Easy crockpot Lo Mein


  If you are gluten free,  Chinese food is something you will have to give up.  It’s not easy to replicate either. This recipe is not exactly like the takeout Chinese food you remember, but it’s pretty tasty, and relatively healthy.  It’s easy to put together and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.  Here’s my…

Easy microwave mushroom risotto


Yes, you read that right.  You can make risotto in the microwave.  I didn’t think it would work, but it did, beautifully. If you have ever made risotto, you know how labor intensive it can be.  You have to babysit it, and constantly stir the rice, adding stock a ladle at a time.  It’s a…

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…

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…

Tips for using Gluten free bread crumbs


Over the past couple of years, I have learned quite a bit about gluten and dairy free cooking and baking.  Some gluten free or dairy free ingredients are challenging to use.  One of these is gluten free bread crumbs. As anyone with a gluten intolerance knows, gluten-free cousins of gluten laden foods do not act…

Pizza nirvana-review of Gluten free Jules Pizza dough mix


  I have written many posts on the search for a decent gluten free pizza.  I have tried several dough mixes (Pamela’s, King Arthur, Betty Crocker) but they have come up short.  I have tried frozen doughs, frozen pizzas and local pizza place pizzas, and have always been disappointed.   They were either soggy, like…

Amazon vs Jet-which is better for gluten free?


We all know that we can’t always find all of our favorite gluten free products in our local store.  While I love glutenfreepalace.com, it takes about ten days to receive an order from them (depending on  your location). I love Amazon.com and have been a customer since the time when they only sold books.  I…

Why IBS should be managed with diet, not drugs


While my kids were visiting from the Northeast, we went out to dinner at our local steak house.  I ordered my salad without croutons and cheese, but forgot about the butter on the steak.  I did mention a dairy and gluten issue, but I guess the server didn’t relay this to the kitchen. There are…

Don’t get crabby! Saving an epic fail


We all make mistakes, especially in the kitchen.  But it’s what you do with those mistakes that separates the cooks from the spectators. A couple days ago, I made a crab casserole from this recipe.  I am not faulting the recipe here, but my method. Here are the ingredients as listed in the recipe: INGREDIENTS…

Counting calories or why won’t the scale move?


Since my last post on trying to lose weight, I looked into just how many calories I need to eliminate to drop some pounds. There are multiple calculators online-the problem I have with them is they all give you different answers. The first site I went to: healthy weight forum gave me this calculation: Cutting calories so…

You gotta carry that weight….


  How does a middle aged, post menopausal woman lose weight?  That is the question. Since my husband’s recent health scare, I am much more aware of what I eat.  But I am having a hard time dropping weight. Unfortunately, my genes predispose me to being a bit plump.  Blame it on all that good…