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 [...]

Jul 162014
Food Plan Honesty Comes in Layers

…or How I Sincerely Thought I was being truthful about my food plan, but in reality was lying to myself every month. Beware–there be slight mentions of period stuff below. Turn back now if you are squeamish. . . . Ugh. Okay. So. This week is my PMS week. I have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian [...]

Jul 142014
Banana Pancakes

These are my boys’ absolutely favorite pancakes. The batter is a little bit thinner than conventional pancake batter but the texture of the cooked pancake is perfect. These are a great way to use up aging bananas. I personally think they taste best if the bananas are almost completely brown when used for these pancakes. [...]

Jul 132014
Rice Flour Muffins

These are a plain muffin that can take the place of dinner rolls. They work well as the base for saucy dishes usually served over toast or buns such as sloppy joes and sausage or hamburger gravy. If you need a simple, tasty, attractive hot bread to round out your menu, these are your best [...]

Jul 112014
Free Dawn Doll Clothes Pattern

McCalls Pattern 2970 Dawn Dolls Dawn dolls are one of my favorites. At 6.5 inches tall they are just the right size to be Doll House friendly. A whole bunch of them can fit in a shoe box. They are travel-friendly, great for long car trips and RV camping. I took them RV camping with [...]