First, I think it’s important to tell you that this post is in no way sponsored by Trader Joe’s. I just love shopping there and – especially for those of you who may not have yet had the experience – I want to share with you what I love about the store and the products that [...]
The sun came out, the birds started singing and I just about fell flat over when I tasted this amazing bread!
Admittedly, it’s been a while since my son actually ate wheat bread, but he insisted this tastes just like he remembers. I took a bite myself and sure enough, it has that almost nutty flavor that [...]
No joke – this fresh and tasty salsa will have you slurping what’s left in the bowl after you’ve scooped up all the chunky stuff with your chips! I’ve made this over several summers now, and we never tire of it. In fact, it’s the first recipe I think of when my garden tomatoes start turning red! We can’t keep [...]
We used to visit a local chain of Lebanese Restaurants on the very rare occasions we dined out. With a wide-range of vegetarian options on the menu, and really fresh ingredients, we were never dissapointed. Besides, there was to-die-for-fresh-stone-oven-baked pita breads which they would bring to the table basket after basket so we could dip to our heart’s [...]
This is a variation of my Flexible, Foldable, Gluten Free Flatbread post. But that wasn’t a step-by-step recipe AND that was only the basic version. It’s time to go all Gourmet with it now! This variation was inspired by my favorite Bagels from Trader Joes. They are NOT Gluten-Free and are called “Everything” bagels and are topped with [...]
I’ve always loved the taste of the Ranch Dressings I used to eat at restaurants. No bottled dressings could ever come close. I now realize it’s because the really good dressings were freshly made on site, and didn’t come from a bottle. Now that I know the secret, I can make a great ranch dip [...]
When I saw the photo of this cheesecake over at The Pioneer Woman Cooks, I just knew I’d be converting this recipe to Gluten Free, even though I’d never made a cheesecake before. Although I wouldn’t say that my results were a total success – only because there are still a few changes I’d make [...]
I make this frequently whenever my friends and I get together for scrapbooking at my house. The last time, between just three of us, and alongside a plate of warm blue corn tortilla chips, we finished the WHOLE dish! I don’t even want to think about how many calories we each consumed! We all now fondly refer to this as “The Evil [...]
Tonight, we’ll be camping out for the first time this summer. We’re not really going anywhere, since we rarely like to leave The Compound, so we’ll instead be setting up our tent right here in the yard.
No camping experience would be complete without a bonfire, and no bonfire would be complete without S’mores!
So, today I’m making Gluten Free [...]
I thought I wouldn’t like it.
I had a somewhat vague recollection of trying Pesto years ago and from what I recalled, it was not a good experience. But since I absolutely love Basil and Garlic, I figured it must have been the Pine Nuts that were the problem.
As I’m sure you know, Pine Nuts are expensive! [...]