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Crispy Seasoned Chicken

Chicken Rub Recipe

We eat a lot of chicken in our house and I’m always looking for new flavorful ways to prepare it because lets face it, plain chicken won’t send your brood running to the table for dinner!  The inspiration for this recipe comes from the dynamic duo behind Paleo Parents and the brilliant kid-friendly cookbook, Eat […]

Green Bean “Fries”

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I learned a very valuable parenting lesson a couple years ago when I conducted a little McCarrot Fry experiment on my kids.  The big takeaway was this: brand names and packaging are very powerful weapons in a parents’ war on picky kids.  In my particular case, my 4 year old, Luke, is the picky eater […]

Caesar Salad Dressing: Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free

Caesar Salad Dressing Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Soy Free

All Caesar’s are created equal, right?  Not so fast!  Any balanced study of history (ancient and culinary) will help you understand that there are many different ways to govern (or garnish). Some Caesars are wise rulers, yet some use too much salt.  Other Caesars couldn’t last for more than a few months, yet some couldn’t […]

Kaempferol and an Anti-Ovarian Cancer “Green” Smoothie

Green Smoothie Recipe

Ovarian cancer remains the most deadly form of gynecologic cancer, mainly due to the fact that the vast majority of women are not diagnosed until the disease has become very advanced.  Due to its high mortality rate, it certainly makes sense to take preventative measures, especially if you have a family history and diet is […]

Reconstructing Goldfish Crackers: Gluten Free Style

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I cannot think of another processed food that has become more embedded in the minds of children than Pepperidge Farms’ Goldfish Crackers.  While they are not only just naturally entertaining in design (brilliant marketing if you ask me), they are the perfect size for kindergarten age fingers to expertly handle while they learn to count, […]

Gluten Free Hot Artichoke Dip and Some Important Information about “Gluten Free” Corn and other Grains

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  Looking for a mouthwatering, “I-will-eat-the-entire-thing-myself-if-someone-doesn’t-stop-me” gluten free appetizer to share at a party this holiday season?  I may have just the thing for you, Gluten Free Hot Artichoke Dip!  And for my readers who have other allergies and sensitivities, be sure to check out my recommendations on how to make this dip dairy-free, corn-free, […]

Gluten Free Pizza…and a Menu Plan

Gluten Free Pizza

  Before I share this week’s menu plan, I want to share my favorite recipes for homemade gluten free pizza – including ideas for dairy free toppings and tomato free pizza sauce! Gluten Free 101: PIZZA! If you are newly gluten free, you may be thinking that a really good pizza is now lost to […]

Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms

Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms

With party season now upon us, there can never be a shortage of tasty gluten free finger foods!  The following recipe for stuffed mushrooms were my husband’s absolute favorite before we gave up dairy. The great thing about this recipe?  The stuffed mushrooms are naturally gluten-free so no substitutions are necessary…unless of course you want […]

Gluten-Free Vegan French Onion Dip, Football Party Food (and a few giveaway winners)

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan French Onion Dip

Since going dairy-free earlier this year there have been few things I actually miss (I’m not vegan but we don’t eat dairy and my son is allergic to eggs).  Which is really quite surprising to me seeing that it wasn’t too long ago that I could put back nearly a gallon of milk a day.  If […]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Honey Spice Cookies

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Today’s post and recipe for gluten-free pumpkin honey spice cookies is courtesy of the National Honey Board.  I did add some recommendations to make these cookies dairy-free and egg-free, as well as a couple flavor variations because my husband is not a big fan of nuts and dried fruit in his cookies. The version with […]