10 Tips for Going Grain-Free

There are a lot of different reasons that people decide to switch to a grain-free diet, and I know it can be really helpful for a lot of people. Some hardly have a choice– their own health or that of their child is suffering, and things have got to change, now. I get it. I […]

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Steak Frites– the Perfect Celebratory Meal

While many people were starting their diets on January 1st or eating black eyed peas and greens, we were indulging in our favorite celebratory meal– Steak Frites.  Today I am celebrating again, and rather than sharing just one recipe with you today, I’d like to do the whole fantastic meal– in honor of releasing my […]

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Recipes

A Family Day in Los Angeles

Well, I could sure use some sunshine and fun right about now– how about you?  This seems like the perfect time to relive one of our favorite days on our trip back home in November. It was such a contrast to arrive in sunny Los Angeles, after spending almost a week in snowy Michigan.  We […]

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Travel

2014: A Wild but Wonderful Ride

I think it’s a good practice to take a little time at the end of a year to reflect on it.  To consider what I’ve learned, where I have been, and how I have changed.  This helps get me ready to set my intentions for the year ahead. We have had some intense years in […]

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The Best of And Here We Are in 2014

As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to go over the most popular posts of 2014.  It’s been a fun and busy year for my blog, and I have loved sharing my thoughts, adventures and recipes with you! Most Popular Recipe How to Make Cauliflower Rice (3 Ways) Runner […]

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Whole Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Rosemary

Roasting a whole chicken is one of the first things a home cook should learn, in my opinion.  First of all, it’s really much simpler than you’d expect– and you end up with a confidence-inspiring presentation for your table.  Roasting a chicken fills your home with warm, delicious smells, and then provides you with another […]

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Recipes

Something You Should Know…

There is something you should really know.  I wasn’t going to say it here for a couple more weeks, but then something changed. My print cookbook is ready.  It’s here, and you can now order it.  I was going to hold off until the official launch in mid-January before saying anything. Why?  Because the digital […]

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Books

A Gift Guide for Grandmas

I recently asked my readers via Facebook about who they most need a gift guide for.  Quite a few people said “Grandma!”  I get it– our grandparents usually have everything they need, don’t ask for anything, and are generally tricky to buy for.  I have some nice ideas for you though… 1.  Potted Amaryllis or […]

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