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…

May Strawberries and shortcake


  May is a great month.  Flowers are blooming, and fresh fruits and vegetables are being harvested.  The long winter is over, and we can eat delicious, fresh fruit again. We are extremely lucky to have one of our local farms, Hill Family farm, growing fresh strawberries. I have never liked supermarket strawberries.  They are…

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…

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…

Knowledge is Power-how to reach a wider audience


  I have been writing this blog for almost 2 years now. When I first started out I was really excited to share my tips, recipes and ideas with my fellow WordPress bloggers. As time has gone on, I began to realize that my readership was confined to just WordPress bloggers.  This was not the vision…

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…

Nima-Is it a double edged sword?


I would like to wish all of you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!   I wrote about Nima, a new device that will test for gluten in foods, a few months ago.  I thought it was a great idea.  Finally, a way to test foods in a restaurant setting.  Finally, a way to be safe….

Broccoli and Beef-the last in a series of Chinese food trials


      The other night I made the last of my attempts at Chinese takeout-Broccoli and Beef.  This is a crockpot recipe, which makes it a bit unusual. I have to say, I don’t think it should be a crockpot recipe.  There is really not enough food here to even fill the crockpot a…

Crockpot applesauce pork chops


I am starting a new part-time job next week.  It’s time to shake off the cabin fever and get out of the house.  But that poses a whole new challenge in gluten free cooking. I have been unemployed (by choice) for over a year.  When you have all of your days free, you are not…