Gluten-Free Raspberry Muffins

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These muffins have a delicate light lemony flavor with bursts of  raspberry in every bite.  They are tender, moist and delicious.  They are easy and quick enough for breakfast any day of the week, but equally worthy of a coffee date with a friend.  The kids polished off two muffins each for breakfast, and wanted another for an afternoon snack.  Continue reading »

Gluten-Free a href="http://weightlossplan.celiacasaurus.com">Pear Crisp with Toffee Sauce

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When the weather turns chilly my cravings turn to cinnamon and spice and the fruits of the season.  This recipe is all warmth and comfort.  Pears are a lovely alternative to the traditional apples in this dish, and they combine perfectly with the crispy, caramelized topping and the toffee sauce….mmm….more please. Continue reading »

Savory Gluten-Free Cheddar Scones

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These scones were delicious with a bowl of soup for supper last night.  They were also really yummy reheated in the toaster oven for breakfast this morning.  The smell of these babies baking will have your family flocking to the kitchen.  Getting to this recipe was a bit of a journey….a journey that started with really bad biscuits. Continue reading »

Grandma’s Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten-Free

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My favorite peanut butter cookies have always been my Grandma’s, so naturally when I wanted to create a gluten-free version I started with her recipe.  I even brought some to her house so she could try them out, and I am happy to say that Grandma thought they were great.

These truly taste like good old homemade peanut butter cookies.  There is no way anyone would ever guess they are gluten-free.  Thanks for all the cookies over the years Grandma! Continue reading »

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

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I have made a couple of different pizza dough recipes, from gf cookbooks and websites, that claimed to be delicious.  They were edible.  My kids would eat a slice, and say ”that was pretty good Mom, thanks for supper”.  There would be leftovers.  Not good enough…the table should be silent for lack of “mouth vacancy”, the whole pizza should be devoured, pants should strain, bellies should bulge.  Pizza is not a food that I want to eat one slice of, it’s something I want to dig into, until I’m good and full.

I’m a stubborn gal, and I really like pizza.  Today I decided to just go it alone and see what I could come up with.  I made pizza.  We devoured pizza.  There are no leftovers, and my husband wasn’t even home to help with the eating.  My son, who is not a supper kind of guy, ate three slices.  My daughter also ate three slices, and for the first time ever, her crusts disappeared. Continue reading »

Gluten-Free Chocolate Bliss Cupcakes

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Bliss Cupcakes

I am grateful for the wonderful family I have.  Our weekly dinners are loud and full of chatter, bad jokes, first lines of songs, and stories of the weeks adventures. Usually there is no reason for our gathering, other than to enjoy each other’s company.

This past weekend though, we were celebrating the 5th birthday of my two sweet and hilarious nieces.  I often make the cakes when we celebrate a birthday, and although I no longer bake with wheat, I carried on the tradition.  It was really important to me that their cupcakes were delicious and worthy of the special celebration; they shouldn’t have to sacrifice having yummy birthday treats just because my house is gluten-free. Continue reading »

A Weighty Topic

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You are going to notice that I use weights for dry measures in my baking, unless we are down to tbsp or tsp.  You might wonder why in the heck anyone would do such a silly thing.  Well my fellow bakers, it all comes down to the end results doesn’t it?  That glorious moment when you bite into a perfectly moist, yet light cake, or the crisp outer edges of a perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookie….you know what I’m talking about…that moment where you say “oh…that’s good” and your actually in the kitchen and not the bedroom. Continue reading »

Gluten-Free Find…Fab or Flop? President’s Choice Organics Brown Rice Pasta

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Ahhh, remember the days when you went to the grocery store and just picked up whichever brand of pasta was on sale?  If you’ve been gluten-free for a long time, you were around for all of the mush passed off as pasta.  Lucky for us, we are new to this, and gf pasta has come a long way.  We have been sticking to recommendations from family and friends on the best go-to products.  We had found a pasta we liked, it was pretty good and priced at around $4.00- $5.00/ 454g package. It was nearly indescernible smothered with sauce, but I wouldn’t have eaten it plain.  Good enough, right? Continue reading »

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