Aug 122014
Spider Cakes

Spider Cakes Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups boiling water 1 tablespoon dairy-free margarine 1/4 cup soymilk or other milk of your choice 1/3-cup egg whites, or 2 eggs Cooking spray or vegetable oil for frying Directions Combine the cornmeal and salt in a bowl. Stir in the boiling water and [...]

Aug 092014
Oatmeal Pancakes

The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t need to grind the oats into flour. Rolled Oat Pancakes Ingredients 1-1/2 cups rolled oats 1-1/3 cups boiling soymilk, or other milk of your choice 1/3-cup egg whites or 2 whole eggs 1/3 cup cornstarch 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt Cooking Spray [...]

Aug 082014
Oatmeal Scones

These taste exactly like the scones I used to make before we gave up gluten. They are perhaps, one of the best recipes in my collection. You can prepare them with 1/3-cup of egg whites instead of 2-whole eggs if you are watching your cholesterol. In that case, reduce the cholesterol to 0mg and the [...]

Aug 062014
186 pounds Woo Hoo!

I took the week off to do my yearly birthday thing where I figure out Where I am, Where I’ve been and Where I want to go. Taking stock, setting goals. All that fun stuff. So anyway, I weighed myself after my week-of-birthday-introspection, and it turns out I’m 186 lbs. So, grand total of 54-pounds [...]

Jul 262014
My Free Homemade Dollhouse

This is the first part in a multi-post series on creating and furnishing a dollhouse from handy supplies like cardboard, duct tape, milk cartons and contact paper. The scale is about 1:12 or 1-inch to 1-foot. That means that a three-foot high table is 3-inches high in the doll house. It’s not exact because my [...]

Jul 252014
Gluten Free Cream Puffs

I fell in love with cream puffs during a 10th grade Home Economics class and the love affair has been going strong ever since. These are absolutely luscious. Not exactly like wheat based cream puffs, but very good in their own right. They are light, crispy, hollow and scrumptious. This is one of the recipes [...]

Jul 242014
Headcovering & Cringing

When I started wearing a headcovering, I did a lot of cringing. In public, I looked weird. I wasn’t exactly comfortable with wearing it yet, so it still felt a little bit like a costume, instead of my everyday habit. Since I felt uncomfortable myself, others, especially the public at large, sensed my discomfort and [...]

Jul 232014
New Homemade Jumpers

I’ve been dressing modestly for 13 years. I was raised by a feminist to be a feminist and I can honestly say that it had never occurred to me dress any differently.  I routinely wore trousers and revealing clothes because that’s what fashion dictated and I was nothing if not fashionable. In 2001, when I discovered [...]

Jul 232014
Rice Flour Waffles

These are crispy and light and make the GFCF diet a lot less intimidating that it might be. If desired you may prepare a double batch of these and freeze the extras for quick snacks or breakfasts on the run. Rice Flour Waffles 2 cups rice flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 3 [...]

Jul 172014
Southern Spoon Bread or Batter Bread

This is a very old recipe. It has been around for at least a hundred-forty years, probably longer. Southern Spoon Bread Ingredients 1-1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon dairy-free margarine 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup soymilk or other milk of your choice 3 eggs Directions Preheat the oven to [...]