We’ve been eating Paleo lately. I know eating grain-free would seem to imply that desserts, like brownies, would be impossible. But where there is a will, there... Read More »Please visit Flourless Brownie Bites to view this post in its entirety.
We’ve had a nice break from the rain here in the Northwest and the local strawberries are already arriving at the produce stands! I usually have to... Read More »Please visit Strawberry & Spinach Salad to view this post in its entirety.
Okay, so I originally came up with this recipe out of necessity. Well, maybe that sounds a bit extreme. But I was making a Spinach & Strawberry... Read More »Please visit Easy Maple Syrup Candied Pecans (or walnuts) to view this post in its entirety.
I’ve been procrastinating posting about our Paleo diet because I just didn’t know what to say. Today’s post won’t include a recipe, but don’t fret, tomorrow’s post will!... Read More »Please visit Trying to eat grain free to view this post in its entirety.
My husband was diagnosed with Celiac several years ago. I started this blog as a way to record my successful recipes and possibly help others looking for gluten-free... Read More »Please visit Paleo Recipes? to view this post in its entirety.
You probably already know that April means taxes, Earth Day and rain, but did you know that April is also National Soyfoods Month? So now is the... Read More »Please visit National Soyfoods Month to view this post in its entirety.
I had not intention of making a pie for Pi Day, because honestly I find the whole thing kind of absurd. But everywhere where I went Pi, Pi, Pi. It finally got to me and I just had to make pie. I am guessing the founders of Pi Day wanted to inspire me to do math, but baking involves math, so I guess it's a win-win situation.
I have never made a peach blueberry pie before, but I really wanted a fru
Today's post is the best tasting, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free pie crust I have tried. It is a little hard to handle, but you can easily press the dough back together. It really does taste like a traditional pie crust. Of course, if you can eat butter, you could use butter in place of my shortening/butter substitute.Please visit Allergy Friendly Pie Crust to view this post in its entirety.
Coconut Tapioca Pudding Directions: This recipe calls for small pearl tapioca (I use this) not instant tapioca. Rinse tapioca thoroughly and drain in a fine mesh sieve. In... Read More »Please visit Coconut Tapioca Pudding to view this post in its entirety.
I know there are a lot of gluten-free recipes out there that promise to deliver thick, fudgy and delicious brownies. But, somehow they fall short. This is one gluten-free brownie recipe that really does deliver! Please visit Perfect Pecan Brownies to view this post in its entirety.
Today marks the first day of the 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake! It's the perfect time to gather friends and family and prepare some delicious Asian cuisine.Please visit Cold Noodle Salad with Red Curry Chicken to view this post in its entirety.
We stopped into a local coffee roaster and I couldn't resist having a giant soft ginger cookie. Being the only wheat eating member of my family, I rarely eat a "regular" cookie. It was one of those giant bakery style cookies that is the size of a small pie. But they call it one cookies, so who am I to argue.
Well, it was a really great tasting cookie. And although I am a huge fan of ginger snap
Chocolate and peppermint are a great combination and perfect for the holiday season. So when I saw a recipe for homemade peppermint patties years ago in a Taste of Home magazine I was super excited.
I'll admit the end result tasted great, but they didn't look so pretty. My mom, sisters, and I have continued to make the recipe, tweaking it until we finally got it right. Now, they look as nice as t
Cranberrylets Directions: We’ve always dusted these in confectioners’ sugar, but I think extra fine granulated sugar would make these really sparkle. In a medium saucepan, stir together the... Read More »Please visit Cranberrylets to view this post in its entirety.
My sister found this recipe in an old Nestle Cookbook. We think it's a fun variation from your typical caramel corn recipe.
With no candy thermometer and easy to find ingredients, it's a simple recipe to prepare; just don't stray to far from the kitchen, as it does need stirred or shaken quite frequently. Please visit Butterscotch Popcorn Crunch to view this post in its entirety.
I got together with my mom and my sister for a holiday candy making extravaganza. Seriously, we made like 10 kinds of sweet treats, these being among the favorites.
This Candy Bar Fudge resembles a candy bar, hence the name. However, they look and taste much more complicated than they really are. No one will ever guess you use the microwave to make this recipe. It's a chewy caramel layer of goodn
With chocolate, peanut butter, and large marshmallows, today's recipe is sure to be a hit with the kids in your life. But who are we kidding, the grownups will probably enjoy them too!Please visit Marshmallow Puffs to view this post in its entirety.
I have one of those fancy cookie press guns that produce cute shapes, perfect for the holidays. Well, my oldest daughter always loved making Buttery Spritz Cookies and coloring the dough a vibrant red or green color for Christmas.
Since going gluten-free we haven't been able to enjoy the tradition, so this year when a reader, Tami, commented on Facebook that she would like a good spritz cookie for
I choose to not participate in Black Friday. I mean, I love a sale as much as the next gal, but dragging myself out in the middle of the night to save a few dollars is not my way of spending the day after Thanksgiving.
So, of course, I stayed home and decided to bake. Well, all did not go as planned. And I thought after all the stress of traveling, cooking, eating gf, and shopping madness, you mi
I love sweet potatoes, so when I saw a recipe for a mashed version full of butter and maple syrup I was all earsPlease visit Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes to view this post in its entirety.
Growing up, my husband's and my families both always served the jellied cranberry sauce with turkey. And interestingly enough, we have very different interpretations of this holiday side dish. He loves the stuff. It's sweet, jellied, and slices lovely. It's like jellied cranberry goodness from a can.
Well, my recollection of the stuff isn't so lovely. For starters, it's sweet, jellied and has a
My family loves Italian food, especially pasta, so when I was asked if I would try Heartland Gluten Free Pasta, I was excited. Heartland uses a blend of rice and corn, maintains good manufacturing practices, and is very affordable. So the big question: how does it taste?Please visit Spaghetti with Pancetta & Tomatoes to view this post in its entirety.
If you love peanut butter, you have to try this frosting. It has a very light and fluffy texture, and really packs a peanut butter flavor. In fact it tastes just like the inside of a peanut butter ball. Super delicious.Please visit Peanut Butter Frosting to view this post in its entirety.
saw a gorgeous photograph from Bon Appetit for Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting. I knew immediately I needed to make a gluten-free version. My mom's birthday this week was the perfect excuse and the results exceeded my expectations.Please visit Banana Chocolate Chip Cake to view this post in its entirety.
Sweet Potato Soup with Pancetta & Croutons Directions: Although we love the meaty flavor of pancetta, you could use bacon if you prefer. Place sweet potatoes and carrots... Read More »Please visit Kids Cook Monday- Sweet Potato Soup with Pancetta & Croutons to view this post in its entirety.
I have always loved peanut butter on my waffles, so why not put peanut butter in the waffles? I wish I could claim this idea as my own, but I actually adapted a Martha Stewart waffle recipe that my sister's family enjoys.Please visit Peanut Butter Waffles to view this post in its entirety.
Panko crumbs are coarse bread crumbs that lend a light, airy texture to breaded foods. Although I have found gluten-free panko crumbs at one local store, they are very expensive. Here is the method I use to make them at home.Please visit Making Panko Crumbs to view this post in its entirety.
It seems to me that the best recipes typically come from those dusty, old recipe boxes that belonged to Grandma or her sister. Food was simple and seasonal. Forgot a mile-long ingredient list that require a special trip to the store, these folks cooked with practical ingredients they already had on hand.
Last time I was visiting my parents' house my mom suggested I try to adapt my grandmothers
My sister makes an amazing Zucchini Blueberry Bread and I got the recipe from her years ago. However, I have never quite been able to replicate a gluten-free version. Then to complicate matters, my oldest daughter developed an egg allergy. I am not sure if egg-free baking is always problematic, but I can assure you egg-free, gluten-free cooking is no walk in the park.Please visit Zucchini Blueber
Quinoa is one of those "super foods" we are all supposed to be eating. However, I still struggle with incorporating it into our diets. We have found that quinoa salads are one of the easiest ways to eat quinoa, not to mention it's a perfect meatless meal.
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I originally got the idea for this salad from an Allrecipes recipe. But when I went back to use the recipe, I couldn't find it again. So here is my version; my family really enjoys it. After all, they think everything is better with bacon, even a salad. Please visit BBQ Chicken BLT Salad to view this post in its entirety.
Here is our take on the Purple Cow. It's does turn out very purple thanks to the grape juice and blueberries, and actually tastes great. My daughter loved it, of course being bright purple didn't hurt either.
It's fast, easy and delicious. And chances are your kids will love it. What more could you ask for? We think it's a great treat for a warm summer day, but it could also be a breakfast smooth
Did you know today is National Cheesecake Day? Well, it is. So I thought it would be fun to post two of my favorite gluten-free cheesecake recipes.Please visit National Cheesecake Day to view this post in its entirety.
Bam Bam Bars Directions: I used about 4 cups crispy rice cereal and 2 cups Cocoa Pebbles. Grease a 9×13 pan. In a large saucepan (nonstick is perfect),... Read More »Please visit Bam Bam Bars to view this post in its entirety.
Hazelnut Brownies Directions: These brownies need chilled before cutting; don’t be tempted to serve warm or they will fall about and not taste nearly as good (trust me,... Read More »Please visit Hazelnut Brownies to view this post in its entirety.
Crispy Chocolate Ice Cream Pie Directions: We really like the Chocolate Crispy Rice crust, but any chocolate crust would work for this pie. Butter a 9-inch pie plate... Read More »Please visit Crispy Chocolate Ice Cream Pie to view this post in its entirety.
This crust is a great alternative to a graham cracker or cookie crust needed for all your ice cream and pudding pies. It's great tasting and gluten-free, but requires no special flours or equipment, so it's easy for anyone to prepare for a potluck or get together (or when you just need a simple, inexpensive gluten-free dessert). Please visit Chocolate Crispy Rice Crust to view this post in its ent
I've always wanted to try a rustic fruit tart, but for some reason I have always just opted to make a traditional pie. Last week I had some extra pastry dough, but didn't want to go to the trouble of making an actual pie, so I finally made a rustic fruit tart. It was so delicious, and best of all, so easy.Please visit Rustic Fruit Tart to view this post in its entirety.
Last month my husband and I had a nice dinner at Sullivan' in Seattle. His entire three course meal was gluten-free and delicious, including his horseradish mashed potatoes.
Honestly, when he chose the potatoes off the menu I cringed a little. Horseradish is great, but it's like garlic to me, people get so carried away that the flavor often overpowers the entire dish. Well, at Sullivan's they di
Microwave Chocolate Pudding Directions: In a large, microwave-safe bowl (make sure the bowl is plenty large because the ingredients will expand a lot while heating), combine the sugar,... Read More »Microwave Chocolate Pudding is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen.
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Instead of posting a recipe today, I thought I would ask a question. Are you a better cook since going gluten-free?Are you a better cook since going gluten-free? is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen.
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Spring in Oregon means several things: flowers which brings allergy season, rain which brings mud and umbrellas, and rhubarb which brings crisps and pies.
Okay, so maybe that is the Northwest simplified, but it's pretty close to reality.Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen.
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I already have a wonderful Bacon Potato Salad posted, and you might be asking yourself how many potato salad recipes does one person need? I've asked myself the same question, and I have yet to come up with an answer. Red Potato Salad is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen
I have a favorite baked bean style recipe that I have been cooking for years. However, it requires bbq sauce and canned pork & beans, which I don't typically keep on hand.
Yesterday, my daughter was in the kitchen with me and wanted to help me cook dinner, so we quickly found a recipe we could modify and make work with the ingredients we had in the cupboard. I gave my 5 year old the job of m
You know it is spring when the rhubarb is ready. I realize not everyone loves rhubarb, however, if you chop it small and bake a slightly sweet cake or muffin, it is hard to resist.Rhubarb Muffins is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen
If you are anything like me, you always have a need for softened butter; from toast to corn on the cob, room temperature butter is a must-have at my house. However, keeping a dish of butter on the counter can be problematic, and that is where the Butter Bell Crock comes in.Butter Bell Crock is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen
I think it's difficult for most people to resist a cinnamon roll or cinnamon toast. The warm bread and the sweet cinnamon-sugar crunch; there is no doubt, cinnamon and sugar are a winning combination.
I love waffles. They don't really need a lot of crazy embellishments, because a good waffle, is well, good enough. However, I read about waffles with a cinnamon-sugar topping baked right in, so I ha
I recently discovered the recipe for the Deen family House Seasoning recipe. It's a basic recipe with salt, pepper, and garlic and it tastes great.
I have found it super convenient to have a dish of this in my spice cupboard. It is perfect for seasoning meat, casseroles and even savory snacks like popcorn.House Seasoning is a post from: In Flora's Kitchen
I know there are other gluten-free "crispy rice" cereals on the market, but let's face it, they don't quite have the snap, crackle, and pop you find with the original. So I have to be honest, I was more than a little excited when Kellogg's brought gluten-free Rice Krispies to the marketplace.
Once you can bring back Rice Krispies to your diet, you know what that means...Rice Krispies Treats! And
You know how those chain coffee shops have glass display cases full of enticing baked goods? Well, I got a glimpse of a blueberry bread with a lemon glaze and knew I had to create a gluten-free version.
So here it is. With lots of lemon and lots of blueberries, it's a delicious quick bread that won't cost you $2 a slice. And not only is it gluten-free, but I made it dairy-free as well. I think it