A Happy Medium of East Meets West (Slow Cooked Chicken and Parmesan/Leek/Shallot Dumplings Soup (Gluten-Free)

Before we were married, Jeff and I visited his Aunt’s and Uncle’s house around Christmas time.  Her house was quite whimsical during the Holiday season with 3 fully-decorated Christmas trees, lots of food, and sweet treats. He told me about how his Aunt loved to cook and bake. She especially loved making him candied apples…

Looking Back on Thanksgiving Traditions, Blunders, and a Healthy 2 in 1 Recipe to Add Your Thanksgiving Feast (Butternut Squash Soup with Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes)

My sister and I grew up as carnivores for 2 days out of the year. It was the only time that our mom, who is an avid vegetarian, would give us permission to eat meat.  If we had leftovers we would finish them the next day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  We would wait 363…