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.
We are pretty ready for Christmas and Kwanzaa. We are putting up the tree this Friday after The Lil Chef gets home from school. Friday starts her winter break and she is BEYOND excited!
Our decorated cabinet (which isn't finished) and wall. We have our sparkling juice ready for New Year's.
Decorated entrance door
Homemade ornaments from The Lil Chef in a bed of collected rocks from my travels and shells.
The little bit of lights in the house. (the leftover lights from the window decorations)
This is what the lights look like at night with the blinds open. My Frosty the Snowman decoration looks like the moon lol! This our 1st Christmas here & I had no idea how to do the lights, so next year this will definitely be different and there will be more.
Our Christmas "Town" & design #2 for the pine cones
Have a Merry Christmas on the Laundry door with The Lil Chef looking & acting crazy (this was yesterday)
Happy Holidays! Our doors are decorated!
(We totally like to draw on the door and furniture around here!!!)
We officially have 10 days left according to our Countdown Bear.
The Lil Chef being silly the other day when I was making the chicken and broccoli stir fry.
Our "fireplace"! I love decorations from Dollar Tree!
My first attempt arranging the cinnamon scented pine cones last week.
Of course I have a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!
And last but not least! The outside of our door!
There's more but I wouldn't want to bore you all! :-) I think we did pretty good for Apartment living! This is my first time living in an apartment again in......(thinking).....about 10 years! (So far so good)
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…