Allergy Friendly Friday 10/7/11

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Allergy Friendly Friday

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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

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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

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Allergy Friendly Friday

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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…)