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Mom’s Recipe Box: Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake – Perfect for Veterans Day!

Posted on November 7, 2014

                            Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake I love to bake. Well, I love to bake things that come from a box. Well, I love to decorate baked things that have come from a box. I think every holiday or occasion calls for a baked cake with thematic decor. If it’s someone’s birthday I like to find the most embarrassing photos and print them out, tape them to toothpicks and stick them into the cake. People love that!! Now, I have celiac disease which means I have to be gluten free. Thank goodness being gluten free is trendy because a lot of restaurants and grocery stores have…

Destination: Cozy “Vanilla Bean Cafe” in Pomfret, Connecticut

Posted on October 28, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Perched on one of the coziest of New England four corners is the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, Connecticut. The beauty of the drive here alone is worth the trip, along scenic country roads – some are officially designated “scenic”. Upon arrival it is clear this cafe is something special. With a clientele ranging from preppies to couples, families, and cordial bikers sporting a bevy of Harley-Davidsons, everyone can feel comfortable at the Vanilla Bean.    On a recent busy, autumn Sunday, customers waiting in line to reach the ordering counter were greeted by friendly staff inquiring whether or not it was a first time visit. They then offered a brief rundown of the day’s homemade soups.…

Mom’s Recipe Box: “Michelle’s Masterpiece” Cold Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad

Posted on September 12, 2014

                  “Michelle’s Masterpiece” – Cold Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad   Eating healthy and living on a Gluten Free diet, I am always experimenting with fresh vegetables. I volunteer to bring a salad to gatherings, not mentioning Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad. I love receiving compliments as people try it for the first time, everyone wants the recipe. It’s easy to make, very healthy and very delicious . . .  I hope you enjoy it. – Michelle Larned       INGREDIENTS: 2 cups broccoli florets; 2 cups cauliflower florets; 8 slices bacon – fried crisp and crumbled; one half cup sunflower seeds; one half cup raisins; one half cup craisins; one half cup red onion – finely chopped.     SAUCE:…