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Destination: Au Bon Pain – Holiday Shopping Oasis at Westfarms Mall

Posted on November 17, 2014

Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Looking for an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping? Try Au Bon Pain in Farmington, Connecticut at Westfarms Mall. The European feel of this small bakery/cafe is inviting. It features a variety of breads displayed immediately above half a dozen pots of simmering soups – plus offerings of croissants & more. Founded in 1978 in Boston, where it is still headquarted, Au Bon Pain which in French means -place with good bread or, with the good bread – is now a nationwide chain. As well, it has a presence in countries outside the United States. Au Bon Pain at “Westfarms” has the sense of being spacious, with a selection of long, round, or…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake – Perfect for Veterans Day!

Posted on November 7, 2014

                            Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake I love to bake. Well, I love to bake things that come from a box. Well, I love to decorate baked things that have come from a box. I think every holiday or occasion calls for a baked cake with thematic decor. If it’s someone’s birthday I like to find the most embarrassing photos and print them out, tape them to toothpicks and stick them into the cake. People love that!! Now, I have celiac disease which means I have to be gluten free. Thank goodness being gluten free is trendy because a lot of restaurants and grocery stores have…

Mom’s Recipe Box: “Michelle’s Masterpiece” Cold Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad

Posted on September 12, 2014

                  “Michelle’s Masterpiece” – Cold Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad   Eating healthy and living on a Gluten Free diet, I am always experimenting with fresh vegetables. I volunteer to bring a salad to gatherings, not mentioning Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad. I love receiving compliments as people try it for the first time, everyone wants the recipe. It’s easy to make, very healthy and very delicious . . .  I hope you enjoy it. – Michelle Larned       INGREDIENTS: 2 cups broccoli florets; 2 cups cauliflower florets; 8 slices bacon – fried crisp and crumbled; one half cup sunflower seeds; one half cup raisins; one half cup craisins; one half cup red onion – finely chopped.     SAUCE:…