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Pickles in a Blanket

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Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy over biscuits. Can be made gluten free.

The post prior to this is my homemade fluffy biscuits. Here is the sausage gravy I promised. :-)  This is not just your standard sausage gravy, it is my dear friend, Bill’s sausage gravy. I learned this many years ago at his home, where he often made wonderful meals for his many guests. The secret in his amazing gravy was the use of bacon grease. The fat that renders from the sausage isn’t really enough to make a roux, so often times butter is also called for in such a recipe. Many people serve bacon with a large country breakfast, so why not utilize your leftover bacon grease? This used to be a norm many, many years ago, but has become a ‘lost’ practice. We waste way too much of our food in modern meal prep. If you weren’t planning on making bacon, reconsider…. How long has it been since you’ve had a B.L.T.?  😉 read more…

Fluffy Biscuits

Fluffy Biscuits

Fluffy biscuits can be made gluten free or regular. Homemade gravy tops them deliciously.

I love it when I use my gluten free flour in a traditional recipe and the flavor and texture turns out so well. This is an example of one of one of my many triumphs.  I have had a recipe on hand for a very long time, for simple biscuits. It had been a while since I made them. The family was eating breakfast out a little while back and something occurred to me… my oldest son often orders biscuits and gravy, and I don’t think I have ever made gravy from scratch for him. Well, now I can say I have. The recipe in this post is for the biscuits, but the next post will be for my gravy.  As with most of my gluten free baked goods, you can use traditional flour in it’s place. read more…

Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Rosewater

Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Rosewater

Rice pudding with cardamom and rosewater

As you browse, you are sure to stumble across a few Persian recipes on my blog. I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to food from such an amazing culture. They way they combine flavors with creativity is like art. One of the flavor combinations that I absolutely love is cardamom and rosewater. It is used in many of their sweets. One day, I was craving rice pudding… plain old, “American” rice pudding. As I began gathering my ingredients though, I developed a craving for Persian sweets as well. Naturally, I grabbed cardamom and rosewater and gave it a shot. Oh man. Soooo good. read more…

Dates in a Blanket (Rumaki)

Dates in a Blanket (Rumaki)

Dates in a Blanket (Rumaki). Dates filled with pineapple and wrapped in bacon.

Years ago, my family was spending Thanksgiving at our dear friend, Judy’s house. One of the appetizers she served were these fabulous pineapple-filled dates wrapped in turkey bacon. I remember eating one and thinking, “Where have these been all my life?”  These simple and super tasty hors d’oeuvres have become one of my go-to recipes on many occasions. Something about pigs and blankets… whether the pig is wrapped up, or the wrapping is done by a pig (sometimes salami or bacon)… it’s interesting that pork is commonly involved in the bundle somewhere. I wonder why? *scratches head*  I did not consciously spare the pig by using turkey bacon, that is simply the way I tried them first, so I prefer them that way. You could most certainly use pork bacon. You could even use a veggie bacon, such as MorningStar.  However you choose to wrap them, they won’t last long at your next party! read more…

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread recipe mimics Starbucks, but can be made gluten free.

Perfect for this time of year. This recipe is one that “copycats” Starbucks’ pumpkin bread. But, you know what makes it even better than theirs? It can be made gluten free! I recently tweaked my GF flour recipe to include oat flour, and I think it is my favorite so far. I love how I can use it in place of regular flour in any recipe and it swaps out perfectly. I topped mine with walnuts, but a classic nut topping would be shelled pumpkin seeds. Let this fabulous recipe be one that you make at least once this holiday. You won’t stop at once though. 😉 read more…

Pickles in a Blanket

Pickles in a Blanket

Pickles in a blanket. Mini dill pickles wrapped with cream cheese and salami.

Or should I call them “Pickles in a Pig Blanket”?  Ha!  Anyhoo, this post marks the end of a very long hiatus from blogging. I have had a very busy couple months. Things are winding down a little. It’s so wonderful to have a week off from the hustle and bustle of school activities. I am going to try to post a few recipes this week. It would have been great if I could have posted these earlier, some of the recipes are great holiday treats and dishes that would help fill your Thanksgiving table nicely. This recipe is something I saw featured on a local news program. The morning show was hosting an appetizer recipe contest, and of all the wonderful recipes submitted, these were the winner. They deserved their award for many reasons: tasty, easy, creative, cute, kid-friendly. This is a perfect last minute hors d’oeuvre as well. I’m sure there are many of you out there who have been invited to a Thanksgiving feast and do not want to arrive empty handed. Simply pick up three ingredients at the supermarket, and you will arrive at the party with a snack that everyone will love. Be sure to make a lot! read more…

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Thank you for stopping by. Here you will find recipes infused with a variety of flavors, cultures, diet choices, and nostalgia. All of these foods bring me comfort and I would like to share them with you. Please feel free to comment. Click the links at the top of the page to follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, or receive posts by email by subscribing to my feeds. ~Ginger

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