Easy Party Mix (GF, DF, SF)

Party mix

I know the title of this blog is pretty vague, but I wasn’t really sure what to call it. Nikki suggested calling it a “party mix” because that’s what she saw it called on Pinterest. This recipe was inspired by a party mix that my aunt made at Christmas. She filled Mason Jars with pretzels, … Read moreEasy Party Mix (GF, DF, SF)

Instant Pot Chicken Tortillas

Chicken tortilla with cheese and broccoli

Instant Pots are all the rage these days. Several of my friends and family own them. My mom bought herself one for her birthday. She uses it several times a week. For Christmas, we got her a stackable steamer insert pans that also came with tongs. She can steam vegetables and can even make a … Read moreInstant Pot Chicken Tortillas

Gluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

As I’m writing this, it’s a few days after Christmas and it’s pouring down rain. We’re just a few days from another calendar year. I launched Gluten-Free Spirited on March 31, 2017. What a ride it’s been so far. Thank you to my readers that have been here since Day 1 and those that have … Read moreGluten-Free Spirited 2018 in Review

Reindeer Snack Mix (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Reindeer Snack Mix

We’re just a few days away from Christmas. How is it already time to celebrate my favorite holiday again? If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you’re getting ready for family meals and parties. Gifts? Check. Holiday outfit? Check. Adult beverages? Check. Food?…oh, crap. What was I supposed to bring? If you’re looking for a quick … Read moreReindeer Snack Mix (GF, DF, SF, Vegan)

Holiday Candy Cane Brownies (GF, SF, DF)

Brownie topped with Swedish Fish candy cane

This year has seemed really long at times and others, it has flown by. It’s hard to believe it’s already December. Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love sparkling Christmas lights, cute decorations, holiday music, picking out gifts, and of course, the food. Nikki & I have been discussing holiday recipes to make just for … Read moreHoliday Candy Cane Brownies (GF, SF, DF)

Easy Festive Fresh Fruit Turkey

Fresh fruit turkey

I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here again. Time to start getting our comfy clothes ready, stretch our stomachs, and plot nap times around parades, eating, football, and eating. I know some of you will be fueling up for Black Friday. More power to you. I just wait for Cyber Monday. Since Thanksgiving revolves … Read moreEasy Festive Fresh Fruit Turkey

How to Make Homemade Lasagna (GF, DF, SF)

Homemade Lasagna

As you may recall from a recent blogpost on┬ápasta dishes, I included lasagna. I included details about ingredients we recommended, but didn’t do a full recipe. I had several comments on social media asking for the recipe. By popular demand, I give you the recipe for homemade lasagna. This recipe for lasagna is easy and … Read moreHow to Make Homemade Lasagna (GF, DF, SF)

How to Make Cheesy Comfort Foods (GF, DF, SF)

Homemade_Mac_and_Cheese

We all have go-to comfort food dishes. Some of those dishes are by season such as chicken & dumplings, chili, and biscuits and gravy (I just realized that these might all be Southern comfort foods; well, they say write what you know). You may not think that cheese is a comfort food, but it’s found … Read moreHow to Make Cheesy Comfort Foods (GF, DF, SF)

Dietary Restriction Friendly Pasta Dishes (GF, SF, DF)

Spaghetti

Having dietary restrictions can limit a variety of foods that you can eat. It can be time consuming to go through each ingredient from various brands. A brand may have gluten-free options, but still contain soy or diary. You keep searching until you find foods that meet all your checkmarks. We’ve come to learn that … Read moreDietary Restriction Friendly Pasta Dishes (GF, SF, DF)

Easy Nice Cream (DF, GF, SF, Vegan)

Nice cream

Who else screams for ice cream? Here in Charlotte, it stays in the 90s this time of year. With the humidity, it can feel closer to 100 some days. I love where I live, but humidity is the bane of my existence. That’s one of the reason to love ice cream. What happens when you … Read moreEasy Nice Cream (DF, GF, SF, Vegan)