Potato Leek Soup and Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Potato Leek Soup1

This is a naturally gluten free Weight Watchers recipe that I got from my buddy Kristen.  It is delicious and super fast and easy to make! Potato Leek Soup 1 1/2 lbs. Baking Potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 Leeks, pale green and white parts only, cleaned and chopped 4 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium Chicken Broth (I […]

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

My mom-in-law made this recipe last year and I remember thinking they were the best pork chops I have ever eaten.  She gave me a photo copy of the recipe and it looks like it came from the magazine Cook’s Country.  There are a lot of steps but it is worth the effort! Smothered Pork […]

Gluten-Free Baguettes

Gluten Free Baguettes

I found this recipe in the October/November 2008 issue of Living Without Magazine.  I made the bread for a dinner party and let everyone else taste test while I hid in the kitchen bracing myself for another gluten-free bread baking disappointment!  Imagine my surprise when the “glutenators” started saying how good the bread was, even […]

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 […]

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 […]