Peach Upside-Down Cake (Gluten Free)

What can I say? We inadvertently took a six month sabbatical from blogging, but we never took a break from cooking, eating well, and listening to great music.  Thanks to you all that have continued to follow us anyway – – we hope to get back into the swing of this. There will be some… Continue reading Peach Upside-Down Cake (Gluten Free)

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Crème Brûlée

Modified from Bon Appétit After my last episode of playing with fire in the kitchen, you might be surprised to see me back in there with a blowtorch.  Rest assured, nothing was engulfed in flames! This is my go-to recipe for crème brûlée that I found on Epicurious years ago.  I’ve since modified it to… Continue reading Crème Brûlée

Honey Walnut Shrimp

My memory is not always the best.  I often hear people reminiscing with such detail about their past  – details that I can never muster from my foggy brain.  What they wore on their first day of school, their thoughts on the first time they saw the ocean, where they were when they first heard… Continue reading Honey Walnut Shrimp

Vietnamese Clay Pot Pork (Thit Kho To)

I fell in love with a Vietnamese restaurant, and with Clay Pot Pork.  Chateau Saigon is a gem of a restaurant in the mecca of multi-ethnic eateries that line Buford Highway.  Restaurants in this area of Atlanta are mostly in shopping centers and strip malls, alongside pawn shops, thrift stores, and car dealerships.  In other… Continue reading Vietnamese Clay Pot Pork (Thit Kho To)

Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

“An Old-Fashioned Dessert from Southern New Mexico” (source unknown) One day I received via the USPS a plain envelope with only a recipe card tucked inside – for Apple Pecan Torte.  It came from our dear, sweet friend Malcolm….and he is indeed sweet, through and through.  This man also possesses the biggest sweet tooth known… Continue reading Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

Lemon Blueberry Cake (grain-free)

James surprised me the other day with a copy of Wheat Belly, which I had just added to my reading list.  This book, written by a cardiologist , exposes the fallacies behind what we’ve been told for decades – that we should eat whole grains for better health.  Dr. Davis postulates that not only is… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Cake (grain-free)

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Original recipe – Gluten and Grain-Free, no refined sugars Be it a birthday celebration, or the end to a tough week, (or BOTH), we all need a treat now and then.  This carrot cake did it for us – and without adding any grains! Truth be told, I was skeptical about how a cake would… Continue reading Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting