Oreo peanut butter brownie cakes


Since my back is feeling a bit better today, I thought I would try out this recipe for Oreo peanut butter brownie cakes. As  you can see from the picture (excuse the shadow from my cellphone) they turned out pretty awesome. The recipe is not gluten free, but I figured since it was pretty simple,…

Little Miss Muffet sat on a Tuffet…


    …..eating her dairy free curds and whey….. Yesterday I was going through my online newsfeed, and I came across a recipe for flourless chocolate cake.  I clicked on it, and the first ingredient was heavy cream.  My heart sank. Now granted, the recipe did not say dairy free, but my hopes are dashed…

Staying gluten free when you’re out of commission


  Please excuse the short post today.  I have had a back spasm for the last several days and have been unable to write.   And of course, I am unprepared for being out of commission in the kitchen.  I wrote about this predicament a few months back when we had a power failure.  …

It’s all in your head-the gluten free placebo


This is a rather long post, please be patient.  This post is my opinion only and is commentary on a newspaper article.  Mr. Krauthammer is certainly entitled to his opinion, as are we all.  I want you all to be informed about what is going on in the gluten free world.   I am always looking…

Merry Christmas to all


  Tomorrow is Christmas.  All around the world, people will be celebrating the day with family and friends; opening presents, listening to Christmas carols, and sitting down to Christmas dinner. But Christmas can be difficult to those of us with food allergies and intolerances.  It can also be hell if your family members don’t understand those…

The scoop on gluten free flour


  I was never much of a baker until I became gluten and dairy free.  Since I can no longer just waltz into a bakery and buy any gluten and dairy laden cake, cookie or pie, I had to learn about gluten free flours. Naive as I was, I thought, “how hard can this be?”…

5 Myths about gluten intolerance


    This morning I came across an article in the Washington Post about gluten myths. I thought the article was very informative and wanted to share it with all of you.  Thank you to Alessio Fasano. You can read the entire article here I thought I would write my own take on the five…

Home for the holidays…allergen free


Ah the holidays-filled with cookies, treats, candies, groaning holiday tables, cookie exchanges, holiday office parties…..visions of sugarplums.  Or for someone who has food allergies, more like a holiday nightmare. Joining a gluten free group on facebook has been a real eye-opener for me. It is wonderful to share stories,  recipes, articles and tragic tales with…

Holiday baking-converting your confection to gluten free


It is once again that time of year when people dust off their baking pans to make holiday treats.   But what do you do with grandma’s recipe for fruitcake if you or a family member can no longer eat gluten?  Fear not, there is help out there.  As you can see in the above…

That’s the way the cookie crumbles


    Yesterday, I joined a couple of gluten free support groups on facebook.  I not only hope to share my trials and triumphs with others, but hope to get my word out through visits to my blog. The great thing about these groups is not only sharing of stories and ideas, but recipes.  …

Udi’s does it right


I have written often here about my love for Udi’s products.  I absolutely love their white bread-it has become a real lifesaver. After moving here to Tennessee, I could only find the family size loaves. While they last a bit longer, it seems there is a serious problem with quality control.  I took a picture…

Flat as a pancake-revisited


  In my previous post about pancake failure, I told the sad tale of pancakes I could use for wallpaper paste.  I had just about given up, but as a bonafide Capricorn, I was determined to find a pancake recipe that would receive my husband’s seal of approval. I had tried mixes but didn’t like…

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting…..


  ……gluten, dairy and allergen free….. Christmas is coming, and I am thinking about what to have for dinner.  Ham is traditional in our house, along with au gratin potatoes.  Unfortunately, these butter, milk and cheese laden gooey goodies are off limits for me.  So I did my  usual Google search for a dairy and…

The Sky is the limit


  Have you ever had a craving for a food you can no longer eat, and it is so strong it is calling your name? Every time we go out to eat, there they are, staring me in the face.  Stuffed shrimp, loaded baked potatoes, Cheeseburgers……ok, I am making myself crazy. But I have found…