Archive for February 2012

Reel Guests in With This Last Minute Oscar Menu

Oscar night is the one evening I unabashedly immerse myself in fashion, celebrity gossip, and all things Hollywood. With the ladies arriving in a few hours, what are some quick and clever ways to reel in your guests with delicious gluten free and dairy free food? We all need extra energy to get through the... Read more »

French Quarter Flavors for Mardi Gras

Whether it be sipping chicory coffee and munching on world-famous beignets at Cafe du Monde, enjoying a drink at Lafitte’s Blacksmith shop, or listening to blues pianists pay homage to Professor Longhair, New Orleans appeals to all the senses. My last fond memory of the Big Easy was nearly 10 years ago, walking through the... Read more »

Butter Up Your Loved One with Sage Butter Scallops and Butternut Squash Risotto

Butter Up Your Loved One with Sage Butter Scallops and Butternut Squash Risotto
One of the best things about being diagnosed with Celiac Disease is discovering risotto. Pre-diagnosis, I always opted for the gluten-filled pasta dishes at Italian restaurants wondering later why didn’t the cuisine I loved so much didn’t love me back? Risotto is made from arborio rice, an inherently gluten free grain. Often times at restaurants... Read more »
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Forget Red Roses, Go Red Velvet

Forget Red Roses, Go Red Velvet
Television and newspaper inserts are saturated with ads for expensive jewelry and romantic getaways. Stores are stocked with saccharine greeting cards, red roses, and the obligatory heart-shaped chocolates. Yep, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Over the 19 Valentine’s Days we’ve spent together, my husband and I have given and received cards and flowers,... Read more »

Rise n' Shine with Paula's Lightened Up French Toast

Rise n' Shine with Paula's Lightened Up French Toast
Love her or hate her, there is no denying that Paula Deen has become a food icon. Her easygoing attitude, southern charm,  and penchant for party food have made her recipes a favorite amongst family gatherings across the country. There is also no denying that her recipes have become synonymous with butter, cheese, and sugar….anything... Read more »