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Camping (Mis)Adventures, A Weekly Menu Plan and A Few Giveaway Winners

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I must confess that I’m not much of a camper, it’s not something we did when I was growing up in a family of 4 females and one token male.  I’m really not sure why we didn’t go camping either.  Afterall, my parents met when they spent their college summers working at Roosevelt Lodge in […]

Freedom Foods Tropic O’s Cereal (a.k.a. Gluten, Allergen and Synthetic Dye Free “Fruit Loops”) with a Giveaway!

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Dye-Free Fruit Loops

Gluten and allergen free moms, REJOICE!  The day has finally arrived that our kiddos can make the dreaded Fruit Loop necklace along side their classmates and no longer feel left out! It was precisely the above situation that led me to Freedom Foods in the land down under a couple weeks ago.  When Luke and […]

Menu Plan – Week of September 5 (and Some Gluten Free Pita Bread…and a Gyro)

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Monday: Labor Day BBQ Tuesday: Shrimp Scampi and Green Goddess Green Bean and Tomato Salad (recipe to come) Wednesday: Crockpot Smothered Round Steak my mom made this recipe often while I was growing up and it’s delicious!  I’ve obviously had to make a few tweaks since then but it still tastes exactly as I remember:  […]

Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

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Do you remember Green Goddess Salad Dressing?  I sure do, I used to love that bottled green stuff from Seven Seas when I was a kid.  My mom used to make a delicious taco salad with it and I even used it to top my baked potato in lieu of sour cream.  And it’s a […]

Ranch Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

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Ranch Dressing Take 2. Last January I shared my first attempt at a dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free and soy-free Ranch dressing and while it’s very good, there are two problems with the recipe. 1). It contains cashews so it’s no good for my friends out there with tree nut allergies. 2). It’s entirely too involved of […]

Menu Plan – Week of August 29

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For this week’s menu plan, I’m taking back Italian.  For the most part, I have steered clear of one of my favorite cuisines since going dairy-free (and mostly grain-free) earlier this year.  But now I’m ready to re-define my definition of Italian goodness.  With the exception of lasagna, I think most Italian recipes can taste […]

Thousand Island Dressing (Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gum-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

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Thousand Island dressing has always been one of my favorites, a full bodied, creamy dressing with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.  The name presumably comes from the Thousand Islands, which lie between the United States and Canada, in the St. Lawrence river and there is some debate as to when and where […]

Egg-Free Substitutions for King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix

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Of all the many successful ingredient tweaks I’ve made over the years, this is one I am especially proud of, an egg-free version of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix. While I no longer buy very many gluten-free prepackaged products, this bread mix is one occasional exception I will make for my kiddos (even […]

Knee Slappin’ Good Blueberry Muffins

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I have never had a better blueberry muffin in my life.  Not with dairy, not with eggs and certainly not with gluten. Now, the fact that I was on the modified elimination diet when I made them may have had a teeny tiny influence on my lust for these beauties, but I really don’t think […]

Creamy Cucumber Salad (corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

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I’ve been thinking a lot about my 96 year old grandma lately.  She and I have always been really close but sadly, we live over 1,000 miles apart and I haven’t been able to see her in nearly 3 years.  I’ve always been compared to my grandma, mostly by our similarly strong personalities but the […]