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GF LF White Christmas Mix

This is better than any Chex mix or chocolate covered caramel corn that you will every try. It’s one of my favorite things to make (and eat!), but a favorite treat I fondly remember making as a part of our Christmas lineup, but hadn’t enjoyed for more than two years.  I went and found the best deals on all the Gluten-Free items I needed, because I always double this recipe...

GF DF Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

One of my favorite things to make as a kid were these White Chocolate and Chocolate dipped pretzels.  We used to spread them all out to set, covering the entire counter.  My kitchen looked similar this year.  I was so thrilled to find Gluten-Free Great Value pretzels and Dairy-Free Almond Bark at Walmart to make these this year.  When I was younger, we used green and red baking chips to...

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...