Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

 


Oh have I got a treat for you today!

I’ve held on to this recipe for months and am wondering why the heck I waited this long to make it. I guess there just isn’t enough time in the day to try each and every single recipe I have pinnedtweeted and Facebooked.

But there will always be enough time for brownies, always. Even if they are months in the (more…)


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Brownies Recipe

March 22nd, 2012 by Betsy Metcalf

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Have I mentioned before that I love peanut butter?  Well, I do.   The other day I was craving the combination of peanut butter and chocolate (again!) so I decided to make peanut butter brownies.  I used a recipe from Epicurious as my guide for this experiment, and I must say this dessert turned out very yummy.  These brownies had the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate goodness.  The peanut butter was not overpowering.  The brownies sank a little in the middle after I took them out of the oven, but I only used ¼ teaspoon of xanthan gum when I made them.  In the recipe below I’ve changed that amount to ½ teaspoon.  This extra xanthan gum should deal with (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

March 15th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-free shamrock sugar cookies are buttery good, easy to make and a charmin’ St. Patrick’s Day cookie.

You will need a small (about 3/4-inch diameter) shamrock cookie cutter to use as a stencil on your cookies. If you can’t find this type of cookie cutter you can make your own stencil by tracing and cutting a shamrock shape on a plastic kitchen mat (available at most stores in housewares.)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (more…)

Spring Forward with Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

March 13th, 2012 by Kimberly Bouldin

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Did you remember to Spring forward Sunday? I can’t believe it is this time already!  I am so excited about it being light later, that I really don’t care about the hour of lost sleep.  Make sure to ask me how I feel about that in a couple of weeks when my schedule is all screwed up, okay?

With Spring, comes St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. I don’t quite celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the way I used to, and my body thanks me for that.  This St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps I’ll indulge in some green eggs & ham or Pistachio Cheesecake (just happens to be green), instead of green beer.

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Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Banana Flax Bread Recipe

March 5th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

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Our Guide to Low Carb Diets Laura Dolson explains that “While flax is not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega 3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust.”

All good reasons to add naturally gluten-free flax to your diet! Our recipe for gluten-free banana flax bread is deliciously moist, has all the flavor of our original gluten-free banana bread even though 25% of the gluten-free flour blend has been replaced with freshly ground flax.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: One 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cioppino Recipe

March 2nd, 2012 by Amy Fothergill

I have lived in Northern California for over a decade and I have never made cioppino until last week. I have no idea why; maybe it seemed intimidating, even to me! After having it at a friend’s house over the holidays and seeing how simple it was, I knew it was time for me to tackle it.

The recipe she used was this one from Giada de Laurentiis which was delicious, of course, but one thing she (my friend, not Giada) complained about was the availability (and cost) of the fish stock. Since I often make seafood risotto with chicken stock, I was curious if I could pull it off for cioppino as well.

After making it last weekend for some friends, the results were unanimous; the chicken stock not only made the broth lighter but it was less salty. I decided to use the juice from the canned clams to add some extra flavor. With the exception of the halibut and the crab (it’s high season for Dungeness right now), the other fish was frozen (shrimp and scallops) or from a (more…)

Microwave Two Four Two Four Pudding

February 26th, 2012 by Annie

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Sponge pudding and custard
Yes it is possible to microwave delicious puddings.

No that isn’t a typing error in the title.

When I first got married I remember someone told me how to make a sponge pudding in the microwave. This recipe became a regular treat for us and now that we have four children, this ticks all the boxes for a family pudding: cheap, very quick, and very tasty.

The good news is, it works gluten free too!

The name that the family has given this pudding over time is Two Four Two Four Pudding – when you read the (imperial) quantities for the recipe you will see why – easy to remember the quantities so that you can impress someone by making a pudding from memory! (more…)

Cake Darla Gluten Free Works

If you didn’t already know, Betty Crocker does gluten-free cakecookie, and brownie mixes now. Actually, these have been around for a while, but I’m honestly not a fan of Betty Crocker. Or cake mixes in general for that matter. But if I have to use a cake mix, I’m more than likely not going to eat it, so I usually go for Duncan Hines if it’s on sale or Pillsbury, whichever is cheaper.

A few days ago I realized that February is half over and I hadn’t posted anything since January, so I decided to try out the box of Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food cake mix that had been sitting in my pantry for many weeks. I bought it on sale to use for something, I forget what, that I obviously never used it for. I was also in the mood for something chocolate. And easy. Cupcakes made from a mix are

Banana ‘Scream with a Kick Recipe

February 10th, 2012 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris Gluten Free Works

Life has been busy—issues with construction, permits, fire hazards and the like.  And our oven broke.  So lately it’s been all about the quick and easy.

And what’s quicker and easier than Banana ‘Scream?  It takes about 2 minutes from start to finish, simple, and totally customizable to pretty much any diet (except a banana allergy).  We tend to have browning bananas go to freezer heaven, and the lucky ones are found and made into dessert before they become a mass of ice crystals.

1 banana, frozen, chopped into 5-6 chunks
1 TBSP liquor (chocolate liquor, Frangelico, whatever) (more…)

 

*SPOILER ALERT!*

 

The recipe for this pie will follow throughout the rest of this post! Do not be alarmed!

Here’s how the construction of this pie took place… (more…)