Gluten Free Nutty Grain Salad

Gluten Free Nutty Grain Salad from

A gluten free version of my summer obsession from Trader Joes – Gluten Free Nutty Grain Salad. One taste and it might become your summer obsession too.

Melon Balls

Melon Ball Skewers from

Happy 4th of July! Are you serving fruit this weekend?   These days, most people make it easy and buy their fruit pre-cut into chunks.  Blah, blah blah…….How about, this weekend, you buy whole melons and  kick up your fruit salad by making melon balls. Melon balls are kind of a retro idea, but I think they should come back in […]

Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew from

Roasting Vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes, but I was looking for a different twist.  Stewed Vegetables is a delicious way to ‘eat your veggies’. It can be served cold (which I guess would make it ratatouille), but I like to eat it warm, especially in the colder months.             […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts - My new favorite way to prepare Brussels Sprouts! - from

No one is wishy-washy about Brussels Sprouts.  People either love them or hate them. I love them. This is my new favorite way to prepare them.  It’s so easy it’s hardly a recipe!                   Just toss them in olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon zest.  Spread them on a sheet pan […]

Top Ten 2014 Posts

Top Posts 2014

Today,  I’m celebrating your favorite 2014 posts, here on a scrumptious life . Like last year, your top posts reflect quite an assortment. From appetizer to dessert – breakfast, lunch and dinner are all represented.  I was happy to see that a post from my Thanksgiving 101 series  and my Brazilian series (celebrating the World Cup) made the […]

Thanksgiving 101 Recap

Thanksgiving Turkey from

Thanks so much for reading my Thanksgiving 101 Series.  I hope you’ve found some good ideas for making the big day easier. So,  we’ve discussed the Turkey, the Gravy,  the Mashed Potatoes and the Dressing – so the basics are set.  We’ve also discussed some logistics for making the day/week go smoothly.  Today I’ve got lots […]

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