Orange Mango Braised Fish with Lime Coconut Quinoa

I am so excited to share this recipe with you – even more excited than usual! Is your mouthwatering at the title – Orange Mango Braised Fish with Lime Coconut Quinoa? Doesn’t that sound amazing? Doesn’t it sound like something you’d want to eat while sitting at a beachside restaurant on a warm, breezy night? That’s totally the feeling I was going for here. A few weeks ago Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice contacted me about partnering with […]

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Quinoa, Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad

I’m always on the lookout for new healthy recipes to make for my family. My friend, Kelly Pfeiffer who writes the food blog, Nosh and Nourish, just came out with a book  called Superfoods at Every Meal: Nourish Your Family with Quick and Easy Recipes Using 10 Everyday Superfoods. I have been so excited to have it on my shelf! Today I’m sharing Kelly’s crazy delicious recipe for Quinoa, Grapefruit and Golden Beet Salad from her […]

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Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

In our family, we have high expectations for gluten-free cookies. I’m the only gluten-free one, so a lot of the time, I make stuff for everyone else. But that gets kind of old. Making two separate dinners or desserts is a lot of work and frankly, a huge pain. My family has more or less agreed that we can stick to gluten-free recipes if they are really, really good. And there have certainly been some major […]

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Breakfast Pink Sunrise Strawberry Smoothie

This healthy, vibrant strawberry smoothie is perfect for breakfast! Called “Pink Sunrise” it will brighten up your morning and get it off to a good start! I’ve never been one to apologize for being absent over here on the blog. Life happens and sometimes blogging has to wait a bit. But I somehow can’t believe it’s been six weeks or so since I last shared a recipe. That seems like forever in blog years! To […]

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Gluten-Free Pecan Cranberry Sweet Rolls with White Chocolate Glaze

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Christmas is almost here! I’ve been so busy this year finishing up projects before the end of the year, I haven’t been baking nearly as much as I would like to. That’s what next week is for! But just in time for Christmas morning, I’ve got a really good recipe for Pecan Cranberry Sweet Rolls with White Chocolate Glaze that I developed in partnership with Red Star Yeast. (I’ve loved working with them again this […]

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Gluten-Free Pistachio Fig Pinwheel Cookies

Make these delicious pinwheel cookies for your next cookie swap or potluck. Have I got a good recipe for you today! Remember the Peach Curd Bars I made in the fall? Pamela’s Products asked if I would like to develop another recipe especially for the holidays using their Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Mix. I’ve been wanting to try making pinwheel cookies for ages. Confession: I kind of hate rolling out cookie dough. It’s time consuming and messy. (We won’t […]

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The Easiest Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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Chocolate no bake cookies are a classic favorite. Easy to put together, delicious, and full of rolled oats. I loved chocolate no bake cookies as a kid, but I haven’t made them for years. These no bake cookies are actually more like a cross between candy and cookies. When I first tasted them, they reminded me of the no bakes we used to make all the time. I loved coming home from school and seeing that my mom […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Dip

Every recipe I share with you has some sort of story. Sometimes it’s the story of an old family recipe, other times it’s a brand new story still in the making. This one is an in-between-story recipe. When I was a newlywed, I catered an open house during the holidays. (I mention that time period a lot because it was a pivotal moment for me in my culinary development.) I made a bunch of appetizers for […]

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola

We’ve been on a granola kick lately. My daughters have discovered that they love it more than anything else on top of tangy yogurt or in a bowl with a bit of milk. I’m more for grabbing a handful here and there for a little snack, or dipping apples in almond butter and then coating them in granola. A few years ago I started making Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola. I was amazed how quickly that […]

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Curried Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Pumpkin pie lovers fall into two (maybe three) camps – purists and adventurists. At least that’s the case in my family. My husband was abhorred by the idea of changing up the yearly pumpkin pie(s) until I started baking and he started tasting. We used almost-burnt caramel as a base one year. Another the pie was topped with streusel (and made with caramel). Another pie was a Thanksgiving Two-fer ala Dorie Greenspan. (Think: double layers […]

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