Author: Michelle Barsness

A large bowl of panzanella salad featuring soft mozzarella, tomatoes, gluten free croutons and basil.
Foodie book club, Gluten free, Salads

Gluten free panzanella salad

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Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and gluten-free croutons make up this simple, yet delicious summer salad. I like to make this gluten free panzanella salad at the height of tomato season. Fresh tomatoes right from the garden are best. This recipe is inspired by the book Farm City: The Education of […]

 
Two BBQ chicken sliders placed on a cutting board. Pickles and buns in the background.
Instant Pot, Main courses

Instant Pot BBQ chicken sliders

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Use your electric pressure cooker to whip up this family favorite. Instant Pot BBQ chicken sliders are a quick meal any day of the week. Serve with classic coleslaw and sweet bread and butter pickles. This post may contain affiliate links. See policy for more information. I like to use […]

 
A close up of one large date square. A small dinner plate in the background holds several other date squares.
Desserts, Gluten free

Canadian date squares

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Canadian date squares are a sweet treat made of cooked dates and a crumbly oatmeal topping. They are commonly enjoyed with a cup of coffee or as a snack food. Date squares can easily be made gluten-free. They are snapped up in a flash at every gathering I bring them […]

 
A big wooden spoon holds a large piece of broccoli over a big bowl of fresh broccoli salad.
Salads

Northwest broccoli salad

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This old-fashioned broccoli salad is all dressed up with Northwest dried Bing cherries, Craisins, walnuts and sun flower seeds. Northwest broccoli salad is a tasty side salad for any summer cook out. Dried Bing cherries are plump and sweet. They add a delicious sweetness to this classic salad. This post […]

 
Two martini glasses with sugared rims featuring the side car cocktail. A pink rose is nestled in-between the glasses.
Beverages, Foodie book club

Classic sidecar cocktail

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The sidecar is a classic cocktail that doesn’t go out of style. It is a citrusy cocktail with a lovely balance between sweet and sour flavors. It consists of Cointreau, Cognac, and lemon. This recipe is inspired by the book Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris. It is July’s read […]