Monthly Archive: November 2015

GF LF Chocolate Éclair Dessert

A last minute, and turned-out-to-be-totally-necessary, addition to the buffet this Thanksgiving was a special Chocolate Éclair Dessert. I remember it as “Éclair Cake,” but I don’t ever remember making it by myself.  I doubt I would ever forget the taste, and it tasted just as good as I remember even though I made it gluten-free and lactose-free with just two simple ingredient substitutions. It was easy to find the Lactose-Free...

Gluten Free Rolls

My biggest triumph in the kitchen this Thanksgiving was making myself my own gluten-free dinner rolls.  After trying several versions of bread dough with my mom over the summer, including several epic fails, we finally found a recipe that was not just edible, but downright delicious. She even said they were “the bomb!” They were easy to make and I’m looking forward to making them again soon to compliment our...

GF LF Mini Cheesecakes

Mom was making her famous cheesecake for Thanksgiving, so I knew I would have to make my own version, unless I wanted to take a Lactaid pill.  Mini cheesecakes are elegant, and super easy to share. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holiday gatherings or any get-together (or, not so elegant: hoard them all for yourself!). Simple to make gluten-free and lactose-free, just track down the “key” ingredients ahead of time.   I found...

GF LF German Chocolate Cake

My sweet husband had a special request for his birthday. I asked him if he wanted me to make him a Lemon Cake for his Birthday (a recipe I’m dying to try to adapt for me from Grandma Bea), but he said he would rather have something like a German Chocolate Cake.  Of course.  So, to the internet I go. I found a Betty Crocker recipe and had some of the ingredients on...

GF LF Easy Cheesecake

Nothing compares to my Mom’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cake, but I had to try making my own version to satisfy my cravings. I found a recipe for an Easy Cheesecake and modified with Gluten Free Grahams and Lactose Free Cream Cheese (both found at Safeway).  I also discovered that Dream Whip can be made Lactose Free with Lactose Free Milk, so top this cheesecake with Cherry Pie Filling, or make...

Gluten Free Lactose Free Lasagna

When I have a craving for something, I must make it myself or I risk getting sick.  If I want dairy, I have to take a lactaid pill, but sometimes that still makes me feel yucky. And I haven’t found a “gluten-free” pill (that’s a topic for another time)…and the last time I ate Lasagna, although it was delicious, it was Vegan.  Before that, the last time I had real...