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Butterball turkey gravy packets are now gluten-free

[Update November 19, 2018: All of the Butterball products are gluten free except for Butterball Stuffed Turkey (bread stuffing) and Butterball Frozen Meatballs.  For our products that are packaged with gravy packets, the gravy packets are gluten free as well. The gravy contains rice flour instead of wheat flour and the modified food starch is corn based. Source: Butterball.]

turkeyThere has been some confusion lately about whether or not Butterball turkey gravy packets are gluten-free. There are six types of Buttterball turkeys that come with a gravy packet. They are listed below and all currently come with a gluten-free gravy packet. The key to understanding if your gravy packet is gluten-free is to READ the label.

Any newly manufactured gravy packet will contain rice flour. According to Butterball (1-800-BUTTERBALL) there are still some older packets of gravy in the stores that contain wheat flour. Therefore, read your packet and make sure it does not contain wheat flour. If it contains wheat flour, you have an older packet and it is therefore not gluten-free. In the future, all of the Butterball gravy packets will be manufactured using rice flour. Read More »

Nestle Gluten-free Product List Makes Thanksgiving a Little Easier & Pumpkin Pie Tartlet Recipe

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If you are making gluten-free pumpkin pies and other sweet treats this Thanksgiving, make sure to check out the Nestle gluten-free product list before baking this year (revised August 2009).

The following items are gluten-free and will be helpful for baking this holiday season, especially when making pumpkin pies.

LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
LIBBY’S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Swirled Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Premier White Swirled Morsels
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Low Fat Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Fat Free Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk

PUMPKIN_TARLETTry these 100 calorie pumpkin pie tartlets from the Nestle USA website. Read More »

How to make gluten free halloween sugar cookies

Don’t let dried out gluten-free sugar cookie dough ruin your Halloween. Here is a easy and delicious recipe for rolled sugar cookies. You don’t even need to refrigerate the dough and the cookies freeze very well.

Ingredients:halloween_cookies_indiatree_com

1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 cup potato starch
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cane or beet sugar
1 cup shortening
1 egg
2 teaspoons GF vanilla extract
potato starch, for kneading

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add all dry ingredients and combine until the dough forms a ball. Read More »

Gluten Free 101: Surviving Halloween

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Halloween can be a difficult holiday to navigate for a gluten-free child or allergic child. Here are some tips for an easy gluten-free Halloween and some great sources for gluten-free Halloween candy.

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Organize a Gluten-Free Halloween Party for Kids
Kids love parties, especially when they can eat all the goodies. Host a party where everything is safe for your child. Carve pumpkins, have a costume contest, and eat gluten-free Halloween treats (such as Halloween Sugar Cookies.) Inexpensive party supplies and art supplies can be purchased online at www.orientaltrading.com. Read More »

Top Ten Kitchen Gadgets for Gluten-Free Cooks

All gluten-free cooks should have a few a great kitchen gadgets to brighten their culinary lives.

Here is a list of the items in my kitchen that I can’t live without.

1. Mandoline – I use it to slice almost everything. Fennel, carrots, radishes, garlic, pears, you name it, I slice it!

2. Food Dehydrator – This week we dehydrated pears, apples, straberries, nectarines, beets and sweet potatoes.

3. Microplane Grater – I use my grater for citrus zest, parmesan cheese and garlic. Read More »

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