01/28/2015 | No Comments »
If you love manicotti, you’ll love this version.
I like to add sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and red pepper flakes to the filling, which gives the dish more depth. Also, make note of this go-to tomato sauce recipe. It’s great on all sorts of pasta dishes and as a dipping sauce for bread! Read the rest of this entry »
01/26/2015 | No Comments »
As we roll into February, a lot has gone on in my world.
First off, my husband and I (gulp) bought a car! We bought a Honda CR-V. I am more than excited about this — more room, more space, and a great car for my job. The amount of cooking equipment I have to lug around is ridiculous, so, yeah, I needed it. It is also great as an overall family car. I love how it drives and it’s so comfortable. I am so excited about it! Read the rest of this entry »
01/21/2015 | No Comments »
I made my first-ever chutney recently, which I originally blogged about at Parade Magazine. It was a blackberry chutney, which I made as a topper for some homemade pimento cheeseburgers. Delicious! Read the rest of this entry »
01/19/2015 | No Comments »
Did you know that January 20 is National Granola Bar Day? In honor of the occasion, I’m including one of my granola bar recipes below, along with two other gluten free treats!
My best friend has a lot of food allergies and is restricted from eating certain things like dairy, soy, and wheat — to name a few. So, since she’s so limited, we decided to make our own granola bars, fruit roll-ups and rice krispie treats — all made from ingredients she can eat. Read the rest of this entry »
01/19/2015 | No Comments »
Are you allergic to gluten?
I cooked up this gluten-free beef stew recipe for my friend who has quite a few different food allergies. If you or someone you know has a gluten allergy, give this recipe a try. It’s really easy and quite good! Read the rest of this entry »
01/16/2015 | No Comments »
This easy-to-follow seasonal soup recipe makes the perfect wintertime warm-up.
It features flavorful roasted butternut squash, sweet and tart Honeycrisp apples, sautéed onion and spices. Blend it until it’s smooth and serve.
Pair it with a sandwich or enjoy it alone on a cool afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »
01/12/2015 | No Comments »
Looking for a delicious way to jump start your day? Try this healthy, protein-packed spinach and sun-dried tomato omelet I originally prepared for my Parade Magazine blog.
You can use this basic omelet recipe as your starting point and then mix and match all sorts of tasty, seasonal ingredients, depending on what kinds of veggies you have in the fridge.
For starters, though, you have to try this spinach and sun-dried tomato combo because it’s just so good! Read the rest of this entry »
01/09/2015 | No Comments »
Have you noticed that as we grow up we get start getting more excited about receiving fluffy towels for Christmas than about getting a new outfit or a cool electronic? I mean, I have on the same dress I’ve owned for years today. I have taken the time to add a few accessories and have “glammed” it up a bit, but I am at the age where my priorities have changed completely. Read the rest of this entry »