Posts Tagged ‘gluten free’

Paleo Banana Bread

Gluten free and refined sugar free, this paleo banana bread still feels indulgent. With a great texture, it’s a tasty breakfast treat or snack. 

Gluten free and refined sugar free, this paleo banana bread still feels indulgent. With a great texture, it's a tasty breakfast treat or snack.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I keep one and a half lists of recipe ideas at any given time. One and a half at the moment, but I’m slowly merging the two for simplicity’s sake. “Merging” the lists mainly means that I’m working through what’s left on one so I can go paperless for my recipe idea tracking. One of the items on my little paper list though, is a good gluten free banana bread. The more I thought about it though, the more I decided I had to make a paleo banana bread and not just a gluten free banana bread. First of all, I make some really good paleo baked goods, and second because why not? In my opinion, natural sweeteners make for a better banana bread anyway. (more…)

Cuban Pork Shoulder

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings! 

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Cuban cuisine is not complete without talking about (and eating) pork. Pork was the centerpiece of many family meals growing up, whether it was a whole hog for Christmas Eve dinner (known as Noche Buena), or a pork shoulder for Easter and most holidays. Enjoying the meal together as a family is the culmination of moments I enjoyed as a kid that led to everyone gathering at the table. (more…)

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe!

Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Last year, I really fell in love with fresh cranberries. I put cranberries on baked brie, in orange bars, scones, nothing was safe! In fact, our cranberry sauce last year was just an extra batch of the topping I made for the baked brie. But this year, when I picked up fresh cranberries, I wanted something different. Having just been lured into purchasing a small mountain of gorgeous ruby pomegranates, combining cranberries and pomegranates into a sauce only seemed natural. I’m glad to report that the results are delicious, and with the help of a slow cooker, easy!  (more…)

Mustard Mint Sauce

More than just an accompaniment for lamb, this mustard mint sauce recipe is one of our favorite unique mint sauces. We use it on sandwiches, an assortment of meats, and even as a salad dressing!

This easy mustard mint sauce is such a versatile condiment! Perfect for sandwiches, salads, or as an accompaniment to a variety of meats. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The thought of using mint as part of the base for a sauce is really new to me. Until a couple of years ago, mint was something I would add to a mojito, or use as a garnish for a dessert such as ice cream. As we’ve traveled and settled in temporary homes around the country, we’ve tried a few dishes that completely changed my perspective on mint. If mint sauce is offered at a restaurant, I will very likely ask for it.

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Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole

Somewhere between potatoes au gratin and the Hasselback potato, this ranch Hasselback potato casserole is a tasty side dish with everything you love about both dishes. Crispy potato edges and a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Crispy edges, a creamy center, cheese, and Ranch dressing - this Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole is a fabulous side dish for potato lovers! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The NYT Food section sends me on “I must make this!” cooking tangents more often than I should admit. Like last year, when they posted a recipe for a Cheesy Hasselback Potato Casserole and, after I showed it to the Godfather, it was dinner. Not a side dish, just dinner. With an egg. Thorough enjoyment ensued and the Hasselback potato casserole replaced au gratin potatoes and Hasselback potatoes in our home. At least, for the moment, as we have neither too frequently. (more…)

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