Archive for March 2011

American Girl Place Does Allergen Free

For me, it was the My Friend Mandy doll. With her silky blond hair and floral prairie dress, she was ready for any adventure I’d created for the two of us. Whether it was a tea party with her much smaller Barbie pals or exploring our backyard, she was to me what an American Girl... Read more »

Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetable Quiche

I had a little trepidation the first time I attempted to make quiche without cream, butter and cheese. Does it really qualify as quiche without those key ingredients? I had my cheese-loving sis over for lunch the other day and made this quiche. Her response? “It’s really good. I don’t even miss the cheese and... Read more »

Flower Pot Cupcakes

When I ran across this in a magazine, I knew I just had to re-create it for my daughter’s birthday. Although it looks complicated, it is really pretty easy to put together. The cupcakes are gluten and dairy free, made from Betty Crocker’s gluten free chocolate cake mix and frosted with Pillsbury’s strawberry frosting. When... Read more »

Easy Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes are so easy and so delicious at the same time. The crispiness of the roasted potatoes makes it a yummy side dish to any weeknight recipe. Mix up the types of potatoes you use for a little change. Easy Roasted Potatoes 3 lbs quartered potatoes (red, sweet, yukon, gold) 3-4 tbsp olive oil... Read more »

Party Chicken Recipe

This recipe is an adaptation of one of my mother-in-law’s recipes. It is always a hit at parties (hence the name) and family gatherings. Party Chicken 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced in half, lengthwise) 1 (16 oz.) package bacon (Hormel, Applegate farms are two gluten free brands) 1 (2 oz.) package Carl Buddig... Read more »

Gluten and Dairy Free Bird Nests

While visiting a friend with a lake cabin up in Hayward, Wisconsin, I was pleasantly surprised to find  Grandma Ferdon’s production house which sells gluten free food! As one of my vacation souvenirs, I took home a bag of their Chow Mein noodles. Delicious! With spring upon us and Easter fast approaching, I tried to... Read more »

Gluten Free Spring Garden Party

Even though Chicago weather isn’t following suit, spring is definitely here….at least that is what the birds chirping at 6am are telling me. To celebrate this season that brings new life blooming with possibility, we decided to have a spring garden themed birthday party for my daughter. We had both gluten and gluten-free guests, so... Read more »