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Crumb Coffee Cake (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan, Anti-Candida) for Our Panera’s Gluten Free Dream Day

The quaint old notion of friends “dropping in” for a visit seems to have disappeared somewhere around the same time as shoulder pads, Eight Tracks, or Electric Light Orchestra.

When I was a child, my mother and her friends would pop over to each other’s homes at a moment’s notice, stopping […]


SOS Blueberries: Kale and Quinoa Salad with Fresh Blueberry Vinaigrette

This past weekend, the HH and I made the trek back to Montreal to help fête my dad for his 90th birthday. Nope, that’s not a typo–he turned 90 last week! We held a little party at his favorite restaurant, where my father, his girlfriend (a mere babe at 78 years […]


Winner of Amy’s Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for a copy of Amy’s book, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free! I was thrilled that so many of you are interested in cooking without gluten or sugar. . . and having this book full of delicious and easy recipes! 😀

Thanks to random.org, we have a winner!


Raw Chocolate Almond Butter

[A favorite raw breakfast: chocolate almond spread on apple slices.]

Remember the days when there was only one kind of nut butter–and nobody was allergic to it?

I think I ate peanut butter almost every day until my late 30s. As a kid, I slathered it on saltines […]


Giveaways Gone Wild! III: Amy’s Cookbook and Last Week’s Winner


Before I get to this week’s wonderful Giveaway Gone Wild, it’s time to announce the winner from last week’s giveaway of a beautiful handcrafted Strawesome glass straw!

Number 69, Laurel Alanna McBrine! Here’s Laurel’s comment:

And, I like […]


Oxymoronic Pasta Salad

Y’all are familiar with oxymorons, right? (no, I’m not referring to your neighbor who fires up that buzz saw at 6:30 AM all summer; or your coworker who spilled coffee all over your crucial report; or your Aunt Edna who practically yodelled the news that you were pregnant even […]


Dog Day: Thanks, Dad

Today is a great day to appreciate all the dads in our lives, whoever they may be (or were), and the many ways they have an impact on what we do throughout the year.

For those of you who are celebrating today, Happy Father’s Day!

“Dad, maybe you’ve only […]


Fine Cooking’s Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake, ACD-Friendly and Allergen-Free (for Iris’s Birthday)!

As a typical Libra, my baking proclivities tend to vacillate between “Almost-too-simple-to-require-a-recipe” (see LaRaw Bars, Quick Cranberry-Apple Compote, Almond-Crusted Root Vegetable “Fries“) or “So-elaborate-as-to-require-a-week’s-preparation” (see Meaty Spinach Pesto Lasagna, Raw “Linguine” with Bolognese Sauce and Hemp Parmesan, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce)–we Libras tend to be “All or Nothing” that way. […]


Giveaways Gone Wild II: Strawesome Straws and More, plus Chocolate-Mint Milkshake!


[Summer has finally arrived, which means time for playing outdoors, fresh food, girls in bikinis. . . and giveaways! I’ve received several great products for review and giveaway the past few months, so I decided to catch up by offering a summer […]


Four Books–and Four Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the first “Giveaways Gone Wild” this week! I’m giving away one of four fantastic books (three cookbooks and one literary).

With the help of random.org, I chose names in order of the books listed. The first person to ask for each of the four titles won that book! And here […]