Seriously easy, inexpensive, gluten free, crowd-pleasing summer salad!
This past January we went to Punch Bowl Social at the Cleveland location for my daughter’s birthday. It’s a game playing, put-put putting, all-around, good time restaurant/bar. We got to enjoy an abbreviated game of Monopoly right at our table while we waited for our food. Happy kids = Happy Mom & Dad! The menu…
Sometimes we [I] get into a rut its side dishes. I go for what is easy, and what I know sells in my house: Mashed potatoes, rice, french fries, tater tots, noodles…you get the idea. I’m willing to bet you have been down a similar path in your house at one point or another too. Every is happy, but it can get kind of boring after a while. I mean the food world is so vast!
You see, in my formative pancake years the bar was set so high because grandma’s pancakes weren’t just homemade, they were homemade APPLE pancakes. I’ll venture to say this kind of culinary risk was before her time. I mean blueberry & chocolate chip, sure, but APPLE? I’m just saying,I don’t think it was a culinary coincidence that I wasn’t getting APPLE pancakes anywhere else but her house.
10 reasons why I have a crush on quiche
It’s Breakfast, It’s Dinner, It’s lunch, It’s Gluten Free when it’s ‘crustless’ or if you make a gluten free crust, It’s a blank palette for ingredients, It’s budget friendly, It’s good the next day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, My kids eat the vegetables I put in it, It’s a great way to use leftovers, and It’s a favorite in my house
Like many of the recipes I come up with there are usually two major drivers at play: Necessity and history. I like the idea of taking what graced my grandma’s table and making it mine. Something familiar with a new twist.
How was I going to enjoy creamy casseroles? Chowder? Macaroni and cheese?I was prepared for my food funeral, but then realized I had to beef up my gluten free game. I couldn’t let these delectables disappear from my life. Or worse, watch everyone else enjoying these timeless favorites.
When you think of comfort food Macaroni and Cheese HAS to be in the top ten…Maybe even top 5…You can’t mix pasta with cheese and not immediately feel comforted. It could have healing powers we don’t even know about yet!
Living Gluten Free and continuing my love affair with the Food Network and their magazine.