Quinoa-Rice with Cranberry-Pecan

While I was at William Sonoma they were sampling “Instant pot Italian Herb Quinoa Starter.” It was so yummy, I had to get one. We decided to try it for Thanksgiving dinner, only we added toasted pecans and dried cranberries. It was a hit and added to our holiday menu. If you are ever near…

Cranberry Sauce-Naturally Sweetened

Cranberries are one of God’s little tasty gifts to all of us. I think it’s just to remind us that the tart comes with the sweet. Naturally sweetened, in this recipe, of course. It’s simple to make, simple in just 5 – 10 minutes, simple ingredients and simply delicious! Oooh, and for those of us…

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins with a hint of Orange

Fresh cranberries and pumpkin…delightful!  These muffins baked up beautifully, with rounded tops and a moist-dense texture.   The chopped, fresh cranberries add a tart yet sweet surprise with every bite. The combination of pumpkin and orange zest add a little hint of freshness and warmth…perfect for the season. Adding these muffins to your holiday baking list,…

Quinoa with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

I love Fall and I love Thanksgiving…don’t you? Not just because it’s so beautiful outside, with the changing colors of the leaves, the berries on the trees and the crisp, cool breeze in the air, but it’s time to start baking and cooking all the warm, yummy food that we all love to eat when…

Best Oatmeal Cookies – Ever!

Crunchy on top, soft in the middle and filled with toasted pecans, cranberries and chocolate morsels…if you love oatmeal cookies, well these are to die for! This recipe is a remake of my original posting…Gluten-free Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies. Not that the original isn’t as good…this one is just better. You can make them with or…

Christmas Fruit Cake

For all of you that are “bah hum bug” on holiday fruit cake, don’t give up so quickly. You actually might just like this recipe. It’s one of my new Christmas favorites. This little gem is my adaption from Elana’s “Christmas Cake” at elanaspantry.com It’s filled with delicious dried cherries, cranberries, dates and pecans, all…

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Oats used to be a staple in my diet until I started eating gluten-free. Then sadly, I had to give them up. Now I’m using gluten-free oats and loving it. Oatmeal cookies are a favorite in my house and with this recipe they are absolutely scrumptious. I adapted this recipe from Erin at texanerin.com where…

Chicken Breast Stuffed With Spinach Pesto and Cranberries

Chicken Florentine is the inspiration behind this absolutely delectable recipe. If you are looking for an elegant dish for the holidays or just the right meal for that special someone, look no more, this is it. These chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy spinach pesto and cranberries. Then drizzled with a roasted apple glaze…

Apple Cranberry Pie with Ginger Pecan Crust

This little gem is a different take on my No-Bake Apple Pecan Tart. If you liked the no-bake tart you will love this rendition. The same delicious juicy apples and cranberries, just a new crust. The ginger and pecans give this pie the perfect accent of a rich, sweet and spicy flavor.  So if you’re looking…

Holiday Smoothie

Smoothies…all in one fruit and veggies, I’m in! I love smoothies, making them and drinking them. I guess it’s my creative side emerging, when I think of all the different delicious combinations that can be made. Quick, easy, healthy and so refreshing. A few years back, I use to be a manager for a Zuka…

No-Bake Apple Pecan Tart

This recipe was given to me by a nutritionist at “New Seasons Market.” When I was first diagnosed with gluten intolerance I met with her to learn about the gluten-free foods New Seasons offered. She gave me a packet of information and this recipe was in the packet. I felt like I had opened a box…