Christmas Menus

It’s the Holiday season, and life has been pretty hectic with a cross-country move into a somewhat nomadic lifestyle of freelance and contract work for me and Husband. Currently, we’re stationed in Atlanta in my parents’ winter home, which they generously loaned us through the season.

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My Curried Salad Recipes Featured on A Slob Comes Clean


One of my favorite blogs, A Slob Comes Clean, features my recipes for Curried Egg Salad and Curried Potato Salad today. (Thanks, Nony!)

These are great side dishes for your Independence Day Celebration, and they’re Vegan and Gluten-free, too. Happy 4th, everyone!

Love, Beretta

Welcome to Summer!

Mini Sliders with Chipotle Mayo and French Fry Shooters by pizzazzerie

If you’re grilling and partying this weekend, I have a Summer Board on Pinterest where I’ve compiled  lots of grilling recipes, sides, desserts, and cocktails. Just click on the images to be taken to the recipes!

Have a great, safe, and fun Memorial Day!



WTF Polenta? Recipes

Polenta is one of those things I see on menus and The Food Network from time to time, and I’ve always been kind of attracted to the idea of trying it but never did anything proactive about it or researched it.

Last week, I spotted some at the market, in one of those rolls, and threw it into my cart on a whim, but when I read it later on at home, the only instructions were to “heat and eat.” Really? This big squishy roll of yellow stuff?  WTF?

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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Dinner

Since not being able to eat wheat flour, I found myself really missing fried chicken one night. Summer isn’t summer for me without enjoying fried chicken at one point. So I figured out a way to still enjoy the occasional Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.  If you don’t eat meat, consider switching the chicken out with Portobello mushrooms, tofu, or tempeh, but read up on your allergens first – many “fake meats” aren’t gluten-free.

This is shown sans biscuits and gravy with green beans instead. I was being semi-healhier this time…


Fried Chicken

Smashed Potatoes

Biscuits and Gravy

Logistics on how to cook this all in order are below!

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Easy Work Lunches – Salads!

I make these and take them to work in something like one of these nifty little things from Target. Since we’re heading into swimsuit season, and most of us love to save money, I thought I’d share these easy, cheap recipes for salads/sandwiches. They’re easily adaptable to make into vegan or gluten-free versions, too!* Now you can never say I didn’t tell you to eat your vegetables.

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