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Comfort Food That’s Easy | #ARMcooks

BEST Pulled Pork!


A huge shout out to 100daysofrealfood.com for this recipe — which, I’ve had to modify to suit our food sensitivities and restrictions. But even so, this is the best stuff I’ve ever tasted and it’s so easy! Piled on a GFCF bun and my guys go wild for it!


  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  • About 3.5 pounds pork shoulder, cut in half


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together paprika, salt and pepper. Pour in the honey, vinegar and oil to form a paste.
  2. Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Lay the pork on top and pour the honey paste over the meat. It’s okay if it drips down to the bottom.
  3. Cook on LOW for 7 or 8 hours or until the meat is tender enough to be easily shredded with a fork.
  4. Serve warm on a bun or just fill a bowl with this yummy treat. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, refrigerate or freeze them.

green spatula

Yummy GFCFSF Cranberry Scones

Just pulled these cranberry scones out of the oven. Mmmmm my kitchen smells heavenly!

Yes, they are gluten-free, casein-free and soy-free. But oh-so-yummy! Put the coffee [or tea] on and pull up a chair.



I do a lot of baking – GFCF, of course – and I swear by If You Care Baking Cups.

If You Care Large Baking Cups

Believe me, I’ve tried them all. And most of them stick to the muffins or cupcakes. But not these! Mini and jumbo sizes available, too. I have a case of them in my pantry.

I like the fact that they are made from premium quality unbleached greaseproof paper. Other features:

* Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
* Compostable
* Excellent for baking
* No greasing necessary
* Can be used without a muffin pan
* Oven safe up to 428ԍF/220ԍC
* Microwave safe
* Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
* Gluten free
* Allergen free
* Star-K kosher and Kosher for Passover

Even the packaging is green:

* Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
* Vegetable-based inks for printing
* Non-toxic glues
* Cardboard packaging biodegradable but should be recycled

NOTE: My endorsement of this product is unsolicited. I get nothing from the manufacturer for saying this. I just love the product!

Holiday Tip #7 for Parents of Children with Autism

It’s 6 days to Christmas and there are special holiday foods. My son’s
GFCF favorites are always on the menu, keeping him in a joyful mood!
Dec. 19            Day 7   Choice—after all, it’s Christmas.
Let your child decide what he wants to eat for the Christmas meal.
Traditionally, we have a Christmas Brunch but my son can’t eat
the main course because it’s not GFCF. So I let him write his
own menu [which is a great skill!]. Take it a step further and
have him help you shop for his special meal. It’s worth taking
the extra time because all this can help reduce mealtime stress
and anxiety during the holidays.