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My Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Food for a Year recipes:

I have been meaning to highlight several of these recipes for quite a while now – but was finally prompted into action by one of my good friends ((and former college roommate)) to throw a few recipes out to all the peeps who live a gluten-free life. One of the reasons I haven’t said much about gluten up to this point is because I don’t want to be incorrectly perceived as “jumping on the GF bandwagon” because it is “hot” right now. I certainly don’t want people to think I want to steal some traffic because of the buzz surrounding gluten.  Continue reading

Taco Bowl Night! ((and the very best seasoning blend for taco meat))

Friday night. Those simple words illicit happy thoughts, freedom from the schedules and responsibilities of the week & a time to slow down and enjoy some of the things that have been rushed for too long. At least that’s what Friday Nights mean in our home! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all the things Friday night offers, than to have Taco Bowl Night!

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This Hobo Dinner just may change your life!

 The first time I had a Hobo Dinner was when I was 12. Mom, Dad, Mike & I were camping in the summer in CO. Once the tent was sent up, the campfire wood was gathered and the campfire was built, mom and I started the meal prep. I remember washing my hands with water from our jug, making sure not to waste it! If something dropped on the ground, I would do a quick rinse and try to make sure it became part of my brother’s meal ((hahaha))!

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Shock and Awe, people!

There is an unwritten list of foods we parents have – PLEASE tell me I am not the only one… You know, a list of the untouchables. The “Untouchable Vegetables”. “Those” veggies that I wouldn’t even dare to put on my kiddos plates, the ones that illicit the gag and cotton mouth. At the very top of my list is ASAPARAGUS. Now, I personally like asparagus or else I would NEVER buy it. (hah)

But, I have a dream, it’s a little dream – but a dream. A dream that I can make one meal and we all eat in peace, young and old, boy and girl, mom and dad. That the color of food isn’t what matters, but that each color and shape is given equal opportunity to be eaten and … even enjoyed. That the dinner table can be a place where tears and discontent do not show their ugly faces. Rather, dinner is filled with laughter and joy and even peace. 

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