November 26, 2012 1 Comment
September 6, 2012 2 Comments
You expect to find gluten-free food online and in health food stores and big grocery stores, but you never anticipate finding it in your local discount store. I was recently pleasantly surprised to find, among the curling irons and cat food, many GF products in Big Lots, the largest broadline closeout retailer in the U.S.
Big Lots has recently begun carrying several types of Bob’s Red Mill products, most of them gluten-free, and all of them much cheaper than they can be purchased on-line or in a grocery store. I bought Bob’s Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookie Mix and Pizza Crust Mix for 2.90 and a bag of Bob’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread Mix for 3.95. In my regular grocery store, these mixes run from 4.95 – 6.95. Big Lots also carries a few brands of GF pasta, all for under 2.00 per package. And you can always find Read More »
June 14, 2012 1 Comment
Who doesn’t dream of a really good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie? The kind you used to make when you were a kid? This is a very easy and quite tasty recipe from Chef Sunshine Best of Your Safe Kitchen in Chicago, IL. Chef Sunshine presented this recipe at the 2008 Gluten Free Cooking Expo and it was loved by all.
Ingredients for Flour Blend:
3/4 cup white bean flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
3/4 cup arrowroot flour
Ingredients for Cookies:
2 1/4 cups Flour Blend (above)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup shortening, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar Read More »
March 15, 2012 1 Comment
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:
February 6, 2012 Leave a comment
Valentine’s day is approaching! Instead of spending hours searching for allergy-friendly Valentine’s candy for your loved ones, consider offering safer sweets with Lucy’s cookies.
January 30, 2012 Leave a comment
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 Read More »
December 23, 2011 Leave a comment
This recipe for Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men is adapted from a recipe by Jacqueline Mallorca, “Rice Flour Gingerbread Cows”, featured in her fabulous cookbook, “The Wheat-Free Cook”.
This version is corn free as well as gluten-free and is extra-extra gingery- so cut back on the ginger if you like.
The gingerbread men are decorated with small amounts of Royal Icing and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting but use raisins and nuts for a charming au natural touch. Read More »
December 14, 2011 Leave a comment
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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. Read More »
December 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Welcome to Monday, December 12, 2011. Only 13 days until Christmas! For all of you out there (this includes me) who haven’t finished your shopping, it is time to get busy! Right now I am out running 8-10 miles to help motivate myself to knock out the rest of my shopping later on today. Not sure yet if that will include in person or online shopping – it depends on how I feel.
With Hannah home sick with the stomach flu, I had plenty of time to catch up on all things online. I found some great gluten-free tidbits and plan to share one of them now with you guys! Are you ready? Ta-da….
Kinnikinnick is now offering some new mixes just in time for the holiday season. These mixes include: Read More »
November 15, 2011 1 Comment
I loved the idea of gifting my homemade cake stands to friends and families for the holidays. (Thanks everyone!)
Thing is – you can’t really give a cake stand to someone without having treats on it, especially if they know that you love to bake.
So I tried to figure out what seasonal recipe I could make for the stands that I could prepare ahead of time, freeze, would appeal to everyone I know (gluten-free, vegan, egg allergies, potato allergies etc), and will stay on the stand with little concern of things breaking.
Tall order, right? Read More »