Month: March 2012

My Corner of The World

GOOD MORNING! I think spring is finally on its way to the Inland Northwest. Things are beginning to green up and bud. The Yellow Finch, Doves Starlings, Robins, and Quail have come out of hiding and arrived in our backyard. They don’t seem to…

Individual Scalloped Potatoes

  Ahhhh…comfort food. It’s been raining here for what seems like years. I think we’ve only had one full day of sun in something like 4 or 5 weeks. I’m still in winter comfort food mode. Can you blame me? Some people think it’s…

Crusty Boule

All I can say is thank goodness people have gone down this road before me! Isn’t that true in a lot of areas of life? When it comes to gluten-free bread, things can get tricky. If you’re new to the gluten-free world you may…

Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

I’m not above making something from a box as long as it’s healthy and isn’t loaded with crazy stuff that I cannot pronounce. We tried a new pizza crust mix the other night. Another find from an obscure part of the grocery store. It’s…

Dried Apricot and Almond Butter Granola Bars

A healthy and delicious snack packed with protein and fiber. If you want it even healthier, you can leave off the chocolate. But that just takes all the fun out of it. Dried Apricot and Almond Butter Granola Bars *Preheat oven to 325 degrees…

Frosted Banana Love Bites

Our son came over the other day to help me go through some storage things in our basement and re-organize. He was a HUGE help. I don’t mind admitting that at 43, I really no longer have some of the oomph I used to…

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Have I told you about my love affair with pie dough? We go way back. In fact, I look for ways to have more pie dough in my life. What’s not to love? It’s the crowning glory of  pie! Or it should be anyway….

A Frittata Dinner, An Unimpressive Dessert, & The ABC Award

I had grandiose plans for tonight’s dinner. And before you ask me if I think cooking a frittata is grandiose plans, let me assure you that is not what I think. I had planned to make individual chicken pot pies for dinner. I even baked a…

Double Fail – Back To The Drawing Board

Well, I told you I would post the good, bad, and the ugly, over the next few weeks while I experiment with different bread recipes. I have found that gluten-free baking is much easier than gluten-free bread baking. Two totally different worlds. Most of…

Good To Know

I made my weekly shopping trip to Trader Joe’s on Friday. You might be wondering why I’m posting about grocery shopping…so mundane, I know. Keep in mind that (1.) I live in a city of about 500,000 people and Trader Joe’s just moved in…