Posts in category "gluten-free"

Bringing wonderful summer memories into winter: Delicious and Easy Pickled Banana Pepper Recipe

I am sitting in my backyard under the pergola where the sun is shining through the checkered top and the birds are happily chirping. A rabbit just hopped to the middle of the yard, looked at me as if to say hello, then continued on his journey. It is warm outside but the wind is... Read more »

Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe, not just for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday where one is supposed to send a greeting card, chocolates, gifts, and/or share a romantic dinner with those that they love. I remember my parents always giving a box of chocolates to each of their children. I would only eat one or two a day so that my box would... Read more »

Delicious Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookie Filled with Raspberry Jelly--Passover Friendly

When I became gluten-free over 3 years ago, I was worried if I would be able to enjoy desserts again. I am not a huge dessert eater unless, of course, there is chocolate involved. When I do indulge, I want it to be delicious. I have shared some favorite dessert recipes of mine that are... Read more »
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Berry Tiramisu Recipe

I love to spend time with my friends, I also love to cook. What I am about to tell you may seem crazy to some but not to me. I receive so such joy by sharing my love of food and cooking with those that I love. Do not get me wrong, I still enjoy... Read more »

Peppers Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Risotto Recipe

Shhh, I have a secret, I am having an affair with good food. I tried to ignore those feelings of passion when thinking of a good meal but to no avail. There is something sensual about food…the aroma, the taste, the utter satisfaction and contentment after savoring each bite. Ahhh, I just got the chills.... Read more »

Easy and delicious chicken in white wine sauce recipe

Many years ago I wanted to come up with a chicken recipe that was flavorful, can be adaptable for 2 to 1,000,000 people, and, most importantly, easy to prepare. This recipe fits all these requirements. In fact, I have made this recipe for holiday dinners, baby and bridal showers, friend requests, and for a quick and easy... Read more »
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Kale Caesar Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Recipe

Every spring my husband and I plant a vegetable garden. This year we grew cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, peppers, brussel sprouts, and various types of lettuces. I wanted to grow kale this year too so that I could pick it fresh and make my favorite salad–kale Caesar salad with sun dried tomatoes. Thankfully, kale is always... Read more »

Delicious Roasted Butternut Squash and Leek Soup Recipe

It is mid March in Chicago and there is still snow on the ground. As a life long Chicagoan I have endured many cold and snowy winters…just not during the same year. While this has been a very trying winter, the one positive, possibly the only positive, is that I have made lots of soups... Read more »

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup with Beef Recipe

Chicago winters are very unpredictable. One winter can be bitterly cold with little snow, another with lots of snow but no sub-zero temperatures. This year Chicagoans are experiencing both snow and bitter temperatures which makes it the worst winter ever! In fact, I was thinking about how I should describe this winter. Hmmm, snowmegeddon? frigidageddon? Nope,... Read more »
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5 Restaurants I Love in the Chicago Area with Gluten-Free Options

Before I get to this post discussing the 5 restaurants I love in the Chicago area with gluten-free options, I just learned my link did not work for those who received my subscription email on Wednesday. Here is the link:  http://www.chicagonow.com/nancys-world/2013/11/second-chances-kidney-cancer/ which discusses my challenge of being told one minute that I was fine to 5 minutes... Read more »
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