Wednesday, May 29, 2013



For use on chicken wings or whatever you like
4 Tbsp Butter (1/2 stick)
2 Tbsp Honey 
3 ounces Louisiana Hot Sauce (I use Crystal, it is SCD legal) 
2 Tbsp Vinegar (White for classic taste; usually I use Apple Cider Vinegar) 
1/8 tsp salt 
1 tsp Lecithin* (certifiied GMO free)
In a small saucepan melt the butter over low heat
Whisk in the remaining ingredients
Your hot sauce is ready ~
Toss your wings in the sauce and serve with celery and blue cheese dressing/dip, or use the sauce in a recipe, and
Alter proportions according to taste
Best used warm or room temperature as the butter will congeal
*Lecithin is optional, it is added as an emulsifier and to promote adhesion.

Domestic Buffalo are generally de-winged

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chocolate Jelly (& carob jelly)

Go ahead and try this different slightly gelatin dessert! It's incredibly easy and is inexpensive to make. Don't be put off if all you're accustomed to is fruit jellos; you'll be surprised how really delicious this is. Adopted for making with cocoa from RusCuisine.Com's recipe for Russian Chocolate Jelly.

Chocolate Jelly

2 cups Milk
2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
3 Tbsp Cocoa
6 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Gelatin
1 cup Water

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yummy Gummies

Yummy Gummies

Easy peasy delicious and nutritious real food "candy"

1/2 cup Frozen Fruit Juice Concentrate (defrosted)
3 Tbsp plain unsweetened Gelatin

Monday, May 20, 2013

Z-Man and the Sheila-Roo

Zander, The Z-Man, is my 8 year old grandson, my little Nugget.
Help unite Zander with Service Dog Sheila
Donate at Zander needs a Service Dog
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SWEET LITTLE ZANDER NEEDS A SERVICE DOG! A good doggie match has been found and now funds must be raised - every dollar helps. His dog will help him in many ways, but most importantly she will help keep him safe. Please help unite Zander with Service Dog Sheila!
Zander has Prader Willi Syndrome, which causes him to constantly feel starving hungry. This uncontrollable and incurable hunger is referred to as Hyperphagia; in PWS this means "Compulsive eating and obsession with food. The urge to eat is physiological* and overwhelming; it is difficult to control and requires constant vigilance.". And because if it Z-Man will do anything, however dangerous, to find food. Given the chance he literally could eat himself to death (due to gastric rupture or necrosis, or even from choking), he could be seriously injured or killed in one of his escape attempts to look for food, or he would at the least become life threateningly obese.
*based in physical and chemical functions, activities, and phenomena of the body
There is much more to Prader Willi Syndrome than hyperphagia, and there a number of ways in which a service dog will aid Zander, but the critical thing, THE reason Z-Man NEEDS one, is that a specifically trained service dog will help KEEP HIM SAFE. A service dog trainer has recently identified Sheila, a 4 yr old black lab, as a suitable match and already begun training her to meet Z-Man's particular needs.

We are appealing to everyone to help unite Zander with his service dog Sheila by donating if they are willing and able (even one dollar - every dollar counts!) and by promoting his cause. An added, and ultimately more important, benefit of sharing Z-Man's cause is that doing so will also help spread Prader Willi Awareness. Those interested in supporting the PWS cause directly can donate to the Federation for Prader-Willi Research help fund important research or to the Prader-Willi Sydrome Association USA or the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation to help support families and individuals with PWS.
See videos about Prader Willi Syndrome on my last entry, PRADER WILLI SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Welcome to May, Prader Willi Awareness month. Man I am hungry; I've been foraging through the kitchen looking for something to sate my appetite (not much luck though; we're low on groceries and there's not much for a non-grain-eater to ingest, grrr). When I eat, this will go away until I need food again. But it never goes away for Z-Man or others with Prader Willi Syndrome, no matter what or how much they eat. How would I deal with a hunger that was worse than this, and that was constant, unremitting, insatiable? How would you? And what if this hunger came with a host of other insults and difficulties?