Will a cheat day break your weight loss plateau?


When I posted the other day that I didn’t lose any weight this week, one of my followers commented that she had read that a “cheat day” would break that plateau. I had actually never heard of this, so I did some research. There are numerous posts from people who used this tactic with really…

My two year gluten free journey


I cannot believe that I have been writing this blog for two years.  How time flies.  It seems just yesterday that I began this gluten free, dairy free journey.   I have learned a lot about not only living a gluten free lifestyle but also a lot about blogging.  I would like to share my…

#TBT Retro Recipe-Chicken pot pie


When I originally posted this on May 25, 2015, I was just beginning my gluten free journey.  I was never much of a baker until I discovered that if I wanted to have my favorite treats, I would have to make them myself. When I made this pie, I was terrified of pie crust.  I…

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…

#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…

#TBT: Revisiting older posts with new meaning


I am starting a new feature for Throwback Thursday; I will be revisiting some of my older posts and adding an updated commentary. Today’s retro post is from June 3rd, 2015: Advice is everywhere.  So are opinions.  Everyone has one, and everyone is entitled to one.  That is where the story should end, but it…

Baking pan substitutions and conversions


For anyone who bakes on a regular basis (little did I know I would be one of those people), it’s really frustrating when a recipe calls for a pan size we do not own.  Especially if it is one we would seldom use, like a springform pan.   Do we run to the store to…

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.    

When pre-ordering doesn’t work-what you can do


      Last week, I wrote a post about pre-ordering when dining out, and how that can help you to have a more pleasant dining experience.  But what can you do when that is not an option?  Say you want to go to a local mom and pop, or fast food restaurant.  Pre-ordering at…

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…

Gluten free hacks


When I find a really good article about gluten free hacks, I want to, of course, share it with all of you.  These hacks include baking, as well as general hacks. Gluten free baking is one of the most difficult things to master in the roster of gluten-free living.  But once you do, it opens up…