4 Fresh Ideas for a Fast & Fun Gluten-Free Breakfast with a Twist!

Whether you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not, you probably welcome a few fast, fun breakfast ideas with a twist. After all, keeping our meals interesting is a great incentive to stay the course with our healthy gluten-free lifestyle.Ideas for putting together a nutritious morning meal are especially important for rushed weekdays when you find yourself rushed getting ready for work, or seeing the kiddos off to school. But even on those hurried days, we can start things off with a smile in the kitchen....more

Citrus & Sage Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  During my week-long stint posting for Whole30Recipes, I received a deluge of questions around the theme of meal preparation — “how do you plan meals for the week? how do you prepare dishes on Sunday that will last until Friday?”  I vaguely responded that I prepare many side dishes on Sunday, place them in the refrigerator or freezer and reheat them throughout the week....more

Meatless Monday: Southwestern Sweet Potatoes

 One of my favorite easy meals to make are these southwestern sweet potatoes.  It is the perfect quick meal to throw together on a busy week night. Especially if you do some of the veggie chopping in advance!...more

Cajun Snack Mix

When the Paczkis arrive in my neck of the woods, I know it is Mardi Gras season and Fat Tuesday is a comin'!  Paczkis are Polish pastries eaten on Fat Tuesday here in the U.S. Paczkis are similar to Beignets and other filled donuts.  If you don't have a chance to get to either of those,...more

Homemade Chia Seed Pudding

Want to know what it is like to wake up in the morning and have breakfast already prepared for you?I have a perfect recipe for you, it will take less than 5 minutes to make and is not only very healthy but just oh so delicious !Ingredients:...more

Homemade Croutons

Remember that moment in Wizard of Oz where Glinda tells Dorothy that the only way out of Oz is to think, "There's no place like home."...more

Super Duper Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

I wanted to make a special dessert for my husband and I for Valentine's Day.  I started out with lofty ambitions to make an authentic French dessert of some sort, since French food was the theme of our meal.  When the time came, though, I just didn't feel like making something complicated.  While searching for simple recipes for chocolate mousse, I came across the suggestion to use heavy whipping cream instead of milk and... well, whip it.  I decided to turn it into a pie, and this is what I came up with.Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie...more

Slow cooker Macaroni & Cheese

With my two boys, I often try to do errands in between naps. My youngest still takes a morning nap, so when he wakes, I have approximately 1-2 hours before lunch time. This can be challenging. ...more


"Let the Good Times Roll!"Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, February 17--In addition to some New Orleans (Nawlins) favorites, i.e. Jambalaya, BBQ shrimp & mufallatta, a "must have" is the colorful "King's Cake"...I made a simple version using a box mix white cake baked in a bundt pan and decorated with colorful frosting sprinkles. YUMM!! ...more