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GLUTEN-FREE BBQ PORK CAST-IRON SKILLET PIZZA


As I’m certain is true for most of the U.S., we like pizza in this house and in fact, have pizza at least once a week at the old Smith Bites Homestead.

GLUTEN-FREE TIRAMISU BUCHE DE NOEL


I have dreamed, thought, considered, planned – whatever verb you choose – to bake a Buche de Noel for many, many years; always deciding that baking one would be far too much work, far too complicated and far out of my reach in terms of decorating something that fancy.

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH HONEY-MUSTARD GLAZE AND A GIVEAWAY


Oh you guys – we don’t do many giveaways, but have we got a giveaway for you!!! Our friends at Sabra contacted us to see if we’d be interested in hosting a giveaway for a Big Green Egg – and of course we said yes!

GLUTEN-FREE, HAM, CHEESE AND SCALLION BISCUITS


It’s the day before Thanksgiving and while the family celebration will not be in our home this year, we still find ourselves in the kitchen baking; I guess some habits are hard to break.

LACTOSE-FREE SMOKED SALMON PARTY DIP


The Professor and I are in a little bit of a shock to find ourselves mid-November already; I’m not sure why, but when I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become an adult.

MRS. WHEELBARROW’S WHOLE-CRANBERRY RASPBERRY SAUCE


It snowed last night; not much in terms of what’s on the ground – less than 3-inches of the white stuff.

TWICED-BAKED POTATO JACKETS WITH ROSEMARY


The Professor has been in LA at a college-related workshop all week and while I’ve missed him, I also know he’s had a great time; so far, the group has visited the Dancing With Stars set to watch this week’s live performances as well as a trip to the DreamWorks studio. They weren’t allowed to take photos but that’s alright because the excitement in his voice as he relayed the details was all I needed to know it has been a fabulous experience.  This annual workshop has been on The Professor’s bucket list for the last five years; it’s an invitation-only event and this year, he’s one of 20 faculty to be selected from colleges all over the country.

GLUTEN-FREE SMOKED TURKEY BREAST AND WILD RICE SOUP


Last month I traveled to Italy for a week at another Jovial Culinary Getaway; I attended as a guest this time versus working as a photographer and videographer – and I traveled sans The Professor .

52 sundays; november 2, 2014


I’m celebrating this guy today – it’s his birthday and I honestly don’t know what I did to have this man as my life partner but I know I’m blessed beyond measure.

PUMPKIN-GINGER SMOOTHIE


Well friends, I am plum-tuckered, spent, zapped and officially feel as if I could sleep for the next two months; I’ve been traveling since September and I haven’t been home much these past several weeks.

52 sundays; october 12, 2014


If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll know that I’m back in Italy this week, sans The Professor; it’s the first International trip I’ve made by myself – a feat that is, by some estimations, a miracle because I’m incredibly directionally challenged, as in ‘any way I’m facing is North’.

GLUTEN-FREE SPICY MEATBALL SOUP


My father passed away three days before 9/11 in 2001; he’d been diagnosed with cancer just 18 months prior and even though we knew what was coming, I’m not sure you’re really ever prepared for someone you love to pass from this life into the next.

GLUTEN-FREE SPICY MEATBALL SOUP


My father passed away three days before 9/11 in 2001; he’d been diagnosed with cancer just 18 months prior and even though we knew what was coming, I’m not sure you’re really ever prepared for someone you love to pass from this life into the next.

TWO-BITE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE CARROT-GINGER MUFFINS


The light. Have you ever noticed how the light changes with the seasons? The days are definitely shorter but the light seems ‘cooler’ as well but maybe that’s my imagination?

52 sundays; september 14, 2014 – WHY I STAYED, WHY I LEFT


‘. . . run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.’ ~Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar I could be cleaning my house, running the sweeper, mopping the floors, dusting the furniture or balancing my checkbook; I could be in my kitchen putting pie crusts together, baking muffins, biscotti, scones and quiche.

GLUTEN-FREE CROCKPOT ENCHILADAS


We’re three weeks in to the new semester for The Professor (hey, that rythms!) and our fall calendar is color-coded with activites through December; way back when I was a single mom, I assumed, incorrectly, that when my kids were grown and on their own, life would slow down.

INDIANA SWEET CORN GELATO WITH BLUEBERRY SWIRL


Can you believe it’s September???? Does this surprise you as much as it does me???? And why am I using multiple question marks?

GLUTEN-FREE PEAR CIDER


Hard Cider has quite the colorful history here in America; in fact, during Colonial times in the Eastern States, Cider was more popular than beer, wine or whiskey.

GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOG MINIS


I have a guilty pleasure. Actually more than one but I’m only going to out myself with this: I have a thing for hot dogs.

CHILAQUILES CASSEROLE AND THE BIG POTLUCK


I will always hold a special place in my heart for The Big Potluck – it was the very first ‘conference’ I attended after launching Smith Bites; it was also the first time I’d traveled sans The Professor since we had married.


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