Month: February 2012

Some Of This & A Little Of That – Snack Bites

I’m going to call these “healthy” because they have lots of things that are relatively good for you and only one thing that you could probably live without if you had to. Brown sugar. Not a ton, just enough to add a little sweetness,…

Sweet Potato Pitas

This recipe is adapted from Sadonna Heathman’s blog, basilandtime.com. Sadly, she is no longer blogging! I was very disappointed to see that her blog no longer existed the other day when I popped in to see what new and exciting gluten-free goodies she had…

The View From Here

Just when I was beginning to get excited to work in the yard, this showed up yesterday… “Light snow flurries” with less than an inch of accumulation were predicted. These are pictures from about the first 1/2 hour of the “snow flurries”. When it…

Italian Flatbread

Well, lucky me to have such a successful bread recipe right out of the gate! As those of us who cook gluten-free know, even when you follow an allergen free recipe exactly, it’s not guaranteed to turn out. This flatbread recipe is adapted from…

It’s All About The Bread

People who have to go gluten free and/or dairy free are always pleased when they find a great recipe that they can prepare that is satisfying, delicious, and doesn’t make them sick for a week after eating it. Yep, three days to an entire…

The Gray Weather Blues

We’ve had a lot of gray weather this winter. We live in Washington, which everyone (who is not from here) automatically equates with rain – and maybe the Space Needle and Frasier, I don’t know. But not everyone in Washington lives in Seattle, of…

Tomato Salad with Sheep’s Milk Cheese and Fresh Basil

I found the cutest little organic tomatoes the other day at Trader Joe’s. I was also excited to run across white¬†balsamic vinegar. I didn’t even know such a thing existed! It opens up a whole new wave of ideas where a dark balsamic can’t…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have to admit, I love Valentine’s Day. I love to bake and give gifts in cute little packages, I love the colors, I love the decorations, I love…LOVE. Kind of gross to some people, I know. But, there you have it. I’m a…

Peanut Butter, Pretzel, & Cherry Chocolate Clusters

Peanut Butter, Pretzel, & Cherry Chocolate Clusters 16 oz Dairy Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate About 1 Cup Crushed Gluten Free Pretzels 1/2 Jar Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter Dried Cherries (about 1/4 of a bag) Paper Candy Cups Line up the candy cups on a baking…

Clementine Buttercream Cupcakes

In case you haven’t noticed, now that I’ve figured out that I can make dairy free buttercream…I’m hooked. The options are endless and I plan on exercising all of them! (Enter maniacal laugh here.) So bear with me, I’m sure to run across something…

Orange & Sea Salt Chocolates

Orange & Sea Salt Chocolates 16 oz. Dairy Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate (I use Baker’s, you can also use a high quality dark chocolate 70% or so) 2 teaspoons Pure Orange Extract Sea Salt Chocolate Molds Lay out the chocolate molds and sprinkle 2-3 pieces…

Chocolate Buttercream Cake with Boysenberry & Rum Filling

This cake was incredibly moist, delicious and very rich! I fed 10 people with it, sent two generous slices home with my mom, and my husband and I ate leftovers for two nights. It’s incredibly easy and I hope that the next several people…