Gluten-Free Chicken Mushroom Tourtière

Thanksgiving was a couple days ago… for Canadians like me! My husband is always happy to celebrate both – twice the turkey! Twice the pumpkin pie! – but this year, ...

Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots Recipe

This weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving. I may live in the USA, but I’m Canadian, and Thanksgiving happens in early October! We’d decided early on that we’d be having a ham ...

Brandied Apple Upside Down Cake recipe

Hey everyone! Still recovering from this weekend’s trip to Chicago, so I’m posting today’s entry without a ton of commentary 🙂 This Brandied Apple Upside Down Cake is one of ...


Candied Orange Slices… and Orange-Ginger “Honey”!

I’m really not one for using other people’s recipes at all – ...

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Vinaigrette

The Minneapolis Farmers Market opened this past weekend, and we’d been looking ...

Homemade Wine Slush Mix!

If you’ve ever been to a large trade show, home show, or ...

Our “Tornado Smashed” Gingerbread House!

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here ...

An Aspie view of Thanksgiving Hell

One of the earliest memories I have is one that disturbs me ...

Confetti Bars! (Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Bars)

Short and sweet post today… .. so I’ve been dealing with a ...

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Earl Grey Pie – Happy Pi Day! (Gluten-Free)

It’s March 14 – 3/14 – and first thing this morning, my husband rolled over and wished me a Happy Pi Day. You know, his favourite “holiday”. Well, first thing that came to mind was a long string of expletives – for the first time since we’ve met (and I’m including the year following the […]

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Interacting with Autistic Children – A Guide for Charity Appearances

If you follow me on social media, you may know that I recently joined The Royal Sisterhood, a member of Costumers for a Cause. CFAC is a local nonprofit which brings costumers together to volunteer their talents for local charities, to aid and enrich their fundraisers and other events. Dressed as princesses, superheroes, and more, […]

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Reuben Buns – Recipe

About a week ago, I decided to treat my husband to a batch of my Buffalo Chicken Buns. Cooking with wheat flour is a rare occasion in this house… partially because breathing it in makes me miserable for a day or two, and partially because the cleanup (allergens!) is such a pain. This weekend, I […]

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Creamy Creole Soup with Gluten-Free Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe

I’ve mentioned before that I get really “If you give a mouse a cookie” about things. Home decor? We went from “Need to tile the bathroom” to “let’s tile a subtle Fibonacci sequence into the wall” to “.. and Pi on this other wall!”, to… 159 digits of pi tiled into our kitchen backsplash. Costuming, […]

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BIG NEWS for International Book Sales!

Hey everyone, So, this post has been a long time coming, and may get a little convoluted, so bear with me… As you may know, if you’ve ordered a book from me to be shipped overseas… mailing anything over 1 lb (ie: all my books) gets obscenely expensive. I can’t help that – my shipping […]

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