What is a Vegetable?

You’ve probably heard it said that a tomato is not a vegetable, it’s a fruit.  Botanically speaking, it is a fruit, but from a culinary viewpoint, it is a vegetable. It is joined by a number of other botanical fruits which we consider to be vegetables: cucumber squash zucchini pumpkin peppers eggplant tomatillos christophene (which […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

Last week my son needed to take snack for a home school class he attends once a week.  I made these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and because I am the teacher for half the time, I was nearby when everyone ate them.  The kids were outside, and I wasn’t close enough to hear all the comments, but […]

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Gluten-Free Wednesdays 3-17-10

Welcome to Gluten-Free Wednesdays.  If you’re confused by the name, you can read about the carnival changes here.  I hope you all have been enjoying some tasty gluten-free food at your house.  Whenever you need a new idea, this is the place to come.  Just click on “Gluten-Free Wednesdays” in the link bar at under […]

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How to Cook Filet Mignon

My husband loves filet mignon.  It is usually what he requests for dinner on his birthday, which happened to be last week.  Filet mignon is usually very expensive, and that has always made me nervous about cooking it.   I don’t want to ruin something that costs so much.  However, a few years ago I heard […]

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Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

I think we all know vegetables are good for us.  Even our kids know that.  The problem is eating them, or at least getting our kids to eat them.  A number of years ago, our family was reading a book together.  It was a character building book for boys, and one of the chapters challenged […]

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Gluten-Free Frugality

Many people starting out on a gluten-free diet are concerned about the cost and want to know how they can save money.  The bottom line is that special diets of any kind usually cost more.  I think it helps to face that fact, and then do what you can to keep the additional cost as […]

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