Hearty Bean Soup

Bean Soup

I love this soup and it is loaded with fiber and iron.  My mom made this when I was growing up and now I make it for my own family.  Even my very picky 2 year old will eat it…  I presume it is the BACON!!   The only thing that comes to mind when I […]

Bread and Butter Pickles


I have been meaning to make this post since July but better late than never right?? I made homemade pickles for the first time this summer and I had so much fun! The end flavor was the perfect blend of vinegar, sugar and spice. The texture of the pickled cucumbers were light and crunchy. The […]

Green Chile Chicken Posole

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One of the soups I made for Sam’s birthday party was Green Chile Chicken Posole. I had it at a party once and I probably ate 20 bowls of it, well, not really but it was that good! I didn’t have a recipe to follow so I just tried to wing it on my own […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was packing a picnic to take to the Pumpkin Patch today and decided to whip out some cookies to go with the occasion.  These are super fast and easy to make and absolutely delicious! Here is the recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I omitted the raisins because I do not care for cooked raisins […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Healthy Twist

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a recipe from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld. There are some really great recipes in this cookbook that can be easily tweaked to be gluten free. I have an exceptionally picky 2 year old and even he loves these cookies. They have chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) in them and I promise, […]

Gluten-Free Sage Dressing

Thanksgiving, Gluten-Free, Sage Dressing

  This recipe hails from my Grandma Schmidt in Austin, Minnesota.   It is one of my favorite family recipes. I have very fond memories of making this dressing every Thanksgiving with my dad.  Traditionally, we always stuffed the bird which apparently is not a very safe way of cooking it…but it always came out very […]

EEK! I Won A Gluten Free Stuffing Contest!!!!

I am such a dork!  No kidding…  I feel like I’ve just won an Oscar   LOL!  Anyway, I just won a contest on Gluten-Free Stuffing held by The Savvy Celiac. Check out these links: Gluten-FreeStuffing Cook-fest Yields a Bountiful Harvest! and here is the post with the recipe: Gluten-Free Stuffing Contest Winner I love […]

Homemade "Reames" Egg Noodles and "Bob Evans" Style Chicken and Noodles


Have you ever eaten at Bob Evan’s Restaurants?  I used to eat there all the time as a kid in Ohio.  I ALWAYS got the very same thing each time: Chicken-N-Noodles!  A crock of thick home-style egg noodles with slow-roasted chicken and vegetables in a rich and creamy broth. Yum.  A perfect autumn meal, especially […]

Macaroni Green Beans Supreme

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A follow up from my post yesterday on Mac and Cheese.  My mom made a couple of great casseroles that I loved as a kid, a Monte Cristo something or other (need to find the recipe now that I have exceptional substitutions) and the following, Macaroni Green Beans Supreme. I am not sure the source […]

Gluten-Free French Onion Rings


Ufta!  Sorry I haven’t made a post in a couple of days, yesterday was nuts because I had our carpets cleaned and in the excitement of that, I decided to rearrange my pantry…  which led to me painting the pantry…  which led to me painting the boys bathroom!   Ahhh, I love ADHD at times, I […]