Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

Last winter I was hosting something – maybe the Super Bowl? I can’t remember. Rich was on a new, super limited diet and my SIL has Celiac. I wanted make ahead, I wanted crowd pleasing, I wanted big-batch. My favorite menu for those specifications is usually Italian style pulled pork with broccoli rabe, long...

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

The Friday morning schedule included a playdate with some lovely ladies – one who I knew had a dairy allergy and the other I believed was vegetarian, maybe vegan? I love to bake with buttermilk, butter and eggs like nobody’s business so this presented a challenge, though I wanted to arrive treats-in-hand. 

Easy Split Pea Soup

Easy Split Pea Soup

My mom’s split pea soup is memorable – as in some of my girlfriends are still after the recipe. I bought a bag of split peas figuring if I had them, I’d make the soup. I pulled out my copy of Mom’s recipe and grew tired just reading: soak the peas overnight? Make a...

Coconut Quinoa Granola

Coconut Quinoa Granola

You’ll notice this is two posts in a row with quinoa – I wanted to finish the bag. AND it’s really good for you. The thing is, I don’t love the taste of quinoa. Sometimes flavors can be camouflaged in the name of health – like this granola! Let me explain.

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