Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I just had King crab legs and scallops and water. WOW! What a treat. I then had vanilla RICE DREAM and pecans...WOW OH WOW! I found some RICE DREAM that I like, not the new improved organic with agave syrup stuff.
Life is pretty sweet. Make that really sweet...I had a blast with my sons and granddaughters and hubby and parents over the holidays.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Good eating and feeling goodness to all who read this!

Monday, December 22, 2008

GF CF coffee cake

Just in time for the holidays...holly jolly make it up coffee cake.

I dumped two cups of Bob's Redmill biscuit and baking mix in an 8X8" baking pan. I added a cup of sugar, a little salt, a teaspoon of baking soda, then 2 tab. oil, tsp. vanilla, tsp. apple cider vinegar, and then a cup of water. I mixed it well and then put coarsely chopped pecans on the top and baked it in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

I feel blessed to have all my sons and granddaughters is good.

Merry Xmas to my flood blogging buddies. HUGS

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 are fantastic!

While strolling the aisles of a newly revamped SUPER WAL-MART I spotted the words "GLUTEN FREE" and sure enough Bob's Redmill products are now on a shelf in the food section. I got excited and I grabbed a few bags, items I have not tried so far.

This morning I tried making waffles with his Gluten Free baking mix and they were crisp and tasty and oh my goodness it made me so happy...thank you, BOB!

It calls for an egg but I didn't use one and it calls for sugar but I didn't use any. I did put syrup on the waffles so I wasn't completely sugary free.

I look forward to trying the other recipes soon.

Have a good day!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A dozen reasons to wake up!

I adapted the farm-style oatmeal Betty Crocker cookies recipe and made only 12 cookies but this morning I discovered a dozen reasons to wake eat the COOKIES! No, I did not eat all of them. I have more for another morning.

Oven 375 deg.

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Spectrum shortening
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/8 cup rice milk
1 cup GF oats
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt

Plop 12 balls onto an ungreased baking sheet and flatten them with a wet hand. Bake about 10 minutes and remove immediately to cooling rack. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Hold the mayo potato salad and GF CF corn-rice flatbread

Cut up a leftover baked potato, add olives, cut-up pickles, salt and pepper, and olive oil and you have a quickie mayo-free version of potato salad.

Take 1 cup of rice flour, add 1/2 cup cornmeal, tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, pinch of salt, 1 cup ricemilk, 2 TBs oil, stir until blended and cook on a greased heated grill. Flip once and voila...or cha cha cha...or "CORN DOG!" you have a nice corn rice cake thingie or flatbread...whatever...hola!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

One week since turkey day...

A week ago I got up at 8 a.m. and washed a 23 pound turkey, pulled the neck and gizzard bag out of it and greased it up, stuffed it with one apple, one onion, and a few stalks of celery and put it in the oven for baby and me...oops...I mean put it in the oven. For a minute I thought I was playing pat a cake instead of bake a bird.

The oven was on 500 for a half hour and then down to 325...Hubby saw that on Alton Brown, so he thought I should try it. I tented the featherless wonder while it was in the 325 oven.

I peeled taters and did other things in preparation for the feast at 2 pm. The jello molds and sweet potatoes and squash had been cooked the day before and bread broken up for stuffing. I made a separate bowl with gluten free bread cubes for me.

When the guys were up my three sons got ready to jog and I donned my bike helmet and we were off for our own version of a turkey trot, a five mile loop...I didn't know how it would be with my bike, forgetting it is a mountain bike. The slush and snow might have made it hazardous but I had no problem and rode the five miles gleefully. (I know...quite a goony word, but the only word to describe how I felt)...

It just so happened we had a smaller group around the table than we have had in years...hubby and I and our three sons. It was a wonderful dinner, a feeling of pride and contentment rolled into a big ball of beauty and I just finally felt like writing about it all...

HUGS and LOVE and Thanksgiving for this blogspot to expound upon. PS YES that is a pink leather biker's jacket...