52 sundays; january 19, 2014

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You know I’m a former Seattle girl, yes? And while I’m now an Indiana girl, I still miss the Pacific Northwest – the mountains, the food scene, friends and family who still live there and yes, even the weather . . . okay, only sometimes the weather – because when the crystal-blue skies of summer […]

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GLUTEN-FREE GRAIN-FREE BANANA MUFFIN WITH STREUSEL

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Yes, I’m being mean – tempting those of you on a diet of cleanses, salads and carrot sticks.  Just tuck this recipe away until after January, because gluten-free and grain-free or not, these are pretty damn good – so says The Professor.

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POTATO GRATIN

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The Professor and I managed to survive something called a ‘Polar Vortex’ – meaning temperatures for more than 48 hours were well below zero and windchill was a record-breaking -41 degrees. The good news is that as of today we’re in a heat wave at a 40 degrees above zero – break out the flip […]

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52 sundays; january 12, 2014

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Last July, The Professor and I were on a business trip to the Salt Lake City area that also allowed us to visit family; we’re always looking for inexpensive ways to entertain ourselves and we discovered Salt Lake City has a gorgeous library where you can get lost for hours perusing books, viewing works of […]

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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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