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Mar. 28, 2010 9:43 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2010 11:52 pm
So, as I have been here for a little over four months now, I thought I would (for my own benefit at least) keep a record of the recipes that have been created in my (since January) Gluten-Free Journey.  It has been an exciting few months and, as I started this project, I was amazed at… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 13, 2010 3:19 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2010 4:08 pm
Thank you for all the support and encouragement after my last blog, and I apologize for the morbidity.  I just had to rant.  Short story: Everything turned out okay.  The tests are over, and the HubbyMeister is resting.  He is such a brave warrior.  My Knight… MORE
Norwegian Meatballs on Rice with Veggies
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Gluten-Free Norwegian Pancakes
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Gluten-Free Norwegian Pancakes - The Deal is Sealed
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Peanut Butter Easter Egg March 2010
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Mar. 11, 2010 5:08 am 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2010 5:04 pm
I used to think that life was supposed to be kind -- and fun.  Sure, life throws you curves, but you learn to take them as they come.  Bend into the curve, and enjoy the sensation of the wind whipping through your hair as the speed increases before the final "whoosh" back onto even… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 9, 2010 5:09 am 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2010 6:30 am
This really must be some kind of record! (Or maybe it's because I'm a little more relaxed because I know I can't be "Top o' the Heap" for much longer *lol*) For whatever reason, things went well this week starting with Saturday and Ken from CA's Root Beer Pork Chops -- Things got spicy (and I… MORE
Molten Mocha Cakes
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Molten Mocha Cakes - Not So Molten
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Milk-Braised Pork
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Ultimate Beef Stroganoff with Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole
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Feb. 27, 2010 5:30 pm 
Updated: Mar. 2, 2010 2:34 am
Still flying high from last week’s lovely success, I went into the kitchen again this morning and made what has now become our weekend breakfast: Gluten-Free Norwegian Pancakes     So, Okay, I cheated by undertaking a project that I have succeeded MORE
 
 
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Feb. 21, 2010 7:30 pm 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Confidence, like a strapless evening gown, is a strange entity. Some people have it and wear it well, while others don't. You can pick the ones that have it when they walk into a room, while those with a misplaced over-abundance sense of the stuff just come off as arrogant, and those who would… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 9, 2010 6:42 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 3:06 pm
I used to love the television show "Get Smart" (yep, first-runs).  I identified with Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 of Control, a government agency created to protect the world against an organization known as KAOS that was out to overthrow Control and rule the world.  (A… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 30, 2010 10:36 am 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2010 6:52 am
One of the recipes I was to try last week called for white rice flour.  Now for anyone who has tried anything with white rice flour in it (like rice bread --(as my youngest cat says) "Aacccckkk") the products (yes, even those lovely pre-packaged gluten-free products manufactured supposedly… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 24, 2010 9:25 am 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2010 3:04 pm
Hi, again! So!  In case anyone (beside me) is interested in what a Gluten-free menu really looks like, I have decided to post my menu.  It will also help to keep me on-track. I made the Cheater Maple Syrup because Hubby finished the last of it off on Friday.  He likes it… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 22, 2010 4:46 am 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2010 4:46 pm
Well, last night, I stepped onto the scale, something I haven't done in two weeks (and before that I think it had been three months).  There's no point.  I've been at 150 for what seems to be forEVER -- at least for the last 10 months -- since going back on a partial gluten… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

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Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
Live with my SoulMate Hubby (a.k.a. "The Most Wonderful Man In the World") in a teeny, tiny apartment with two psycho cats.
My favorite things to cook
Still in progress, but the list includes (from this site): Scandinavian Almond Bars; Serbian Beef and Vegetables; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Black Russian Bread; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Roasted Red Potatoes; Norwegian Meat Balls; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Soft Cake; Milk-Braised Pork Loin!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Blot Kake (Norwegian Soft "Cake"); Sur Kal (Norwegian "Sour Cabbage"); Russian Peas; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Meat Balls; (started by me) Milk-Braised Pork Loin
My cooking triumphs
My first loaf of bread (assisted by my very first breadmaker) Making the Scandinavian Almond Bars -- and they worked FIRST TIME Norwegian Meat Balls - HURRAY for me! Blot Kaker (even though it was a little tough due to using brown instead of white sugar) (Hokey Phinokey! I should upgrade my level as THE BEST EXPERT - WORLD AMAZING! Just because of this little cake)!! And, the recipe that boosted my rating from beginning to Intermediate: Milk-Braised Pork Loin!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Never, EVER ... under any circumstance: 1. Add ketchup to Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper!! (We ordered Pizza that night.) 2. Pour onion soup mix from a bulk bag directly into what you are cooking ... *GAG* (Jam Sandwiches are a great replacement!) 3. When making Russian Peas, make sure they do NOT boil dry. That was Christmas Eve dinner (the Big Disaster) December 2009. 4. NOTE TO SELF: Although Hubby adds ketchup to EVERYTHING -- DO NOT add to anything while cooking (He's usually right!)-- Reminder: Easy Fettuccine Fiasco. *Sigh*
 
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