Sorry

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  It’s been a busy week of packing things up for the big move.  But don’t worry I”ll be posting in the next few days about my awesome box of samples from Canyon Bakehouse!!  I’ll just start by saying…they are AMAZING!

Mighty Tasty Muffins (Bob’s Red Mill)

I’m excited for winter to be here. Although I have a completely different idea of what winter should be vs. what it is here in Monterey. I want it to be cold, with snow, scarves, fires etc. I get some of that here but there is no snow. After living here for four and a…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cheese cake is so good, but the idea of a whole cheese cake is to tempting for one person. I would be tempted to eat the WHOLE thing! A while ago I made some crust-less cheesecake cupcakes and they turned out pretty good so I thought, why not make cheesecake cupcakes again, but with pumpkin…

Apple Pie

Today is almost the perfect Fall day….almost. If only my leaves would change colors… The wind is blowing, its nice and chilly, I bought a perfect little pumpkin and made my first gluten free apple pie!! I usually LOVE and only make apple crisps but I didn’t have any gluten free oats so I thought…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

I’m going to give P.F Chang’s a run for their money with this chicken. (ok maybe only in my mind). I love P.F.’s Spicy Chicken but this one I made tonight has got a good kick of heat to it. Last week at the Farmer’s market I found some Thai Chili’s and have been trying…

Pumpkin Spice-Walnut Pancakes

The past few days here have been abnormally hot….about in the 90′s which is pretty rare around here.  Except yesterday that is…it was slightly chilly, very over cast and almost fall type weather.  I wanted something filling for breakfast, not cereal.  I was  going to try and make a flour blend that I could use…

Pasta-less Lasagna

(Updated November 2010) When I was little every year for my birthday we would have lasagna and I loved it so much. Mostly loved it with out meat but on the occasion meat was ok . I haven’t had lasagna in such a long time and the other day Lisa was talking to me about…

Sweet Potato Fries

You know those nights where all you want is a cheese burger and fries?? Well tonight was one of them…minus the cheese burger. At last weeks farmer’s market I picked up two sweet potatoes and figured, why not make fries out of them tonight. Sweet Potato Fries 2 medium – large sweet potatoes 1 teaspoon…

Gluten Free Eating in Monterey, CA

Its been a little over a year since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I’m continually learning new things. I’m always on the hunt for new recipes, ideas, and places to eat. Eating out is by far the hardest part of being Gluten Free. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to cook. I love…

Frittata

Today I made my first frittata. I looked in my Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking cook book to get the basic idea of how to make a frittata and just ran with it. I looked to see what I had, pancetta, fresh spinach, baby potatoes, onion, garlic and rosemary and just used all of it.…

Donuts – Gluten Free

I have a love for Dunkin Donuts,  Not just their coffee but their donuts are great (well so aren’t N&J’s for all you people in Oxford).  I miss Dunkin’s and we don’t have any out here in California.  So when I go home for Christmas, its one of the first things I want.  To the…

Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato and Goat- Cheese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette (from Everyday Food Magazine # 54 page 132) 1/2 Cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar coarse salt and ground black pepper 3 ounces fresh goat cheese 3 medium tomatoes, cored and sliced crosswise about 1/4 inch…