Do you have gluten free company coming and want to make a gf dessert, but don’t want to invest in the expensive flours and other ingredients? Or do you already cook gluten free but just want something quick and easy to throw together? The Betty Crocker gluten free Devil’s Food cake mix might be your answer. Continue reading
The other day I found this fabulous recipe for cupcakes on fantasy author S. J. Wolff’s blog, Wolff’s Realm. I converted it and the result was awesome – they disappeared before I could even get a photo! So yesterday I made them again, added a ginger cookie and coconut crust, and didn’t tell anyone until I had a picture to post! The ginger and coconut combined beautifully with the pumpkin, added a bit of texture, and the tarts also came out of the pan easier – although the crust does add a few calories.
If you like caramel corn, you’ll love these super-easy, super-tasty bars. We usually eat them plain but for a special treat you can add a layer of melted chocolate, popcorn or dried fruit. They can even be cut or sculpted into fun holiday shapes – think leaves or jack-o-lanterns for fall – and decorated with icing and candy.
This recipe is adapted from one we found on the inside of a Kellogg’s Rice Krispies box years ago.
This recipe makes a large, rich cake that’s moist and full of chocolaty goodness. Great with chocolate icing for a double chocolate hit but we also recommend eating it naked (the cake, that is) or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Baked as a round layer cake, it’s also great for birthdays! TIP: If you like mocha, top your cake with coffee whip. Recipe included below.
NOTE: We posted this recipe early on when we started this blog and wanted to repeat it for our new followers. Apologies to those of you who have already seen it.
This week, instead of pie, Mary delivered a batch of chocolate chip cookies made with Robin Hood’s new gluten free flour blend. The cookies had a slightly grainy texture (likely because of the rice flour in the flour’s ingredients and absolutely no fault of Mary’s!) but other than that were light, tasted fantastic, and lasted on the counter for a couple of days without going stale. She also brought a bag of the flour so we could try using it in some of our own recipes. Updates to follow! Below is a copy of the recipe which can also be found on the back of the bag of flour. FYI: the ingredients for the flour mix are rice flour, sugar beet fibre, potato starch, and tapioca starch.
These scones are surprisingly light and taste great warm or cold. Make them even better by adding cheese (as pictured here) or raisins – whatever you can imagine! They also make a great base for open sandwiches.
Recipe makes 4 scones. Continue reading
A while ago the telephone rang and it was our sister-in-law Tina inviting us over for an impromptu dinner. On the menu was an incredible chicken and shrimp Jambalaya that was absolutely jam-packed with spicy Cajun flavours and much healthier than the traditional version. She kindly gave us the recipe so we could share it here. Turns out, it’s from the cookbook Looney Spoons by Janet and Greta Podleski. Glancing through Tina’s copy, I see they have many fine looking gf recipes – might need to get a copy ourselves!.
P.S. Apologies for the stock photo. It’s a bit awkward to insist on plating and photographing your meal when you’re a guest in someone’s house! Continue reading
What’s a tortizza, you ask? It’s the super-tasty, super-easy single-serving “cheater” pizza that uses the dough for gf and me’s potato flour tortillas for the crust. They make a great after school snack or quick lunch. Keep a jar full of the dry ingredients for the dough on hand and whip them up one or two at a time as you need them.