Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

I have been craving pasta but did know exactly what I wanted. The usual spaghetti, lasagna etc didn't appeal to me so I ventured out and tried something I have never made before. I took at recipe from and tweaked it to be what I felt I wanted. Steve is allergic to onions and garlic and I wanted something he could eat. By the way it's hard to make an Italian dish without onions or garlic. So here is what I did and I LOVED IT! Now for Steve his words were, "I like it but I can tell not as well as you." Uggg

I paired this with a chicken breast and it was a meal.

Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta
  taken from Allrecipes and adapted to fit our diet

1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
3/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter

Add first seven ingredients to a sauce pan. Bring to boil and continue to boil 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream and butter. Reduce heat and simmer 5 more minutes.

Add over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Enter Alice in Wonderland

Since finding out Ashia is expecting I have been spending a lot of time there helping her out when she is sick or has a doctors appointment. Last week I went and watched Punkin for her to go to the dentist and then I spent the night with them so that I could go take care of some business in Columbus the next morning.

I love my grand-babies

Ash took this photo while I was leaving.

It's nice to be loved but this tears my heart out!

I'm leaving tomorrow to go spend the day with them and pick up Honey. I hope this doesn't happen again.

I was blessed in being able to attend Punkin's second birthday celebration last weekend. Ash does such a great job putting these things together, I really think she should be a party planner. I'm sure she researches to get ideas but the decorations were done totally by her. ENJOY (individual photos in album at bottom of my blog)

To begin her day Punkin get's to open a gift in bed.

Our Punkin/Alice

(practicing for our new additions)

The family

the gifts.

To view decorations, which were wonderful, and more photos click HERE!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

German Chocolate Cupcakes

The last time I posted this recipe was last fall when I made it as a Bundt Cake. As a cake it was sooo moist that it fell apart. As I was thinking about the dessert to take to a family reunion I thought of this one but knew that it would be a terrible mess plus a sight to behold. I would hate for something this wonderful not to be eaten due to what it looked like.  So I had a brain storm, what about making it into cupcakes? Ohhh they are delishious as a matter of fact I have eaten way too many and my husband who does not have to eat gluten free loves them.

By the way the family reunion was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene's making landfall and spawning tornadoes all over Alabama. So now what do I do with 20 cupcakes that are wonderful, EAT THEM of course.

So now I want to share my recipe with you once more....

Gluten Free German Chocolate Cupcakes

1 package Betty Crocker GF Chocolate cake mix
1 can Betty Crocker coconut pecan frosting
4 eggs
1 c. oil
½ c. water
1 (6-ounce) package milk chocolate chips
1 c. pecans; coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together by hand and pour into a well-greased bundt pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes.

To decorate the top I made a simple glaze and sprinkled them with coconut and then another time frosted them with milk chocolate frosting. Feel free to decorate them anyway you want.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sharing My Favorites Part 9

I've added a new heading, enjoy!

Shop Here:

 Deep South Pout (the store of a friend)

Interesting Information:

Tips to allergy proof your home and yard

 How Safe Are Your Cleaning Products?

Taking It on the Road ... Traveling with Food Allergies

Psoriasis and Celiac Disease may be Linked

Don’t Think You’re Nutritionally Safe with Artificial Sweeteners

Celiac Disease Prevalence is on the Rise

Medical Monday: Fall allergy season underway


Oh My, I LOVE coffee punch. One of the things that I miss about living in Noxubee county is the coffee punch served at the bridal brunches.  Well, this past month Mary featured a coffee punch recipe that I am absolutely dying to try, if I overdose it's her fault. So come on and try it with me, here it is....

Godiva Coffee Punch Float

By: Deep South Dish

Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

By: Ginger Lemon Girl

Gluten Free Cinnamon-Rasin Muffins with Streusel Topping

By: Momma Needs Coffee


I had some problems with publishing my recipes this month so I gave up. Sorry maybe I can figure it out next time.

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