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desserts pie Recipes

GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

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A super quick and straight-to-the-point post for you today – pumpkin cheesecake! It took multiple failures and several online conversations with my friend Jenni but we finally have a pumpkin cheesecake worthy of any holiday table – or any type celebration for that matter.

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Recipes soups

GLUTEN-FREE SMOKED TURKEY BREAST AND WILD RICE SOUP

Last month I traveled to Italy for a week at another Jovial Culinary Getaway; I attended as a guest this time versus working as a photographer and videographer – and I traveled sans The Professor . . . internationally . . . and I lived to tell about it . . . barely.

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breakfast Recipes

GLUTEN-FREE GRAIN-FREE BANANA MUFFIN WITH STREUSEL

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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beef Fall Gluten-Free Recipes Seasons

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 are mulched into the lawn for the season. 2013 has been a grand year, albeit travel-heavy, but the work has been rewarding.

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Gluten-Free Recipes soups

GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP

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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appetizers eggs Recipes TRAVEL

KIMCHI DEVILED EGGS AND BIG SUMMER POTLUCK

It’s been a wonderful summer, maybe the best one we’ve had yet, I’m not really sure; life is always full of adventure and good things with The Professor and I count myself very lucky to have him as my life partner. Our travel schedule has been jam-packed traversing to both coasts, to Italy and back again – busy at times, exhausting at times, but always, always, rewarding. The work we are privileged to do fills our need for creativity and the people we meet are warm and genuine; some become friends forever – making our lives very rich indeed.

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Gluten-Free Recipes tart

GLUTEN-FREE HEIRLOOM TOMATO TART W/MASCARPONE CRUST

We’re in that ‘between’ season which is the end-of-semester-regular-school-year and the start of summer-session teaching for The Professor; I think it may be one of my favorite weeks of the year because Spring has definitely arrived, the gardens are finally awake for another season and the morning light is bright and quite lovely. We sleep a little longer in the mornings and stay up a little longer in the evenings – a nice change of pace from the usual 5am wake-up calls which happen from September to May the rest of the year.

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Gluten-Free Recipes salad vegetarian

SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD W/BROWN BUTTER VINAIGRETTE

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Musical pairing – “How To Tame Lions” by Washington

The Professor and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last month; and while we don’t normally celebrate the usual ‘Hallmark greeting card’ days like Valentine’s day et al, we do plan something special for our anniversary. It’s not that we poo-poo celebrations, it’s just that we seem to celebrate each day we have with one another – taking the time to sit on the deck watching the birds at our feeders, listening to a piece of music or sipping coffee while watching a sunrise in complete silence – those are moments worth celebrating throughout each day, each month throughout the year.