Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies (Gluten Free)

Anyone else feel a bit of nostalgia when taking a bite of an Andes chocolate mint? I remember being so excited as a little girl whenever we would get a few, either at a restaurant after our meal, on top of the pillow at a hotel, or at someones house from a little glass dish in the living room. They were a common treat for guests, and always felt like a decadent surprise.

These chewy, chocolaty, minty cookies will melt in your mouth just like the candy and keep you coming back for more!

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Southwest Stuffed Peppers with Soyrizo (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

I am a big fan of Soyrizo. It’s a pretty common ingredient down here in San Diego, and is often preferred by meat-eaters to traditional chorizo. Luckily for me, it is also gluten free (or at least the brand I buy is). I love finding new ways to incorporate soyrizo into dishes that would otherwise not have that little spicy kick.

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Welcome to my Kitchen

Hi I’m Jess, and I’m a bit of a hot mess!

I’m a busy mom of two little girls, just trying to find the balance between being a great mom, a decent wife, making the most out of my career, and keeping myself sane. I have a passion for cooking, gardening and extra strong coffee.

A recent flair-up of an auto-immune disorder has led me down the path to a gluten-free diet in order to keep it under control. I invite you to follow me as I teach myself to cook classic recipes in a way that works for my family and our lifestyle.