Homemade Cream of Coconut (Coco Lopez Substitute)

Homemade Cream of Coconut

Making a pina colada soon? There’s no need to make a special trip to the store to buy a can of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut (which most people call coconut cream). You can make your own homemade coconut cream mix using a can of full-fat coconut cream (or even light). If you’re a gluten free baker, you probably have all you need right in your pantry/cupboards. Just use three simple ingredients.

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Sangria Recipe Using Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice


During Covid-19, I’ve created some themed celebrations as if we were traveling. My husband’s birthday was no different. I created a trip to Cabo and my husband even wore a sombrero during some FaceTime calls to family. I wore my dress with a chili print. This homemade sangria recipe using fresh squeezed orange juice was a pleasant surprise to my husband and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He hadn’t had any in decades. It was something we often ordered when we dating in the late 70s. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Dairy Free Buttermilk Substitute Recipe (Vegan) – Faux Buttermilk

Buttermilk Substitute - Dairy Free or Not

After years of trying to help those with food allergies, I have come up with a new, amazing recipe for a buttermilk substitute. This magic mixture may be made with or without dairy.¬† Whether dairy tolerant or not, buttermilk is a gluten-free baker’s best friend. It makes cakes and biscuits lighter and rise higher, meat and poultry tender, and adds a little tangy flavor to bread¬†and other baked goods.¬†This recipe makes a buttermilk substitute that is the same consistency of regular buttermilk. While you do not need lemon juice or vinegar, a specialty ingredient is required, available on Amazon. Continue reading “Dairy Free Buttermilk Substitute Recipe (Vegan) – Faux Buttermilk”

Homemade Cherry Liqueur – Gluten Free

Homemade Gluten Free Cherry Liqueur

A few weeks ago, a member mentioned cherry liqueur. My taste buds¬†asked me, “What?!!!” I had to make homemade cherry liqueur. My husband loves cherry everything. The gal who mentioned it was using it to flavor Homemade Whipped Cream to fill Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Puffs. I had to do the same. It is amazing! My favorite way to serve this cherry liqueur though is over crushed ice in a shot glass…an adult snow cone. That’s a thing now!
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Gluten Free Coffee Liqueur Recipe (aka Likuah) or Kahlua

Homemade Gluten Free Coffee Liqueur - Kahlua

“Coffee Likuah”. That’s what I accidentally called this concoction when I was creating this recipe. I suppose I had tested the batch one too many times! It’s actually the perfect name for this coffee liqueur. I was thinking “coffee liqueur” but also thought how similar it is to¬†Kahlua. So, out came “coffee likua”. Even without the alcohol, it is an amazingly tasty syrup! Continue reading “Gluten Free Coffee Liqueur Recipe (aka Likuah) or Kahlua”

Gluten Free Marsala Wine Substitute

Gluten Free Marsala Wine Substitute

I purchased a bottle of Marsala wine from my local grocery store several years ago. It tasted horrible and ruined my chicken marsala. Now, I make my own with two simple ingredients, white wine and brandy. Depending upon the white wine and brand of brandy you use will determine the flavor of your Marsala wine. I provide you with the brands that I use as well as the recipe. Using these brands, the two flavors resulted in an incredible Gluten Free Chicken Marsala Medallions Recipe. Continue reading “Gluten Free Marsala Wine Substitute”