Month: March 2011

Shrimp & Sausage Skewers with Slaw & Black Bean Rice

I ran across a picture of sausage cuddled up with shrimp on skewers in a magazine last summer. I tore the picture out because it was so intriguing to me and neglected to remove the recipe. They were covered in a rich, dark, barbecue…

Hellloooo…Breakfast

This morning I was meandering through a fellow blogger’s food blog and ran across a delicious looking smoothie. Made me realize I haven’t had a smoothie in a really long time. It seems like we’ve had the longest, rainiest, cloudiest, winter ever…which makes me…

Italian Pasta Bake

I had a rather stressful and somewhat traumatizing trip to Pier 1 yesterday afternoon. I was in a rush and ran in for chopsticks, which they didn’t end up having, for the noodle soup I was cooking for dinner. Not surprisingly, I ended up…

Triple Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites

These brownies are sinfully rich. They are incredibly decadent, moist, and have enough chocolate to satisfy even the most serious chocolate lovers. I’ve tried several gluten-free brownie mixes and so far Namaste has the best mix. Even if you don’t add things like I…

Chicken & Shrimp Noodle Soup

Three or four times a year I like to sit down and look through all of my cookbooks and recipes that I’ve pulled out of magazines. Like a lot of people, I sometimes get stuck rotating the same recipes over and over again. Last…

Mediterranean Salad

It seems like it’s been a really long winter around these parts. Last summer went by much too quickly and wasn’t as warm as usual. Then fall and winter hit and now we’re into March with rain and still having some pretty chilly days….

Chokecherry & Raspberry Thumbprints

Sometimes I crave a light and fruity cookie that doesn’t have chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate, but there are times when I want a cookie that goes well with tea and this cookie fits the bill nicely. Delicately crisp on the…

Organic Broccoli & Spinach Soup

Yesterday was beautiful and sunny and I thought for sure that spring had finally hit. Today however, is a different story. It’s cold, rainy, and windy. The perfect day for a bowl of creamy, hot, soup. I have a refrigerator full of organic vegetables…

Easy Crockpot Roast

I LOVE the Crockpot. I could sing its praises all day long. It makes life so easy! A little prep time in the morning, turn it on, and when you walk in the door in the evening your house smells delicious and dinner is waiting…

Quinoa Lunch

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, is an interesting little edible oddity. It’s considered part of the grain group but is actually a seed. It’s a complete protein which is not easy to find among plants. It provides all of the 8 essential amino acids we need…

Gluten-Free Caramel Heavenlies

I found the original recipe for these cookies about 15 years ago in a Taste of Home magazine. They are incredibly easy and delicious and are great to have just as a simple after dinner treat or to give as gifts.  I haven’t made…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you set aside all the green fun and food, what is St. Patrick’s Day really about? It has little to do with green beer…and more to do with perseverance, standing up for what you believe, and making a difference in the world. Today…