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National Donut Day: I need gluten-free donuts

National Donut Day: I need gluten-free donuts

Friday is National Donut Day, and there are all sorts of free donuts being given away at various places.  As a matter of fact, the reps from the Butler County Donut Trail are supposed to be dropping off donuts for me as a thank-you for […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

I used to love making a bunch of different Christmas cookies…trying new recipes each year and making my favorites.  Then I had Jenson and that got more difficult, but I still managed quite a variety.  And then I had Marlowe, and two days before Christmas […]

Gorgonzola Salmon Burgers

Gorgonzola Salmon Burgers

Our fridge was more empty this week than it has been in a very long time…perhaps ever.  It wasn’t as dire as it sounds, because we could have made it work for another week or so, and if you count the cupboards and freezers, we […]

Fake Shamrock Shake..eh, not really

Fake Shamrock Shake..eh, not really

There’s a post floating around Facebook about how bad Shamrock Shakes are for you (no, really?) and that they have 33 ingredients.  Whoa, right?  Well, all of the shakes have that many ingredients or more, so no need to single out the minty green shake […]

Gluten-free Breaded Asiago Tilapia

Gluten-free Breaded Asiago Tilapia

We hadn’t had fish in a few weeks, so when I needed something that would thaw quickly for the next day, frozen tilapia filets would be perfect.  When I organized the pantry recently, I found some gluten-free breadcrumbs and thought I’d give them a shot.  […]

Red Gold Lasagna Kit giveaway and recipe

Red Gold Lasagna Kit giveaway and recipe

Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food…cheesy, meaty, saucy pasta.  It seems complicated, but it’s not – especially when you let the noodles cook right in the lasagna – just layer and bake.  Lasagna freezes well, so it never hurts to make a double batch and […]

World’s Pretty Good Chicken

World’s Pretty Good Chicken

I hate it when recipes are called “World’s Best….”.  Sometimes they are pretty good, but they are NEVER world’s best because, really.  Long ago, I pinned the recipe for “World’s Best Chicken”, not because I thought it would be “World’s Best”, but because it looked […]

Roasted Balsamic Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

Roasted Balsamic Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

I like most variety of winter squash, but Lo isn’t a big fan.  He’ll eat a squash dish if I make it (usually), but he’s not a big fan…just a good sport.  And he probably won’t eat leftovers, so I’ll be like – why have […]

Gluten free Zucchini Bread

Gluten free Zucchini Bread

I ended up with some extra zucchini in my fridge this summer (unfortunately, it wasn’t grown in my volunteer garden), so I decided to make some gluten-free zucchini bread for a Norwex party I was hosting (more on Norwex another time…but it’s awesome – and […]

Homemade Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell

We eat kind of a lot of ice cream up in here.  I like to jazz my ice cream up sometimes and I was sometimes tempted to buy Magic Shell (or the Reese’s version) at the grocery store, but it’s expensive and I feel like […]