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Slow Cooker Applesauce with Secret Ingredient

I took your idea and I made it better.” ― Leslie Knope Salut! For a recent Oktoberfest shindig with Ma Famille, I decided to experiment with a new applesauce recipe. I've made applesauce in a Dutch oven on the stove, but never before in the slow cooker, and never before with a special secret ingredient.… Continue reading Slow Cooker Applesauce with Secret Ingredient

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Maple-Carrot “Pupcakes”

Be a cupcake in a world full of muffins.” ― Anonymous Salut! In honor of Le Chien's second birthday, I decided to continue my foray into pet-friendly baking. As summer rolls into fall, I feel the call to bake even more acutely than normal. Baking brings me a lot of pleasure and honors my commitment… Continue reading Maple-Carrot “Pupcakes”

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Chicken Power Salad – Low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free

I stand behind my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things.” ― Leslie Knope Salut! I recently wrote about my experience with IBS and experimenting with a low-FODMAP diet. Planning a day's worth of FODMAP-friendly meals can be challenging, and I tend to eat the same things over and over (and over). But I… Continue reading Chicken Power Salad – Low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free

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Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS

I don’t mean to brag, but I have irritable bowel syndrome.” ― Jeremy Jamm, Parks & Recreation Salut! During the past four years since my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis, I have experimented with ways to manage my persistent mal à l'estomac through diet. While my gastroenterologist at the time prescribed an omeprazole to treat… Continue reading Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS

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Pumpkin Dog Treats

I’d say I’m about one cookie away from being happy.” ― Snoopy Salut! Baking and cooking are two activities that enhance my personal joie de vivre. Since I became a dog mom, I have always wanted to experiment with baking dog treats, but have been too skeptical to try. In fact, Le Chien's favorite word… Continue reading Pumpkin Dog Treats