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Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is here! My favorite time of year. At school we have a Starbucks on each campus I see everyone enjoying the pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffees etc. and it drives me crazy that I can just run in and grab one of those delicious looking muffins with the cream cheese on them…you know the ones…

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Butternut Squash Soup & Croutons

I have been wanting to make some butternut squash soup for a while now, but sadly I don’t own a food processor, blender or immersion blender so I put it off. I started thinking about the soup again this past week and was determined to make it, so I thought if I cooked the squash…

Weekly Menu Planning

I’m determined to get back into planning out a weekly menu and base our grocery shopping on that menu.  I hope that this will save us money but also the frustration of what to eat each night.  This week is a very Asian inspired week as you’ll see below.  I really miss my favorite little…

Gramma Lu’s Chicken

My grandmother is a great cook. We all have grown up loving and craving her cooking (especially her meatballs and sauce). All of her recipes are stored in a brown folder that has been coveted by every female in my family!! Knowing that there would come a time that we would all want these recipes…

Noodles in hot ginger and garlic broth

(Adapted from the recipe Noodles in hot ginger broth from the cook book: Allergy-Free Cooking) Noodles in hot ginger and garlic broth 5 cups of gluten free chicken stock large chunk of fresh ginger (about 1/2 ounce) peeled and fine julienne strips 3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce 2 garlic cloves finely chopped 7 0z…

General Tso’s Chicken (A bit lighter)

General Tso’s Chicken (adapted from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine issue pg, page 34) 1/4 cup corn starch 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 teaspoons ginger (freshly grated or jarred) 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 2 large egg…