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Since this has come up often, I thought I would share what we had for the holidays. I felt GREAT! I was even able to go to a movie afterwards (anyone besides me ducked out of going to the movies, for fear you couldn't sit through the entire thing without making people miserable around you?), had popcorn and felt fantastic.

We had:

BJ's Ham - It was a spiral cut ham, made my mother-in-law, who is a very plain cook (thank God). It had no marinades on it, and it was lovely.

Mashed potatoes - made by me with skim milk (I usually use lactose free, but have found that skim is usually okay in a pinch, if I used a lactase supplement before hand) and soy-based margarine.

A mixed greens salad

Fruit salad

Gluten free/dairy cookies, made by moi, of course, that were snatched up faster than I could put them on a plate. I didn't even have a single one left over - after 6 dozen batches!

My grandmother made green bean casserole, which I couldn't and wouldn't eat (blech!), and a sweet rice dessert dish that I felt great on.

To their credit, everyone tried to make something I could have, and were willing to tell me the ingredients and how they made it. I didn't say ANYTHING about making things for me - they did of their own volition, which meant the world to me. :)

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Since this has come up often, I thought I would share what we had for the holidays. I felt GREAT! I was even able to go to a movie afterwards (anyone besides me ducked out of going to the movies, for fear you couldn't sit through the entire thing without making people miserable around you?), had popcorn and felt fantastic.

We had:

BJ's Ham - It was a spiral cut ham, made my mother-in-law, who is a very plain cook (thank God). It had no marinades on it, and it was lovely.

Mashed potatoes - made by me with skim milk (I usually use lactose free, but have found that skim is usually okay in a pinch, if I used a lactase supplement before hand) and soy-based margarine.

A mixed greens salad

Fruit salad

Gluten free/dairy cookies, made by moi, of course, that were snatched up faster than I could put them on a plate. I didn't even have a single one left over - after 6 dozen batches!

My grandmother made green bean casserole, which I couldn't and wouldn't eat (blech!), and a sweet rice dessert dish that I felt great on.

To their credit, everyone tried to make something I could have, and were willing to tell me the ingredients and how they made it. I didn't say ANYTHING about making things for me - they did of their own volition, which meant the world to me. :)

That is wonderful! It is so great to have a supportive family, who understand that you can't have "just a little bit." I was at my ex in-laws yesterday for Christmas (long story :D ) and my former sister in law, who is an incredible baker, made gluten free peppermint brownies for me and my ds :D:D AT Thanksgiving, I explained cc, etc. (because she asked) and she suprised us with these yummy treats! Yay for understanding "family." :D

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How sweet, I am happy for you!

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Thanks, Gang! I appreciate your warm thoughts.

And where the heck are they getting the brownie mix? I can't find it anywhere! :)

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Thanks, Gang! I appreciate your warm thoughts.

And where the heck are they getting the brownie mix? I can't find it anywhere! :)

IDK but I have a good recipe if you are interested.

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Purple: I'd definitely be interested. I finally found Pamela's brownie mix, but haven't found Betty Crocker. The price about floored me, so I'd rather make it on my own. The only thing I really miss is Betty Crocker's fudgy classic brownie mix. Hot and with vanilla ice cream....it's a family favorite.

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Purple: I'd definitely be interested. I finally found Pamela's brownie mix, but haven't found Betty Crocker. The price about floored me, so I'd rather make it on my own. The only thing I really miss is Betty Crocker's fudgy classic brownie mix. Hot and with vanilla ice cream....it's a family favorite.

These are amazing, I only make 1/2 a recipe OR you will eat ALL of them :lol:

http://killthegluten.blogspot.com/2007/09/...e-brownies.html

I have made them many times, and usually bake them a little longer, read the tips posted in the recipe. Cool before cutting, they are GOOEY as the title states, just like old fashioned brownies.

Here is a new favorite b/c its heathier (like brownies are healthy :lol: )

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=63842

These you can eat lots of and not feel AS guilty :D

mmm...chocolate!

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These are amazing, I only make 1/2 a recipe OR you will eat ALL of them :lol:

http://killthegluten.blogspot.com/2007/09/...e-brownies.html

I have made them many times, and usually bake them a little longer, read the tips posted in the recipe. Cool before cutting, they are GOOEY as the title states, just like old fashioned brownies.

Here is a new favorite b/c its heathier (like brownies are healthy :lol: )

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=63842

These you can eat lots of and not feel AS guilty :D

mmm...chocolate!

Oh, Thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. I was afraid I was stuck with the crappy Pamela's brownies I just made. Fine with ice cream, but I like a little less ocean-side feeling with my brownies. Gritty to the nth degree, those suckers. I can't WAIT to try these! If I had cocoa, I'd do it right now. Instead, I'll have to buy some.

And forget the lowfat - they are way too much work, and heck, these ARE brownies we are talking about! ;)

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Oh, Thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. I was afraid I was stuck with the crappy Pamela's brownies I just made. Fine with ice cream, but I like a little less ocean-side feeling with my brownies. Gritty to the nth degree, those suckers. I can't WAIT to try these! If I had cocoa, I'd do it right now. Instead, I'll have to buy some.

And forget the lowfat - they are way too much work, and heck, these ARE brownies we are talking about! ;)

You are most welcome! You can put the eggs in warm water, while getting out the other ingredients, in order not to cook them in the melted butter. Stash some in the freezer for one of those chocolate craving moments we gals tend to get OFTEN!

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Oh, I found cocoa. I made them.

:swoon:

Not only are they decadent, they taste...well, normal. Amazing-kind-of-normal. They cook up...normal. The batter looks...normal. What on earth are all these stupid mixes passing themselves off as?! They are horrid.

This was incredible.

I didn't room temperature the eggs...my butter was just melted, not hot, and I whipped everything together good before I added the eggs. Super easy, super delicious. Can't wait to test these out on my gluten girlfriends!

Thank you so much for the recipe. I'll treasure it.

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Oh, I found cocoa. I made them.

:swoon:

Not only are they decadent, they taste...well, normal. Amazing-kind-of-normal. They cook up...normal. The batter looks...normal. What on earth are all these stupid mixes passing themselves off as?! They are horrid.

This was incredible.

I didn't room temperature the eggs...my butter was just melted, not hot, and I whipped everything together good before I added the eggs. Super easy, super delicious. Can't wait to test these out on my gluten girlfriends!

Thank you so much for the recipe. I'll treasure it.

You are sooo welcome...amazing recipe!!! I quit looking for a good one after I tried this one!!

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These are amazing, I only make 1/2 a recipe OR you will eat ALL of them :lol:

http://killthegluten.blogspot.com/2007/09/...e-brownies.html

I have made them many times, and usually bake them a little longer, read the tips posted in the recipe. Cool before cutting, they are GOOEY as the title states, just like old fashioned brownies.

I just bookmarked that--thanks. Those look and sound incredible :D

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I just bookmarked that--thanks. Those look and sound incredible :D

They are....mmmmmmm good!

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