Comfort in a cup-dairy free hot chocolate


  Nothing says comfort like a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold day.  But if you are dairy intolerant, that cup of Swiss Miss can wreak havoc on your tummy. Not to worry; I have a delicious, easy, dairy free recipe for you.  This is for one serving, but can easily be multiplied….

Welcome! new followers for November!


I would like to welcome and thank each and every one of you for following and reading my blog.  It means the world to me to have you here!  

Hey, Pillsbury dough boy…..


  I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.  While making my gluten and dairy free green bean casserole, I started thinking about how great it would be if Durkee would make gluten free fried onions.  I managed to find gluten free fried onions online, but it was an almost impossible task.   Aldi’s has a…

Nima-Is it a double edged sword?


I would like to wish all of you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!   I wrote about Nima, a new device that will test for gluten in foods, a few months ago.  I thought it was a great idea.  Finally, a way to test foods in a restaurant setting.  Finally, a way to be safe….

Turkey Day tips


  Thanksgiving is just a few days away.  It can be a very stressful time but it doesn’t have to be.  I would like to share some tips from thekitchn.com on how to deal when the day throws you a curveball. Here are some of their really helpful tips. How much turkey should I buy?…

The gift that keeps on giving


  I received an email the other day from our rental office that they had a gift for us for reaching one year of tenancy.  I said to my husband, “I’d be willing to be that it’s full of food we can’t eat”  Turns out I was right. The gift box was filled with chocolate, candy,…

A lesson on the differences between gluten free and regular baking mixes


Lately, I have been posting a lot about baking gluten free biscuits worthy of a southerner.  I have fallen sadly short;  including a casserole I made last night that had biscuit topping. I would like to point out the differences between gluten free and regular baking mixes.  I have used gluten free Bisquick with very…

How to have a gluten and dairy free Thanksgiving


  Thanksgiving is just around the corner (my how time flies!)  I thought I would share some ideas and recipes for a safe Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving dinners that are not gluten and dairy free require a lot of advance planning, but when you have to prepare that dinner both gluten and dairy free, you are…

Yo, soy!


  About four months ago, I noticed that the right side of my face was swelling up.  At first, because my ear felt clogged, I thought it was an ear infection.  I went to the doctor who told me it was not infected, but probably the eustachian tube, and told me to get Flonase. About…

Welcome new followers for the month of October 2016


As a new monthly feature, I would like to welcome all of my new followers for the month of October. I appreciate each and every one of you!  I hope that you will find useful tips, recipes and support on these pages. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas.