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GLUTEN-FREE CROSTINI WITH BLACK PEPPER HUMMUS AND CAULIFLOWER

*This post is sponsored by Sabra for National Hummus Day. All content and opinions are always my own.

One would think that life without children means we have all the time in the world to bake, garden, read, lounge, visit family or other various and sundry activities; however, mid-life is proving to be full which means we’re very fortunate – and we’re going to enjoy every single moment.

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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. Add a tossed green salad and dinner was on the table in about an hour.

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE NOODLE SALAD

This Thursday, May 21st, is National Hummus Day and as a Sabra Tastemaker, you knew I’d be writing about hummus this week, right?? I think I’ve mentioned before, I avoided hummus for years because I had convinced myself I wouldn’t like it – made from strange things (to me) like chickpeas and tahini made me super leary. But then I actually tasted hummus and well, it was love at first bite.

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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 to figure out what was safe to eat. And believe me, after you been cross-contaminated a few times, you quickly understand how important it is to be able to eat well while being safe. 

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GLUTEN-FREE CURRIED BROCCOLI-CHEDDAR TART WITH BACON

Just a super quick recipe post for you today – and it also happens to be one of our favorites: Curried Broccoli-Cheddar Tart with Bacon. Tender bites of green broccoli suspended in currried whipped egg, scattered with spring onions, cheddar cheese and topped with crispy pieces of bacon. And if that weren’t enough, all that goodness is nestled into a buttery, flaky crust.

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SWEET POTATO FRITATTA W/CHORIZO & OLIVES

I am so. over. winter. No really, I am. This from someone who embraces each season, relishing the changes in the landscape, giddy over puffy, white clouds and bright blue skies as well as lover of rain clouds, fall leaves and the first snow . . . all within reason. But move it along, Mother Nature, let’s move it along already.

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CEDAR SALMON WITH BERRY SAUCE

Hollywood has a way of making lasting impressions; having never traveled to California wine country, I’ll admit that visions of Falcon Crest (for those of you old enough to remember the show) painted a picture that wine was only for certain people – the uppercrust.

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GLUTEN-FREE CHICKEN POT PIE WITH CHEDDAR BISCUITS

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Musical pairing – So Small by Carrie Underwood

My oldest son and his family moved to Indiana last month; the last year without Alice has been difficult and everyone felt they needed a new start – new job, new home, new beginning, moving forward. So they packed up their house in New Hampshire, along with Alice’s brother, Doug, 3 Labrador dogs and hit the road heading West to Indiana.

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NANCY SILVERTON’S GNOCCHI WITH TOMATO SAUCE

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Musical pairing – Sway by Michael Bublé

Remember this post at the beginning of 2012? The one in which I said I would challenge myself to try and master a few new recipes and/or techniques? I really should have added gnocchi to that list but didn’t – because gnocchi is one of those dishes that appears to be so simple – and it is. But gnocchi is also one of those dishes that terrifies me in its simplicity. Yes, I do understand that I’m talking in circles but it appears that making gnocchi is more about technique than it is about the recipe itself.

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BROCCOLINI & GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA

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Musical pairing – Easy by Rascal Flatts

I’m pretty sure even those who love to cook or bake want to push the Easy Button every once in a while; it happens here in my kitchen too. Even though I have an office at home, I still have clients to service, phone calls to make, emails to respond to, bills to pay, invoicing to send out, mail to drop, yadda-yadda-yadda. And like the rest of you, I juggle all of that and then some amongst the laundry, running the sweeper, grocery shopping and cleaning the toilets – ah yes, Cinderella, I do live a glamorous life (said very much tongue-in-cheek).

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KERRYGOLD HOT HAM & CHEESE SAMMIES AND THE PROFESSOR’S CINNAMON TOAST

I am a butter lover . . . not quite in the same league as a certain Paula or Ina but I think it’s safe to say I could give them a run for their money . . . I’ll leave it up to you to decide if that’s good or bad . . .