Category Archives: Gluten Free

Holiday Cranberries






With the holidays approaching traditional recipes are making their way out of my “special drawer” where they are safely stored… albeit sometimes buried. As Thanksgiving nears I fetch the familiar glass bowl hidden in my mom’s dining buffet, and wistfully … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cake






Anna’s love affair with cake was strained to the breaking point due to the limited availability of cake that met her dietary needs. Locating a bakery that specializes in tasty GF items can be a challenge along with being hard … Continue reading

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Yummy Pancakes






With a few modifications, this recipe can be both GF and dairy-free. What a delicious way to start the day: warm pancakes topped with buttery spread and real maple syrup! And for a special summertime surprise, add a few fresh … Continue reading

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“Creature From The Mixing Bowl”






I kept hearing stories describing heavenly fluff in the form of homemade marshmallow, and I was hoping to successfully prepare the gooey treat for my family. Not being a fan of marshmallow means I don’t make s’mores voluntarily, and if … Continue reading

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Miss Anna’s Fruit Bars






Searching the internet for a GF fruit bar for Miss Anna I located numerous delicious looking recipes but most included oats. I love the nutty flavor of oats in baked goods and understand why it is often included, but unfortunately … Continue reading

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Thumbprint Cookies






  This gluten free/dairy free rendition of thumbprint cookies has nice flavor, and yes, they are as big as they look in the photo due to the fact Anna likes them with lots of jam! They also have better texture … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Salad






  Croutons and chicken salad are two things that should never be eaten from a bag or container; for the time required to prepare them yields an enormous return in both flavor and freshness. This is an extremely simple and … Continue reading

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Foolproof Enchilada Sauce






fool·proof /ˈfo͞olˌpro͞of/ Adjective Incapable of going wrong or being misused…   I chuckled as I finished up my first batch of enchilada sauce. I knew the recipe was simple and easily accommodated specific dietary needs, yet even with my limited … Continue reading

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Easy Marinara






This marinara sauce is extremely simple and very tasty. My grandson, who does not like red sauce, enjoyed it so much in a ravioli casserole I made he requested it for his birthday dinner. I seldom have both crushed and … Continue reading

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Pear Butter a la Crockpot






    It was time to tackle the making of pear butter, and with a collection of ripe pears in addition to my sister’s adage of, “Just throw it in!” I set about preparing fruit for an over night simmer … Continue reading

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