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Corn Pone Recipe
Ingredients:   1 cup cornmeal 
 1/2 teaspoon salt 
 boiling water 
 1 Tablespoon salad oil 

 Add the boiling water to the cornmeal and salt to make a  firm mixture.  Shape into cakes and place on baking sheet   greased with bacon fat or salad oil.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-20 minutes. 

Rice Bread Recipe

1 cup rice flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons bacon fat or oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup water

Sift dry ingredients.  Add water and oil.  Bake in a loaf pan in a moderate oven.

Northern Johnny Cake Recipe

2 cups cornmeal
2 cups sour milk
2 tablespoons fat
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cold water

Cook together the cornmeal, milk, fat, sugar and salt on  very low temperature for 20 minutes.  Stir often.  Cook and add the well beaten eggs and baking soda which  was dissolved in water.  Bake at 350 degrees in a shallow  pan for 30 minutes.

Corn and Rye Muffin Recipe

1/3 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup rye flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons oil, or melted Butter
1/2 Cup Water

Sift the dry ingredients together 3-4 times.  Add water and oil.  Mix with Wooden Spoon.  

Grease Muffin Tins Well and Fill 1/3 Full.

Bake in a hot oven (about 375)  for 20 minutes. Makes 6 small muffins.

* If you like, you can add a beaten egg. If you are not allergic to eggs.  I find this makes a better textured muffin.
*I find these muffins taste best if you put a little honey on top of each muffin after baking.  And, serve warm with butter or margerine and perhaps blackberry jam.

These muffins should be eaten warm out of the oven.

Gluten-Free Amaretti Cookie Recipe


  • 2 cups California almonds, whole natural
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 30 cherries, dried, whole
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup sage, minced, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, grind almonds and sugar together until mixture looks like coarse grits. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, whip egg whites and vanilla stiff peaks form. Gently fold the almond and sugar mixture into the egg whites until fully incorporated.
  4. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag with large, round tip. On a parchment-lined greased baking sheet, apply cookies in 1-inch rounds roughly 3/4-inch apart. Press a whole dried cherry into the center of each cookie.
  5. Place cookies in middle rack of oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  6. For icing, whisk together powdered sugar and cream until smooth. When cooled, drizzle icing over each cookie followed by a sprinkling of the sage.

Yield 30 cookies

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Whip up a batch of these Gluten Free Amaretti Sage Cookies and impress your guests with a holiday cookie that will please any palate. 

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Why Wheat-Free & Gluten-Free?

People who have a wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity suffer a range of physical symptoms (for example: abdominal bloating, diarrhea, gas and low energy) as a result of eating certain grains. Gluten Intolerance, also known as Celiac Sprue, irritates the intestinal lining preventing the absorption of nutrients into the body through the small intestine.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, possibly oats, and other grains.

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Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix, Gluten-Free, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3) by Bisquick

A trusted family favorite has now gone gluten-free!

Now you can make all the delicious treats youve been missing -- pancakes, waffles, biscuits, pie crust, shortcakes, dumplings, pizza crust and more.

The possibilities with gluten-free Bisquick are almost endless!

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(Family Features) Many Americans follow a gluten free diet in their daily lives. In fact, retail sales for gluten free products nearly tripled from 2004 to 2009 reaching almost $1.7 billion. That number is estimated to top $2.6 billion in sales by the year 2012, according to Packaged Facts.

"Families are looking for wholesome, nutritious solutions that are gluten free and convenient but still taste great," said Keri Glassman, registered dietitian and author. "Gluten free foods can fit into a busy lifestyle, without making mealtime sacrifices. Chex® cereal is one of my top picks, and I recommend it as a good breakfast choice to many of my clients with gluten restrictions." Glassman noted that Wheat Chex and Multibran Chex are not gluten free and advises to always check package labeling and ingredient panels to confirm whether a product is gluten free.

From breakfast staple to midday snack, or used in a gluten free recipe, Chex is a versatile pick for families on the go. Glassman and Chex offer healthy tips for anyone following a gluten free diet:
  • Start the Day Right-Eating breakfast lays a good foundation for the day. A nutritious breakfast should contain whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein such as egg whites or peanut butter, and a serving of fruit. Chex cereals offer at least 8 grams of whole grain in every serving and pair perfectly with fruit such as bananas and blueberries, not to mention milk.
  • Stock Up-Keep the kitchen stocked with delicious options that are naturally gluten free, such as fruits, vegetables, cheese and most yogurts.
  • Simple Snacking-Nutrient-rich snacks can be part of a complete and healthy diet while helping to keep cravings at bay. Keep single servings of raw or dry-roasted nuts and crunchy gluten free cereal in your bag for an on-the-go option.
  • Keep a Food Journal-Glassman recommends keeping a food journal to track meals and snacks throughout the day to ensure you're meeting your daily nutritional needs, including recommended servings of grains, fruits, vegetables and protein. Jot down what works well and what doesn't so you have a point of reference.
  • Recipe Round-Up-Mix up your mealtime by testing delicious gluten free recipes the whole family will appreciate. An array of gluten free recipes is available at and

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Dealing With Food Allergies In Children

Nobody likes battling with allergies. While these can be extremely irritating, allergy sufferers have it even worse if they are allergic to foods and food by products. It is especially hard for parents to know what types of food allergies their children have developed. Usually, by the time parents find out, their child has already experienced a bad reaction.

Food allergies are different from food sensitivities, but both take place in the immune system. Food allergies cause life threatening reactions because the immune system has to attack the food as soon as it enters the body or bloodstream.

An antibody called IgE forms in the immune system to protect the body by clinging to the food proteins that a child (or an adult) is allergic to. When these IgE proteins start to build up, the bloodstream emits harmful chemicals which can result in swelling, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, itching and other symptoms which can even cause certain body systems to shut down.

Food allergies are usually detected before a child reaches three years old. While this is normally the case, many children develop allergies to food later when they are exposed to a wider variety of foods.

The most common food allergies come from products like milk, soy, eggs, wheat and nuts. These foods account for over ninety percent of allergies in children.

There is a considerable difference between having sensitivities to certain foods and being allergic to certain foods. Those who merely have sensitivities to certain foods will experience allergy-like reactions long after eating the food in question. Many times, there is a lapse of at least two hours before the reaction occurs.

People who suffer from real food allergies feel the effects almost instantly. Each time the food is consumed, the reactions will immediately take over the body. While some allergies can be averted if a child avoids the foods while they are young, many children will have to battle their food allergies throughout their whole life.

If you think that your child might have an allergy to food, it would be best to have your child screened with an allergy skin test. With this test, there will be no more doubts in your mind about the safety of your child. If a skin allergy is detected, be certain to inform all family, relatives, friends and providers of health care about it. You must also teach your child the importance of asking about the food they are being served. Knowing what foods are causing allergies can help you avoid those foods altogether.

It is practically impossible to keep your child away from potentially dangerous foods all the time. The most common allergens are usually found on food labels to warn consumers. While this is very helpful, many children do not know how to read labels and may grab a snack without realizing what is actually in it.

Because of the danger of life threatening complications, always have an Epi-pen handy. An Epi-pen is a large shot of epinephrine, which will stabilize the allergic reaction until medical help can arrive. After administering the epinephrine, call 911 to get immediate professional help for your child.

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Author Frank J.Senturi has been researching and reporting on health conditions for many years. You can get more tips and advice on allergic reactions as well as on many other related subjects at his web site.

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The Wheat-Free Cook: Gluten-Free Recipes for Everyone

The Wheat-Free Cook is the ultimate cookbook for those with celiac disease and everyone else who has found that they simply feel better when they avoid wheat

Veteran cookbook author Jacqueline Mallorca takes gluten-free cooking into the mainstream by creating delectable recipes that appeal to everyone at the table.

Inspired by her travels in Europe as well as the wine country cuisine of northern California, Mallorca presents approachable recipes for everything from breakfast and quick weeknight suppers to elegant dinner-party fare.

Boneless trout with crispy crumbs takes just five minutes to broil; chicken meat loaf wrapped in prosciutto doubles as a tasty pate;
rustic seed bread looks and tastes as though it comes from an artisanal bakery; and chestnut and sausage dressing upstages the holiday bird.

In addition, Mallorca presents a nutritionally sound, lighter style of baking that results in fabulous cakes and cookies. If you like to eat but without the wheat, The Wheat-Free Cook should be at the top of your shopping list.

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Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining with Almonds

(Family Features) - For those living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, holiday eating - or entertaining - can be a tricky task. Fortunately, leading a gluten-free lifestyle doesn't have to mean sacrificing taste, versatility or the seasonal treats you crave each year. Almonds are an ideal solution for holiday entertaining because they are available in so many forms and functions- and they're always gluten free.

"Avoiding gluten during the holidays doesn't mean you have to feel deprived," says Shelley Case, registered dietitian and author of "The Gluten-Free Diet." "Almonds are naturally gluten free and delicious. With a little planning you can create dishes that everyone will enjoy."

Adding the allure of taste and texture from the various forms of almonds to your diet makes it easier and more satisfying to live without gluten. They're a perfect solution for the gluten-free diet because they provide important nutrients such as fiber (3.5 g), calcium (75 mg), iron (1.1 mg) and protein (6 g) that can be lacking in many other gluten-free foods. Plus, a one-ounce serving of almonds (about 23) has 13 grams of good unsaturated fats, just one gram of saturated fat, and is always cholesterol- and gluten-free. What's more, almonds offer 7.4 mg vitamin E, 0.3 mg of riboflavin and 1 mg of niacin.

Gluten-free flour alternatives are often complicated mixes of many different types of ingredient flours, but almond flour is the one simple component that is easy to use and gets great gluten-free baking results, says Case. It brings great consistency to breads, cakes and cookies and acts as an ideal thickening agent for almost any sauce. Chopped almonds make for an interesting culinary twist when used to coat chicken or fish, and whole natural almonds are the perfect snack to provide lasting energy when busy in the kitchen or on-the-go. And, for a nearly guilt-free gluten-free indulgence, dark-chocolate-covered almonds are always a holiday hit.

Whip up a batch of these Gluten Free Amaretti Sage Cookies and impress your guests with a holiday cookie that will please any palate.
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