Allergy Friendly Friday 10/7/11


Allergy Friendly Friday


Our team in the Kitchen at the GF/AF EXPO Dallas: Chef Castano Penn, Chef Denise O’Dean SanFilippo, and Chef David Shaw

Last Friday, I traveled to Dallas for the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo and Vendor Fair, which was a smashing success, with over 2000 visitors passing through the vendor fair, and all the cooking classes extremely well attended. I spent a good 10 hours baking and cooking in the kitchen you see pictured above, and quite literally never left the hotel once all weekend!  I walked through the doors at 4:00pm on Friday, and walked out at 1:00pm Sunday, got back in my rental car, and drove back to the airport. It was a great weekend, but a crying shame I never got to see a glimpse of the city, particularly since both my maternal grandparents were from Texas, albeit, Amarillo, which they always described as “dust-bowl”. (more…)

Allergy Free Donut Muffins


Search “donut muffin” in Google Images, and you’ll come up with literally hundreds of lovely recipes. It seems just about every food blogger has tackled this charming old-fashioned treat.

Supposedly the donut muffin was born early last century, when a baker had leftover donut batter and not enough time to fry it all, so she poured it into a muffin tin. What a happy accident. (more…)

Allergy Friendly Friday 8/12/11


Allergy Friendly Friday


I just found this picture from a reader named Morgane Lucas McAllister, who made my chocolate cake and buttercream recipes for her son’s 2nd birthday. It made me smile, so I thought I’d share it.  She used a Wilton design from their website, and I think it’s adorable! (more…)