Making the most of your crockpot


Tell me what you think!  Share your crockpot tips! Ah, the humble crock pot.  It turns everyday ingredients into a magic brew of deliciousness.  Why slave over a hot stove when you don’t have to? I would like to share some tips that I have found useful, especially as they pertain to gluten and dairy…

Welcome new followers for April 2017


I want to welcome and thank all of your for subscribing to my blog this month.  You should check them out! Thanks to those who followed me by email too!

Reducing sugar in gluten free baked goods


I recently wrote a post about substituting sugar and oil in gluten-free baked goods.Today I am going to share an Today I am going to share an article by King Arthur on how to reduce sugar in baked goods.   Please remember that these tests were done on cakes made with wheat flour, and are…

Shared article-how to improve the quality of the gluten free dining experience


I’m always happy to see articles and websites that address the concerns of those who live with gluten and dairy intolerance or celiac disease.  I have practically given up dining out due to the sheer exhaustion finding allergen-free meals causes me, and the danger of getting glutened. Karen Broussard, the founder of Glutenfreetravelsite.com,  has written a…

#TBT Retro recipe: Death by chocolate peanut butter brownies


    I originally posted this in August of 2015.  I have since come a very long way in gluten and dairy free baking.  I also now have to substitute sun butter for the peanut butter. In previous blog posts, I have shared my failures and triumphs in baking. Just a couple of weeks ago…

Food for thought-can cannabis help with celiac disease?


This post is purely informational.  It is not meant to condone illegal cannabis use. Cannabis has become a much debated and hot topic lately.  Regardless of your stance on whether cannabis should be legalized or not, it is a proven fact that there are definite health benefits.  One of those benefits is the easing of…

Gluten free Cornbread sausage stuffing


  I have written before about this stuffing in other posts, but I have not actually done a dedicated post about it.  This recipe is a bit involved, but it is easy.  It just has a lot of steps.  It’s easier if you make the cornbread the day before. Stuffing, or dressing, depending on where…

Why you probably don’t need Vitamin D supplements


  Are you taking vitamin D supplements?  Have you been tested and found to be deficient in vitamin D?  You might be surprised to find out that not only is testing possibly unnecessary but taking Vitamin D might cause more harm than good. Any supplement can cause harm.  Even a Flintstone’s vitamin. A recent post…

#TBT retro recipe for crockpot chicken


  I still use this recipe at least once a month.  It will give you the most mouth watering, tender and tasty chicken you have ever eaten. When I was a little girl, every year on my birthday, my mother would ask me, “what do you want for your birthday dinner?”  And every year I…

Why you should never put your children on a gluten free diet*


    It’s not easy being a parent.  We all want what’s best for our children.  Which is why I feel it is important to address what seems to be a growing trend.  Parents are increasingly putting their small children on gluten-free diets, because they think it is healthier.  Let me explain why this can…

Can celiac disease be caused by a virus?


I came across an article yesterday on CBS news about the connection between celiac disease and the reovirus.  I thought you all might be interested in knowing more about it. Here are some excerpts: The researchers found that, among mice that were genetically engineered predisposed to celiac disease, those that were infected with a virus called…

Surprising gluten free foods


  We all miss our favorite foods since going gluten and dairy free.  But did you know that some of those foods that you thought you might never eat again are available in gluten and dairy free versions? Since the explosion of the gluten free craze partnered with the internet, you can get just about…

Hit and miss with Ian’s gluten free


It’s great when you can find a company that you can rely on for consistent gluten free products.  There are a few out there, like King Arthur, that deliver the goods.  Then there is Ian’s gluten free.  All of their products are free of most common allergens. I have tried several of their frozen and…