Plantsgiving: Vegan Root Vegetable Mash

It’s finally here! Today’s the day when Kelly and I are sharing our full PLANTSGIVING menu! All week we’ve been sharing some of the recipes, and now it’s time for our showstoppers. I’ve been incredibly excited to tell you all about our dinner. The entire meal was plant-based (vegan) and gluten-free. I’m still dreaming about […]

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Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizer: Flatbread with Roasted Butternut Squash

Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizer | Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Flatbread

When I catered holiday parties in the past, the menus usually centered around appetizers and salads. Those are my favorite party foods – always. And I think after all the sweets, people crave more savory party foods. I love, love, love using cheese in appetizers, especially for the holidays, for several reasons. First, most people […]

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Grilled Lamb Patties and 14 Hands Wine

  I enjoy the flavor wine imparts in my cooking, so I was happy to team up with 14 Hands Winery to do some summer grilling. They sent me some bottles of wine for me to experiment with. We’ve purchased 14 Hands for cooking before, and we’ve always been very satisfied with the results. I was very […]

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Christmas Treats and Sweets

(Clockwise from left to right:  Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, Orange Spiced Candied Nuts, Caramel Turtles, Caramel Popcorn, Cherry-Almond Divinity, Brie and Jam Cups, Blood Orange Cupcakes, Red Velvet Bonbons, center:  Homemade Marshmallows.  Not pictured, English Toffee.) I’ve been baking cookies this week.  We started with gingerbread for the gingerbread house, but that is still in […]

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Kitchen Q&A: Cheese Course

picture:  Four Easy Cheese Appetizer Ideas Kiasa wrote to me yesterday asking about creating a cheese course. (I immediately started salivating…and thinking.) Last night my husband (and muse) and I sat down to discuss fromage. What would we put on our cheese plate? We came up with a few things to keep in mind when […]

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