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Cranberry Scones with Orange Icing Gluten Free Lactose Free

If I knew scones were this easy to make, I would have tried to make them a long time ago. My scones rival starbucks and the co-op. They are delicious!  The key for me was not to over mix them, otherwise they will turn out hard and dry. This recipe is also easy to double, it makes 4 big 300+ calorie scones!  I made 8 for our Palm Sunday brunch...

Crock Pot Split Pea and Ham Soup

One of my favorite soups (that I can always eat because it’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and BEAN Free) is Split Pea and Ham.  I made this for the first time for a family night at our parish last week. I doubled the recipe below and added less chicken broth than it called for (mostly because all of it wouldn’t fit in my crock pot!).  Plus, this was super easy to make...

DIY White Christmas Ornaments

My tree was looking a little bare.  When we bought our tree and ornaments several years ago, I was going for a red and silver theme, with the majority being red.  After I decorated our tree downtown last year for the Festival of Trees to accept Francisco postcards, I switched to a burlap, raffia and silver theme. I really wanted to add to the tree, and because our angel on...

Craft Paper Gift Wrap

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love listening to Christmas music, baking Christmas goodies, giving gifts, all of it. One of my fondest memories is wrapping packages with my Grandma Bea for hours in her basement. This year, I had so much fun wrapping presents and I am very happy with the way the look of the gifts turned out that I had to share what I did....

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...