Cooking With Cinnamon

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons—not for crisp air or the dusting of snow on the mountain peaks— but for the warm and spicy aromas flowing out of homes and stores. My favorite bakery is featuring their gingerbread again-- the scent of ginger and cinnamon from their baking permeates the air! ( I bet the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Cooking With Cinnamon

Should You Be Pro-Probiotics?

It doesn’t take much research on good old Dr. Google to find people recommending probiotic-laced foods or supplements for a variety of health conditions including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. By now, many of us have heard of these supplements that are supposed to replenish the good bacteria of the “gut” (the layperson’s term for the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Holidays, Probiotics|Comments Off on Should You Be Pro-Probiotics?

Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but this last week before the holidays is usually a mixture of excitement, busy-ness, nostalgia, and fun…with a bit of anxiety thrown in for flavor. I usually want everything to be perfect: the perfect presents, the perfect gatherings, and the perfect food, all to help create the perfect memories. But [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Holidays, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Thanksgiving Tip 4: Dessert For our family, playing games Thanksgiving evening when everyone is ready to sit, relax and settle down is the perfect way to end the day. My mom, age 86, still loves to play Apples to Apples, The Train Game, Pictionary and even charades, causing much laughter and good times for every generation [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Holidays|Comments Off on Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Tip #3 - Healthy Veggies! Yams and sweet potatoes (they're different vegetables altogether) are tasty sweet treats that many of us think of as "comfort food" and are most often served during the winter months. Invariably baked with sweetly pungent spices they give a delicious scent to the whole house when they are baking. Sweet [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|Fall Recipes, Holidays, Veggies|Comments Off on Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing With Sausage, Apples & Roasted Pecans

Thanksgiving Tip #2 - The Stuffing You've probably had many great debates about the type of stuffing to use in your bird. Some like the simple white bread, celery and onion route while others prefer something fancier with sausage, fruits, nuts and so forth. When you struggle with a sensitive bladder, stomach and/or bowel, however, [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Fall Recipes, Holidays, Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing With Sausage, Apples & Roasted Pecans

Cider Brined Turkey

Thanksgiving Tip #1 - The Turkey Thanksgiving is a time for reconnecting with friends and family, slowing down to consider the important non-material things in life, and of course, to chow down on some awesome food together! And no food is more central to the celebration than that indigenous North American bird, the turkey. Although [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Holidays, Main Dish, Poultry|Comments Off on Cider Brined Turkey

Quick Peppermint Ice Cream

Red and White Candy Canes! What could be more in tune with the holiday spirit than peppermint? This recipe (adapted from Martha Stewart's Living) is scrumptious fun for kids and adults. Ingredients: 1 pint Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream 2/3 cup of crushed peppermint candies or candy canes 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract Instructions: Crush peppermint candies [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Quick Peppermint Ice Cream

Quick Holiday Soup #2 – Crab Chowder

Ingredients: 1-3/4 c. frozen corn kernels 3/4 c.chopped green bell peppers 1 c. boiling potatoes, peeled and chopped into half-inch pieces 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 3 c. chicken broth (MSG-free) 1/2 c. crabmeat, cooked and cut in bite-sized pieces 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder 1 Tbsp. dried chives 3/4 tsp. dried thyme 1 Tbsp. white wine [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Holidays, Soup|Comments Off on Quick Holiday Soup #2 – Crab Chowder

Quick Flavorful Soups For The Holiday Season

by Bev Laumann Too much to do, not enough time-- it seems to be a common lament this time of year. A 36-hour day would be nice, wouldn't it? Those were my thoughts too, before IC. But having been diagnosed with IC for more than ten years has made me re-evaluate a lot of things. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General, Holidays, Main Dish, Soup|Comments Off on Quick Flavorful Soups For The Holiday Season