Great Valentine Ideas on Fashion Blog: Inspector Snew and Ingredients Inc.

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My niece, Meredith, is a very talented college student at the University of Alabama. She writes an incredible fashion blog called http://inspectorsnew.wordpress.com. I always get great fashion ideas from her blog. Last week I was honored to have my Gluten Free Cookies featured among her great Valentine gifts. Check out her blog and the incredible work of a college student and my cookies below.

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College Cooking Class in Birmingham, Alabama

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When I was asked a few months ago if I would teach a college cooking class for the “Birmingham is Home” group which is part of the Birmingham Jewish Federation, I was flattered and very excited. I never knew that such a group existed but basically it’s college age kids or are home in Birmingham for the summer. We had a fabulous time preparing a healthy menu including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Panko-Parmesan Crusted Chicken Fingers, Easy¬†Salad with Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges and Pecans and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chips cookies for dessert. It was so much fun, but it really took some thought to figure out what college students can prepare without a mixer, food processor and very few cooking tools or equipment. All of the recipes are easy to prepare and can be made with throw-away aluminum pans. I even put together a “College Cooking Cookbook” which is available if anyone is interested in purchasing.

It was a blast, and the kids were so appreciative and eager to learn. Thanks to Caren Seligman of the Birmingham Jewish Federation for putting this together! I really appreciate it!