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Strawberry Rhubarb Sherbet-7

Strawberry Rhubarb Sherbet + Giveaway


This Strawberry Rhubarb Sherbet recipe, which I originally posted in the early, early days of Cafe Johnsonia, remains one of our very favorites to this day. I know we typically think of rhubarb as a late spring/early summer thing, but I’ve still been seeing rhubarb all over at nearby farm stands. That’s a good thing because […]

Pitcher of Lemonade Sparkler for the 4th of July

Two Refreshing Cocktails for the 4th of July


Monday is the 4th of July here in the U.S. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays – the early morning pancake breakfasts, the laid back lunch at the pool or beach, evening BBQs, and of course, the fireworks. But mostly, I guess, for me it’s all about the fun food and drinks. I’ve […]

Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizer | Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Flatbread

Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizer: Flatbread with Roasted Butternut Squash


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 […]

Fresh Tomato Juice Dressing Recipes

Tomato Juice Dressing and Vinaigrette Recipes


You may remember earlier in the year when I teamed up with award winning Natalie’s Orchid Island Company to create a new recipe using one of their amazing juices. This time using their newest squeezed fresh juice – tomato! And we’re making Tomato Juice Dressing and Vinaigrette 3 Ways. That’s three delicious, refreshing, flavor ways to perk […]

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Teff Scones and Persimmon Butter and Vanilla Creme Fraiche

Roasted Persimmon Butter with Buckwheat-Teff Scones


I think I have finally found the spread to beat all others – Roasted Persimmon Butter. Over on Instagram, I mentioned that I have been buying persimmons for the past few years, but I never really knew what to do with them. I admitted I felt a little intimidated by them. They are very pretty, […]

Recipe for Gluten Free Cranberry Lime Cornmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free Cranberry Lime Cornmeal Cookies (and Giveaway!)


Early on in my marriage, I subscribed to Everyday Food, which sadly doesn’t exist anymore. I LOVED that little magazine so much. It made new ingredients and recipes feel more approachable as I was honing my kitchen skills. There was one issue that I had for years and years until it finally fell apart. I saved […]

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Crust

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie


Like many, I grew up with the ubiquitous pumpkin pie made from the recipe back of the pumpkin puree can. It’s not that that pie is bad, I just think I knew on some subconscious level that it could be better. Or at least I wanted it to be better. I would choke down a piece once […]

Gluten-Free Onion Rings with Pumpkin Sage Aioli

Gluten-Free Onion Rings with Pumpkin Sage Aioli


Way back in the summer, which feels like ages ago now (ha!), I made some gluten-free onion rings one night to go along with our dinner. I don’t normally do a lot of deep frying, so it’s pretty unusual for me to have a pan full of hot oil. I think we were making falafel […]

Maple Sage Turkey Rub

Maple Sage Spice Rub and How to Dry Brine Turkey


So…Thanksgiving. I can’t lie. I’m so excited for Thanksgiving to come. I start thinking about my menu months in advance, which sounds silly, I know. But there’s a lot of pressure to create the perfect meal for that one day every November where we sit together as a family, reflect, and talk about gratitude. That […]