Kristine Kidd

Cabin Life, Cooking, Improving Lives

Recipes

Fall Recipes

Chicken and Turkey

Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday was chilly and rainy; I was cold and wanted to warm up the house, and nothing cozies up a house better than a roasting chicken. Coincidentally, there was a big, chubby organic chicken in my fridge. I hadn’t been …

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Gluten Free

Seafood Watch
Cod Chowder with Kale and Yukon Gold Potatoes

Cool weather and rain in the forecast make this a perfect week to cook a pot of warming seafood chowder. This recipe, with its creamy broth, delicate cod, smoky bacon, and fresh kale, has rich flavors and is simple to …

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Gluten Free

Spaghetti Carbonara with Greens

I took the summer off from blogging to move. Steve and I had felt cramped in a small house along with 3 cats, my growing collection of kitchen props, and the expanding photo equipment we need for this blog and …

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Breads

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cornbread

In October, when the hot, dry, Santa Ana winds blow here in Los Angeles, I long for cool, crisp fall days, colorful foliage, and farm stands adorned with apple and pumpkin displays—spectacles I came to love during the years I …

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Chicken and Turkey

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
with Lime Cream

Richly flavored with Andouille sausage, ancho chile powder and oregano, and jam-packed with cubes of butternut squash and bell peppers, this chili is perfect for a nippy autumn evening, and I’ll be serving it at our Halloween party. I like …

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Fall Desserts

Desserts

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free) with Crystallized Ginger

The restaurant in Vermont where I started my cooking career was famous for their apple crisp- fragrant with cinnamon, and boasting a delightfully crunchy walnut and brown sugar topping. Each fall, as soon as the Santa Anna winds subside here …

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Desserts

Gluten-Free Trail Cookies

When Steve and I were first introduced, we exchanged stories about our backpacking adventures (we are both retired backpackers), which led to our first date, which led to lots of hiking together, and eventually to our marriage. We rent a …

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Desserts

Lemon Curd Almond Cake (gluten free)

For a stunning finale to Easter dinner, or another special meal, present this luxurious dessert. Tangy lemon curd and whipped cream make a sumptuous filling and topping for the delicate almond sponge cake, and fresh berries are a beautiful embellishment. …

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Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Maple, Hazelnut and Amaranth Granola

Here’s a super tasty, delightfully crunchy, and exceptionally nutritious granola to start off the day. One more selling point: amaranth, an ancient, gluten-free grain, will

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