Recipes

Gluten Free Fried Chicken

Gluten Free Fried Chicken

These days, we can all use a little comfort. That comfort, done in moderation, can come from foods that are both satisfying and indulgent. Now, I’m certainly not saying to sit down with a big ol’ chocolate layer cake and a fork (although trust me,…

Tuna-Apple-Dill Salad

Tuna-Apple-Dill Salad

Back in college (many moons ago!), I worked part time as a waitress at a local cafe, Yogi’s. The owners were a wonderful, caring couple, full of energy and life. In particular, Teresa, the wife, was wildly creative and very artistic. She hand-painted the menus…

Coconut Crusted Chicken Cutlets (Gluten Free & Grain Free!)

Coconut Crusted Chicken Cutlets (Gluten Free & Grain Free!)

At least once a week, I make fried chicken cutlets for my family. My mother always did, too; it’s an easy weeknight meal to pull off relatively quickly, and the kids don’t balk and complain that I’m feeding them chicken (again) since it’s more of…

Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken

Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken

All chicken is not created equal. There, I said it. I used to think that “chicken was chicken.” I was wrong. This is not a sponsored post, nor is it an ad. I firmly believe that this chicken tastes better, is juicier and more plump.…

Hearty Lentil Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is a favorite dish in our family, especially during the cold, damp winter months. My mother has been making lentil soup for as long as I can remember, and my late mother-in-law always made it, too. This recipe I’m sharing with you is…

Gluten Free [Over] Stuffed Mushrooms

Gluten Free [Over] Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a popular appetizer served during the holiday season. Mushrooms can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, from breadcrumbs to cheese, to meats like prosciutto or sausage. Around our Italian Christmas table, stuffed mushrooms are served as part of the antipasti course,…

Holiday Cranberry-Apple Jam

Holiday Cranberry-Apple Jam

Confession: when I was a kid, I loved the cranberry sauce in the can. You know, the kind that’s more like a gelatinous blob that, when the can is inverted, plops out onto the plate in one fell swoop? Yup, loved it and could polish…

Holiday-Time Sangria

Holiday-Time Sangria

As soon as the weather starts to get cool and brisk, I crave all things cozy, from the clothes I wear, to the chunky knit throw blanket on the couch, to the food and drink I like to eat and serve to my guests. I…

Grain Free, Dairy Free Banana-Walnut Bread

Grain Free, Dairy Free Banana-Walnut Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods to have for breakfast during the fall and winter months. However, most banana bread recipes are laden with lots of fat and refined sugar. So, I changed that, allowing me to indulge in a moist, delicious…

Gluten Free Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding

Gluten Free Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding

Fall is finally here! Or is it? While the calendar says that the fall season is officially upon us, Mother Nature clearly feels differently with the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing. But, I’ll take it! A few months from now, those of us living in…