• Gluten Free Holiday Snickerdoodles

    I love using sprinkles instead of the typical cinnamon sugar on Snickerdoodles. Use this recipe and roll your cookies before baking in sprinkles that match your party, and you have an easy way to make your design coordinate with your snacks! Try these gluten free holiday Snickerdoodles for your next party!
  • Flannel and Fizz Mocktail - Perfect for a Lumberjack Baby Shower

    This super simple Flannel and Fizz mocktail was a fun way to celebrate at my friend's recent lumberjack themed baby shower. I was going to do mimosas for our brunch baby shower, but that would be so fun for the mom-to-be. Here's the recipe to add fun to a brunch, baby shower, Christmas party or any event your want to add something fun and fizzy without alcohol!
  • Eggnog Hacks...and Christmas Bar Cart Styling

    I laughed when my new bar cart arrived from Wayfair last week boldly stating "Congratulations, you're now an adult" right on the box. As a woman with three adult children, that made for a good laugh. I have always wanted a bar cart, and with the moving in my life the last 5 years, I kept saying "nah, when I figure out where I'm really going to live..." Well, sometimes you have to realize, I AM living right now, right here, and maybe this isn't where I'll stay, but I'm a grown up and I want a bar cart.

    Plus two hacks to turn up the style on your store bought eggnog.
  • Soft Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

    This is the childhood sugar cookie recipe I grew up with. Like so many of my childhood favorites, it came from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, and I experimented with converting to gluten free. They are perfect for all kinds of holidays and occasions - just choose the cookie cutters to match your theme!
  • Carey's Easy Minestrone Soup

    Easy Minestrone Soup
    (Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free)

    Having a gathering of friends to share this meal is the best. I've made this for the ladies' group from my church that meets at my house once a week. Since I love cooking, and our group starts at 7, we've turned it into a once a week supper club. I make the main meal, and (sometimes last minute) I tell them what it is. They bring sides and drinks. We then share time together and discuss what we are reading. This is the perfect recipe to share on these occasions. I hope you like it as much as they did.
  • Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

    Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

    I am a BIG pumpkin pie fan. It seems to be one of those foods people love or hate - with few in between.
    About 5 yrs ago, I went thru a period when I couldn't eat any dairy. Pumpkin pie is my favorite part of Thanksgiving, and it was killing me at the thought of going without - knowing how much of it is milk based.
  • 3 Pumpkin Spiced "Must Haves"

    Last fall I saw two signs in town that made me smile. The vintage book store had a board that said "Our Books are Pumpkin Spiced", and a gas station had "Pumpkin Spiced Oil Changes."...so there is no denying, pumpkin spice is everywhere. Featured "basic" YouTube videos and memes EVERYWHERE, it seems we just can't get enough of pumpkin spice. Here's a few of my own additions to the madness.

    Pumpkin Spice Mug

    Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake Toppers – Perfect for your BFF

    Pumpkin Spiced Napkins by 90West
  • Three Pepper Butternut Squash Soup - Gluten Free and Dairy Free

    My tastes definitely change with the seasons. In fall I want all things squash, pumpkin and dark leafy greens like kale and swiss chard. This soup is so warm and inviting. It's the perfect weeknight soup to share with friends.

    Evenings are starting to be little chilly here in VA, some I'm starting to thing about my fall recipes. This is one of my favorites. The bright lemon notes make it a fresh flavored soup. It is deliciously creamy, even without dairy.
  • Homemade Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

    This macaroni and cheese recipe is a family favorite, which I’ve adapted to be gluten free…(gotta have some comfort food now and then.) I often serve it to the group of ladies that come to my home on Wednesday evenings for our weekly Bible study. It's so easy to make and it takes me right back to my childhood. This is my mom's recipe made gluten free (although the herbes de Provence are my addition.)
  • Super Simple Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Perfect for Back to School

    So where did this summer go? I have no idea. Well, actually I do, but I can't believe how fast it got up and went.

    My littlest one goes off to her sophmore year of college this week. I can't believe that one either. She will have her first apartment as well (shock three here.) As a celiac, safe food is a priority. I spent the weekend making big batches of these gluten free protein muffins to stock her freezer, and here's my little secret to getting it done in under an hour. USE A BOX. Yup, that's right, there are delicious box mixes out there for gluten free, but I've learned a couple tricks that make them awesome, moist (insert grimace, as I actually detest that word!) and delicious.