Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Wings

I think I start off every post talking about how I’ve been away so long and how sorry I am about that! Well, not this time. I’ve been away, but no apologies this time. Sorry.

Darn … I just did it again didn’t I?

This past month has been a whirlwind for me. I’ve been busy doing all sorts of things around the house and with the kids’ classrooms. We were even able to fit in a day of downhill skiing with the family. I wasn’t sure how the kids would fair, but as it turns out they are now better skiers than I am! It’s so fun to watch kids learn something new. They just catch on so quick and seriously, they aren’t afraid of anything! I must admit that I was pretty nervous getting to the top of the bunny hill … thinking about how I was going to have to ski my way down. In my defence though, it has been over 15 years since  I was skiing. Of course, I didn’t want to show the kids my deep, burning fear, so I grinned and skied down that hill! Guess what? Continue reading “Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Wings”

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Grandma’s Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing

Christmas is just around the corner. Literally. I can’t believe it. I’ve been running around the last couple of days like crazy trying to get my last minute stuff done. I don’t know why, but this year I’ve been behind since the beginning of December. Perhaps it’s hubby’s fault. Yeah, it’s his fault! (I’m just kidding honey!) He’s been away for work and back and now he’s away again. This whole thing of him being gone for a 4 or 5 days at a time is a little difficult to manage at times. But, I’m doing my best. And, it seems around Christmas time there is just extra stuff to do. Like holiday shopping and wrapping. Not to mention, kids’ Christmas concerts, parties and gatherings. Oh yeah, and let us not forget, decorating, cleaning house and oh yeah, baking?!?! I always ask myself why do I put so much pressure on myself to get everything done? Seriously, who’s going to know if I don’t? Just me. Right? Just me. Why is it that women just want things perfect for large holiday gatherings? Seriously, why do we always put so much pressure on ourselves? I know that every woman around me is the same. Always wanting things to be perfect, but in reality, who’s gonna know the difference? I know that I just want my little family to be together for the holidays, not to have a perfectly decorated house, a meal made to perfection or anything else. I just want to be together. So, whatever gets done, gets done I guess and whatever doesn’t, well, that’s okay too. I will be hosting Christmas dinner this year and I know that even though the days leading up to Christmas are super busy, I will make a point to carve out some time to spend with my family. Continue reading “Grandma’s Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing”

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Jenny’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Ok so Christmas is coming … isn’t it? This month I’ve been busy with a lot of different things. I’ve been playing around in the kitchen and trying new recipes out. My kids love it when I do that. They are the best taste testers because they are always honest with me. I know that if they don’t keep asking for more, I have to change things up and make it better. So, in a way they are my best critics. And really, they are the reason that I do what I do. I can see how how gluten, dairy and soy affect them and it breaks my heart to see it. We don’t have anaphylactic allergies to any foods. And, some people would say that if your throat doesn’t close or you don’t get huge hives, you’re not really allergic to something. I beg to differ. When the boy has gluten or dairy he is completely different. Not to mention all the physical issues he has. Firstly, he has terrible stomach problems. Diarrhea and cramping are often severe in him and seeing him in pain is not an option. And, lets not forget about the runny nose, chronic cough and ear aches. Yeah, all that from a little milk or gluten. And, don’t even get me started on how it affects his personality. He is completely different. Completely. It’s hard to explain it, but he becomes very irrational, emotional, aggressive and obsessive at times. I was trying to introduce a new food to him a couple of weeks ago and I was quickly reminded of what he was like 4 years ago. Continue reading “Jenny’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets”

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Jenny’s Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken

So last week was a whirlwind. Seriously, I had something going on each day. The girl turned 4 last Tuesday. We had a celebration for her later in the week when hubby was able to be home. She was super excited for her birthday this year. I’ve always heard people say “I’ve got a 4 year old going on 14.” I always thought to myself what does that really mean? Now I understand. Completely. She has definitely come into her own this last year and has her own personality. Sometimes she has the most interesting personality … and that’s how I now understand what all those other parents were saying! Little girls can be so dramatic at times. But, dramatic or not, the party was a success. Continue reading “Jenny’s Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken”

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Jenny’s GF Five Bean Salad

So, the second week of back to school is about to begin. The boy loved his first few days of grade 1. But, what’s not to like? He loves to learn new things and really, I hate to admit it, but being at home with Mommy all the time is just plain boring. I am looking forward to this school year for several reasons. The first is that I really want to see how he does with his new hearing aid. He’s had it since July and both hubby and I have noticed a huge difference in his hearing. I think the most amazing part is that he seems to have come out of his shell. I find him to be much more engaged in conversations and instead of just having that glazed look in his eyes because he can’t hear what you’re saying to him, he’s actually having a conversation. It’ll be exciting to watch him play with his classmates this coming school year. It’s funny that I should mention his hearing aid and how well it’s working … over this past weekend his hearing aid actually stopped working and I never realized just how much it actually helps him. I can’t wait to get it fixed so he can hear again! Continue reading “Jenny’s GF Five Bean Salad”

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