An Old Favorite–Gluten-Free Style

I love chocolate chip cookies. Really love them. So much so, that I’ve spent the past three years perfecting the recipe that Nestle Toll House prints on the back of every bag of semi-sweet morsels.  By adding one ingredient and substituting two others, I have cookies guaranteed to make my children grin when they come home from school.chocolate chip cookies

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The Magic of Salsa

The food, not the dance.  Though I’d like some magic there, too.  😉

Salsa is, like, the perfect food.  Low in calories.  Full of flavor.  Makes things taste better.

So why this sudden love affair?  I made Tuna Noodlerrific tonight, but something was missing.  I had only celery as an add-in veggie, and it was just bland.  As I dug through my fridge to see what else I had, I found The Salsa.  So I mixed it in.

It?  Was awesome.  I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did, but YUM.

So have you ever combined foods that hadn’t been combined before?  Been pleasantly surprised by the results?  Or repulsed?

Gluten-Free On The Road

It’s the week before Thanksgiving and unlike most of America, I’m traveling this week and not next. Why, you may ask?

We’re combining the holiday with a family vacation! Sea World here we come. 🙂

Chester: The Coastal Cruising Pup

So, we’re loading up the Mazda and hitting the road.

For the fifteen hour trek, my car will have two adults, two boys, and one very active Pomeranian. Here’s his picture…isn’t he cute?!

Anyway, eating out is always hard when you’re Gluten-Free. Now that I’m watching my cholesterol too, it’s doubly fun.

So, here’s what I’m doing. Behind the front passenger’s seat is a cooler. It will be loaded with blueberries, grapes, pears, apples, sliced  strawberries, low-fat cheese, carrots, celery, juice drinks, and strawberry/blueberry tea. Continue reading

Guest Chick Monday: Lizzie Pierce and some good ol’ matzo ball soup

Guest Chick Day!  Lizzie Pierce and I have known each other for *mumble mumble* years and I’m squeeing that not only did she agree to be a guest, but she’s divulging her Jewish Penicillin recipe (and can also be considered for Easy Breezy Freezy)!  She is a writer, blogger, amateur chef/baker, and passionate (if a little insane) high school English teacher from points South. Alas, she has yet to be published, as the company that paid her for her writing ended up folding shortly thereafter.  She can be found spouting recipes and her opinions on various books and restaurants at http://bitesnbooks.wordpress.com/ and will eventually proudly have her name displayed on the cover of a wonderful work of YA literature featuring no vampires whatsoever. At least if her three children ever give her the time to finish writing it…

It’s a long post but well worth it.  And one commenter will win a copy of Mr. Sunday’s Soups.  MMmmmmm…. Soup’s on, Lizzie!  Continue reading