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Easy Tamale Pie: Gluten-free and Dairy-free

A few years ago, I made a version of tamale pie where I made tamale dough and put something in the middle (honest, I can’t remember; it might have been chili inside). I’m not sure why that went out of my rotation. More recently, I made a tamale pie as more of an experiment with black beans and salsa on the bottom and tamale dough on top. That was a huge hit. Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-free Baking: Easy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate_Chunk_Cookies_lizschauThese chocolate chunk cookies are so simple to make and decidedly less involved than many gluten-free baking recipes. They bake up thin, crispy, and perfectly chewy. These cookies contain no flour or starches, which means they are lower in carbohydrates and, since they are made with cashew butter, are loaded with protein. And, should you choose to use dark chocolate, they’re also dairy-free. As always, be vigilant and check labels — especially when purchasing chocolate, as some contain wheat and gluten.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:
(Makes 8-12 Small Cookies) Read More »

Four Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Snack Recipes

Everyone knows home cooked foods are better for you than processed, but who has the time???

Here are four quick and easy snack recipes to enjoy this weekend!

Gluten Free Rice Crispie Square Recipe

Gluten-free rice crispie squares are fast, easy and oh, so familiar- a gluten-free kid’s favorite recipe.

Make a batch to take along to sporting events, for sleep-overs or pack a bag for road trips.

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Three Delicious Gluten-Free Entrees to Expand Your Menu

Having a varied diet is extremely important to achieving and maintaining good health. Veggies, fruits, meats, spices, herbs, nuts, legumes, seafood – there are literally thousands of foods we can eat and tens of thousands of recipes that mix flavors and nutrients in so many ways that we should never be bored by our diet.

That said, cooking takes time and life demands lots and lots of our time. It is easy to fall into the same old, same old.

Let’s make cooking foods, and especially cooking different types of foods, a MAJOR priority.

A varied diet makes life better. It makes sure we cover our bases nutritionally, but it also makes us happy. New flavors, new textures, new recipes that taste delicious are the stuff of life.  Read More »

Four Delicious Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

Craving something yummy? Try these four gluten-free cookie recipes this weekend!

Gluten-free and Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

These gingersnaps are full of flavor.

They’re chewy, moist, and have a crackly top, as any gingersnap should.

If you don’t like your gingersnaps chewy, no worries, just bake them a bit longer and they’ll crisp up perfectly!

Dreamy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls Recipe

Gosh, those cookies were good. Rrr… I mean it was a great bonding experience.

It seemed like Auntie Lesley always had a fresh batch in the jar just waiting for my sister and me. They were doughy, and melty, and buttery…

When my Mom would ask my sister and me why we liked Auntie Lesley’s cookies over her own, we’d always say “but Mom, they’re not cookies. They’re pie crust balls with chocolate chips. They cannot be compared!”

Gluten Free Recipe: Yabba Dabba Do Cookies!

I followed the advice of one of my readers, Kristi, and made the crispy treats using Fruity Pebbles

(I’ve also made them with the cocoa pebbles and both are awesome!).

Before making these I called Post to double-check that these two cereals were in fact gluten-free and was assured that they were gluten-free.

Try them today. You’ll love them!

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies 

These light (and no, not in the fat content sense), buttery, sweet little wafers will melt in your mouth.

Plus, shortbread is perfect for making gluten free because it’s supposed to be a little crumbly.

I don’t even bother making wheat shortbread cookies anymore because everyone likes these just as much, if not more.

In the mood for something different?

Head over to our Recipes section and check out all the Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes!

5 Awesome Gluten-Free Pancake Recipes to Get You Through the Weekend

The weekend is almost here! Saturday and Sunday are the perfect days to try new recipes – especially yummy PANCAKE recipes! :)

Try these fantastic pancake recipes this weekend! Click the images to go to the recipes. Enjoy!

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For you java lovers – gluten-free cappuccino pancakes are almost caramel-like in flavor and color, a delicious alternative to plain Jane pancakes.

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Christmas Gluten-free Lemon Almond Cookie Recipe

I tend to over think blogging so my intent is to be short and sweet (good luck to me). Many years ago, I had a recipe for Lemon Almond Cookies. I had copied it from a magazine (specifically from Gourmet, Feb 1990) and kept it all of these years. It is hand written on a recipe card; I added my own interpretation and instructions. At Christmas, I always made these delicious, sweet and crisp cookies.

I’m not sure of the last time I made them but in recent years, with a gluten-free diet, I haven’t even attempted them. This year, I just couldn’t take it and decided to Read More »

Gluten-free Holiday Cranberry Sauce Recipe

gluten free cranberry sauceIt’s easy to make your own fresh cranberry sauce with just a few ingredients. This version has much less sugar than what you would find in a can. Give it a try. If you don’t think you’ll use all of the cranberries, cut the recipe in half and use the berries in a muffin or loaf.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup water or orange juice (use less sugar if using the juice)

1/3 c organic white sugar or sucanat

1/3 c agave nectar (optionally use honey or all sugar)

4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed

Optional ingredients:  1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, chopped; orange zest from 1/2 of an orange; Read More »

8 Must Have Gluten-Free Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner

It is fall here in the United States. The weather is getting colder and the leaves are dropping. An important holiday is fast approaching.

Thanksgiving! This wonderful holiday was created when the colonial settlers ate with Native Americans who helped them survive the previous hard winter. Now we celebrate friends and family, give thanks for everything we have and EAT, EAT, EAT!

These 8 Must Have Recipes will help you deliver the best gluten-free Thanksgiving yet!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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