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Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This time of year, with many Christmas and holiday gatherings, people like sharing sweet and tasty foods.  There are fruit cakes, figgy pudding and chocolate Yule logs. Often forgotten, and undeservingly so, is the pineapple upside down cake.  This poor cake is fruity, delicious and […]

Thai Chicken Curry

Thai Chicken Curry

Curry, whether it be Thai, Indian or Nepalese or anything, seem to be growing in popularity-and for good reason!! This dish is relatively quick to make, healthier than many alternatives, is spiced with full flavor, and can be tailored to your preferences. This time around, […]

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

Sundays are food prep days in our house, so this week I decided to make a batch of this Mexican Chicken Soup. Many call this tortilla soup, but I leave out the tortillas on top, of course you could add them if so inclined.  Now […]

Curry Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese – Instant Pot

Curry Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese – Instant Pot

Curry, Tikka Masala, and Vindaloo.  I like all these Indian foods.  But I also like American comfort food.  Pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and meatloaf are tasty too :). It’s a lot to ask to combine them.  Not to mention, trying to be mindful of […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

I went to a party last week and was asked to bring an appetizer. We’ve all been there, and thought “ok, what do I bring?” My friend already had cheese and crackers, chips and salsa and veggies and dip; all my favorite party foods. I […]

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tinga

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tinga

This is one of my favorite dishes when we go out for Mexican food, though I normally order it in the pork variety. Either one one would work for this recipe. It’s super easy and comes together quickly with the Instant Pot, and as with […]

Instant Pot Beef Stew in Acorn Squash Bowls

Instant Pot Beef Stew in Acorn Squash Bowls

We got an Instant Pot a couple months ago, and to be honest I haven’t used it all that much. I know some people really love their Instant Pots, even buying more than one to have in the kitchen. I want to love mine too, and […]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping

It’s just about mid-October and we are in the throes of pumpkin spice season, not to mention getting excited for Halloween. I know some people are annoyed by the inundation of pumpkin flavored everything, but I like it! Luckily this muffin recipe isn’t over the […]

Cantaloupe & Cardamom Bread

Cantaloupe & Cardamom Bread

This bread is delicious. As with most of our recipes of late, I had extra food from our CSA that was getting too ripe, this week it was a cantaloupe that was going south. It was still edible, but a little too mushy eat raw, […]

Grain Free Vanilla Maple Granola

Grain Free Vanilla Maple Granola

I decided to start making my own granola for those days that I wanted something quick to eat without adding a bunch of processed carbohydrates. I was never much of a cereal eater, but this stuff is delicious! I usually eat it with coconut milk […]