Join The Lil Chef and Myself on our "Food Adventures"! There will be recreations of "Old Classics", exploration of new Allergy Free products (as they come out), the making of my many food cravings, and testing of recipes. We are ALWAYS trying to raise awareness of food allergies & intolerances one post at a time. This page Gluten Free, Wheat Free, mostly Allergy Free, hopefully, one day Yeast Free, NO red meat, Dairy, and Lactose Free.
The Homemade brown sugar/ honey coating I put on the outside of the ham.
The making of more candied bacon!
The Veggies! Sauteed Kale and Garlic Corn all with onions (obviously)
The final result: Candied butternut squash, tater tot stuffing, mac n cheese, apple cake, ham, lasagna, kale, broccoli, candied bacon, cranberry sauce, & garlic corn!
Mommy's plate that I in no way finished!
We enjoyed the lights in the dark.
A joint gift from me
My gift to myself, we know how I love Snoopy!
I waited so long to open this on Christmas morning
This was my first time trying the fat free Reddi Whip. The texture is definitely different from the original, It was good on the apple cake.
The Lil Chef enjoying her presents
Unfortunately, My day day turned into one of these days :(
It was a long 2 day everything included type of migraine. My Excedrin barely helped.
The 1st Day of Kwanzaa
The Lil Chef enjoying her Kwanzaa gift
My body is seriously on sweets overload, I needed something salty. The candied bacon and orange juice kind of defeated the no sweets thing but the grits made up for it.
I really hope everyone is enjoying this time and getting their personal affairs in order for the New Year. I don't think I'm having a resolution this/next year. I'm in a better place physically, emotionally and mentally so I just want to keep improving on the place that I'm in right now.
Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 Servings
Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 small clove garlic, minced½ tsp Dijon mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (LF or non dairy, I like GOVeggie)salt to tasteOlive oil spray2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt to taste. You can alternately blend the mixture, parmesan cheese included, in a small food processor.Preheat the grill over medium-high heat. Oil the grill's surface. Remove any wilted outer leaves from the romaine hearts, then cut the hearts in half length-wise leaving the end intact so eac…