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…

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…

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…

Hungarian Beef Goulash


    Every once in awhile, we all need comfort food.  When I think about comfort food, I think about a nice warm bowl of stew or soup. I came across a recipe for Hungarian beef goulash awhile back that really fits the definition of comforting. It’s easy to make too-right in your crockpot.  You…

I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconut…flour


In all the time I have been gluten free, I have never baked with coconut flour.  I had heard that it was hard to work with, and that it was gritty. But when you come across the right recipe, magic can happen. This recipe for Chocolate chip coconut flour banana bread is the bomb.  Those…

Gluten and dairy free chicken parm


  This is an easy gluten and dairy free recipe for chicken parmesan.   I have taken quite a few shortcuts here.  You can, of course, also make this non gluten and dairy free. Ingredients: 6-12 boneless, skinless chicken tenders 1/2 cup white rice flour 1/2 cup Italian style gluten free bread crumbs 1 or…

It happened one night…


Since my husband and I changed our diet a few weeks back, I have noticed remarkable changes. I am continuing to eat gluten free and dairy free-that has not changed.  However, I am looking for healthier alternatives to packaged gluten free products.  One disadvantage is that I have to now cook and bake more than…

New Book Giveaway!


I am pleased to announce that my new book Gluten Envy is now available for download at Amazon.com. In order to celebrate, I am running a giveaway to receive free copies of my book. See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Gluten Envy: How to stop the envy and start living (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/d723d011a33aca55 NO…

Like a circle in a spiral….


  Since my husband and I have started eating healthier, I decided to invest in a spiralizer.  I have been wanting one for awhile, but now I have an excuse to use it. After reading some reviews, I decided on the Oxo good grips 3 blade model.  I liked the fact that it came with…

Come over to the dark side…converting baked goods to gluten free


    A few months back, I posted on how to convert your favorite baked goods to gluten free.  In case you missed it, here is the link from King Arthur Flour. Today I practiced what I preach-I converted a Hershey’s chocolate cake to gluten free.  I’m happy to say it turned out great!  Here…

Fool me once….


    As I mentioned in a previous post, I am thinking of going paleo.  But I will have to adjust for fodmap/IBS foods on the paleo diet. I was browsing paleo/fodmap recipes to give me some ideas, and I came across a post that has one of my greatest pet peeves-the poster did NOT…