I learned an old hack on how to simply make the fluffiest mashed potatoes. It’s so easy, you won’t believe it. I took an old recipe and adjusted the basic ingredients to balance out the flavor. You can adjust the stiffness or softness to your liking. Continue reading The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes (Make-Ahead Option)
I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to make the perfect gluten free buttermilk pancakes recipe without white starch and gum. But I did it! Using Ryze Gluten Free Flour Mix – Yellow Bag, I developed this high-ryze (pun intended) pancakes recipe. If wish to reduce or eliminate refined starch and gum (some people experience digestive issues from gums), you have to use this mix! (Stay tuned in for my upcoming review of both of their mixes.) Be sure to see the tips section for a feather-light version that melts in your mouth, but is a little extra work. The standard version is depicted in the photo. Continue reading Fluffy Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes Made Without Refined Starch and Gum
I had the most amazing bacon last Easter at a local restaurant near the south entrance of Yosemite. It was in Bass Lake at Ducey’s on the Lake. It was the best bacon I have ever had! I never thought that I could reproduce it, but I did! You have to try this gluten free candied bacon! It has so much flavor. It’s a special treat. Continue reading Gluten Free Candied Bacon
If you do not do well with alcohol made from gluten grains such as whiskey, you’ll need to make your own substitute for Baileys Irish Cream. You can make your own Baileys Irish Cream gluten free using gluten free whiskey. If you use heavy whipping cream it’s super rich and creamy. Make it your favorite way. It’s so delicious, I bet you don’t get back to drinking the original whether you can tolerate it or not. Continue reading Baileys Irish Cream Gluten Free Recipe (includes dairy-free options)
Every year around this time, my mom used to make corned beef and cabbage. It wasn’t until recently that I realized it wasn’t named Corn Beef and Cabbage. I didn’t realize the beef was “corned”. The “ed” makes total sense. I’m not alone, though, and either are you if you didn’t know this. There are over 18,000 people each month that search for “gluten free corn beef” via Google.
Meanwhile, this recipe is a classic. You can’t do much wrong other than under cook it. I’ve taken a shortcut, though. Mom made it on the stovetop and I’ve used a slow cooker/crockpot instead. If you’ve never had homemade corned beef and cabbage (it’s available in a can, who knew?), you’re missing out on some deliciousness. If you enjoy bacon, you’ll most likely enjoy corned beef. The one I purchased contain no MSG or nitrates. It’s usually cured with salt and water only. It’s perfect for a weekend or weekday since all you have to do is remove the fat and throw everything in a slow cooker. Corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition. I’ll be enjoying leftovers on March 17! How about you?
Simple syrup may be used in cocktails and desserts. You will find desserts that need a thick glossy color and all sorbet recipes call for simple syrup. Using simple syrup along with your desired flavor of flavoring or extract can replace expensive cocktail mixes. Add some soda water and you have yourself homemade soda! Learn how to make a simple syrup. It’s easy and only calls for sugar and water. Continue reading How to Make a Simple Syrup
Naan is luscious Indian flatbread, similar to a tortilla, but thicker. With one simple alteration, you can roll or pat them out thinner to use as tortillas. The flavor and texture are so good that they should be a sin to eat. By far, this is my most raved about recipe. People liken them to their gluten counterpart. Naan is full of possibilities.
Continue reading Soft Gluten Free Naan (Indian Flatbread)
In yesterday’s episode of The Doctor Oz Show, April 26, 2010, a bar tender shared this red tornado drink recipe. It’s a great juice recipe and is naturally gluten-free. Made from many fresh fruit and vegetable juices, it sounds so yummy! It was suggested to make in a martini shaker, but I choose to add it to a blender with ice. Add vodka or not. Enjoy! Continue reading Red Tornado Drink
I wanted to make a walnut paste to be used on pasta or when chilled even on crackers or celery, but the recipes I found contain raw garlic. I really wanted to make a walnut paste with roasted garlic, therefore, I began a new experiment. I thought about using pine nuts, but I wanted to create something yummy for everyone that was affordable. You make this as a paste or as a walnut pesto sauce. Continue reading Gluten Free Roasted Garlic Walnut Pesto