Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

 

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

December 14th, 2011 by Andra Banting


 

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It's that time of year again... when you allow yourself to bake with real butter... and lots of it! At first I was planning to make this recipe with margarine (since that's what I had), but my mom adamantly informed me that shortbread is made with REAL BUTTER, and anything less is sacrilege. It's Christmas after all, right? But what if I would rather not gain ten pounds over the holidays? Apparently buttlerless shortbread cookies are not an option. And I'm not sure that eating less of them is an option either... these things seem to call your name from the freezer. (more…)


Teri Gruss, MS

Decorated Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

December 6th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten-free sugar cookiesDecorated gluten-free sugar cookies are fast and easy to make using a food processor to mix the cookie dough. You can use either amaranth flour or a combination of rice flours to prepare this recipe, both work well.The icing recipe was adapted from a recipe by Stephanie Gallagher, About.com Guide to Cooking for Kids, Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe. (more…)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

December 2nd, 2011 by Andra Banting

This is my first attempt at making any type of pie, but my mom has made this pie recipe dozens of times, so I know it's good. As with most gluten free pie crusts, you have to press the dough into the pie plate instead of rolling it out. I messed up a bit with this part because I forgot to check the depth on the bottom of the crust. It turned out way too thick... oops. Luckily, the dough tastes like a sugar cookie, so it wasn't the end of the world. Next time I will remember to check the depth with a fork before baking the crust. Other than that slight misstep, the pie turned out great. (more…)

Dreamy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls Recipe

November 7th, 2011 by Leanne Vogel

 

I’m not sure if I’ve ever talked about my parents’ obsession with moving change.

I lived in a total of 12 houses in the first 17 years of my life.

Now, you may not think that’s a lot, but when you factor in that 6 of those 12 were temporary houses while our next house was being complete, that’s a heck of a lot of packing and unpacking in a short amount of time.

Sometimes these temporary houses would have a full kitchen, sometimes they wouldn’t. Sometimes they had a bedroom, sometimes they did not.

To make the transition as easy as possible, my Mom would make hundreds of casseroles. From manicotti, cannelloni, lasagna, to (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Gluten Free Halloween Rice Krispy Treats

October 31st, 2011 by Jen Cafferty

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gluten-free-halloween-rice-krispiesNow that there are Gluten Free Rice Krispies available at the main stream grocery store, my family will be making these classic treats for many occasions.  The kids LOVE helping to make these sweet treats and they couldn’t be any easier.  4 ingredients and you are done.

5 Tablespoons butter or non-dairy butter (we use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks) 1 bag of 40 marshmallows 7 cups of Gluten Free Rice Krispies by Kelloggs Icing or Frosting for decorating

In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.

Slowly add the cereal and stir until combined.  Transfer to a spray-oiled 9×13 pan.  Press into the pan.  Allow to cool and then cut into pieces.  Decorate if desired.

------------------------- Author Information: Jen Cafferty, Chicago, IL Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo Websites: www.gfreelife.comwww.glutenfreeclasses.com Blog: http://www.glutenfreeexpo.wordpress.com

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake – do I really need to convince you to read on??

gluten free pumpkin cheesecake

Here’s what you need to start:

  • 1 Janelle, who’s had a stressful week of exams
  • A dash of intense desire to eat something pumpkin
  • 1 boyfriend that loves cheesecake (more…)
Jen Cafferty

Easy Gluten Free Halloween Sandwich Cookies

October 26th, 2011 by Jen Cafferty

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

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Halloween Sandwich Cookies by Jen Cafferty

Looking for the perfect easy-to-prepare treat to take to a Halloween party? Or maybe you want to send something special in your children’s lunch?  These cookies are perfect because you can make them as you need them and you don’t even need to bake!  There is no need to make an entire batch.  Just keep the ingredients on hand and prepare a few cookies for whenever you need something cute, creative and delicious to take with you!

My baking life changed for the better when I realized that some of the canned frostings were gluten free (I use Betty Crocker). When they go on sale, I buy a few cans of various colors and flavors and keep them in my pantry.  Most versions are gluten and dairy free but make sure to read the labels carefully before making your purchase.  Of course, it is very easy to make your own frosting, but something about the ease of the can makes it even so much less daunting to make a baked good.  Or in the case of these cookies, assemble a baked good (you don’t even need to bake!). (more…)

Gluten Free Spiced Apple Cakes

October 20th, 2011 by Annie

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  When I heard that Gluten Free Works were encouraging bloggers to contribute recipes for Halloween/Fall it set me to thinking about some apples that I needed to use up.  They had been given to me by a fellow gluten free friend on a recent visit and I wanted to do something with them other than make crumble.

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The best kind of gift

 

I have an apple cake recipe that I always use but I wanted to try making smaller cakes, spiced with the flavours that invoke thoughts of Christmas/Thanksgiving and the warm flavours that we love to wrap ourselves in as the weather turns colder.

I have only recently discovered that my pressure cooker is the best thing to use when (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten-Free Halloween Party Ideas and Recipes

October 18th, 2011 by Amy Fothergill

 

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Gluten Free Halloween Table

If you have ever been in a social situation and can't have the food around the buffet table, whether it's related to allergies, religion or weight loss, it can be quite difficult.

 

What if it was the other way around? Imagine arriving and being able to eat everything! I thought it would be useful to create some ideas for gluten-free occasions (after getting some great advice from Amy Sherman of Cooking with Amy). So here is my first holiday list: Halloween.

 

Maybe you are the host and you are getting ready for a ghoulish party. If you need to plan it around one or more gluten-free eaters, you might need some ideas beyond hummus and rice crackers or tortilla chips with guacamole.

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Gluten free pumpkin muffin with pumpkin cream cheese frosting

When you are doing your planning, think about the items that you can't eat when you are gluten-free: bread, crackers, pretzels, pizza, cookies, cakes and cupcakes, doughnuts. Today, there are many options for all of these items. Of course, if you are the one hosting, you will have much more control. That's my plan this year; delegation! And, even if you aren't gluten-free, you can use the ideas below to plan your own party.

If you are the host and not the one with the sensitivity, make sure you understand the needs of your guests. Someone with Celiac disease looks at gluten as seriously as someone with a peanut allergy. Gluten can be in ketchup and bbq sauce and is almost always in (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Caramel Corn Recipe

October 17th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten_free_caramel_cornHomemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it's naturally gluten free. And it's so buttery fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! If you like, use organic popcorn, butter, sugar and agave syrup for an extra special treat.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients: (more…)