All Things Fall 2016

All Things Fall 2016

I am excited for All Things Fall 2016, a favorite cooking class with all new recipes, featuring the best of what this season has to offer.  We will prepare a complete meal with a variety of local vegetables and fruits that we’ve waited all summer for. The cooking and eating together takes place in a comfortable home setting and is designed to … Read More

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes
These cute little characters are staying with us for only a bit longer before they head back to their newly remodeled home, so I'm making memories while I can with them. And breakfast together on my days off are such a treat! These gluten and dairy free pumpkin cinnamon pancakes are made with our homemade puree but canned pumpkin works ... Read More

Cooking Class : Seasonal Soups and Quick Breads

During the hot summer months I can’t even imagine enjoying a steaming bowl of soup, but the weather is quickly changing and a bowl of hearty soup sounds really good again. In a comfortable home setting, this class is designed to equip guests with practical skills, nutritional and product information that encourage the transition away from processed food products and … Read More

10 Ways To Get More Greens On Your Plate

10 ways to get more greens on your plate
There's a big world out there of delicious leafy green vegetables - beyond romaine, spinach and iceberg lettuce, that you can reap enormous health benefits from.  Now is the time they are fresh and plentiful. Gardens and markets offer fresh arugula, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, watercress, dark green lettuces, mustard greens and collards.  Here are 10 ways to get ... Read More

Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams and Carrots

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Carrots

A new grand-daughter is expected any day now.  Very soon we will get a call alerting us that the birthing process has begun.  I am silly with excitement about another grand-daughter joining the clan!  Then in late October she will get another she cousin. So exciting! Until I get that phone call, I’m busy trying to fill our pantry and … Read More

Fresh Strawberry Pie With A Gluten-Free Almond Oat Crust

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Finally, I found some tasty organic strawberries with wonderful flavor. I’ve been dreaming of making this Fresh Strawberry Pie with a gluten free crust,  just in time for a 4th of July celebration. In fact, truth be told, I ate dinner tonight just so I could have dessert. Fruity, sweet and fresh, I savored every bite.  Here’s the recipe. Fresh … Read More

Asian Asparagus Salad

Asian Asparagus Salad

Our Easter was spent celebrating Christ’s resurrection with our church family, then “dunch” with our in town family and friends. Spring was in the air. As usual, our feast reflected the season with a side of fresh asparagus. But this time I changed up how I prepared them. Eating seasonally offers the best in prices, and flavor. I welcome fresh … Read More

Ten Peach Pies in the Freezer…it’s easier than you think!

Peach Pie

Have you ever noticed what you reach for when you’re SO hungry you can’t think about anything else? Like when you don’t eat breakfast so by 10 a.m. that gooey donut at the office is impossible to resist. Or, in an effort to lose weight, you eat a salad at lunch but by the time 4 o’clock rolls around you’re … Read More