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We’ve moved to gfandme.com! Same great recipes – just a bit more freedom.

If you have been following gfandme, you should still be getting notices for our new recipes – our latest was for white chocolate lemon truffles – by RSS, email and in your wordpress reader. In the wordpress reader, however, our posts will be missing the “reblog,” “like,” and “comment” buttons, so you’ll have to mosey on over to our new home to leave us a message. It’s just one click away!

Come on by and say Hi – and please let us know if you are not getting our posts anymore and we’ll see what we can do.

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Gluten Free on Maui

gluten free in mauiGeoff and I have been A.F.K. (“away from keyboard”) these last few days, enjoying a much-needed break from the deep freeze of the Polar Vortex by escaping to the island of Maui. If you’re planning your own escape, we highly recommend the Valley Isle and hope the information here helps keep you healthy and safe.

Below you will find our review of our condo hotel (great for celiacs because you can cook your own meals), reviews of the restaurants and grocery stores we visited, a couple of things we recommend you skip if you are gluten free, as well as a link to an awesome website on gf Maui. Aloha.

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Whipped Butter Cookies

This post is a little different than our usual. Rural Route Lupiac, who makes some fantastic things on her blog, was looking for a Danish Butter Cookie recipe. My mom Mary happens to have THE BEST recipe, but because she makes dozens and dozens of them (and Geoff prefers English shortbread) we had never adapted her recipe to gluten free flours. I sent the recipe to Rural Route Lupiac to try and it sounds like she had great success using Cup 4 Cup flour. If you are like us and can’t get Cup 4 Cup, Rural Route Lupiac also has a great copy cat flour recipe on her blog. Check it out!

Rural Route Lupiac

In my hundredth post  I told y’all I was waiting to get permission to share this recipe.  Instead of just updating that post I decided to do a dedicated recipe post.  If you’re missing Danish Butter Cookies you will love these.    🙂

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The weekend after Thanksgiving I told y’all how I look forward to Danish Butter Cookies every year…and asked y’all for any tips on recreating those Danish Butter cookies that used to only come in blue tins.

This being my first gluten-free Christmas and knowing I was going to have to make them myself I first turned to Martha.  Now y’all know Martha rarely fails me but her butter cookie…while good on it’s own…wasn’t even remotely close to those beloved Danish butter cookies.

gfandme told me about her family recipe and then was sweet enough to share it with me.  She said that they’d never tried to…

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decadently dark chocolate cake … gluten free but NOT cocoa free :)

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! gluten free chocolate cakeTIP: 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.

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soft cinnamon bread rolls

There’s something about September that makes us crave cinnamon and these gluten free cinnamon rolls are the perfect answer. Using Glutino’s Gluten Free Pantry French Bread and Pizza Crust mix as a base, they are fluffy, soft, and relatively simple to make.

cinnamon bread rolls. gfandme 2013.Geoff and I always make a half batch of these with the dough left over on our gf pizza nights – recipe for pizza found here. We use half of the dough mix for a pizza and half for cinnamon buns!

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Gluten Free Cheesy Egg Noodle Casserole

This dish is full of cheesy, tomato-y pasta – and honestly, what else is there when it comes to comfort foods like casseroles? It’s also easy to throw together and the egg noodles turn out perfectly, neither crunchy nor gooey.

gluten free egg noodle casserole. gfandme 2013.

This is a conversion of a pre-gf recipe. We finally found gluten free egg noodles the other day (at Home Sense of all places) so that we could enjoy it once again!

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slow cooker swiss steak – great for hot summer days

Braised in a garlic and onion tomato sauce that is fantastic served over rice or gluten free noodles, this steak is melt-in-your-mouth tender. AND it is prepared in the slow cooker which is great on those busy days – summer or winter. Throw everything in the pot in the morning, turn it on, and dinner is ready at five o’clock – right when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a meal!

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gf and me’s summer holiday gluten free entertaining ideas

FireworksMonday is Canada Day, a time for celebrations and summer get togethers with family and friends. Here are gf and me’s top recipes for a great summer BBQ!  Try one or two or put them all together for an unforgettable summer BBQ! Happy Canada Day!

1. Simple Iced Coffee:

iced coffeeA great way to cool down and relax on a hot summer afternoon.

2. Cedar Plank Salmon:

salmon

Perfect for entertaining: you put the plank on the grill and forget about it! Full of sweet and savory flavour, cedar plank salmon is a true West Coast classic.

3. Roasted Potatoes:

roasted potatoes

Compliments everything from fish to chicken to beef. Make it on the grill, in the oven, or in your Tfal fryer.

3. Orange and Strawberry Spinach Salad:

spinach salad

This salad is sweet and light and takes in all the best that the July markets have to offer.

4. Baked Beans:

Mary's Baked Beans

The perfect make ahead side dish. Great for pot lucks!

5. Strawberry Shortcake:

gluten free chiffon cake

A truly fantastic dessert. The red and white topping makes this perfect for Canada Day.

6. Home Made Ice Cream:

gluten free ice cream

Who doesn’t love fresh ice cream? Make it with the kids while you wait for the fireworks to start. And since it’s Canada Day why not add a few chopped red maraschino cherries?