This decadent gluten-free version of New York cheesecake is made with 2 pounds of cream cheese and 1 pound of sour cream! The crust is made with gluten-free graham-style crackers and the cake is topped with gluten-free canned cherry pie filling. The result of this easy recipe- a spectacular, wildly crowd-pleasing dessert.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
1 1/4 cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs, about 6 ounces (I used Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Smoreable Graham Crackers) (more…)
As I was reminiscing about living in NYC, and getting kugel from the local kosher deli. And I thought why not…I could do this. If my grandparents could see me now they would be so proud, and very shocked! I remember once when I was younger visiting my grandma in the Bronx and eating at a kosher deli, I asked for an egg-cream with my pastrami sandwich…..oooh, the looks of daggers I received. I might know a fraction more than I did then, like meat and dairy don’t go together, but that is about it sadly. Along with kugel, I do love me a nice big bowl of matzo ball soup and a knish…now my goal is to make those in GF fashion.
This week started with kugel, and it came out great. I really think the key was the noodle. And since traditional kugel calls for egg noodles, us GF-ers are kind of out of luck, or so I thought. But one of my new favorite gluten-free products, a corn pasta from Hungary, Cornito fit the bill! Corn pasta from Hungary, who would have thought? But it is delicious and not only tastes just like traditional egg noodles, it is pretty cheap. (more…)
I am always looking for a way to make my current meal choices healthier. This not only helps my body, but it helps me to get out of a rut that I sometimes seem to fall in with foods. I find something that I like and I like to eat it a lot. Sometimes daily. Tuna melts are one of those favorites. In addition to limiting tuna to 2-3 times per week, I don’t know that I need melted cheese & mayo on a regular basis.
Avocados were on sale this week when I went grocery shopping – 5 for $5.00. They were the big ones, too, not the tiny ones. I wanted to incorporate avocado into my lunch, but knew I needed more protein, so the avocado tuna salad was born.
Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe 2010 (c) Teri Lee Gruss
A good gluten free lasagna recipe can be challenging for gluten free cooks because several of the usual ingredients may contain gluten. Italian sausage, processed marinara or tomato sauce and packaged seasonings may contain gluten as an additive. And of course, the majority of lasagna noodle products are made from wheat flour.This recipe is an adaptation of a Tyler Florence recipe called “Drop-Dead Lasagna” featured in his book Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen. Serve this rich, herb-laden gluten free version of lasagna to anyone, anytime, anywhere and comments will include “This is the best lasagna I have ever had!”
These are mostly sugar-free because I used chocolate chips instead of a sugar-free alternative like carob chips. Substitute carob chips for the chocolate chips and you have yourself some delicious sugar-free cookies.
The cookies are made with Isomalt, which is a sugar substitute that is suitable for those who suffer from diabetes. Isomalt also has only half the calories of sugar, however it is suggested that adults should not consume more than 50g per day and 25g for children. I first learned of Isomalt while I was in my Baking and Pastry course at school. I am in no way an expert of working with sugar alternatives but I wanted to give this a try seeing as Bryan’s dad has diabetes and both of my grandfathers (who have now passed away) had diabetes. We are really trying to cut back out sugar intake this year and when I was sent samples of this I wanted to give it (more…)
This is a hearty dish perfect for late fall or winter. It’s also wonderful with any root vegetable like turnip, carrot, parsnip, rutabaga, and sweet potato. If you don’t want to bother cutting the squash many stores offer it pre-cut. (more…)
A bisque is a rich, creamy soup made with one or more types of seafood, cream or milk and bisque is often thickened with flour. Our version of easy gluten-free lobster bisque is thickened with sweet rice flour which gives this lovely savory soup silky rich body.
My super-moist Gluten Free Glazed Orange Almond Cake recipe will have your family lining up for seconds. This cake tastes as good as it looks. The orange flavor really comes through and works well with the subtle almond undertones. This has none of the stereotypical gluten free cake issues… it is as delicious (if not more delicious) than most cakes containing gluten. It may very well be the moistest cake you have ever had! It’s texture is wonderful and very similar to banana bread. (more…)