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Double Chocolate Muffins

OK, I make these resolutions, like no more sugar or chocolate for breakfast, and I seem to always lose my way!  But the kids were out with a friend who stopped at a nationally known coffee shop just to grab a cup of coffee for herself.  Lo and behold the kids swarmed around the pastry […]

Slow Cooker Stuffed Beef Rolls

Don’t you think that the beginning of school places a lot on the shoulders of parents?  Today I have 2 meetings for the kids but they are not even in the same area–so I’ll be on the road quite a bit.  In addition to that, we are trying to have everyone at the dinner table […]

GF Pecan Balls–Only 5 Ingredients

I love pecans–the texture of them and the subtle flavor of them.  During the holidays I often make pecan balls covered in powdered sugar.  They look like snowballs and taste divine!  But it’s the heat of the summer and  I’m having a couple of ladies over for a meeting, so I decided to make these […]

Baked Tomatoes from the Garden

I sure hope your garden is as bountiful as mine has been.  If so, you will understand why I have so many tomato and zucchini recipes that I make for my family.  This recipe makes a great side dish or vegetarian main dish.  The wonderful flavor of sun ripened tomatoes comes through and can’t be […]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

We get lots of visitors in the summer, and this year is no different.  Friends and family interested in a road trip or a visit to the Southwest often stopover at our house–and I love it!  As a matter of fact, summer has always been my favorite season, even better than the Christmas holidays.  I […]

Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers for Banana Pudding—Yum!

Banana pudding with vanilla wafers is an all American comfort food for many, many people.  I used to make it for celebrations, but I’ve even been asked for it if someone is not feeling well or is down-in-the-dumps!  Isn’t that what a comfort food is all about? Of course, when we went gluten-free, this dessert, […]

Baked Zucchini Chips

Zucchini!  What can I say?  It seems that everyone grows so much zucchini that in the summer there aren’t enough recipes to use it all!  Actually, now zucchini is available all year in the grocery stores, but in my youth it was a summer specialty.  Fortunately, I love to garden and I often grow zucchini, […]

Maple Oat Granola–Yum!

I have a confession–I had never made granola before!  I always felt that what I bought was OK, but when I couldn’t find the one we really liked, I had to settle for some ingredients that I just didn’t like.  Finally, one day recently, I ran across this easy recipe that sounded delicious and I […]

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Squares

Summer is here in full force.  The kids are out of school but still have lots of activities that keep them busy and in need of a quick, healthy breakfast so they can get outside as soon as possible.  I have found that these breakfast squares are a hit with them, and I appreciate that […]

Double Chocolate Slice & Bake Cookies

This is an old standby recipe that I have adapted to be gluten-free because I cannot imagine my life without these cookies!  First of all, my mother always said that if a recipe used oats in any form, it was healthier than a recipe without oats.  I believe some of those “old wives tales” have […]