Sunday, November 30, 2014

Left over Turkey Hash

Thanksgiving is over, but if you're like me, you still have a lot of turkey!  So what do you do with it?  Here's an idea - Turkey Hash!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gluten Free Pumpkin Tarts

The Crust
2 cups of nuts
¼ cup brown sugar
4 Tablespoons of butter
2 Tablespoons of cream
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until all ingredients are well blended.  Divide into four and press gently into four tart pans

The Custard

½  12-oz can evaporated milk
1 eggs
3/8 cup sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons cream sherry

Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Pour into each of the tart shells. 

Place the tart pans on a cookie sheet in the center of the oven.   Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the custard is firm and when poked with a knife, the knife comes out clean.  Make sure you don’t cook it too long.  The custard will be dry and the color too dark.

Serve warm or cold with whipping cream topped with just a touch of fresh grated nutmeg.

Makes 4 Tarts

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkin and Pork Stew

 It's pumpkin season and there is a lot more things you can do besides make pumpkin pie or muffins!  How about a pumpkin for your Halloween dinner?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apples with Gluten Free Salted Caramel

Nothing says fall like caramel apples! And I absolutely love salted caramel.   But when you are gluten free, you have to be careful of commercially make caramel, much of it has some form of wheat in it.  So I experimented and found that it isn’t so hard to make! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Crock Pot Applesauce

It's crock pot week here at the gluten free gourmet - and it's National Dessert day!  So here is a recipe that honors both -

Simmered low and slow for a rich, sweet applesauce - eat alone or with some ice cream!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Butternut Squash au Gratin

It's fall and that calls for warming the house with foods in the oven - So here is a recipe for winter squash with cheese - 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

It's Autumn and it's pumpkin season across the country!  Here is a great little muffin (only 275 calories each) - Check it out!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's Hobbit Day!

September 22 is Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthday.  What better way to celebrate than to have a Hobbit feast!  Hobbits love their food and take it very seriously.

Here are some of the items Hobbits enjoy:

Hobbit Recipes

Hobbit Day Celebration


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oktoberfest Spaetzle

Oktoberfest began when Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810 and invited all of Munich to attend.  The celebration continued year after year and is now one of the most popular and widely celebrated events in the world!  The 16 day event usually begins mid to late September and ends the first week of October.

In honor of this event, here is a recipe for Spaetzel - tiny little dumplings.  Served with a good bratwurst (I purchased mine from a local sausage maker who makes all of his sausage gluten free - be sure to check.  Many sausages use a wheat product to bind the ingredients).  Add a gluten free beer (my favorite is Omission IPA) and maybe some saurkraut - your Oktoberfest dinner is ready!

Here's how you make it -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tailgate Party! 7 Great Recipes!

It's football season!  And with football season comes tailgate parties.  But what do you eat when you are gluten free?

See a picture of something you like?  Click on the link to take you to the recipe.  

Happy Tailgating!

Sausage Goal Posts with Dipping Sauces

Most people like their sausage in a bun with all the topping piled on – but us gluten free folks don’t get the traditional bun, and I’ve found many of the gluten free offerings turn to bread crumbs long before you finish your food.  So here is an alternative. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Deviled Touch Down Eggs

Deviled Touch Down Eggs

Deviled eggs are pretty standard fare at any picnic – but you can make these special by how you decorate them.  I used chives to make them look like a football.
So, here’s how you make them:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

I write another blog about the Pleasures of the Northwest - living in Oregon we have blackberries everywhere - this recipe is also gluten free and fabulous on chicken (and it's printable from the blog!).
Check it out - Click here to go to recipe!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Peach Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Peach Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Peach Salsa – pair with a Southwest style Chopped Salad  and you have a perfect summer dinner.


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