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I am mom to a 15 year old boy and identical twin 6 year old boys. I am the wife of a wonderful man. I have had celiac disease for 15 years. Those things define me in that order, everything else falls in line! I homeschool because the public school system was just letting my smart child slip through not learning a thing, on the honor roll no less. While I eat a completely gluten free diet I don't keep a gluten free household. No reason to make the kids suffer with me! I am writing a gluten free cookbook (slowly!) because I can't stand all the gluten free recipes out there that use five hundred flours, and I want to eat normal food like non-celiacs do. Just like I used to, I use one all purpose flour that ROCKS, The Gluten Free Pantry's All Purpose Flour. No, I do not get paid to say that ;) Every recipe on my blog can also be made with regular flour, use it just like I use my gf flour!

Sep 17, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner!

This is when my inner geek truly comes out. I love Halloween!! I have pulled all the boxes of decorations and such out already, taken inventory and have a list in my purse of "wants" and "needs" if I see things on sale. I have decided I'm going to be the Red Queen from Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland movie. I now have short red hair (thank you two awful haircuts for forcing me to go so short), but I think with some curlers and teasing and a lot of hairspray I can make it a heart! We hit Goodwill over the weekend and got a black dress with lace sleeves and a vneck, a red tablecloth for the underskirt, a gold tapestry shower curtain for the outer skirt, and two white sheets to use for draping over the furniture (we're going to make it look like an abandoned house sort of). I'm so excited!! I'm already planning a menu for our party (we have a HUGE party every year), this year I'm adding edible bandaids, jello worms, and shrunken heads to the menu. I CAN'T WAIT! And no, I can't sew, my mother has offered to help me make the costume. And I quote "this'll be fun and we can do it easily". She's a miracle worker with fabric! I'll post pictures of our progress :P

Sep 5, 2012

Gluten Free recipes... what?

Today I tried being lazy - I have a pound of ground beef in the fridge and not a clue of what to do with it. I thought I would make meatballs, but don't have a good crockpot recipe. I googled and googled, read and re-read recipes. Shot down all the ones that require bread crumbs, because I don't keep gluten free bread crumbs on hand. They're icky. Then I shot down all the ones that call for a bag of frozen meatballs, gross! I got desperate and googled "gluten free meatballs" and suddenly everything had mushrooms, veal, pesto, cornmeal, cranberries, instant potato flakes (I don't even know what those are), cereal, rice, even crackers in the recipes. Um, what happened to good ol' meatballs? And I'm not putting crackers in my meatballs - gluten free crackers are so awful I won't eat them plain - what makes anyone think I want to eat them stuffed into meat?

I have my new assignment, and will post my results good or bad. I'm making spaghetti and meatballs in my crockpot today!!!!