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Spectacular Gluten Free Bread in the Bread Machine! xanthan free option

make perfect gluten free bread every time in your bread machine


This is the first gluten free loaf in 2 years that came out just like "real bread". What a thrill it is to have soft, moist, tender Gluten Free bread from my bread machine! 

It smells and tastes amazing, with a thin crisp crust and a tender holey texture.  The flavor is great, but it still had a tiny bit of yeasty tangy flavor ( I guess that happens when some yeasts react to the Gluten Free flours) so  I ordered a new yeast called SAF Instant Yeast ( check it out by clicking the link) SAF is much cheaper than what I was spending on Fleischmann's and now my bread tastes spectacular!

My Gluten Free Thanksgiving , Pecan Pie with Bacon Crust, Sweet Pumpkin Sprouted Black Eyed Peas & Savoring Saturdays #41

Gluten Free Company Dinner Rolls
Gluten-Free Company Dinner Rolls are my family's favorite

                  It's almost Thanksgiving and I'm making my shopping list, cutting coupons and
looking forward to when the house is filled with family and good food

Finding things to be thankful for is a special part of this holiday.
I'm thankful for my health and the health of my loved ones, for safety in our home,
for smiles and hugs from my grandson,
and moments spent with my sister,
for new friends and old ones,
for enough money and food to eat.

I'm humbled by the blessings
of food, love, and laughter! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! xo

My Gluten Free  Menu

20 min. Yeast-Free, Gluten-Free Italian Bread & Easy Mezzetta Olive Tapenade

My favorite holiday memories are of having lots of family and friends over for big meals. I love doing the cooking, preparing holiday recipes, the noise and laughter in the house, and of course, eating the food. I've happily adapted most of my old recipes to gluten-free but I had one more challenge.

I was missing crusty chewy  Italian bread that I could make into Crostini! I've always loved warm toasted chewy bites of Italian bread at holiday parties. Topped with Tapenade or made into Bruschetta, they are my favorite appetizers, but I hadn't quite found the right gluten-free flour blend to achieve that wonderful chewiness, until now!

I'm so excited to share my NEW 20-minute Gluten-free, Yeast-free, Egg-Free, and Xanthan Gum-Free Italian Bread Rolls with you and did I say, they only take 20 minutes? No yeast, no rising and so easy to make.
This amazing dough is also perfect patted out thin for flatbread or pizza crust. Scroll down to see my new Pizza crust using this awesome recipe.

Plus, I'm sharing some of my holiday tips on how to stay organized and have fun during the holidays. :)
Make this chewy Yeast-Free and Gluten-Free Italian Bread in only 20 minutes. Perfect for sandwiches or Crostini
Make this chewy Yeast-Free and Gluten-Free Italian Bread in only 20 minutes. Perfect for sandwiches or Crostini

Gluten Free Scones and why I love Downton Abbey

Gluten Free Scones
I love everything that has a history and a tradition. Stories like Downton Abbey and recipes as old as time that have been passed down through the generations fascinate me.
When I watch the show,  I can imagine sitting with the Countess in the library having tea and Mrs. Patmore's beautiful little cakes and scones.
I decided to do some research to find a very old recipe for an English Scone that I could convert to gluten-free. Then I can curl up to watch the show with a scone and a cup of tea! How fun is that? 
I've found that the old recipes are the easiest to convert to gluten-free, but how do we know if we got it right? I asked my dear friend Mauveen from England for tips and this is what she said.....

Gluten-Free Chicken Milanese, a fancy name for awesome chicken cutlets!

This is the easiest, healthiest, and seriously, the best gluten-free fried chicken cutlet that I've ever tasted!
On my last shopping trip for groceries, I was amazed by how much meat has increased in price. It's crazy, isn't it?
I decided if I have to pay high prices, I was going to start buying the cage-free, antibiotic-free chicken and I'm so glad that I finally made the leap. It's not easy to justify organic meat on a budget, but this recipe is actually very economical!
Once you pound out the breasts they increase in size quite a bit. One chicken breast, made into two cutlets, with salad on top, filled up hubby and me perfectly! And you can make them #grainfree!
Easy and healthy Gluten-Free Chicken Milanese Cutlets
To make these grain-free, just use arrowroot starch for the dredge and some day-old grain-free bread, for the crumbs.

Incredible Homemade Teriyaki Sauce, gluten free

 I could eat it out of the jar with a spoon!
Thanks to my favorite Gluten-Free Tamari sauce from +San-J you can make incredible Teriyaki sauce at home for a fraction of the cost of store bought.  I double this recipe and keep it in the fridge for fast dinners. It will thicken even more in the fridge.  It's absolutely scrumptious on stir fry or use as a marinade!

Gluten Free Russian Tea Cakes, sugar free option

These gluten-free Russian Tea Cakes or Wedding Cakes are my all-time favorite Christmas cookies and no one will ever know that they're gluten-free!
Easy to make and delicious Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes or Wedding Cakes 

Gluten Free Low Glycemic Honey & Spice Greek Biscotti

Save money and have fun making your own Gluten Free Biscotti!! I love so many things about biscotti.  It lasts longer than other cookies, it works really well with gluten-free flours, it's crunchy and satisfying and it has almost no fat!  I made up this recipe today because I was in the mood for the flavors of baklava without all the calories and it really hit the spot.  The orange, honey, cinnamon and walnuts flavors are wonderful. Absolutely wonderful dunked in my latte!  I hope you enjoy  xx

Low Carb Chicken & Roasted Veggie Pizza, gluten free, yeast free, xanthan free

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Chicken & Roasted Veggies, gluten free, yeast free, xanthan free
Low Carb Pizza Crust with Chicken & Roasted Veggies, gluten free, yeast free, xanthan free
I'm cutting my carbs and that means no pizza, bread or grains until I get a little skinnier! Of course, the minute I cut something out of my diet I start craving it.
That's why I've been working on this Low Carb Gluten Free Pizza Crust and I have to say, it rocks! It's free of grain, yeast, xanthan gum, dairy and super easy to make.
I couldn't believe how well this new gluten-free pizza crust held together when I picked it up! Out of the oven, it's thin and crisp and tastes great. The next day it was just as good reheated. Here's what I did..

Brilliant Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons, GF, Sugarfree option


I love the sweet chewiness of a coconut macaroon but the sugar content in the commercial products was always too much for my tastes.
Until I made these...They are divine and healthy! And guess what? they are super easy to make gluten free!

Immaculate Gluten-Free Cookies-With a Twist! Giving back after Irma



Halloween parties are so much easier these days for a busy gluten-free baker thanks to the Immaculate Baking Company!

Did you know that they make Certified Gluten Free Immaculate Baking Cookie Dough? But they aren't only Gluten-Free. They make many Certified Honestly Delicious Organic mixes and doughs too! Isn't that wonderful?  Here's their link to find a store near you!

So, when I was asked to be an Immaculate Baking Co. Influencer I couldn't wait to give these gluten-free cookies a try. And have some fun adding my own special twist while I was at it!



Sugar Free & Gluten Free Hot Fudge Frozen Yogurt Sundae, low carb

Do you love Hot Fudge Sundaes? So does my family but we didn't want the sugar!  Now we're loving these healthy sugar-free and gluten-free sundaes and we can have them whenever we want! 

For many years I tried to make us "healthy" sundaes with sugar-free ice cream and the sugar-free Hershey's syrup. I cringe when I think about the junk and chemicals that I fed my family, thinking that they were a healthier alternative to the higher calorie foods.


Homemade Sugar Free & Gluten Free Hot Fudge Yogurt Sundae

As I started reading labels and studying recipes, I learned more about what sugar, artificial sweeteners and GMO's do to our bodies. I now know how unhealthy our late night snack truly was. I also drank diet pop for many years and have given that up too. That was a tough one!

Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Buckwheat Carrot Muffins

My friend Shirley at GFE is rounding up some of the yummiest gluten-free muffins you can imagine and I'm thrilled to be part of the fun! My contribution is a kitchen sink of all of my favorite healthy gluten-free ingredients piled into a scrumptious gluten-free muffin that is low in sugar and full of nutrition and fiber!

Pop over to see Shirley's awesome Gluten Free Easily March Muffin Madness (MMM)!


Gluten-Free, no refined sugar, dairy or xanthan gum


Gluten-Free Buckwheat Artisan Bread Boule

Would you like to make gorgeous gluten free Artisan bread? Today I'm going to show you how!

We all know that as gluten-free bakers we can't just whip up a classic recipe easily. We need to use a gluten-free formula that will perform correctly, but we can learn from the ancient techniques, and with the right combination of whole flours, starches and binders, make a bread that is very close and delicious.

I've been long distance baking with a friend in England who bakes with regular flour. I was inspired and a bit jealous after seeing her bread. I was determined to make a gluten-free artisan boule like she did and it was fun stepping up to the challenge.

So I put on my thinking cap and used what I've learned over the years baking bread. First of all, the classic recipe is all-purpose flour, salt, yeast, and water. I knew I needed to give the gluten-free bread structure to replicate the lack of gluten, so I used buckwheat and added some eggs. I liked the flavor of the buckwheat, but one of my testers said she wasn't fond of it. So the next time I made it, I used part buckwheat and part sorghum. My other tester loved it and said the dough was great to work with!


Nutritious Whole Grain Profiteroles, Cream Puffs & Eclairs, gluten free, sugar free & dairy free options

Make these healthy whole grain, sugar-free pate a choux pastries into amazing profiteroles, cream puffs or eclairs!
Healthy whole grain, sugar-free and gluten-free profiteroles, cream puffs or eclairs without the guilt! Come see how easy and fun it is to make a good for you Pate a Choux!

Skinny Gluten Free Low Glycemic Carrot Cake, grain free

I make this wonderful sugar free and gluten free carrot cake each year for our Easter celebration and it always comes out moist and delicious. It's a healthy and nutritious low carb that takes hardly any time at all to make. The secret is in the raisin sauce. Normally, I don't like the taste of raisins or dates in my baked goods, but oh my, it works perfectly and tastes incredible. To top it off, I used organic rainbow carrots from local growers and I think they made this cake even better.   

Skinny Gluten Free Low Glycemic Grain Free Carrot Cake, sweetened with raisins instead of sugar

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Blueberry Coconut Muffins,sugar-free

Light fluffy Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Blueberry Coconut Muffins that are sugar-free and delicious!
Eating completely grain-free is one of my goals this year and let me tell you, it's not an easy one! I love muffins. Love love muffins.

My brain still wants that firm muffin texture, you know what I mean? So loving a grain-free muffin was hard to do until I made these beauties.

Easy Gluten-Free Tiramisu, xanthan free

One of the things about living gluten-free is that while cruising the internet you see a dessert that you haven't had for years and think darn, I want that! Then, at least in my case, you have to make it. Amazingly, it's easier than you would think to make many classic gluten-full recipes into gluten-free. 

Tiramisu, is an Italian dessert that appropriately means "pick me up" or "cheer me up", how cute is that? It's traditionally made with lady fingers dipped in coffee and layered with a mixture of mascarpone, raw egg yolks and sugar. Raw egg yolks? I don't think so...and another problem I faced was..

Gluten-free lady fingers cost an arm and a leg! So, I put on my thinking cap and made mine with my new easy Masa sponge cake instead. It turned out great. The cakes are thin, crisp on the edges, soft in the center and taste just as good as those pricey lady fingers.

Then I layered those beautiful cakes with a simple mixture of mascarpone and low fat cream cheese. No raw eggs needed here!

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