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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...

Gluten-free Blueberry Pie

Last week my three-year-old son Gus asked me: “Mom, you make me a blueberry pie?” Of course I immediately ordered the ingredients. This one was made with frozen wild blueberries and definitely had a fresh texture. You can use any gluten free pie crust doe this! This one is...

Gluten-free Spring Blueberry Pie

When my three-year-old son Gus asked me: “Mom, you make me a blueberry pie?” Of course I immediately ordered the ingredients. This one was made with frozen wild blueberries and definitely had a fresh texture. You can use any gluten free pie crust for this! This one is my...

Cranberry Custard Pie

I have a little trick at the holidays. I am sensitive to gluten and dairy, which is easy to avoid on main dishes like turkey. But for dessert it’s a little more dicey, so I always bring one of my own. I’ve had this recipe rolling around in my...

Galette with cherry-blackberry filling

Last night I made what I’ll call a lazy galette… lazy because I used a store-bought crust but I’ll tell you the cherry-blackberry combo made up for it! Recipe below: For the galette One store-bought pie crust rolled out on a sheet of parchment paper and baking sheet2 cups...

Pumpkin parfait with white chocolate

Who doesn’t love a good pumpkin parfait dessert? This white chocolate pumpkin parfait is lighter in flavor than pumpkin pie, lighter overall than a pumpkin cheesecake, but equally as indulgent as both of those desserts. This is easier to make than most desserts. It’s no-bake, and includes one of...

Gluten-free empanadas

Empanadas have always been a favorite of mine, because what’s not to like about what is basically meat and pie crust? I decided to give these a shot and they are now a staple. They pair well with a soup and are great on their own as a light...

Five cookbooks everyone needs in their kitchen

A slightly different version of this originally ran in the Fort Worth Business Press. A good cookbook is like a good friend. It’s always there when you need it, and it gives you great recipes. Well, I hope you have friends who give you recipes. Everyone has favorites, but there...

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...

Grain-free ginger Christmas cookie recipe

Some Christmas cookies are just regular cookies with Christmas decorations on them — like sugar cookies with red and green frosting. They look like Christmas, but they don’t taste like Christmas. I like a Christmas cookie to TASTE like Christmas. And nothing fits that bill like a gingerbread cookie...

Edible Crops to Plant in Your Fall Garden

It’s time to start planting your fall garden! Gardening is my second favorite activity (to cooking). There is nothing like deciding what to have for dinner and heading into my front yard to pluck the ingredients. My kids like to join in too — they love to try each...

Top ten gifts for the cook in your life

We all know that one person who lives in the kitchen and loves creating food. In my house, that person is me! These gift ideas are all under $50, and are all products I own and use (or something very similar) or have personally added to my own Christmas...