Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie, yum

Don't know what to do with your leftover chicken? Lucky for you and your belly, my mum made some most delicious homemade chicken pot pie and is delighted to share her recipe. It's pretty quick and easy. Also this would be a great dish to make with turkey in a couple months.

- Bisquik gluten free mix (Use the recipe for the biscuit)
- a large chicken breast
- 3 large carrots, chopped
- 1 stalk of celery
- can of corn
- can of green beans
- half of a large onion
- 3 potatoes, chopped in cubes

Cook everything in a pot until the vegetables are done. Once finished, make the biscuit mix, use about 3/4-1/2 the mix & line the casserole dish with the mix. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Tip: check about half way to be sure the biscuit didn't fall, if it does, use a spoon to put it back to keep it lined around the side of the dish. Next add the chicken and vegetables and top with the rest of the biscuit mix. The mix will be gooey so it will be easier if you use your fingers to spread it on top. Bake until the top is golden brown, remove and eat!! Enjoy.

Note: if you have chicken juice, add it to the mix. The biscuit flour soak up all the liquids and this might help keep it from being dry.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Simple & yummy strawberry cake

In a bind and need to make a great gluten free dessert quickly? Hands down, this is a great dessert that takes little to no preparation. Enjoy!


Betty Crocker gluten free yellow cake
1 package of fresh strawberries
Strawberry frosting


Prepare the cake like the box explains and pour into a bundt cake pan. Bake and let it cool. Cut it in half and add frosting on the bottom half of the cake. Add strawberries around the ring. Add the second half on top and add more frosting. Arrange the strawberries to your liking and serve!!

Gettin figgy with it!

Last week my mum fell upon some fresh figs and decided the best thing to do would be to attempt making gluten free fig newtons. Seriously happy that she took on this task. These treats are to die for and stays fresh for over a week. Kudos mum! As I'm writing this post, we are cooking them to a jam like state.... It's been almost 2 hours!! The recipe does not tell you that, so we will. Also you must make sure to prepare the crust and let it sit for at least an hour. Other than that, this is a simple recipe that yields wonderful results. Enjoy!


1 lb. Dry or 1/2 c. fresh figs
2c. Sugar
1c. Water for dry/ 1/2c. Fresh (if using fresh figs, use 1/4c of water-this is in hopes that the cooking time is less, the figs are juicy when fresh & produce way too much liquid)
1 large egg
1tbsp. Milk/cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 3/4c flour- we used Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix


Cook 1c of sugar and figs on medium until jam consistency.
Beat sugar, butter, egg, milk, and vanilla until well blended
Add dry ingredients
Mix well, refrigerate 1 hour
Place 1/2 on well floured dough cloth, knead about 6 times
Rollout to /4 inch thick, line 13x9 dish and cover with figs
Roll remaining dough, cover figs. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Let cool and cut into squares


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Tiny Wings for iPhone and iPad

How cool is this?! My 10yo nephew would be perfect for coding, he is already immersed into computers. Plus he needs a hobby.

Review: Tiny Wings for iPhone and iPad

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shrimp cocktail

Dinner was a long process the other night and so appetizers were in order. We just bought a good amount of wild caught shrimp from the grocery and knew that this would be the winner. The cocktail sauce was homemade since most commercial made sauce has gluten in them and a million ingredients that we can barely pronounce. Needless to say, the sauce was simply amazing and the horseradish was perfect and the spice was just right. We hope you enjoy!

Disclaimer: Mum measured it all to taste. I am trying to get her to start measuring to make it easier for our readers!

-ketchup (make sure it is gluten free)
-Apple cider vinegar (Start w a little so you don't end up w an overwhelming amount of sauce)
-dry mustard
- lemon juice
- wasabiko powdered horseradish

Mix all the ingredients together. Allow the cocktail sauce to marinate for a little bit, so all the flavors blend together.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Gluten Free pizza, oh my!

Yes! Yes! Yes! Your taste buds are salivating I am sure and with out a doubt. Mum made these the other night (w meat for them & veggies for me) and let me tell you, they're delicious. You can't even tell that the bread isn't made with normal flour. We used Udi's already made pizza dough pies and just added toppings and cheese. Also, the marinara was homemade by my stepdad. The recipe will be added soon. Its good to say that anything purchased from the Udi's brand will be a great selection. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gluten Free Maple Butter Cookies

By golly these are quite excellent. It is as if you are eating the tastiest sugar cookies ever. There is so much love for your tastebuds in each one of the mostly circular creation. The raw sugar definitely adds to it. Only a couple downfalls I found with these cookies, but they can be fixed for the next time. I overcooked both batches, but the second more than the first causing two batches of crunchy cookies (this simply comes from tending to the burning charcoals outside; see photo, they were my personal fireworks). Also next time I will put less sugar in the raw on them. I really liked them, but just a little bit on tops seems perfect and the other tastes will have an even bigger chance to shine. Plus it is always nice to cut down on calories! After buying the ingredients, I realized that this is a slightly more expensive recipe if you do not have them in your kitchen. Luckily for me, I was able to raid mum's pantries for the items needed (ie xanthan gum ($16 a bag), & the other dry ingredients). The maple butter was found at Ellwood Thompson's (insert website) for $9.92 for a 9oz. jar (insert photo). No where else had it in stock. Kroger had almond maple butter, though it's delicious, it is not as creamy or heavenly as the maple butter itself. Other purchases included sugar in the raw, and rice based flour. So, while I will be able to use the ingredients at least one more time (minus the maple butter), the initial cost caught me by surprise. Perhaps I will have my sister, the coupon queen, to find me some coupons.... Also, many thanks to (insert blog) for the delicious recipe.


We look forward to seeing and hearing your gluten free baking and cooking stories, so send away!

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