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!

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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

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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

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Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Green Bean & Potato Salad


A refreshing new potato salad to cool you down after devouring the Buffalo chicken! These recipes are dinner versions of the traditional Buffalo chicken wings and potato salads we’ve all enjoyed over the years.  They make the perfect mid-week meal because they are both low maintenance, quick dishes. Buffalo Chicken Breast Ingredients: 1 cup Frank’s… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Green Bean & Potato Salad

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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

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Sesame Pretzel Chicken with a Sweet Heat Sauce


I am always looking for new things to use as ‘breading’ for poultry or pork and, in my pantry, I had just the fix.  When we went on vacation, I went a little crazy on the snack aisle, stocking up for the long plane ride and days on the beach. I happened to pick up… Continue reading Sesame Pretzel Chicken with a Sweet Heat Sauce

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Comforting Calzones


Sometimes it’s just about recreating an old favorite.  When it comes to my husband’s hunger and taste buds, that couldn’t be more true.  He is a fan of all things cheesy & tomato sauce related so last night I surprised him with a make-your-own Calzone bar.  I just bought premade pizza dough, sliced and diced… Continue reading Comforting Calzones