Freeze and Bake Apple Pies

Freeze and Bake Apple Pies
We live in apple country.  When you live in apple country, you buy your apples from a local organic farmer and you make apple pie.  Lots of apple pies.  In one afternoon we put up 10 oven ready pies.  Yum. Many of my recipes are gluten free, but when it comes to apple pie, as per the request of my ... Read More

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Brand new – a Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class! More people want to get more veggies on their plate and they want to know HOW.  It’s been said again and again; eat your vegetables.  Learning how to prepare a variety of veggies with 4 easy sauces that compliment them, is what this class is all about. The cooking and … Read More

DIY Garden Tools I Love

DIY Garden Tools

We are about to get our hands dirty with planting season right around the corner.   Why not take the time now to build these DIY garden tools I love – an outdoor garden sink and garden colander.  These tools have saved me so much time and have eased the process of harvest and cleaning. A few years back I … Read More

Baked Stuffed Apples

Stuffed Baked Apples
Just because I'm whole30'ing it for the month of January, doesn't mean I'm going to pass up dessert on our 40th wedding anniversary.  Forty years of marriage is worth celebrating so I dipped into my "tool box" of grain free, sweetener free, clean eating repertoire and came up with these luscious Baked Stuffed Apples.  After almost a month of no ... Read More

Pear Crumble Pie

Pear Crumble Pie
I was first introduced to this pie during my young mom stay- at- home with our kids stage.  A dear friend had dropped by with this confection - for no reason, and it was still warm - fresh out of the oven. Surely she was thinking I would share with my family but, this Pear Crumble Pie was love at ... Read More

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins

Grain Free Carrot Almond Muffins
This was another favorite at the last cooking class.  I served them with Cozy Day Lentil Soup before we dined on assorted holiday pies made with healthy ingredients.  Seemed to me everyone waddled out of here after consuming a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Frequently on cold fall and winter nights a hearty soup and some sort ... Read More

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup
What I love about cooking good food is the transformation that happens when basic ingredients get recreated into something marvelously edible, beautiful and healthy.  Local produce, mostly picked from our backyard garden, morphed into a pot of silky smooth delicious soup. I was delighted to find this recipe for Southwestern Winter Squash Soup in this months Food Network issue.  We ... Read More