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Gluten-Free Hummus (my own variations)

For those of us who enjoy a vegetarian recipe, here is my own hummus recipe.  There are so many variations to a basic hummus recipe. You can take what I suggest and add your own extra ingredients.  Or, you can also omit an ingredient if you want that is not to your liking.  But always…

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Oven Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs with Homemade BBQ Sauce and Homemade French Fries.

This is a recipe my family loved and made often while I was growing up.   The barbecue (BBQ) sauce is a combination of ideas from a friend and my own added touches.  It can be used with chicken, or pork, or beef ribs.  The meat can be made in the oven as I describe here…

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Bubbi’s Potato Pancake Recipe

From Russia with Love. Wasn’t that a movie? Why, yes it was! It was a 1963 James Bond thriller/action movie from Ian Fleming’s book by the same title. Sean Connery starred as agent 007. I was a Bond fan, as was most of my family. So this recipe for potato pancakes was a passed down…

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My First Visit to a Chinese Restaurant Since my Celiac Disease Diagnosis

Wow!  I could hardly believe it!  After years of not being able to eat Chinese food out in a restaurant because of the gluten issue, finally there it was: a Chinese restaurant with a gluten-free menu. My favorite food, and it was gluten free!  Woo! Hoo!–As they say here in the West.  We had moved to…

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My Own Wild Broiled Salmon

This is a recipe I like to make for my husband.  It’s a healthy recipe, and I’m always encouraging him to eat healthy meals and stay away from prepared foods from fast food restaurants.  He was a junk food junky for many years in his youth.  So when he married me and over time, I have…

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Mom’s Chicken Fried Cubed Steak with Cream Gravy

Mom’s chicken fried cubed steak memories: Since my mother grew up in a kosher home, this was a recipe she only made “once in a blue moon,” so to speak.  When she made this recipe, it was a real treat. Her greatest joy in life was seeing her family happy.   She was the most sacrificial woman…

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Grandma’s Minestrone Soup

This was one of my grandmother’s favorite Italian soup recipes.   This was her version of it, although traditionally minestrone soup doesn’t have beef or turkey added to it.  Her recipe contained mainly vegetables, beans, and pasta!  My grandmother made it this way so that it would be more hearty for her family which included 3…

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Bubbie’s Strudel (Recipe from Zaslov, Russia)

            Dough: 1 cup of  butter softened 3/4 cup of sour cream 3 cups of flour (Of course white flour is most often used.  However, for gluten sensitivities,  a nice rice flour mix works just as well.) Cream together butter, sour cream, and rice flour mix. Roll out into small balls…

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Nona’s Italian Biscotti

Serves 10-15 people Ingredients: 1½ cups butter, softened (can substitute a lower fat spread or vegetable oil) 1¾ cups sugar 6 eggs 1 teaspoon anise extract (McCormick is a good gluten-free brand) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 cups gluten-free flour mix* ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 8 ounces chopped nuts (almonds are traditionally…

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Bubbie’s Russian Borscht

This recipe serves 6 but can be doubled. Ingredients: 8 cups gluten-free broth (I use Herb Ox brand, but other gluten-free brands are available) 1 pound slice of very meaty and hearty beef shank with bone in 1 large onion peeled and quartered 4 large fresh beets, chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 large…

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