Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fish Tacos

I plan out a week’s worth of meals at one time and then do all of my grocery shopping one day a week. This week, when I visited Trader Joe’s they were out of the tilapia I usually buy for … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Are you looking for a relatively simple and easy meal that tastes great?  Chicken Enchiladas Verde is featured in the new update of  Valerie’s Cookbook and it is a meal that is fairly easy to prepare. You can even roll … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Make a Cake From Scratch

I have just updated Valerie’s Cookbook with some new recipes. One of the recipes that I am especially excited about is Cocoa Fudge Cake.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, my son has a nut allergy, and so, over … Continue reading

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Convection Ovens

If you read through the recipes published in Valerie’s Cookbook you will notice that I often give you oven baking instructions for both convection and regular ovens. Many people have asked me how to cook with a convection oven, so … Continue reading

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

When my son was about 10 years old he began to complain that eating honeydew melon, apples, cherries, strawberries, and pears made his throat and inner ears itch. We didn’t know why our son was having this problem, but assumed … Continue reading

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Travel Tips for People with Food Allergies

Today I am posting travel tips for people with food allergies.  I took this information from the Select Wisely website and I think it is very useful.  See my previous post on “food allergies and travel” to find out more … Continue reading

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Food Allergies and Travel

Several years ago our family traveled to France for a summer vacation.  Since our son has a severe nut allergy we had many concerns about how we would keep him safe in a country where we did not speak the … Continue reading

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Freezing Buttermilk Pancakes

Since I have just posted a very simple, easy and delicious recipe for buttermilk pancakes on Valerie’s Cookbook I thought I would talk a little bit about environmentally friendly practices in the kitchen. When I make buttermilk pancakes I like … Continue reading

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