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How to Make Your Own Gluten-Free Taco Shells!

17 Apr

It seems like everyone knows someone who is gluten-free if they aren’t gluten-free themselves, and more and more restaurants and grocery store products are advertising gluten-free products in an effort to win over new customers.

But what if you want to stay in and make your OWN gluten-free food? Here’s a delicious recipe for how to make gluten-free taco shells from the comfort of your own kitchen. Follow the title link to their page to get cooking! Thanks to FreeFromG.com for the tip!

Got a favorite GF recipe to share? We’d love to see it!

Hot to Make Gluten-Free Taco Shells

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Enjoy some sweetness at home this weekend

22 Feb

We’re betting if you and your sweetie went out for Valentine’s Day you might be looking for a night in. So we’re taking a break from reviewing restaurants with sweet treats to share a few home-made concoctions. We love this post from Bakeorbreak.com  – check out the blog yourself to see the whole post. We’ve shared the first few cakes to whet your appetite. Let us know what you think, and thanks to this adventurous young blogger and her husband Quinn, who takes all the mouth-watering photos!

Weekly Mix: One-Layer Cakes

Fri, Feb 22, 2013

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Those of you even vaguely familiar with this blog know that I’m not much for big pretty cakes. I love them, of course, but my frosting skills are not the best. Nor is my patience level.

I’ll keep working on it, but in the meantime I’m sharing some of my favorite one-layer cakes. Some are frosted, and some don’t need anything but the cake. These beauties are just lovely in their one-layer awesomeness.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake | Bake or BreakWe’ll start with the cakes pictured at the top of the page. First up is this amazing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake. This cake comes to us from one of my favorite New York bakeries, Baked. The beauty of this cake is that you can probably talk yourself into justifying having a slice for breakfast. That, my friends, is winning.

Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting | Bake or BreakNext is a cake that I just shared with you earlier this week, but it definitely bears repeating. This Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting is a perfect balance of nutty cake and sweet frosting.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake | Bake or Break

Read bakeorbreak.com to see the rest of these beauties!!

There’s no such thing as wassail

11 Dec

Wassail

If you’ve never tried or prepared Wassail (WAHS-ul/Wah-SALE), try it this Christmas season. Rosie Schaap, writer for the New York Times, explores this warm drink’s rich history, traditions, and debated preparation instructions. Go ahead and give it a read!

Wassail Delivers British Nostalgia in a Warm Punch

 

I AM a Dutch-German-Hungarian-Polish-Russian-Jewish-American woman. Yet every December, I turn into a 19th-century British gentleman.

It’s a little embarrassing, this surge of Anglophilia. If I must think of myself as an occasional Englishman, I’d rather be, say, a soccer-loving, beer-swilling extra in a Ken Loach movie, not a Dickens re-enactor.

Still, I put up a Christmas tree. I cook a hefty rib roast, reserving its drippings for Yorkshire pudding. This isn’t a recent development: My mother, whose father was an unrepentant Anglophile, often made a roast on Christmas and sometimes followed it with plum pudding and hard sauce for dessert. (I usually swap that out for a big chunk of Stilton, served with port.)

But this year, I’m adding something else to my faux-English Christmas repast: a great big bowl of wassail, a hot winter punch made with cider, ale, spices and an optional garnish of toast. Yes, toast.

My hope is that it will warm up my holiday dinner guests, encourage them to linger a little longer at the table — and maybe even inspire us all to sing a wassailing song or two.

Wassail (pronounced WAHS-ul or wah-SALE) is enjoying a small revival in New York bars these days, particularly those with nostalgic tendencies, whipped up in big pots or slow cookers. But for those of us who have any active associations with wassail, they are probably musical. “Here We Come a-Wassailing” is about as likely to turn up on your supermarket’s holiday Muzak loop as “The Christmas Song” or “Frosty the Snowman.”

And therein lies the beauty of wassail: more than just another nice-tasting drink, it’s part of a long (if largely forgotten) tradition of celebrating the life that winter can seem determined to snuff out. It’s a fragrant, warming concoction mixed in bulk and set out for sharing, all but demanding that you call in a crowd. There’s really no such thing as wassail for one.

It’s a noun, a verb and even a salutation.

 

READ FULL ARTICLE ON NYTIMES.COM

 

White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

8 Nov

We love this recipe from favehealthyrecipes.com — nothing beats a delicious treat, something hot to dunk it in, and a cozy corner to curl up in when the weather gets cold! Do you have a favorite coffee shop that makes divinely delicious biscotti like this?

White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Curl up on a cold evening with a warm mug of hot chocolate and one of these White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti cookies. This recipe yields a cookie that is softer than traditional biscotti, so you can eat them without dunking first. The peppermint flavor is a perfect seasonal touch that will make these a stand-out favorite at cookie swaps or family gatherings. The white chocolate drizzled over these cookies is a decadent touch that, besides adding extra sweetness, gives these cookies a festive, snow-covered look.

Read more at http://www.favehealthyrecipes.com/Cookies/White-Chocolate-Peppermint-Biscotti#hjYsJImvGeC5EeHf.99

Vegetarians, Gather: These Soup Recipes Are For You!

16 Oct

Nothing screams FALL! quite like a hot bowl of seasonal soup. Whether you’re vegetarian or not, these recipes will have you running to the kitchen to give one (or four) a try!

Article from thekitchn.com

From Lentil Spinach to Broccoli Cheddar: 10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes for Fall

Kitchn Recipe Roundup

Have you made your first hot soup of the season yet? If not, perhaps one of these filling, flavorful recipes will inspire you. And they’re all vegetarian! From meatless split pea to sweet and sour mushroom cabbage, from pumpkin tortilla to sweet potato chili, this is Fall in a pot, my friends.

TOP ROW
• 1 Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup
• 2 Kale and Potato Soup
• 3 Vegetarian Split Pea Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
• 4 Pumpkin Tortilla Soup
• 5 Hot & Sour Mushroom, Cabbage, and Rice Soup

BOTTOM ROW
• 6 Sweet Potato Soup with Miso and Ginger
• 7 Spinach and Lentil Soup with Orzo
• 8 Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
• 9 Minnesota Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup
• 10 Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili

Related: One-Pot Meatless Meals: 10 Hearty Vegetarian Soups

Try a Healthy Side Dish for Your Oscars Party

24 Feb

Found this delicious recipe from Mango & Tomato – Pan roasted asparagus with queso fresco.

Take a look, and if you give it a try tell us how it went over. Happy Friday!

You can view the whole article with all the images on Mango and Tomato here.

Pan Roasted Asparagus with Queso Fresco

I want to share with you a recipe I made last week that was inspired by a recipe that Isabelle pinned for Roasted Cumin-Lime Carrots.

This side dish comes together incredibly fast and is as good straight out of the pan as it is eaten standing straight out of the refrigerator.

I hope you add this recipe to your repertoire of green side dishes.

Pan Roasted Asparagus with Queso Fresco adapted from Family Style Food

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Feast on the 4th!

29 Jun

The 4th is almost here! We can’t wait for sun and fun and time to relax with family and friends — and of course, lots of delicious food! Check out the list below for some holiday inspiration. From The Foodista Blog. Read the original article here.

Enjoy!!

Fabulous 4th of July Feasts

June 29, 2011

July is right around the corner and so is our favorite summer holiday – the Fourth of July!

Upon the arrival of this big three day weekend, I often find myself wondering what I should have on the barbecue menu. Fall apart smoked ribs? Blue cheese burgers? A whole herb-stuffed salmon? Fortunately, we still have a week to plan! If you need inspiration, below you’ll find three 4th of July-worthy feasts: Buttermilk Fried Chicken with all the fixin’s, a belly-busting Memphis-style ribs chow down, and a classic East Coast lobster boil.

Southern Style Chicken

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Cabbage and Fennel Coleslaw
Jalapeno Cornbread
Pickled Watermelon Rind
Fresh Cherry Pie

Finger Lickin’ Ribs

Memphis-Style Dry Rub Ribs
Red Potato and Dill Salad
Smokinwilly Barbecue Baked Beans
Spiced Butter Barbecued Corn
Blue Mountain Blueberry Pie

The Beach Boil

Easy Maine Lobster Boil
Herb Dinner Rolls
Apricot Glazed Apple Tart

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Image sources: thebittenword