Gluten/Dairy/Egg/Soy Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today, I am celebrating the new look of my blog with a special treat. A year ago, I did not even know what a blog was. I just had lots of ideas floating around in my head with no place to organize all my thoughts. With the persistent urging of my husband, and a chance meeting with a friend last July 4th at our annual town fireworks, I went home that night and started this blog. My friend had started his own blog not long ago, and encouraged me to just start writing, after all,how else would I learn how to blog or what a blog was all about unless I tried. ...more

That's awesome that you have so many flours to choose from in baking!

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Gluten-Free Chinese Dumplings and a Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce

One of my kid's favorite foods are Chinese dumplings. Growing up, my mom would roll out her own dumpling dough using a hand crank pasta machine; we would form an assembly line of cutting the dough into circles using an empty juice can, and then hand wrap all the dumplings. We would make a hundred dumplings at a time. My husband's grandmother also would make homemade dumplings, but she made the dumpling dough the old fashioned way, hand rolling each wrapper. I would sit with her and wrap dumplings just as I did growing up....more

A Tribute To My Father-In-Law

I am dedicating this post to my 93-year old father-in-law, Paul, who just passed away this week. Paul immigrated to the United States in 1951, where he received his Master's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and his PhD from Columbia University. He was a devoted husband, and was married to my mother-in-law for 50 years before her passing 4 years ago. Not only was he an extremely intelligent man, but one of the dearest, most loving men I have ever known....more

Gluten-Free Hot Soft Pretzels

One of the treats that my 8-year old son has been craving lately is a hot soft pretzel. Now that he's on a gluten-free diet, I've been learning to bake quick breads and snacks (e.g., pumpkin muffins, almond scones, banana bread, granola bars), but I hadn't tried baking yeasted breads yet. I haven't made any yeasted breads or pretzels for that matter in a really long time....more

Baby Corn Fritters

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Adventure into Gluten-Free Baking {Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Cinnamon Spiced Scones}

Although I've been baking since I was a child, I'm new to gluten-free baking....more

Cancer Free Groceries - Part One

So... I went to the grocery store on a mission. If you disregard the fact that I left with a large container of ice cream (on sale, half price!), I did pretty well and I learned a few lessons.One of the tricks, I'm learning, is to limit shopping as much as possible to the exterior edges of the store....more

A Day with the Dandelions

The greens that is. Who knew these pesky lawn weeds could be added to any recipe calling for a leafy green. They're a little on the bitter side so be prepared, but cooking them takes some of that edge off. Rich in vitamins like A and K, I'd think twice before chopping them up with your lawnmower blades. Actually, I wouldn't recommend eating anything that grows on your front lawn, unless you know for sure it hasn't been tainted with chemical fertilizers. Luckily, you can find dandelion greens at health food stores and farmer's markets....more