Bechamel sauce and Green bean casserole


  I have mentioned green bean casserole in several posts, specifically about holiday dinners.  But you don’t have to wait for a holiday to have gluten and dairy free green bean casserole. Two obstacles to making gluten and dairy free green bean casserole are cream of mushroom soup and fried onions.  I found really great…

Over the river and through the woods….


  Christmas is the time of year when we visit family to share the joy of the season and being together with loved ones.  But road trips present special problems for those of us with gluten and dairy intolerance. There are certain things you can do to ease your way through a long car trip….

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?…

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…

Surviving Holiday dinners gluten and dairy free


  It’s almost that time again-time when holiday dinners strike fear into the hearts of the gluten, dairy and allergen intolerant, and those who cook for them. With a couple of years of holiday dinners under my belt, I’d like to share my tips and tricks for surviving those holiday dinners with your sanity, and…

Is pre-ordering from a restaurant a good idea?


  While I was on my cruise to Hawaii, I learned a very valuable lesson.  The smoothest way to ensure that my food was prepared correctly and allergen free was to pre-order the next days’ meals in advance.  Yes, it sort of put me on the spot,  but it worked to my advantage.  Kitchen and…

It’s that time of year again-time for holiday baking


  Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere.  It’s time to think about holiday baking.  If you are gluten or dairy free, or have allergies to eggs, you probably think you will have to miss out on all of those delicious pies, cakes and cookies.  Well, I am here to tell…

A Lesson in conversion and a review of No Whey chocolate


  If you are a person who uses Facebook and are following any gluten free pages, you will undoubtedly find a lot of gluten free recipes.  But some of those recipes are not gluten free, and you might want to make them anyway.  You might not think it is possible, but it really is. Let’s…

Here comes Peter Cottontail…


  I have many happy memories of childhood Easters, and Easter baskets.  We had a huge, sugar coated egg that we would get every year-what ever happened to those? But of course, aside from jelly beans, who could forget Mr. Chocolate Bunny?  We would always eat the ears first! And don’t forget the chocolate, cream,…

Happy New Year


  Firstly, I want to thank everyone who has followed, commented and read my blog for the past several months.  I hope to grow my readership in the coming year and help more people who are living this life. Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. We all make New Years resolutions, but seldom keep them….

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…

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…

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…

Winging it-or a gluten free Thanksgiving on the fly…


We finally arrived at our new home in White House on the 23rd of November.  We had an extremely stressful two day drive with our two cats.  I really wasn’t ready to even think about Thanksgiving dinner.  Having only one frying pan, one pot and one knife would make it an exercise in culinary skills…