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 · 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

brunch · gluten free · sides

Zucchini and Mushroom Gratin


  On a lazy Sunday afternoon this dish comes together smoothly and makes the perfect vegetarian dish for brunch. It is especially great for clearing out the fridge at the end of the week, utilizing all those veggies that just never made an appearance at supper. Here’s how this dish came together… Ingredients: 3 large… Continue reading Zucchini and Mushroom Gratin

dinner · gluten free

Gluten Free Angel Hair Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Pumpkin Sauce


I could only think of pumpkin on Halloween night which turned out to work in my favor. I had seen a recipe for a pumpkin lasagna that sounded fantastic so I went to the drawing board with what I had in my pantry. The end result was a creamy, well-balanced pumpkin sauce accented with roasted… Continue reading Gluten Free Angel Hair Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Pumpkin Sauce

appetizers · gluten free

Almond Meal Crusted Okra with Sriracha Sauce


There it sat. The last of this summer’s okra, tucked in a small wooden crate, on the table for a market patron to pick it up and take it home. So, I did. And I did what what has been done to okra in Southern kitchens for generations – I fried it up!  Maybe not… Continue reading Almond Meal Crusted Okra with Sriracha Sauce