: asparagus & mushroom"

New York Strip Steaks with buttery herbed fingerling potatoes

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20120113-181430.jpg Some nights, I want meat and potatoes. So, I make it. 'Cause, that's what I do. INGREDIENTS: 2 NY Strip Steaks 1 T oil Salt & pepper for steaks 14 oz of fingerling potatoes, large ones sliced in half 1 C water 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon oregano 1 T fresh parsley, chopped 2 T + 1 T butter, softened DIRECTIONS: I started with two Continue reading the story "New York Strip Steaks with buttery herbed fingerling potatoes"