9 Blenders are put to the Test.

Grab nine blenders and run them through the paces. That’s what America’s Test Kitchen did to see which one would out-perform all the others. Priced between $80 and $200 , eight blenders were put to the test against the king of blenders…the Vitamix. Was there one that would keep up? The test: processing chickpeas out…

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7 Non-stick Skillets under $50 bucks

Looking through a myriad of non-stick skillets can be daunting. Which ones have a good coating that will last? Which one has a nice feel and won’t burn my food? Are there any that will perform well without shelling out hundreds of dollars? Learn why some non-stick skillets are better than others. Find out why…

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Homemade Chocolate Frosting

5 ingredients to homemade chocolate frosting. It seems easier to just go to the store and buy a can of frosting since most of them are gluten free. That’s okay in a pinch, but the taste and flavor just aren’t there. Making your own seems like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. And…

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Homemade Gluten Free Bread

No more dry, tasteless bread please. This is the gluten free bread I usually demo at the bread making classes that I teach every 2 months or so. It gives you a good place to start and allows you to add any number of variations to it. (See the hints below for how to make…

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Use up your gluten free leftovers

Don’t Throw It Out! 5 Ways to use Gluten free Mistakes and Leftovers Every gluten free cook has her or his share of gluten free baking disasters. The burned pies, the rock hard meatloaf, the burned pot with stuck on vegetables, door stop bread and hockey puck biscuits top the list of culinary disasters. Here are some…

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Baking with Parchment Paper

The Ultimate Non-Stick Surface. Gluten free baking is hard enough to master with all the funky ingredients and weird sounding names. I never even heard of xanthan gum before until now. Having the right kitchen tools makes it a lot easier. One of the cheapest and most helpful gluten free products you can have is…

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Make Your Own Gluten Free Flour Blend

Can’t find a flour that works for you? Make up your own. Many people are not just gluten free. Some are allergic to nuts, rice, corn or various other things. While it’s great to able to find so many gluten free flours on the market, for some they contain flours that cause them trouble. So…

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DIY Jerk Seasoning

Making your own seasoning blends is easy. You read a recipe. It calls for a special seasoning blend to give it that perfect flavor burst. Taking a peak in your spice cabinet and realize you have to go to the store to get it. Or do you? Why not make it yourself? If you keep…

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Asian Ginger Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

Now that school has begun, life just gets busier and busier. I want to put a good meal on the table for dinner, but how and when and who has time to slave over anything these days. Not me!  So here’s to easy gluten free recipes! Time to turn to one of your handiest gadgets…

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One Room School House Apple Cobbler

Small School Cook makes apple cobbler. This apple cobbler recipe is one my mom used to make all the time when she was the cook for a small school. They had the proverbial “One Room School House”. It consisted of 1st grade thru 8th with about 90 students total. This is when we lived in a…

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