Summer is officially here, according to the calendar. But, I think we have been in summer mode for a while here in Texas. It has been hot-hot-hot with little rain. Except for last night when I woke up in the middle of the night to hear loud claps of thunder. That was certainly a nice surprise! Because of the intense heat, it has been easier for me to not be tempted to go play outside, and to stay inside and work on my thesis. [Read more...]
It’s officially grilling season here in Austin, Texas. Yesterday, it reached a 100 degrees in some parts of Austin. I can’t believe it is already that time of year again…super intense heat day after day, and the only way to stay cool is if you are in some sort of water. Even the shade doesn’t help. Luckily, Chris and I are going on Lake Travis this weekend for Memorial Day. Lounging on floats on the lake is one of our favorite things to do, especially surrounded by good friends we have not seen in a while. It’s going to be a [Read more...]
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I’ve been fascinated by all these microwave recipes I have seen lately. Cooking things in the microwave is normally not something I would do. I like the process of creating meals, even though they may take a while to prepare sometimes. I use that time to relax… hang out with Chris and our dogs, read a book while a meal is in the oven, or listen to my favorite band. Sometimes cravings take over though, and I want something that is fast and delicious. In this case, I wanted a quick dessert recipe that doesn’t take much effort at all. [Read more...]
Amy is the author of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, a blog dedicated to gluten and sugar free living. She recently debuted her first cookbook titled Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less. I have followed along Amy’s blog for some time now, and I’m always impressed with the recipes she comes up with. They can be simple but full of flavor, elegant and certainly crowd-pleasing. We were thrilled when Amy announced that she was [Read more...]
This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place white fish (I used Tilapia this time) in a small casserole dish. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of fish. Place fresh thyme leaves throughout. Slice a couple rounds of compound butter, place on top of fish, and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until fish is flaky. Serve over raw carrot and parsley salad.
Hello swimsuit season! We are trying to keep it somewhat light around here; especially with the amount of baking we have been doing!
Stay tuned for some great posts this month including: a new segment of ATX Gluten-Free News, a Gluten-Free Ratio Rally recipe (I joined!), and giveaways from Free From Gluten, Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free and Elana’s Pantry.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Instead of eating chips and queso and fajitas; I decided to make something a little lighter this year. This dish can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Frittatas and egg casseroles have always been a staple in our house. They are so easy to make and they give you the freedom to throw whatever you have on hand in the dish. This time I wanted something healthy and substantial enough that I would not feel hungry a couple hours later. This frittata was the answer. [Read more...]
Here I am talking about pancakes again. I’ve been busy testing all sorts of pancake recipes, and I have yet to get sick of them. I just love the texture and flavor of pancakes. This recipe is the exact same as the last pancake recipe, but with the addition of cocoa powder. The cocoa adds a nice touch to the batter. You can add more if you like, but I don’t like the cocoa flavor to overwhelm the simple pancake flavor. The rich cocoa really shines with the extra virgin olive oil. I’d recommend you serve with fresh berries, powdered sugar and plenty of butter. [Read more...]
Pancakes have always had a special place in my heart. Growing up, I remember my parent’s house would have the sweet aroma of homemade German pancakes floating around. My Dad used to make them for us every Saturday. It was a Meyer family tradition. My brother, sister and I would sit around the kitchen table and gobble up one pancake after another. Sometimes we would even have a contest to see who could eat the most German pancakes (I don’t recommend that now). [Read more...]
Recently, I talked about my love for healthier snacks. You know, something healthy that you can nibble on while you study, read, play on the computer, chat on Twitter, etc. I think I was just trying to make myself feel better, because what I really wanted to snack on was a fudge-y brownie. Not just any brownie my loves… a rich, decadent brownie laced with hints of peanut butter. These brownies are that good, you won’t be able to stop eating them. [Read more...]