Missing those beers on a hot day??

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Don’t you miss cracking open a beer on those really hot days? When everyone is grilling out, or on the beach enjoying a nice brew. Well, don’t worry because there are plenty of hard ciders out there that are naturally gluten free. My favorites are definitely Woodchuck and Angry Orchard. Woodchuck (above) makes several flavors but depending where you live you may only get a few. Here in upstate NY I’ve had amber, raspberry, granny Smith, and crisp. There are a handful of other flavors I anticipate trying like pear and 802, not to mention the limited releases of spring, summer, fall, and winter. So when its a day like today, and its 95 out and you need a nice cold gluten free refreshment, crack open a woodchuck! Enjoy, and please drink responsibly. http://www.woodchuck.com

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We’re Back, Starting June 2012!!!

We’re back! Although we have been down for a while, I am pleased to say that starting in June we will be posting again. We are in the process of moving so it may not be right on the first of June, but definitely within the first week of the month! Whether its Josh or myself just blogging and throwing some facts at you, or me sharing some awesome new gluten free (and dairy-free option) recipes!! I cant wait to get back on our MoJo grind and to hear from you guys! Stay tuned! 🙂

Vote for our nephew Braedon!! :)

Hey guys, if you have a facebook please go vote for our very handsome nephew Braedon Michael Frabott! He is competing in a picture competition to win an awesome photoshoot!! So what you do is click on the link for CarrieAnn Photography, “like” her page and then “like” the picture of Braedon (shown above)! It ends June 30th! So spread the word and help our little man win!! 🙂 Thanks you guys are awesome! -MoJo

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1091774644#!/photosbycarrieann

My very own Special Recipe for gluten free (dairy-free) turkey meatballs!

Being Italian my boyfriend and I both crave any sort of Italian cuisine, most often meatballs. So, a couple nights ago I made some homemade meatballs and they were delicious! I do a lot of my cooking by eye rather than measurements, so you’re going to have a chance to be your own top chef and make some altercations if need be! Here are  the ingredients:

  • 1lb of ground turkey meat
  • 1 1/2 tsp of fresh minced chives
  • 1 tsp of fresh minced parsley
  • about 2 tbsps of mayo
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • about a half of cup of Gluten-Free Bisquick
  • 1 tsp of italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder

(the seasonings are where youre going to have to feel it out, Im not sure on the exact measurements but I have them as close as possible!)

Next youre going to mix this all together in a bowl with your hands, if the  mix still is way too sticky you can add more of the Bisquick, but it will stay a little sticky. You just need to be able to roll ball, about the size of a golf ball maybe a tiny bit bigger. Lay them spaced out on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet, while your oven is preheating to 355 degrees F.  Once preheated, place them in the oven and check on them every 6-7minutes or so, and flip as needed to prevent burning and so they’ll cook evenly. It should take about 20 minutes or so, you can check one by cutting it in half and see if there is any pink.. its okay if they are slightly pink because next you’re going to stick them in a pot of your choice marinara/pasta sauce. Simmer for about 45 minutes to get nice meat flavor in the sauce! If you have some gluten free pasta you can put them over that, or use some gluten free bread and make a meatball sub. Josh and I just ate them with pasta sauce. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Spiked Pink Lemonade from Everyday with Rachel Ray

Today while watching Rachel Ray, I couldnt resist in sharing this yummy summer treat with you! Its so easy and is perfect for summer parties by the pool, cook-outs, or a refreshing drink at the lake. A few suggestions: Use a cheap well-vodka, save the pricey stuff for your at home bar.. not for a party batch of drinks! Another is instead of trying to keep your punch bowl cold with just ice, make some ice cubes with fruit juice, so your drink isnt watered down when they melt! Try out this summer treat and let me know what you think!!

You need:

  • One large punch bowl
  • 1 (750ml) bottle of vodka — For a twist try out UV lemonade!
  • 5 cups of lemonade
  • 2 cups of cranberry juice
  • 3 cups of ginger ale

Your only directions are to combine in the punch bowl, stir and serve!! Enjoy!

 

Please drink responsibly. 

Chocolate Chai Tea (Gluten and Dairy Free)

While cleaning up the house I needed a bit of a caffiene boost and wanted some tea. I have organic chai bags but I was also having a bit of a chocolate craving so I came up with this tasty treat. Mix between a tea and hot chocolate, without the richness and dairy. Its to die for, soooo delicious!!!

Boil 4 cups of water

Add 2 tea bags of a black chai. (Tazo Organic Chai: Spiced Black Tea)

Bring temp down to a 2-3 or low heat

Add 5 heaping scoops of hersey cocoa (not hot chocolate mix, pure cocoa)

Stir in about 4 healthy tbsps of sugar.. add more or less depending on how sweet you prefer

And lastly add a dash of ground cinnamon or add a couple cinnamon sticks.
The measurements aren’t exact as I just added as I went, so be your own chef today and add a little more or a little less for your taste! And to switch it up, let it cool and chill it for a cold iced drink! 🙂 Enjoy!!

Kathleen’s Cottage (NH) Features Gluten-Free Beer and Dessert!!

While visiting back home (Bristol, NH) this past week, my mom and I went and visited a restaurant we used to eat at a lot when I was younger. Formerly Cu Na Mara’s, Kathleen’s Cottage is owned by a friend of my mom’s, Maryanne. If you enjoy a great Irish Pub this is the place to go. Whether you live close by or you are traveling through the area you have to stop by Kathleen’s Cottage! The best part about it is, they not only feature gluten free beer ( Redbridge and St. Pete’s), but they also have a flourless/gluten-free chocolate lava cake for dessert! So here is a shout-out to Kathleen’s cottage, great for gluten-free diets and anyone else who enjoys some great Irish beer and authentic Irish food!

Check out their page and have a look at the menu..

http://www.kathleenscottagenh.com/

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