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…

Cheesy tomato and tuna pie


  I’m a big fan of gluten free Bisquick, and impossible pies.  They are easy to make and really delicious.  This one knocks it out of the ballpark. It’s really easy to put together.  Having farm fresh tomatoes doesn’t hurt either, but the supermarket variety will do.  You can find the original Betty Crocker recipe…

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…

Tater tot Mexican Casserole


  We love Nachos in our house, but it’s always good to try new recipes.  I came across this recipe and thought, huh, I wonder how this would taste with tater tots instead of tortilla chips? I used Mrs. Dash taco seasoning in this dish-it is gluten free and not too spicy. It is also…

Crockpot Sausage ragout


  There’s nothing better than low and slow cooked pasta sauce.  I remember my mother making her sauce with sausage and meatballs.  I also remember the mess all over her kitchen.  That won’t happen when you use a crockpot to simmer your sauce. I was going to make this bolognese sauce, but it has a…

Easy gluten free carrot cake


  I haven’t had a slice of carrot cake since I went gluten free.  Since there are only two of us, making large, 9×13 or multi-layer cakes is not practical.  I found a really good recipe at my go-to, Kingarthurflour.com. This recipe uses their gluten free baking mix instead of regular gluten-free flour.  I did…

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…

Easy gluten and dairy free potato salad


  You might think of potato salad as a summer thing.  Since summer is just about over, you might shelve it until next year.   In our house, we eat it year round.  So I thought I would share my easy recipe. I used to buy Walmart potato salad, but since it has so many…

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…