I love to garden. For the past few years I have not grown tomatoes. I found it really hard to have a vegetable garden without tomatoes. So this year I planted a few plants and have been giving the tomatoes to friends.
I try to take a turn through the garden multiple times a day and enjoy taking my morning coffee or an afternoon snack out to enjoy while watching the pollinators buzz around.
These little sugar cookies are so wonderful and they are good coated with sparkling sugar or without the crunchy coating. These are definitely one of those “people will never know” food allergy friendly treats.
Brownies are one of the best desserts. Who doesn’t love brownies. This is one of our go-to recipes because it is fast and easy. I like them so they are just barely done, crispy on the top and gooey centered.
I make these just about every week. The half sheet pan does not last long. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
You know the sadness that takes over you in the line at Starbucks as you look at all the pastries in the case knowing you can’t eat any of it…. That feeling must be why I’m always trying recipes for things I see in that case at Starbucks. Or in this case those little bags by the register at Starbucks.
I have to admit I was intimidated by this recipe. The resting and refrigerating make me think this recipe is too fussy to make, but it is pretty easy.
I do find it is best to let the eggs come to room temperature. And I melt the Earth Balance in the microwave and let it sit until it is room temp.
The batter is really thick. But there are so few ingredients I like to hand stir this recipe instead of use my mixer.
I use a small disher to fill the molds, and usually have enough to make two pans worth.
I hope these will make it easier to stand in line at Starbucks. Enjoy! -SB
I was lamenting at a gluten-free event how I was sad Gluten-free Rice Krispies were no longer being sold in the USA. The person looked at me like I had been living under a rock. “ALDI’s Crispy Rice cereal is gluten-free” she said.
I went to ALDI that day! At the time I did not shop at ALDI much. The last time I had been there there was not much of a selection for my family. The new gluten-free line of products is good, there is soy flour in the cookies which makes them a “No” for us. The Crispy Rice Cereal however was a “Yes”! So were the marshmallows!
To make the treats I followed the directions on the marshmallow bag, and used Earth Balances Soy-free spread in place of butter.
I also used a tricked learned from one of our favorite teachers. Heat the marshmallows and butter in a glass (or your favorite Pyrex) bowl in the microwave. I don’t use my microwave very often, but this is one of my reasons for loving them. There are no after pictures because we ate them so fast. Next time I will melt some dairy-free chocolate chips on top. Yum.
I hope you enjoy this school time treat as much as we do. SB
Earlier this summer I spent a week in Columbus, Ohio. The convention center there is nice and right near North Market, with all it’s yummy food. Even though there was not a plethora of food there for me to eat, there was a Jeni’s. Over the week I tried the Whole Lemon Sorbet, and the Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet. The lemon was really lemony! I love lemon, but this was too much. At least a whole bowl was too much, a few spoonfuls was all you needed. The pear was wonderful. I don’t eat pears too often since I’m the only one in my household that enjoys them, so it was quite a treat.
I’ve had an ice cream maker for almost 20 years, and have not used it since we embarked on our food allergy lifestyle. So I though the poached pear sorbet would be a great way to try it out again. The recipe is very simple, only a few ingredients. I used 3 Bosc pears and 3 Bartlett. Pealed, cut into chunks and boiled them with the other ingredients until they were soft.
Waiting for it to cool is the hardest part. I blitzed it in a food processor, but will try it in my Ninja next time. Then popped it in the freezer.
It’s so refreshing! This summer has been so hot and this is a welcome dairy free treat. Enjoy – Susan
I love strawberries. I’ve tried growing strawberries, but the wildlife in my yard always outsmarts me and eats the ripe ones before I can get to them. We always have at least a pint in the fridge at all times. I love strawberry shortcake, but it is not my families favorite. So I tried this recipe.
I have made GF pie crust from a box and it was good, but for this one I made my own.
I like to use just rice flour for this crust recipe. The crust hold up well and is not soggy.
The best part of this recipe is the goo. It makes lots of goo! Plenty to lick off the spoon and maybe mix with some So Delicious Coco Whip.
Most of my house hold liked this recipe. You can’t always please everyone, but I consider most a win. I hope you enjoy this refreshing Strawberry Pie. -Susan
We are obsessed with Taco Tuesday at our house. It is “Awesome”! I wanted a dessert for this weeks taco night and decide to make Mexican Wedding Cookies.
I love these crumbly balls of goodness. Of course this version is free of nuts, gluten and dairy. I used raw pumpkin seeds, but roasted would be good too. I’ve made these before with sunflower seeds and they were wonderful. I like to enjoy these cookies for an afternoon snack with coffee.
I also love that these are made completely in the food processor. It makes these really easy to make. The longest part of this recipe is the cooking time. But they are worth it. Enjoy!