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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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Grandma’s Italiano Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce

This was a video demonstration I did for a Cook Book contest.  And I decided to publish it here on my blog! Prep time: 60 minutes or less (not a quick prep but well worth it) Serves 6 people Cook time:  60 minutes  @ 350 degrees.  Then an additional 15 minutes to brown the top Note: …

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Acknowledgments

First, I must offer my gratitude to my husband for helping make this blog possible–for his technical knowledge and support, love, and patience in this project.  Without him, I could not have even thought of putting this in blog form, to encourage others.  I want to give gratitude and love to my son, Paul, for always encouraging…

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About this Celiac Disease Blog!

  Our choices in foods that we eat each day have a great deal of effect on our day-to-day health and how we feel, even for someone without Celiac disease.   So being a Celiac can make it even more challenging.  You  wouldn’t think omitting something from your diet would be so hard and challenging.  But,…

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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore recipe!  This was my grandmother’s (fathers mother, sometimes known as Nonna or Grandmother)  favorite recipe that she loved to share with her very large family on many occasions.   I can still smell the aroma of the cacciatore cooking in her kitchen–just like an Italian restaurant!  She modified her own version of it, made from leftovers,…

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Welcome to our site about enjoying life with Celiac disease. Here you will find creative solutions to living the gluten-free life and not just surviving but enjoying food again! What is Celiac disease? Who has it? Celiac disease, also known as Coeliac disease or Celiac sprue, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine. It…

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