Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipes and Baking Tips

Baking cheesecake is a bit like gambling for some. When you using gluten free cheesecake recipes, it’s not much different. You never know the outcome. Most cheesecakes sink and many crack. You may have heard ways to prevent cracking, but I will go over them for new bakers. However, there is one tip you may have never heard. It helps prevent sinking and sometimes cracking. Check out the below list; and then check out my Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipes. Continue reading

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Gluten Free Parfait – Cranberry Cheesecake

When you’re having guests over, one of the easiest recipes to serve is a parfait. This gluten free cheesecake parfait is perfect for the holidays as it is topped with a sweet and tangy cranberry compote. The realistic graham cracker crumbs are also easy to make in advance. Your gluten-eating guests will never know this is a gluten free parfait. Continue reading

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Brands of Gluten Free Vodka and Their Derivation

As of this writing, the following brands of gluten free vodka are derived from gluten-free ingredients. This is in compliance with the TTB’s 2014 Interim Ruling on Gluten Free Labeling of Wine, Beer and Distilled Spirits. The sources of the below information include the brands’ website and/or wikipedia.

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Gluten Free Alcohol Defined

As an update to my 2012 post on Gluten Free Alcohol Ruling, please find below, the 2014 Use of “Gluten‐Free” on TTB‐Regulated Alcohol Beverages Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB). Continue reading

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Gluten Free Gingerbread House Recipe – Delicious & Sturdy

This gluten free gingerbread house recipe is both structurally sound and delicious. A matter of fact, I’ve never cared for gingerbread, even when I ate gluten. I couldn’t stop eating this one! It truly is the best gingerbread house I have ever tasted. My hubby, who loves gingerbread cookies/houses, says it tastes just like the gluten versions. Use the template I provide and make it your own as I did, or use your favorite template.

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Alternative to Royal Icing for Gluing a Gingerbread House

If you don’t like the idea of using raw egg white, prefer a clear and clean look on your gingerbread house, or are allergic to eggs, this alternative royal icing is for you. It’s easy and inexpensive to make, as well. Also see Traditional Gluten Free Royal Icing Recipe.

Stay tuned in for my Gluten Free Gingerbread House Recipe tomorrow, Monday, December 15 using the Royal icing or this alternative recipe.


Alternative to Royal Icing for Gingerbread House

Rating: 51

Yield: Makes enough to glue 1 gingerbread house

Alternative to Royal Icing for Gingerbread House

An alternative to royal icing for gingerbread house. The clear glue that easy and inexpensive to make. In addition, it's egg-free!


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoons light corn syrup (or gluten free brown rice syrup - Lundberg brand)


  1. Place the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until granules melt. Increase heat to high and boil until it reaches 240ºF or about 7 minutes. Pour into a bowl and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. When gluing gingerbread house pieces together, if you have trimmed the edges, they will be porous. Therefore, they will need two coats. Apply one coat and allow to dry at least halfway and then apply another coat before joining with another piece. It takes a bit longer to dry, but they stick together quite well.

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Gluten Free Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Most sugar cookies I have tasted are a bit dry as they all contain egg. Therefore, I add additional butter to the recipe I developed so that you do not have to sacrifice on flavor. Enjoy this gluten free cut out sugar cookie recipe, and fun decorating them. Continue reading

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Gluten Free Eggnog Martini

This cocktail recipe is not only delicious but creates a festive holiday mood. The addition of a brown sugar rim shows you went to the extra effort and you care about your guests. Not to mention, it’s simply delicious! Also learn some brands of vodka derived from gluten-free grains or one that is completely grain-free; and the gluten free amaretto brands. Cheers! Continue reading

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Update on PF Chang’s Gluten Free Menu

I have’t updated my PF Chang’s Gluten Free Menu  post in a while.The last few times I have been there, there were some notable changes. You can view their menu here. My article below includes photos of two of my most recent visits this year. Unfortunately, on my last visit I had a meeting and couldn’t take photos. Too bad because the lighting was so much better then. Meanwhile, if you every get to go visit PF Chang’s you’ll know that all of the dishes below get my thumbs up. After shopping at the malls, it’s a perfect place to eat lunch or dinner. The prices are a little high, but the quality is superb.

By the way, if you enjoy their Gluten Free Mongolian Beef, you can make your own by using this recipe. You can also try my Gluten Free Egg Drop Soup Recipe.

On one of my visits, I thought I had made a huge error by ordering their fried rice. The don’t recall seeing it on the menu at the time that I ordered it. However, my waitress knew I was gluten-free. However, you cannot never count on a waitress to watch out for everything. When I inquired, though, I discovered it was gluten free. I should have known by the distinctive plate/bowl.

All of their gluten free items are served on a plate P.F. Chang’s logo on it. I had forgotten about that. I could have simply checked on which plate it was served to us. No other items are served on those plates. They literally denote “gluten free”.

Gluten Free Egg Drop Soup

PF Chang's Gluten Free Egg Drop Soup


Gluten Free Sweet & Spicy Chicken (my fave!)

PF Chang's Gluten Free Sweet & Spicy Chicken


Gluten Free Chicken & Broccoli

PF Chang's Gluten Free Chicken and Broccoli

Gluten Free Fried Rice

PF Chang's Gluten Free Fried Rice
Gluten Free Mongolian Beef

PF Chang's Gluten Free Mongolian Beef


Gluten Free Chocolate Dome

PF Chang's Gluten Free Chocolate Dome


Kids Gluten Free Menu:

If you have small children, note that they offer a kids gluten free fried rice.


Ingredients in PF Chang’s Sauces: The following ingredients are used in P.F. Chang’s gluten free sauces: chicken broth, oyster sauce, rice wine, sugar, water, wheat free soy sauce and white pepper. The marinades for beef, pork, chicken, shrimp and scallops are gluten free and contain cornstarch. The soy sauce on the table is not gluten free. Therefore, ask your server for gluten free soy sauce as well as other dipping sauces.


Products containing gluten are prepared in their kitchen. Therefore, if you are extremely sensitive to gluten, skip eating out except for dedicated gluten free kitchens (which is difficult to find).

If someone in your party is seriously allergic any of the major food allergens, avoid eating here altogether as their kitchen contains them all (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, soy and wheat)

How to Order Gluten Free or for Minor Food Allergies: 

Before placing your order, please inform your server if you or anyone in your party has a food allergy or intolerance. They cater to those with food allergies, not just gluten. I am allergic to citrus and tomatoes and they are able to enter those ingredients in their computer and it informs them which dishes you may consume.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll Recipe – Roulade

One of my Facebook followers recently asked me for a gluten free pumpkin roll recipe. Last year, I developed a recipe for one of my clients, but I don’t have the copyrights to that recipe. Therefore, here is a new one. I hope you enjoy it. I adapted and converted Trisha Yearwood’s wheat flour pumpkin roll recipe on Food Network. Continue reading

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