Easy crockpot red wine glazed lamb chops


I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking, especially when the outside temperature is over 90 degrees. This recipe for red wine glazed lamb chops only requires a few ingredients and is really easy to put together.  Here is my simplified version. I do not brown the chops, or cook down the wine glaze.  This cuts time…

Lemon cake and a review of Mina’s gluten free baking mix


Update: after eating several pieces of this cake, it has grown on me.  It’s not pretty, but it tastes amazing! I thought I would take a break from the chocolate/pumpkin thing for awhile and make a lemon cake. The folks at Mina’s sent me a sample of their gluten free baking mix, along with the…

New untested recipes I want to try


  Have you ever found a really interesting gluten or dairy free recipe, but haven’t had a chance to try it out yet?  That is the conundrum I find myself in lately. I am always looking for new recipes to try out to save us from the ho-hums.  I found a few of these and…

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…

Awesome sauce! Easy shrimp teriyaki


  I previously posted a recipe for shrimp teriyaki, but I wanted to update it since I came across a better sauce recipe. Let’s face it, Chinese food is all about the sauce.  If you are gluten free, it’s near impossible to actually go to a Chinese restaurant.  PF Chang’s is the only one I know…

Flat as a pancake-again


Ah, the quest for the perfect, fluffy, gluten free pancake.  A pipe dream?  I’m beginning to think so. After my success with gfjules pizza dough, I thought I would try her pancake mix. I followed the instructions for making half the bag-the bag contains 16 oz of mix, and half is 1 2/3 cups.  Wouldn’t…

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…

Shrimp and corn fritters


Nothing, to my mind, is better than summer corn.  Pairing it with another favorite, shrimp, is even better.  Alas, I made these with canned corn as I could not get to the farmers market this week.  But they are versatile; so you could make these all winter long. These are not so much fritters as…

Gluten and dairy free Chicken, spinach and bacon lasagna


As I mentioned in a previous post on gluten free ramen, I ordered a box of gluten free lasagna.  I have never tried Tinkayada pasta, but people have raved about it, so I decided to give it a try with a recipe for Gluten and dairy free chicken, spinach and bacon lasagna. The original recipe…

Gluten free easy banana bread


  Since my hubby was diagnosed with heart disease a few months ago, we have been eating more fruit.  We never really ate fruit before this;  but we are finding that it satisfies the sweet tooth almost completely. I try to bake healthy things like blueberry muffins and fruit cobblers but sometimes only a piece…

Mustard maple glazed pork chops with sausage cornbread stuffing


  It’s been busy around here the last few weeks what with planning our trip to Hawaii and the kids visiting.  Yes, I am the type who starts planning way in advance :}  But a person has to eat-so I thought I would combine my dinner making with a mini-cooking lesson today. I have written about…

Gluten free summer berry cobbler


  You all know I’m all about dessert-but after falling off the healthy wagon last week by eating almost an entire dairy free cheesecake, it’s time to reign it in. Summer is a great time for fresh berries.  But berries, especially strawberries, bought in a supermarket are not always sweet enough to eat on their…

Kids are coming….


  This weekend, my kids will be visiting from the Northeast.  It’s the first time we’ll be seeing them since October. This visit poses a bit of a problem.  Several of us have dietary restrictions, while two of us don’t.  My son and I are gluten and dairy intolerant.  He is FODMAP intolerant.  My husband…

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…