54157_1734982379071_8327452_o Cranberries are a great antioxidant. They have a bright tart flavor that complement just about anything. I am not a fan of the jellies or the canned berries. I like the fresh berries. Since I can only buy them in the fall and winter I sock up.

DSCN0050 You all know what I am talking about. Those cans of pasta that were  a treat as a kid. Well I make them and can them at home. It is simple and it works. Ingredients:

DSCN0043 These cookies turn out even better then expected. I based them on a cookie my mother came up with this past Christmas. She used White Chocolate Mint M&Ms. They were also not gluten free. I was in the store and looking at the Andes Mint Chips. I was please to read that they are:

DSCN0029 I have been seeing a lot of lemon recipes the last week or so. I love lemon, so this was not a bad thing at all. Then; I began to see recipes for Lemon Brownies. I couldn't believe it! How could I have never had such a thing? I looked over a few recipes and none of them were gluten free. I decided that I was going to try.

8735_1231923602916_5462212_n These are a household favorite. They are crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle. The freeze very well. Then all you have to do is take a couple out at night and in the morning they are ready to go. These are one of my husbands favorite cookies.

applespice1 Can I tempt you Mr. Grimm? I bet I can. I am from Michigan. I am told that is why I am an apple snob. I like Mackintosh apples, and Spies the best. I will not eat a red delicious I think they are mealy an tasteless. This leads to my aversion to canned apple sauce and bottled apple juice. I make apple sauce when ever I can find Macs.

201746_1951464110979_787172_o Today was the annual trip to the Zoo with the school. So, we showed up before the buses with double sit and stand stroller and wheel chair in hand. Then we waited. It was a good day for the Roth Tribe. I think every one had a good time. We did not have train rides this year.

389049_2596125907121_1561869044_n Gluten Free triple dipped Cod ......oh yes this was a great dinner. Our son, Sabastion LOVED them..... the recipe is very ishy (I should trade mark that) I used Cod but any firm white fish would work. Shrimp works  good too.  

387176_2867937342237_1707922866_n This is a great crowd pleaser. Sweet and salty come together in such harmony. People often ask for this for Christmas, Birthday, or any present you can think of. I am not sure where this recipe first came from. My mother started making it and it became a tradition.

26870_322083226723_7155292_n Perogies are one of our favorite side dishes. Basically, they are potato ravioli. After they are boiled to cook the pasta, I fry them up with butter and onions. I usually serve them as a side to baked chicken. Adding a vegetable or a tossed salad completes the meal nicely.

6091_1203459331327_5502840_n I have tried so many gluten free chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, fish sticks and so on. I could start a slam book. There is always something wrong. If they are good the price is usually high and if they are bad they are just plain awful.

bubon_chicken I am honestly not sure how they make this in food courts in the middle of Malls. I am, most likely, blissfully ignorant. This is similar if not better; in my opinion. Also is is fairly easy. What you need:

Before we went gluten free one of the things we had in the house almost all the time were Goldfish crackers or Cheese Its. So, when I discovered I could make them it was a very happy day. Now, I am not going to lie to you. These are not easy. They are a bit meticulous and temperamental. I believe they are well worth it. My husband is going to make the next batch so I do not have to roll them out any more. 

They are Cheese Crackers

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You can buy a pincushion jar from Wal*Mart for $6.98. It is plastic and cheap material. I thought that was silly so I  made some. Here is what I do. This is a sort of thing, because jar lids are all different sizes.

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 Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

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