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…)
Now 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.
This recipe for gluten-free pumpkin pancakes 3 ways makes a light, spiced gluten-free pancake no matter how you make them- plain, with chopped apples or with chopped pecans. For a gluten and dairy free pancake, substitute coconut milk, or your favorite dairy free milk substitute for milk.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 1/2 cups canned light coconut milk OR milk
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pre-seasoned / sweetened pumpkin pie filling) (more…)
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…)
This is an adaptation of my cousin’s recipe, which she so graciously shared with our family. The thing I love about these sweet potato pancakes is the flavor profile that the raw almond butter delivers. After all this time of not eating wheat, what is often missing in gluten-free recipes is the earthy nuttiness that wheat-based recipes have. The almonds deliver on creating that flavor dimension, and it is great!
This recipes makes a lot of small pancakes. Store any leftover in an airtight container in the refrigerator for snacking or reheating in the toaster oven for breakfast.
Hello to everyone and many thanks to GlutenFreeNetworks.com for inviting me to participate in their Halloween/Fall event. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you what I’ve learned about baking gluten-free quick breads, such as Pumpkin Cornbread Squares, after 10 challenging months of adapting wheat flour recipes and experimenting with gluten-free flours, starches, and gums. Here are some of the questions I asked myself and the answers that I found.
Q: Why would I bake gluten-free when I can now buy a variety of gluten-free products at a grocery store?
A: You may enjoy baking and want to continue. Or you may want to save money and not buy packaged foods. Perhaps, you’re not happy with the quality or taste of what’s available.
Or perhaps you’re like me. I’m not only gluten-sensitive (recently diagnosed), but also lactose-intolerant and on a forever diet to keep Type 2 diabetes at bay. The result is that (more…)
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.
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…)
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.
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…)