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Beginners Guide to Gluten-Free (and a Tasty Recipe for GF Rhubarb Scones)

  All of my kids are celiacs. When the first son got the diagnosis, I was completely overwhelmed. HOW can I feed my family without bumping into wheat? It’s in everything! Then my own doctor finally convinced me that although I wasn’t experiencing the GI issues that my kids were suffering with, statistically it was […]

Casseroles & Comfort Food

Grandma Isabel’s Quick Comfort Food Dinner

Otherwise known as Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes! If this sounds like basic comfort food, you would be right. Isabel told me this recipe was developed out of necessity during the Great Depression as it takes a pound of hamburger and stretches it out to feed up to eight people. Isabel used a basic roux […]

Chicken

Simple Stuffed Poblanos and Homemade Salsa Verde

I have never cared for Mexican food. After moving to Dallas, Texas, I discovered that I really do LOVE authentic Mexican food. It was the gloppy, heavy, carb-laden Tex-Mex I have never been crazy about. I owe this marvelous insight to two local restaurants which have introduced me to the flavorific joy of authentic Mexican […]

Breakfasts

Old-School Crunchy & Gooey Apple Crisp

Black-eyed peas and greens are mandatory for New Year’s Day in the South. Yes, we had them yesterday with cornbread. I wasn’t going to post yet another recipe when the internet was filled with black-eyed pea recipes, but my concoction was SO good that the Official Recipe Taster kept saying,”You really should post this,” as […]

Chicken

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana…Reworked

How much do I LOVE Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana? Well, let’s just say that after going there repeatedly just to get soup, I finally got disgusted with myself and decided to figure out the recipe and start making it myself. Whether or not the following recipe is exactly theirs, I honestly haven’t a clue, but […]

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