52 sundays; january 5, 2014

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Smith Bites will celebrate its 5-year anniversary in 2014 – and as I sit here this Sunday morning, snow coming down in big, fat, heavy, beautiful flakes – I am somewhat gobsmacked that nearly 5 years have passed. Completely gobsmacked.

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GLUTEN-FREE WINTER-SPICED GRANOLA

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Musical pairing – “Home” by Philip Phillips It’s the second day of January 2014 – a brand new year with brand new possibilities and brand new experiences that will unfold in the coming months. At the moment we’re bracing for some of the coldest temperatures this part of the country has seen in decades.

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GLUTENFREE CREAMY BEAN & PASTA SOUP + A JOVIAL GIVEAWAY

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I imagine I’m like quite a few who grew up eating soup from a red and white can – you know, the kind where you pour the contents into a pan, fill the empty can with water, add that to the pot, stir and heat? Vegetable Beef with Barley, Chicken Noodle, Chicken and Stars, Tomato, […]

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GLUTEN-FREE CHERRY CREAM SCONES and A GIVEAWAY

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Did we even have November??? I know I’ve said this a lot lately but, dang, people – did someone put earth and it’s calendar on the spin cycle of a washing machine and walk away???

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GLUTEN-FREE TURKEY SANDWICH W/CRANBERRY SAUCE & HUMMUS

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True confession: I’m more interested in the sides during holiday meals than I am the turkey. Dressing (or stuffing as it’s called, depending on which side of the Mason-Dixon line you call home), potatoes, gravy, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, cornbread, parker house rolls, biscuits and pie. Kinda makes your mouth water just […]

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3-BEAN SLOW COOKER CHILI

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And here we are, Wednesday, the first Wednesday of November 2013 in fact. The fall-colored yellow, red and oranges leaves of our trees frame our windows with a canopy of brightness; they cling to gnarled branches before floating to the ground in wispy groupings before turning a caramel-colored brown and are mulched into the lawn […]

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A FINE, HAPPY DAY

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I have a ‘to-do’ list a mile long but here I sit in the semi-darkness as the sun begins to peek over the horizon; we’ve just returned from a week’s shoot in Italy with one day of semi-rest before we were staring down Monday morning. I’m grateful for the quietness in the house as it […]

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GLUTEN-FREE, LACTOSE-FREE, GRAIN-FREE SOUR CREAM PUMPKIN CAKELETTES

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This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while now because almost two years ago, The Professor and I completed a mini-kitchen update and streamlined our pantry into one area. Before then, we had pantry items stored on shelves in our basement, on a shelf above the stairs leading to the basement, on […]

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GLUTEN-FREE TUSCAN BREAKFAST WRAP

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The alarm sounds off at 5:30am most mornings and by late September (that would be now), it’s still dark, the sun hidden – yet the moon begins to disappear. The Professor stirs first, removes his long body from the bed, hits the alarm and returns for a few minutes while I try to figure out […]

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GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE APPLE CAKE

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Musical pairing – “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell And suddenly, it was September. The Professor and I are home this month and we’ve been taking advantage of ‘no travel’ by tidying up our abode – fresh paint on walls, dusting everything in the rooms from floor to ceiling and moving furniture around. I don’t know if […]

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP

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Let’s talk soup shall we? I am of the camp that soup is perfectly acceptable in any season but I also know that soup is one of those foods people think about as Mother Nature starts to chill things off and the leaves begin to fall.

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