Gluten Free French Toast

Gluten-Free French Toast (Dairy-Free)

French toast is just so good. Isn’t it? It’s sweet and a little savory with the egg so soft and custardy. Quite delicious! This gluten free French toast is even better and has an additional layer of flavor because I used cinnamon-raisin bread. Bonus: It’s super duper easy to make. Perfect for a holiday brunch or just a cozy weekend breakfast. It’s lovely served alongside an over easy egg for extra protein.

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Dill Pickle Snack Mix (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Dill Pickle Snack Mix | Just like the Betty Crocker recipe for Dill Pickle Ranch Chex Mix, but it's gluten free and dairy free! It's a delicious road trip snack or game day mix and it's perfect to make ahead and bring to work or school throughout the week.

Recently a few co-workers were talking about this Dill Pickle Ranch Chex Mix recipe at and how incredibly addictive it is. I absolutely LOVE dill pickles once I finally got up the courage to try the slightly odd dill pickle chips I was completely hooked. So, naturally, when I heard how good this snack mix was, I wanted to come up with my own gluten free, dairy free Dill Pickle Snack Mix recipe so I could enjoy it too! Continue reading

Easy Homemade Guacamole

The BEST Guacamole | In Fine Fettle
Photos by Caitlin Abrams

I’m fairly certain I inherited my mother’s gene for being resourceful with just a few ingredients in the kitchen. Case in point: Eric and I were going to attend a party and we were asked to bring an appetizer. We didn’t have time to run to the store, so I rifled through our pantry and scrounged up some corn tortillas that were a little past their taco prime, a few cherry tomatoes, and an avocado that was surely about to go bad any day. We made them into homemade chips and guacamole and it was a huge hit at the party! This is a surprisingly easy appetizer that’s hard to mess up. And believe it or not, it’s cheaper and much more delicious than buying a bag of chips and a tub of pre-made guac.

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Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds

This Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds recipe is perfect to make as a party snack! [gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan]

These. Almonds. Are. Bomb. The original recipe appeared in the October 2014 issue of Bon Appétit Magazine, and that month I made them for a party I was hosting. Everyone absolutely loved them! One guest even said he’d pay for nuts like these. Quite the compliment for a home cook!

Since they were such a hit, I decided to make them again when attending a 2015 New Year’s Eve party. Once again they were well-received, so even though I didn’t develop this recipe myself, I wanted to share how to find the recipe so you can make them too! Continue reading

Watermelon Cocktail

Watermelon Cocktail | In Fine Fettle
Styling by Erin Kincheloe

It’s that time of year when watermelon goes on sale everywhere and, because it’s such a delicious and hydrating summer treat (my husband’s favorite fruit, in fact), we’re buying it constantly.

When we went on our picnic in June, I was trying to come up with a refreshing watermelon cocktail that included several of Eric’s favorite things. We settled on watermelon, lime, mint, and gin. It was a huge hit!

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Cucumber Lemon Water with Basil

Cucumber-Lemon Water with Basil recipe | Refreshing and perfect for summer days on your deck or to tote along on a picnic!

Well, Bon Appetit beat me to posting this today, but we’ve been enjoying this super refreshing cucumber lemon water with basil all summer long. The idea came to me when we were planning a vegan picnic and wanted something satisfying to drink. Our basil has been growing like crazy this summer, so I thought I’d try adding it to some water with cucumber and lemon. It was a hit!

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