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Eggnog blueberry muffins

These grain-free, gluten-free muffins are not free of flavor! The eggnog makes them the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. ...

Easy Holiday Pork Tenderloin

A split second decision turned this mundane meal into a holiday masterpiece -- the simple addition of cranberries created this easy holiday pork tenderloin. ...

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...

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...

Healthy hot chocolate

Healthy hot chocolate for those days when another k cup just won't do. ...

Vodka cocktail: Thyme n’ Lime

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused vodka for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. Herbs are so fun to use in different ways, and if you have a garden you know you can really...

Gluten-free scones with cinnamon and brown sugar filling

It’s rare that I come up with a recipe in the pastry or bread category that comes out perfect the first time. Now, this is a pretty basic gluten-free scone recipe, but I altered the ratios of butter, cream and yogurt and played with the spices and extracts for...

Coconut Madelines: a Gluten Free Dessert Cookie

Yesterday I was craving coconut macaroons, but I really wanted to try out my new Madeline pan. So, these coconut madelines were born. These are good enough to have with your morning coffee for a luxurious treat and fancy enough to make for company. I used a combo of...

Green chili and sweet potato frittata

Frittatas are just too easy not to try them with everything. This one has green chili and sweet potatoes and is just the thing for a fall breakfast. Ingredients: Two tablespoons butter One small onion , diced 1 cup chopped sweet potatoes 3/4 cup raw, diced green chili Five...

A vodka cocktail with thyme, lime and champagne

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused liquor for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. I strained it after three days and it really made a nice, subtle, earthy difference in the flavor of this...