Festive Cranberry Sauce
Nov25

Festive Cranberry Sauce

                        Festive Cranberry Sauce embraces cherished fall spices, citrus, and crisp apple.  Oh November, how I have missed you so.  This is the time when people remember to give thanks for all that is good in our lives; whether it is a partner, kids, pets, family, friends, our jobs, a roof over our head, health, and the list goes on, we stop to give thanks.  We...

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Thanks in Giving

That’s what I said, Thanks in Giving.  The season is upon us to give.  Many of us have fallen prey to hard times with the recent rise and fall of the economy the last 7 years, or at least been faced with that feeling.  You know, the feeling of desperation, fear, and that growing pit in your stomach when you wonder, will it be okay?  Not that any of us ever desire to relive those not so good times, but the idea of keeping a type...

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Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Nov15

Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- soy free, dairy free, gluten free   Blend, pour, devour, it’s that simple.  When all you do is blend the ingredients and put it in your ice cream machine, about 30 minutes (depending on your machine) later you have amazing, creamy, dairy free & soy free ice cream.  It can’t get easier than that.  My hubby, who lives for chocolate, loves this recipe.  In fact one of the reasons I...

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Manly Meatloaf
Nov12

Manly Meatloaf

  Manly Meatloaf is a gluten free, dairy free, and soy free lip-smacking meatloaf. Meatloaf can have a bad wrap.  I would say I don’t know why, but I have tasted some pretty flavorless, dry or flavor wronged (yeah it will catch on, it means wronged with flavor or incorrect flavorings) meatloaves before.  This is a different experience entirely.  It is so moist with a hint of spice from the hot pork and just the right...

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Mr. Kitty Finds a Home
Nov10

Mr. Kitty Finds a Home

A few months ago we found this cute, young, male cat hanging out by our trash cans.  At first he was shy but hungry and very appreciative of the food, water and occasionally milk I brought him.  He came around more and more.  Then Arizona had a prediction of the rains of all rains to pour down on us and I brought him inside, reluctantly.  I was reluctant, because after our Lab mix was mysteriously so ill in May I didn’t want to...

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Just another day

“I got this music in my mind, saying it’s gonna be alright.”  I just bought the newest Taylor Swift CD 1989.  I know, I didn’t download it.  I haven’t bought a CD in so long, let alone a whole set of songs, that  I can’t even remember when it was.  It’s definitely been at least 5 years, maybe 10, who knows.  At any rate it really puts me in a good mood.  So I thought I would ramble a little...

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Turkey and Bean Chili
Nov04

Turkey and Bean Chili

Turkey and Bean Chili – gluten free, soy free, dairy free  Full of flavor, my Turkey and Bean Chili  is a wide mix of spices and herbs with a hint of brown sugar, for a little sweetness.  A very flexible dish that you can easily sub items with a variety of options, found in your pantry.  I rarely make entrees with ground turkey, but this is one of our favorites and reminds us how much we enjoy it.  Especially when the clouds...

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Sweet Chili Cornbread
Nov03

Sweet Chili Cornbread

Sweet Chili Cornbread   I used to think I wasn’t going to post any “recipes” that were from a package, but when dealing with food sensitivities or food allergies you just get tired of making everything from scratch.  It is nice to have a side or dessert, you can lean on in your pantry.  Also, if you are like me and you change so many things from the original directions, you need to have a printed reminder of...

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Old Town Farmer’s Market
Nov02

Old Town Farmer’s Market

Scottsdale, Arizona   Among the cacti, mountains and orange trees the Old Town of Scottsdale, Arizona has a vibrant farmer’s market.  A shared excitement comes in the fall on account that the farmers markets are back in business and in full swing.  Lots of fresh produce, raw honey and food trucks by the rows fill previously open spaces on corners or parking lots and make it a shopping haven for those of us that appreciate...

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