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Gluten-free Tuscan Peasant Soup with Sausage

When my sister-in-law first gifted me a copy of Marcella Hazan’s “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking” for my birthday, I spent a week of reading it cover to cover. It’s an amazing cookbook, especially if you are a cookbook fangirl like I am. One recipe stuck out to me...

Tuscan peasant soup made gluten-free

My sister in law got me a copy of Marcella Hazan’s “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking” for my birthday, and I’ve spent the last week reading it cover to cover. It’s an amazing cookbook, especially if you are a cookbook fangirl like I am. One recipe stuck out to...

Chicken chili — an easy one-pot dinner

This chicken recipe was borne out of the need for an easy, fast dinner that also packed nutrition and flavor. The kids have had ear infections and I’ve been down with terrible allergy symptoms so we needed something requiring minimal work and even less cleanup, but it also needed...

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This easy Shepherd’s Pie recipe is one of our favorite dinners. It doesn’t take long to make, it’s filling, and it’s healthy. I don’t use the traditional flour thickener, but I do add a bit of cream to thicken the filling. If you have extra herbs experiment with them...

Chicken chili—an easy, gluten-free, one-pot dinner idea

This recipe was borne out of the need for an easy, fast dinner that also packed nutrition and flavor. I’ve been down with terrible allergy symptoms since planting my garden last weekend and needed something requiring minimal work and even less cleanup, but it also needed to be warm...

Chicken chili—an easy, one-pot dinner idea

This recipe was borne out of the need for an easy, fast dinner that also packed nutrition and flavor. I’ve been down with terrible allergy symptoms since planting my garden last weekend and needed something requiring minimal work and even less cleanup, but it also needed to be warm...

Frittata with broccoli and pancetta

A frittata is maybe the easiest way to make a fancy breakfast. They are so easy and so good. Recently I discovered that you can cook a frittata in one pan too, which is a game changer over here (I’m all about less cleanup). I use a seasoned cast...

Pesto sausage lasagna with homemade sauce (and tons of herbs)

This pesto sausage lasagna is definitely a bit more complicated than my usual recipes, but still not too difficult! I wanted to try my hand at the dish and I had mountains of herbs to use, so I put together a pesto sauce to mix into the meat mixture....

School lunch: pack what they will eat

Sarah McClellan-Brandt A slightly different version of this article originally ran in the Fort Worth Business Press. School lunch has come a long way since the rectangular pizza slices and marshmallow Snoballs of my youth in the 80’s and 90’s. Schools try to make the meals balanced and offer...