Monday, August 27, 2012

Peach Crisp for Me

Moving to the country,
Gonna eat a lot of peaches.

Millions of peaches,
Peaches for me.
Millions of peaches,
Peaches for free.

We went to a local orchard to get peaches but I didn't see any ninjas.  I'm kind of disappointed about that.  Dad said the ninjas only come out if you try to get your peaches for free.  We paid for our peaches, hence, no ninjas.
Maybe next time.
Peach Crisp for Me
 So yup, we got us some peaches and they aren't from a can!  Although you can make this crazy easy peach crisp with canned peaches.  Or apples.  Or berries.  Or whatever fruit you want.  It's yummy enough for dessert and healthy enough for breakfast.  What more could you ask for?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

What was that?

Veronica and I were sitting outside,
enjoying the warm afternoon,
when all of a sudden...
Click here to see the rest of the story! 
(Click the pictures in the album to read the story.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Recipe Ideas

 I'm still having cravings for buffalo chicken!

But man (and girls!) cannot live on wings and tenders alone, so I decided to venture away from the traditional to see what other buffalo ideas are to be had. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you're having a great 4th of July!  

It was a hot one here!  Too hot to do much of anything.
Veronica and I spent most of the day sitting in the shade.  We made up stories and shared some peanuts.  

Tonight, I'm going to watch the fireworks!  I invited Veronica to come along but she doesn't want to go.  She said she doesn't like fireworks.  They are too loud and loud noises scare her.  She said she would rather stay home, where it's cool and quiet and finish the game of Risk she and Eddie have been playing.
She's pretty sure that, tonight, world domination will be hers.

I'm not so sure she understands what today is all about!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cowboy Caviar

I love these colors!
And do you know what's better than looking at them?
Eating them!
And the best way to eat them?
Well, yeah, you could slice them up and eat them with some hummus or fry them up with some Italian sausage.
But I would rather dice them up and make a big bowl of cowboy caviar!

Friday, June 29, 2012


I decided to set up a smoothie stand today, and see if I could make some money.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Gazpacho is the quintessential (that's my new word for today!) summer meal.  
Cool and refreshing and my favorite lunch.  

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweet potato salad and coleslaw

 This is what I had for supper tonight.
A hot dog on an Udi's bun, coleslaw and sweet potato salad. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Microwave Baking, Part 2: GF Chocolate Cake

Wow!  You have been waiting a very long time for Part 2 of this series!  
Thank you for being so patient.
But believe me, this cake is worth waiting for! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Microwave Baking, Part 1: Cinnamon Muffin

I bought this cookbook:  Gluten Free in 5 Minutes

Could it be true?  Can I really make bread, cake and muffins in minutes? This book seemed perfect for me and I was very excited to try it.  I made about a dozen different recipes and I was horribly disappointed. Horribly!  Everything turned out gummy and spongy and reeked of overcooked scrambled eggs.  I'm not sure why the recipes didn't work for me, I used the same brands that were recommended in the book and I measured carefully.  I finally figured out that I needed to either cut way back on the wet ingredients or increase the dry ingredients.  I really don't mind playing around with recipes but I buy cookbooks to eat.  And if I can't eat it without fixing the recipe first, it's useless to me. 

But I really liked the idea of microwave baking and I wasn't ready to give up.    

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Corned Beef Day!

I mean Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I know it's kind of late to post a corned beef recipe but my ma makes the best corned beef in the world!!!  Seriously.  It's The Best Corned Beef In The World!!! (Yes, it needs 3 exclamation points.)  So even though your probably full of corned beef and cabbage, you need to try this recipe.  So go to the store, right now and buy a corned beef, right now and make this, right now.  OK, you can wait until later this week.  But you have to try it.  You won't regret it. Even self proclaimed corned beef haters love this.  I'm sorry to say that I don't have a picture of it, we couldn't wait that long and had to eat it right away so you'll have to take my word when I say it's The Best Corned Beef In The World!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Homemade Bottled Stir Fry Sauce

Stir fry is my new fast food.  

Making a stir fry used to seem like an overwhelming task.  I may have spent only 10 minutes stirring and frying but I spent 40+ minutes doing all the prep work.  Hunting and gathering, cutting and marinating, measuring and mixing and making sure everything was ready to go at the right time.  And we won't talk about the time spent cleaning up afterwards!

I don't have time for that!  I'm a busy kid!

 And I'm like Veruca Salt, "I want it now!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tortilla Soup

So, what do you do with that last quarter of a bag of tortilla chips?  You know what I'm talking about.  All those broken chips that are too small for scooping up salsa and useless for nachos.

We call those crumbs "Tortilla Soup"!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

5 Minute Meatless Nachos

Nachos are my favorite after school snack and I made this nacho snack in less than 5 minutes.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Taco Seasoning

There are lots of gluten free taco seasoning blends in the store, so I never really thought about making my own.  That is, until one day when we ran out.  And I had a huge craving for tacos. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jareth and Fezzik... and Flourless Oatmeal Cookies

It snowed Thursday.  And not a good snow.  This was icky and wet and not enough to cancel school. As far as snow goes, it was pointless

We don't have sidewalks in our neighborhood and I'm pretty sure that our street is the last one in the state to get plowed so I had to trudge up hill, through the snow, to the school bus stop.  And then, in the afternoon, I had to slog down the hill, through the slush (because they still hadn't plowed) to get back home. 

It really made me miss summer...
And Veronica.

So I thought I would do a little summer reminiscing and I was looking through photos of me and Veronica and it got me thinking.
I don't think I ever introduced Jareth and Fezzik.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Barbeque Pulled Chicken and How to Poach Chicken

Barbeque pulled chicken on brown rice
with a side of sauteed spinach and mushrooms.

Insanely easy.  Exceptionally yummy.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Baked Brown Rice

I have a secret.
I don't have a rice cooker. 

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only non-gluten eating person in the civilized world that doesn't use a rice cooker.  Oh sure, I've thought about getting one. I've read all about them. Ma and I even went shopping for one.  But we decided it was something we could continue to live without.  At least for while.  I'm sure some day we'll get one and wonder how we ever survived without it.  But ignorance is bliss and for now, I'm blissfully ignorant!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

25 Gluten Free Snacks

  Lists.  I like them!

When I first found out I had to give up gluten, I felt like all I did was think about food. I'm hungry, what can I eat?  Can I eat this? Or that?   Ugh!  I don't want to think about food all the time.  I got better things to think about!  Things like what's going to happen on the next episode of Phineas and Ferb!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cold Comfort, Hot & Sour

Jinkies!  I can't believe it's been months since I've written anything!  I bet you thought I was hibernating with Veronica. Nope. I've just been kind of busy... and a little lazy.  And now I'm sick.