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Powered Up By Nutrition…sip by yummy sip!

I began the month of November with a feel-good activity—I volunteered for a highway cleanup campaign with my local heroes at Bring Your Own Glen-Ed, a community-based volunteer organization devoted to ridding our planet of plastic pollution. Times are risky in many...
Frozen “Pear-adise”

Frozen “Pear-adise”

No, this is not my description of the winter months. All regular Green Gal readers know that by January I am already ungratefully counting the days until the pool opens. But, I bet my Frozen “Pear-adise” dessert will make the rest of winter much sweeter. Whatcha...
Blueberry & Peach Crostata

Blueberry & Peach Crostata

Remember when “fruit pizzas” were really popular—I think my daughter was in grade school then. You bought the Slice and Bake Sugar Cookie Dough from the little Pillsbury Dough Boy and rolled the whole log into a big round pizza crust, baked it and then iced it with...
Healthy Ground Cherry Chews

Healthy Ground Cherry Chews

Every year I try to create at least one recipe using ground cherries. From the very beginning of Green Gal of the Midwest, a ground cherry recipe has been on the blog—everything from salad to pie to chutney. Ground cherries are not a familiar fruit—in fact, they are...
Gluten-Free Orange Sunshine Cake

Gluten-Free Orange Sunshine Cake

Every year the same daunting task awaits: how to make a spectacular gluten-free birthday cake—one that looks and tastes like a real birthday cake—for my daughter Heather. Heather does not suffer from Celiac Disease, so I’ve got some fudge room, if I’m careful. But it...