dinner · gluten free

Shopping Local at the Best Farmer’s Market!

Many of you know by now that I guest post (not nearly as often as I would like to this summer) for my old neighborhood’s local web source, hillsandheights.org. I write about the purchases I make at my local farmer’s market, South of the James, and how I use those purchases in my kitchen. I’ve… Continue reading Shopping Local at the Best Farmer’s Market!

dinner · gluten free

Chops with Jalapeño Cherry Chutney

This one is long overdue! Do you ever just start thinking about one food and then days later you start craving a recipe with made with that food that you haven’t even created  yet? That seems to happen to me often, sometimes it works out and other times, not so much! This time though…this time… Continue reading Chops with Jalapeño Cherry Chutney

dinner · sides

Kermit Eggplant in Tamari Sauce

The Kermit Eggplant is a hybrid version of the Thai eggplant and is a small, round vegetable with green, striped skin. The flesh is like that of the garden variety eggplant you are familiar with but I think a little less spongy in texture, but not in it’s ability to soak up any sauce you… Continue reading Kermit Eggplant in Tamari Sauce

deal of the week · promotions

It’s Bacon for Dad’s Day!

Father’s Day is coming up and boy does baconfreak.com have some treats for Dad!  You could sign him up for their Bacon of the Month Club or maybe Dad would like a Bacon Air Freshener for the car?! In all seriousness though, they are offering a great Father’s Day deal for the Dad (or foodie)… Continue reading It’s Bacon for Dad’s Day!

dinner · dips · gluten free

Artichoke and Garlic Marinated Steak Tacos with Lime Cilantro Sauce

You may have seen the picture posted on Facebook on Friday…we had a Mexican dinner to kick off the holiday weekend and what I loved most was that it came together in about 10 minutes. Sure, I had marinated the skirt steak the night before but once that is done and the sauce is mixed… Continue reading Artichoke and Garlic Marinated Steak Tacos with Lime Cilantro Sauce

dinner · gluten free

Italian Style Chicken Mac and Cheese

Ok, Ok, so I said this one was actually pretty healthy…maybe I should have said ‘not that bad for you’. There are a lot of redeeming qualities about this recipe that make it better for you than the fat laden mac and cheese we are all use to. For one, there is less cheese. Also,… Continue reading Italian Style Chicken Mac and Cheese


FREE Father’s Day card from Treat!

Between now and 11:59pm (Pacific Time) tonight you can get a FREE Father’s Day card from Treat! Just use the code TREATDAD and enjoy a free, customized, card. This offer applies to all new and returning customers. Here is how it works: You choose your card from their hundreds of Father’s Day designs. Personalize it… Continue reading FREE Father’s Day card from Treat!