Favorite Recipes: Gluten-Free Fruit Crisp

I've been making versions of this crisp for years, and I've finally managed to adapt it to be gluten-free this fall. I'm not sure which recipe I'd say I got it from, because I've cobbled it together from several and changed things to get the measurements right. At this point, I think that makes it [...]

What I Did On Summer Vacation

Or at least it felt like summer, with 90 degree temperatures the first few days. After that, it was a glorious 60 to 70 degrees! Florida in November is a disorienting place when it's snowing back home in Pennsylvania. Our trip to Disney World was wonderful, and so many things went smoothly, which is an [...]

Double Date

Recently, we went on a double date with friends of ours who were in town visiting from New York City. We went to a Chinese restaurant, and I tried two things that were new to me: mapo tofu and egg drop soup. Both were delicious, but I did get double-glutened because I wasn't as careful [...]

Favorite Recipes: Classic Pasta Salad

My mother made this pasta salad often, and it's an easy crowd-pleaser to bring to a potluck or other social function. If you can boil water, it's pretty impossible to mess up. I've doubled or tripled the recipe to have extra lunches on hand for a few days. It lasts up to a week in [...]

Favorite Recipes: Chicken Divan

My favorite dish in the whole wide world is chicken divan. There are several similar recipes also named chicken divan, but this is the way my mother made it. To some of you, it may just let seem like a run of the mill American casserole, but not to us! Chicken divan was what I [...]