Monthly Archives: November 2018

Gluten-Free! Soda Poke Cake

When we have folk over, I always try to have something for everyone with special dietary needs; like, vegetarian, or no ‘shrooms, or nut free, or… gluten-free. And so, for a family holidaze gathering, I set out to make a … Continue reading

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Pesto, Pancetta, and Tomato Sauce

First things first. This is a total cheat recipe, with almost everything coming off of a store shelf or refrigerator case. Doesn’t really matter though, because it was still wicked tasty. And then, there is this jarred pesto from ALDI. … Continue reading

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Tomato and Feta Soup in the Pressure Cooker

First, let me be totally honest here; I really liked this soup! My husband? Not so much; but, even after 20 years together next month, he is kind of a traditionalist when it comes to some flavor blends: Pumpkin should … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Family was visiting a few weekends ago, and I served a breakfast casserole for Sunday morning. And it was good, but… even though I had added a fair amount of spices and seasonings that hadn’t been called for in the … Continue reading

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Wednesday, I shared my new fave Cocktail Sauce, based on a recipe from the barefoot contessa. Today, let’s talk about my new fave way to prep shrimp cocktail, also a recipe from the contessa; and this one, I’ve only added … Continue reading

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Best! My New Fave Cocktail Sauce

Just in time for the holidaze! I got a new cookbook by the barefoot contessa for my birthday, and she included a recipe for roasted shrimp and cocktail sauce. I was intrigued. Then, I looked at her cocktail sauce recipe, … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Holidaze! Deviled Egg Dip

So… most of my in-laws are coming up at some point over this coming holidaze weekend, and I find myself planning more than one feast meal. No worries, on friends’ recommendation, I have ordered a Cajun turkey from Popeye’s, and … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Cream of ‘Shroom Soup

Last year, we had my husband’s whole family up for Christmas dinner – in shifts over the course of the weekend – and, while shopping with one of my sisters-in-law, I came across gluten-free fried onion rings at a store. … Continue reading

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Parfait! Soul Rolls – Now Baked!

Soul Rolls – a recipe from Coolio – are one of my most popular and asked for appetizers. Even friends who have trouble with gluten will make an exception for these. And – yes – I love my friends, but … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Spread

As the season of gatherings and get-togethers rushes in up on us, here’s a deliciously different take on a cocktail spread… Smoked salmon… with whipped, flavored cream cheese – I used a combination of spicy jalapeño and garden veggies – … Continue reading

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