Microwave Homemade Caramels

Making candy can be a challenge. Standing over the hot stove top, stirring like a crazy woman so the mixture doesn’t boil over and start a mini volcano. That’s why I like to find microwave candy recipes. You pop it in, watch it. Stir down once in  awhile, pop it out, pour and let set…

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Chocolate Nut Toffee

I used to be a little afraid of making my own candy. It always seemed intimidating what with having to use a candy thermometer and cooking to a soft ball or hard ball stage (I’m like… a what?), and then making sure it doesn’t boil up and out of the pot and then all that…

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Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

I’ve been on the hunt for a decent gluten free bread roll. One that isn’t heavy like a rock, that rises well and smells good and that doesn’t act like a rubber band when I pull them apart ( you know what I’m talking about). I think I’ve hit the jackpot here. Really good taste,…

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Fruited Rice Pilaf with Pistachios

Fruited Rice Pilaf with Pistachios This one bakes in the oven. I know, sounds weird but try it and then let me know. If you’re not overly fond of golden raisins, try adding sniped dried apricots instead. 1 Tbsp. butter ½ onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 ½ tsp. Real Salt…

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Gluten Free Recipes: Village Inn Pumpkin Pie

We have a Village Inn® not too far from us. Every time we walk in, you see rows and rows of the yummiest looking pies ever! Apple, lemon cream cheese, cherry, chocolate cream, banana cream, lemon meringue, and of course pumpkin. I’ve heard they sell more pumpkin pies than any other kind, no matter what time…

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Green Beans with Bacon and Garlic

Green Beans  with Bacon   What’s not to love about bacon? It goes with everything (I’ve seen it on cupcakes and in ice cream!).  Cook these up and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 6 slices bacon, diced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp. minced garlic, I use the jarred kind(too lazy to mince…

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Awesome Gluten Free Pie Crust

Awesome Gluten Free Pie Crust Use this recipe to make any pie you like. Just sub in this crust and you’re good to go. You can also make “pie cookies” by rolling out the pie dough, cutting into shapes, dusting with a cinnamon sugar mixture and baking at 350 degrees until just very light brown. Cool…

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

I’m always on the look out for recipes that let you use mixes. Many times they don’t translate well from a traditional recipe to gluten free. But this one works beautifully. You will be very pleased with this cake. Moist and fragrant, it is a real show stopper. I’m going to buy extra canned pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cream Cheese Sauce

Get ready for great complements over these. Everyone will love them. Some crisp bacon would be a great addition. My mouth is watering already. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Ingredients: 2 cups gluten free flour blend ( we used King Arthur Flour cup for cup blend) 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. baking…

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Maple Bacon Cornbread

I love the taste of maple. Pair it with bacon and cornbread and you’ve got an amazing combination.  I made these in a square brownie pan just for fun and to change things up a little. Nobody said everything has to be baked in muffin tins or one big round bread. I topped the cornbread…

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