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Karen Jo Waterford
One of the things I am learning about gluten-free baking is exploring more with not using any flour, I’ll admit to feeling stuck in the idea of just using gluten-free flour substitutes but the reality is there are many more grain free options. This recipe comes from reading paleo, whole 30, gluten-free, and other trendy Read more about Gluten-Free Brownies[…]
Homemade Soup should be the signature of every thrifty cook. It doesn’t need to start with the can opener humming or the popping lid of a grocery store ready to heat gourmet soup. These convenient soups have their place, but do not contribute to your culinary skills. The word “Magic” is used to describe a Read more about Add “Magic” to Homemade Chicken Soup[…]
This summer I had the opportunity to try a froze, a frozen blended rose that was delicious. Living in Arizona we aren’t always ready for all the warm luscious apple cider beverages but we desire a taste of Fall…thus my Apple Cider Froze creation. Borrowing from the trend of the frozen rose this uses apple Read more about Apple Cider Froze[…]
My husband has recently had to make some food changes including removing gluten and soy from his diet due to medical reasons. I strongly believe the easiest way we can support our family in their dietary needs is to adjust with them. I have been working over the past couple of months to learn the Read more about Gluten-Free Pizza 3 Ways- Sicilian, Deep Dish, Thin Crust[…]
My footprint impressions washed away on the incoming tide. I whispered “Good Bye” while tracing my path back through the Sea Grass with a small piece of driftwood held for memory sake. I listened to the sound of U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter blades coursing North and South along the shoreline. Read more about The Sea Calls…
Image from NPR -Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Today, many of us find ourselves off of work. Some of us spend the day at BBQ’s or out of town on a weekend getaway. Some of us camp or tackle a house project that requires a few days to complete. Some of us spend the day in remembrance. Some Read more about Memorial Day[…]
The foodiefad team members recommend products that are purchased, personally tested for extended time periods and in this case recommend as items everyone should purchase and use in their home or commercial kitchens. Read more about The Newest Wine Glass You Didn’t Realize You Needed…
“Low Calorie” White Bread” – A Mother who Baked Love into her small town Herreid South Dakota U.S.A.
The most humble people on earth die with their biographies never written. True stories are always a good read. I listen intently to oral history; gleaning the precious “fruit” of life stories.
Today, “meet” Lydia and her daughter Lilly Etta… Read more about “Low Calorie” White Bread” – A Mother who Baked Love into her small town Herreid South Dakota U.S.A.
The foodiefad team members recommend products that are purchased, personally tested for extended time periods and in this case recommend as items everyone should purchase and use in their home or commercial kitchens. Read more about Product review: Charles Viancin Silicone Lids
There are international communications that “speak” in a language understood by all nationalities. Flowers have a “language” that transcends all barriers of communication. Understanding spoken or written language is challenging. Flower communication is received by all people. People challenged with disabilities like hearing loss or blindness understand the “language” of a flower. A flower has the “language” of scent while sighted people experience Read more about Flower “Language”
#FirstDayofSpring has arrived! Nature knew it was coming for weeks as the days are longer and my horses are shedding their winter coats. My morning chores provide all the #meditation… Read more about Spring is inspirational…listen to Nature “Speak”
Above is a great idea to create a grilled sandwich with an egg for your Valentine. Just grab a heart cookie cutter or try to free hand cut the shape and experiment. Just a fun recipe idea, Happy Valentine’s Day!
A jackknife is a prized possession usually kept in a pocket. The TSA has strict security rules in place to prevent an on board terrorist attack. Many precious sentimental items have been relinquished during security screenings. Holidays are a peak travel time Read more about Gift from a Carpenter
I was presented with a hand carried jar of processed Ukrainian market Peppers and Tomatoes prepared and canned with love. I stared at the delightful contents through the glass jar for weeks on my counter. I contemplated how to best present and share this gift of “gold”. I wondered if “Anna” would know how much this handmade gift meant to me. After all…I had never met her in person. Her love was felt in the hand carried gifts brought back by her friend. I studied the foreign language on the metal lid and thought, “I have never seen a more cleverly invented seal design”.
The contents served several groups of house guests in a lovely Cucumber appetizer I designed. I will remember the taste all my life and will never be able to duplicate it. I am sharing this with you today… Read more about Appetizers inspired by a gift from the Ukraine
Stop! Do not get out the can opener…I am about to blow your mind with the easiest, tastiest side dish. Making Thanksgiving dinner for everyone? Perfect this will take no time. Tasked with bringing a dish? Great, this will make you a star. No matter what your fancy, enjoy this dish that is not only Read more about Cranberries with Port[…]
2016 Thanksgiving Menu Baby Kale, Swiss Chard, and Spinach Salad with Roasted Vegetables and a Dark Cherry Vinaigrette Smoked Maple Orange Bourbon Brine Turkey Breast Cajun Smoked Turkey Breast Grand Marnier Apricot Stuffing Gluten-free Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing Smashed Potato Casserole Modern Green Bean Casserole Roasted Butternut Squash Cranberries with Port Onion and Shallot Popovers Pumpkin Mascarpone Read more about My Thanksgiving Menu Revealed[…]
Get ready to master Thanksgiving!
A child’s life is impressionable. My father shared stories about his early years before he passed away. When he talked about the Great Depression I imagined his life as a young boy; working hard on the family farm along side his older brothers and sisters who shouldered the heaviest part of the work. He tempered his description with references of, “we had no want because we lived on a farm”. Hardships were about life and death Read more about Planting Trees: Fruit For the Next Generation
Do you love to ski or snowboard? How about going to a beautiful snowcovered mountain town just to enjoy some time with family or friends? Or perhaps you’d love a weekend getaway to enjoy a hot tottie by the fire at a ski resort? Whatever your pleasure, how hard would you work for your dinner Read more about Eat your heart out![…]
Vashon Island is a travel destination reached by a 20 minute ferry boat ride from Seattle, WA. Notable commercial growers and small organic grower operations provide a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables and flowers to local markets and farmer’s markets. My sister sent me a special gift packed in my husband’s carry-on luggage. She was a bit mysterious about it while noting, “be sure and refrigerate it”. Indeed, (upon unwrapping) it was the most beautiful colored vegetable I had ever seen. It was like a Purple “Bouquet” of flowers….except Read more about Purple Cauliflower: Edible “Bouquet” from Vashon Island WA