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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffeecake with Blueberry Compote

Blueberry coffeecake with blueberry compote (gluten free)

Delicious gluten free recipes are getting easier and easier to find, and many times you can’t even tell they’re gluten free recipes when you taste them. Hallelujah! As a Krusteaz ambassador, I get to experiment all the time with Krusteaz baking mixes and one happy Sunday morning my experiment resulted in this Gluten Free Blueberry […]

Tailgate Everything with Bojangles! + $50 GC Giveaway

Bojangles logo

Football games, Bojangles and tailgating go hand in hand. But why should we wait for football games to tailgate? We should tailgate all the things!   Family picnic? Tailgate it! Party with friends? Tailgate it! Date night with your sweetie? Tailgate it!   Tailgate everything! I’m all in. I picked up an 8-pc Tailgate box from Bojangles, and holy […]

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Roast (#FlavorStory Giveaway)

mexican slow-cooked pork roast

It’s so exciting to watch and taste the newest food trends and emerging flavors as they catch fire in the culinary world. It’s a delicious hobby I can’t get enough of, and when McCormick releases their Flavor Forecast each year, I’m watching closely (along with the rest of the universe). One of the trends is clever compact cooking, and […]

‘Tastes Like Thanksgiving’ Meatballs

Tastes Like Thanksgiving Meatballs recipe

As Thanksgiving approaches, I look forward to the warmth of family, comfort of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes and the laziness and relaxation of Thanksgiving day itself. When I find myself drifting off into a Thanksgiving afternoon nap, I know I’ve had a perfect day. Thanksgiving is such a kick back holiday. What’s not to love about a day made for thankfulness and food? […]

Don’t Miss Melissa d’Arabian’s Lactose Free Holiday Menu Ideas in an Exclusive Google + Hangout with National Dairy Council and the LACTAID® Brand!


It’s quite common for lactose intolerance to appear later in life, and it appears to have taken up permanent residence at my place. I never had a bit of a problem drinking milk or eating ice cream as a child, but boy, howdy, things have changed! For years I let my lactose intolerance dictate my diet, […]

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Parmesan Chicken Bites appetizer

We’re deep into the heart of college football season, and it’s getting exciting. My two favorite teams are sitting at #1 and #2 in their division. Love it! I also love that I get to tailgate at home instead of freezing outdoors at the actual games. I wear jammies, wrap myself up in a blanket and enjoy my […]

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Pastry Swirls

ooey-gooey-chocolate-chip pastry swirls

I’m a HUGE chocolate fan. Colossal, really. I pretty much like all the chocolate. All the ways.

Cajun Chicken Pasta Skillet

cajun chicken pasta recipe

Next to pizza, pasta is my super thing! Not only is it feel-good food and mighty tasty, but it’s incredibly versatile, easy to prepare and nutritious. A one-cup cooked serving (2 oz. dry) of Dreamfields pasta provides 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein! Did you know it’s National Pasta Month? Let’s celebrate! I thought I […]