Diet Cheats + Pink Lemonade Wine Spritzers

By | 2016-09-14T17:56:23+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , |

SO, sometimes I cheat on my diet.  I know that it is terrible and the world and I won't get along the next day, but sometimes, I just need some soda.   So, as you might/might not know, I can't eat corn.  That does not just mean the beautiful husks that people eat at BBQs, nor does it mean just the bags of corn meal...being allergic to corn means that I can't have 90% of what is in your typical [...]

It’s Getting Hotter + Blueberry Almond Salad

By | 2017-10-29T19:49:48+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is getting so hot in Southern California. When I moved out here 3 ½ years ago, I wasn’t ready to not have central A/C in my home, but not a lot of homes or apartments in Southern California actually have central A/C. This makes for a very frustrating and irritable cook! When I cook in the kitchen during the summer time, I have to think about what I can make that won’t turn my house into an oven. This [...]

New in 2013 + Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

By | 2017-10-29T19:31:45+00:00 December 29th, 2012|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How have the holidays come and are almost gone? I am totally experiencing the Holiday Blues this year! I started and almost finished the entirety of the show "Parenthood," and became very attached the characters. However, now that the holiday weeks are winding down and I am back into a routine, I wanted to share with all of you some of the things Mary Lee Catering will be doing for 2013: There is now a weekly post going live on [...]

Pumpkin + Acorn Squash Soup

By | 2017-10-29T19:17:45+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My tree is decorated, my wreath is hanging on my front door, and the only thing missing is the freshly baked smell of cookies in my oven. However, this time of year is not just about sweets--it is also about yummy and delicious soups! I had some extra time on Saturday afternoon, so I used it cooking up some different soups, as well as a gluten and corn-free mac and cheese! For the soup, I used a pumpkin I had [...]

Thanksgiving + Peanut Butter Cookies

By | 2017-08-16T13:13:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , |

It has been a few weeks since I have written last.  So much has changed--I have a new website: www.maryleecatering.com (it is still in process, but check it out).  The Holiday Season is quickly upon us, and I can't seem to change my kitchen menu fast enough. It is hard to find differing recipes for Halloween, and then for  Thanksgiving, and of course for Christmas… On top of the change of menus there is also a change of season and weather--which [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

By | 2017-08-16T12:45:06+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well, it’s a typical Monday night in Pasadena, CA. My husband works most nights, so I usually take this time to hang out with friends and try new recipes out on them.   Tonight, my friends Lyndsey and Angela wanted to cheer up our friend Beth. Angela was going to get her flowers, Lyndsey a card, and I was going to bake vegan cookies! I don't usually cook vegan food...so I had to look up new recipes and figure out how [...]