Archive for December 2015

3 Easy Endive Appetizers—Gluten-free nibbles for your next gathering!

3 Easy Endive Appetizers—Gluten-free nibbles for your next gathering!
This time of year there seems to be no end to the events, shindigs, get togethers and par-tays. And people need to be fed. So it’s no wonder I’ve been getting requests for appetizer recipes. Specifically, recipes for easy, not-too-unhealthy appetizer recipes. I’d never used endive before. I’d read about it, but never actually bought... Read more »

Baked Brie en Croute--An easy, elegant hors d'oeuvre.

Baked Brie en Croute--An easy, elegant hors d'oeuvre.
It’s that time of year again. You’re invited to go to parties and gatherings, and often asked to bring a “dish to pass.” Sometimes it’s a vague request, and you’re left wondering what you should do. Make something hot? Cold? Something that can be eaten with fingers? Toothpicks? Chopsticks? Will you know the people at... Read more »

Apple "Barbecue" Chicken—Ridiculously easy slow cooker chicken!

Apple "Barbecue" Chicken—Ridiculously easy slow cooker chicken!
I thought of it too late—I’d already plopped the frozen chicken legs in the slow cooker, then I went looking for my trusty bottle of barbecue sauce. I always have one on hand, just in case. For this recipe. Except not this time. Now I had frozen, raw, naked chicken legs sitting in my slow... Read more »
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Veggie Latkes—Invite some other vegetables to the potato party!

Veggie Latkes—Invite some other vegetables to the potato party!
We’re in the midst of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. It’s a celebration of an event when the oil stayed lit for eight days when it should have only lasted for one. So now Jewish people celebrate with eight days of lighting candles, spinning the dreidel, and eating food fried in oil. That’s an oversimplification,... Read more »

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes—A gluten-free, vegetarian dish that everyone will love!

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes—A gluten-free, vegetarian dish that everyone will love!
Quinoa is getting there. It used to be the eccentric cousin at the grain party, but now you can find it in almost any grocery store, usually by the wild rice. You might avoid it—it’s tiny and circular, looks like birdseed, you can’t pronounce the name, so you get the rice medley instead. Don’t pass... Read more »

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin—A simple, elegant, fast roast!

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin—A simple, elegant, fast roast!
What will you make for dinner? Are you tired of asking yourself that question? You probably have a line-up of go-to quick and easy meals in your wheelhouse. (I’m not really sure what a wheelhouse is, but I keep hearing people talk about them lately, so I’m hopping right on that band wagon. I know... Read more »
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Coconut Chicken Curry, for when you’re in a hurry!

Coconut Chicken Curry, for when you’re in a hurry!
It’s started—the holiday season. We’re moving forward, but not too quickly. Yet. Brace yourself, we’re picking up momentum and in no time at all we’ll be screaming through a fast-forward drop of holiday gatherings, cookie exchanges, volunteering, get-togethers, rehearsals, concerts, lunches, and shows. And this is on top of the usual responsibilities, lessons, rehearsals, and... Read more »