Orange Kissed Almond Cookies {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #dairyfree

Orange Kissed Almond Cookies (Gluten and Dairy Free)

I am so excited that today is Halloween! I love helping my kids’ get all made up and taking them out to trick or treat. This year will be the first Halloween since our switch to a gluten-free lifestyle and while I am really excited to take part in the festivities, I am also really…

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Cider Spiced Applesauce {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

Cider Spiced Applesauce (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

I can’t even begin to calculate how much money I spend on applesauce around here. For the past few years my kids have been obsessed with  Trader Joe’s Apple Crushers, they have 4 flavors, are gluten-free, portable and according to my daughter “The yummiest snack on earth!” Although I love Trader Joe’s and the convenience of all…

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Sunday Snapshots: Shrines & Offerings {Beard and Bonnet}

Sunday Snapshots: Shrines & Offerings

Today’s post is short and sweet as I plan on spending part of this chilly fall day wrapped up in a blanket watching movies with my family. On a recent trip to Santa Fe, Todd took some of the most beautiful pictures of shrines that people had built. The colors, attention to detail, faith and…

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Maple Apple Pavlova {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #dairyfree #holidaydinner

Maple Apple Pavlova (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting a lot with apples. Mainly because Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I have yet to find a suitable replacement for my favorite gluten-laden apple pie. I know, it’s not even Halloween yet and I am already obsessed with the grand finale of my gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner,…

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Sunday Snapshots: Burt's Pumpkin Patch {Beard and Bonnet}

Sunday Snapshots: Burt's Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday was the perfect fall day for a Sunday drive up to Burt’s Pumpkin Patch. We had a great time with the kids, picking everyone’s “perfect” pumpkin, brainstorming carving ideas and eating lots of pumpkin goodies! Even Kash picked a pumpkin this year, he was very serious about it and didn’t waiver a bit after he made his final…

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Saffron Rice with White Bean Ragout {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

Saffron Rice with Sofrito (Gluten-free and Vegan)

A few days ago I posted a recipe for Sofrito, I thought that I would follow that up with a post showing you how to use it to help build complex flavor profiles for simple dishes. I LOVE rice dishes especially one with saffron and sofrito! I usually top our rice dishes with some type of bean/veggie…

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Building a Flavor Base: Soffritto {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

Building a Flavor Base: Sofrito (Gluten-free and Vegan)

Have you ever wondered how chef’s achieve the “explode in your mouth” flavor in their dishes that keep you talking about the one meal you had at their restaurant for years? Last month for my birthday Todd took me to Canoe, one of the most amazing restaurants here in Atlanta. He had the pleasure of dining there for…

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Ginger Apple Crumble {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

Ginger Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Over the course of the past week or so I have shown my absolute adoration of everything pumpkin, but I thought that it was about time that I swapped over to another seasonal favorite, the apple! Nothing else can evoke the warm and fuzzy at home feeling that a baked apple treat can offer. Last…

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Sunday Snapshots: The Art of the Cemetery Part 3, Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, GA {Beard and Bonnet}

Sunday Snapshots: The Art of the Cemetery Part 3

Well, here it is, the final piece in this month’s Sunday Snapshots series honoring the art of the cemetery. We have toured a few haunting locations in Charleston, SC and New Orleans, LA our favorite though is the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Ga. Made famous when it was featured in the novel  Midnight in the Garden of Good…

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Pumpkin Marshmallow Swirl Brownies {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree

Pumpkin Marshmallow Swirl Brownies (Gluten Free)

  Are you tired of the pumpkin madness that has hit the internet and the stores yet?  If you are like me you are reveling in this pumpkin flavor fest that will be gone all too soon. In years past, I have been tempted with pumpkin cream cheese brownies, and let me tell you they are to die for!…

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"Widow's Nest" Spooky Vegan Pasta {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan #Halloween

"Widow's Nest" Spooky Vegan Pasta (Gluten-Free)

I am so excited about Halloween this year! Last year we had recently moved to Atlanta and poor Kash was still dealing with the chronic cough and ear infections brought on by his gluten intolerance. Needless to say there was hardly any extra time for Halloween festivities much less decorating and planning a Halloween dinner that…

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Trail Mix {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Trail Mix (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

I love when all of the pumpkin pie spiced goodies start to hit the shelves in the local market! They add pumpkin pie goodness to almost every food item on the grocers shelves these days from ice cream to pancakes. This year I have fallen in love with Trader Joe’s gluten-free Pumpkin Macaroons! I shamelessly bought…

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It sure has been a busy couple of weeks here for us! We took the day off from Beard and Bonnet last Friday to go to Nashville and visit our family. We had a great time hanging out, letting the kids play and eating amazing food. Today it is time to get back to work…

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Sunday Snapshots: The Art of the Cemetery Part 2, Saint Louis Cemetery #1 New Orleans, LA {Beard and Bonnet}

Sunday Snapshots: The Art of the Cemetery Part 2

Saint Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans is one of the most intriguing places we have ever visited. Just a short walk from the French Quarter, along a busy city street, sits one of NOLA’s most haunting attractions.  The final resting place of Marie Laveau, the infamous Voodoo Queen. We were met with statues, ruins…

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