Friday, July 27, 2007

What are you looking at?

I think he was a little tired of mommy taking his picture. He has that scowl on this face again.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gluten Free Quick & Easy

I received my copy of Carol Fenster's Gluten Free Quick & Easy and I cannot believe this cookbook. I have never purchased gluten free cookbooks before. However, this one is a must to have. I could not find one recipe in there that I will not be trying. She also has soooo much information in this book on the staples for your cupboards, refrigerators and freezer. She has double recipes in there. Have extra meatballs? Want to do something different with them? Carol has you covered.

There is a wonderful interview with Carol Fenster on Lucy's Free From (Gluten) blog that you must check out.

Now here's the big question. Which recipe will I make this weekend? Pulled Pork Wraps? Or maybe the Beef Carnita's.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Peanut Butter Eclair Cake

Peanut Butter Eclair Cake

1 Cup Water
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup Tom's Light Gluten Free Bread Mix
4 Eggs

Preheat oven to 425

In medium saucepan, combine water, butter and salt. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Immediately add flour and stir quickly with a wooden spoon. Return to heat and continue stirring until dough is a moist ball and all liquid is absorbed. Transfer to mixing bowl. Cool approximately 5 minutes. Add 1 egg and beat with electric mixer until thoroughly incorporated. Repeat with remaining eggs, adding 1 at a time. Spread into a 9 x 12 baking pan. Bake 20-22 minutes. Cake should be golden and dry.


1- 8 oz package cream cheese

2- 4 oz packages vanilla instant pudding

2 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup peanut butter (or more for a richer tasting)

Beat the cream cheese until smooth, add your pudding, milk, and peanut butter until smooth. Spread on cake once cake has cooled. Refrigerate for about an hour. Top with cool whip and chocolate syrup.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Feline Friday

Kimberly at Markets and Cats always has beautiful pictures of her cats on Fridays. I thought that was really cool and since I always visit her site on Fridays why not do this on mine. Above is my baby Banshee (unfortunately we loss him a couple of years ago) and he looks exactly like I've been feeling lately.


Is Heaven all you asked of it,O little cat?

Did Peter fit A halo for your graceless head?

Is there a quilt for your special bed,

And a bowl of cream just out of reach Of your thieving paw?

Or do They teach you not to steal in Paradise?

Does the flapping of Their wings entice?

Do you scamper and swing on a golden fence,

Or are They teaching you reverence?

And are there really golden thrones Up there?

Or do the Mighty Ones

Have nice fat chairs that you can claw

And tear and snag with an impious paw?

And do the angels understand

That a little cat in a lonely land

Still longs for a kiss and a friendly cuff?

Celestial joys are not enough.

Please, some small saint in shining white,

Hold him close in your arms tonight.

Author Unknown...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Pepperoni Pie

Pepperoni Pie

1/2 lb. muenster cheese, shredded

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 cup gluten free flour

1 egg

1 1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sliced pepperoni

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into 10" well greased pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

5-6 Cups of Broccoli Florets (about 1 pound)

1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 cup fresh peas

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I like the Kraft Crumbles)


1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar (or honey)

Mix all in a large bowl and chill thoroughly before serving.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

It was like a little piece of Heaven, Natalie

Our friend Natalie (Gluten Free Mommy) had on her site a recipe for "Dark Chocolate Gelato". Well I couldn't pass that one up. It was heavenly. It was so smooth and rich. I was in heaven for those few moments that it lasted. Thank you Natalie for posting it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Muppet Show - Swedish Chef Making Eggs

Here's a little giggle for everyone. They just don't make TV shows like they did when we were younger.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Lemon Cake

I was in a terrible funk yesterday. I should really know better then to do anything when I feel that way, however, I decided to make my non gluten free husband a cake for a treat. While I was digging in my cupboard I found a Moist Lemon Cake mix from 'Cause Your Special that I had bought a while ago and decided if he's getting a cake I might as well make my self one. Well me being the airhead that I am sometimes forgot to change the temperature on the oven after his cake was done. But I do have to say that even the lemon cake is quite thin it is very moist and has a lot of taste. I till definitely purchase another mix and try it again.