Fourth of July Treats for Special Diets

Nine Fourth of July Treats for Special Diets

Holidays are a time to celebrate, but for people with special diets or dietary sensitivities, family get-togethers can be stressful. A friend of mine who has gluten intolerance always worries if there will be something that she is able to eat when she is invited to someone’s house. This collection of recipes is for those people who have someone in your circle of friends, or family, who follow a special diet. There are several different types of diets represented–low carb, keto, paleo, vegan, and gluten free. Hopefully you will find something in this list to meet your needs. Low Carb […]

A serving of my mother's glorified Rice

Glorified Rice

With Easter just around the corner, I have been thinking of the food traditions from my childhood.  One of the traditions of the season was Creamed Eggs on Toast.  Another was Glorified Rice.  I don’t know how this dish got its name, so I have no idea  why it was called glorified.  I only know that it was delicious and a childhood favorite.  Occasionally, my mother would make it on other occasions, too, but I always associate it with Easter. Glorified Rice is a combination of cold, cooked rice, pineapple, whipped cream, sugar, and marshmallows.   Maraschino cherries can also be […]

No-Bake Easter Nests

One good thing about having a well stocked pantry is that it’s easy to whip up treats for your loved ones without making a run to the store.  Before I continue though, I have to confess something.  I love jelly beans.  Jelly Belly beans are my favorite, and I almost always have some around the house.  It makes my husband crazy because he doesn’t understand why I buy jelly beans when Easter is no where in sight.  The truth is that I have a Jelly Belly addiction. Now that I’ve addressed that issue, I’m ready to move forward with this […]