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FARMER’S RANCH COTTAGE PIE

We don’t make casseroles very often now but I do remember making them weekly when I was a single mom; they almost always included canned cream of chicken or mushroom soup, a pound of protein in the form of chicken or ground beef and a frozen vegetable – usually carrots or corn. […]

GLUTEN-FREE HAM & CHEESE WRAP WITH HONEY MUSTARD

I’ve been gluten-free for more than three years now and in the beginning, I’ll admit to being a bit apprehensive¬†about navigating the gluten-free world. I knew I was ahead of the game because I already knew how to cook and was relieved I wasn’t learning that skill along with trying […]

GLUTEN-FREE CROCKPOT ENCHILADAS

We’re three weeks in to the new semester for The Professor (hey, that rhymes!) and our fall calendar is color-coded with activites through December; way back when I was a single mom, I assumed, incorrectly, that when my kids were grown and on their own, life would slow down. While […]

3-BEAN SLOW COOKER CHILI

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 […]

BEEF STEW WITH HORSERADISH SMASHED POTATOES

It’s mid-winter and while we’ve had one really good snow this season, as I look out my windows today, I see brown grass and bare trees – it all melted when the rains came whipping through a few weekends back. We’ve had a few additional days of snow but nothing […]

MOVIE BITES – QUIDDITCH PLAYER’S PIE

Musical pairing – The Quidditch Match by John Williams I am completely in love with the world of Harry Potter. I wear my Gryffindor scarf with pride. I pick up sticks when I’m on walks with my husband just to wave them in the air at him and say “Expelliarmus!” […]

WALLA WALLA & GORGONZOLA FLANK STEAK SAMMIES

Musical pairing – Dreams Be Dreams by Jack Johnson . I grew up in Southeastern Washington State in the tiny little town of Walla Walla – population of about 25,000 when I lived there.¬† Some of you will have to look it up on Google maps while others will recognize […]