Posts tagged "Applegate Farms"

A Gluten Free Pregnancy: The First Trimester

A Gluten Free Pregnancy: The First Trimester
Nausea, oh nausea. Morning. Noon. Night. Hitting me like a freight train at week 5 and rendering me a virtually useless individual until about a week and a half ago. And if I wasn’t feeling nauseous, I just wanted to curl up in bed and sleep. (Hence the lack of gladly gluten free blog posts... Read more »

Top Ten Fourth of July Foods - Done Gluten Free and Dairy Free!

Whether you are hosting an Independence Day gathering in a few hours and have a guest with special dietary needs or you’re on the hook to bring a side dish, being on a gluten free and dairy free diet doesn’t mean you can’t partake in some of the traditional 4th of July favorites. All it... Read more »

Mid-week Menu: Keep It Simple, Stupid

Mid-week Menu: Keep It Simple, Stupid
Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS) is a mantra I follow in my day job as a User Experience Architect – the less complex the design, the better. So, why not take that principle into the kitchen? Take the toasted ham sandwich. This is a mid-week meal from my childhood that is so simple but oh... Read more »
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Mid-week Menu: Ham it up with Creamy Pasta Shells with Ham, Mushrooms, and Peas

Mid-week Menu: Ham it up with Creamy Pasta Shells with Ham, Mushrooms, and Peas
Anytime I bake a ham, there is the issue of leftovers. My family will gladly eat leftovers, but ham can get boring after a few days. Day 1 – ham sandwiches, day 2 – ham and cheese omelets…you see where this is going. Ham again?  When I’m looking for something quick but a little unexpected with ham, I go... Read more »

Smoky Corn Chowder with Fresh Baked Bread

Smoky Corn Chowder with Fresh Baked Bread
Driving from central Illinois back to Chicagoland this past weekend, I couldn’t help but enjoy scenes of fall. Crisp blue skies, red-orange leaves dotting the trees, and row after row of golden corn fields ready for harvest. Corn – a perfect summer-to-fall food that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, one of which... Read more »

I Heart Woodman's

I used to consider shopping at two to three different grocery stores plus the health food store part of my shopping “routine” until I discovered Woodman’s in Carpentersville. It is still a good 20 minute drive from home, but in my opinion, well worth it for their selection and pricing of gluten free products. Half... Read more »
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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 »