On a foodie level, this time of the year is a little bitter sweet. While I am ready to say goodbye to the long, cold winter, I am hesitant to say goodbye to my fall and winter cooking. My dinged up, decades old stock pot receives plenty of love and use over the course of those six months. So many hearty, heart-warming, slow-cooked soups, sauces, and family favorites have emerged from it. Their scents have filled our home and taken the chill from the air. They’ve put the comfort in food.
I go food shopping once every two weeks. It’s a plan that has helped our family stay within our budget. But as we near day 12, 13, or 14, we find that our supply of food dwindles rapidly. We are often at bare bones, and sometimes, I need to get creative with meals to use up what we have on hand. My kids often joke that those throw-together-whatever-is-in-the-fridge meals are often the best.
There’s no doubt about it; you are bound to see a wide variety of baked treats here at The Gluten Free Gathering. My goal is to provide you with choices and options for when you want to make that occasional dessert.
My family loves the winter, but living in the Northeast sometimes means cold and occasionally bone chilling temperatures. My husband works outside nearly all day. When he arrives home, thoroughly chilled to the core, there is little that hits the spot better than a hearty, piping hot bowl of soup.
As a cook, I find my happy place while preparing homestyle, comfort food. Soups from scratch, sauces that simmer all day, and homemade Salisbury Steak with real gravy just about make me swoon. You won’t find much fancy flair in my humble kitchen. You won’t have to question which piece of cutlery you should use while dining in my home. You won’t be left looking at your meal and asking, “What is that, and how do I go about eating it?” I find comfort in the simplicity of food.