Homemade Chicken Stock From a Whole Chicken Carcass or Bones

Homemade Chicken Stock

If you’re like me, you may run into a lack of chicken parts at your local stores and you may resort to purchasing a whole chicken. If you do, after you cut up your chicken, don’t throw away that carcass! Make this amazing homemade chicken stock using the leftovers. Also, you can repurpose those overcooked veggies from your stock as well.

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Crockpot Gratin Potatoes

Crockpot Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese

Did you know there was a difference between au Gratin and Gratin Potatoes? There is. You top au gratin potatoes breadcrumbs or grated cheese where gratin contains light browned crust of breadcrumbs or melted cheese. You may use your favorite cheese in this crockpot version gratin potatoes. You can layer or top them with your favorite gluten free bacon.

I use Applegate¬†Natural Sunday Bacon. It’s free of added nitrites or chemical preservatives but contains plenty of flavor. It’s the first natural bacon that I’ve tried that tastes like bacon. Mmmm. Continue reading “Crockpot Gratin Potatoes”

Is Corned Beef Gluten Free? + Slow Cooker Recipe

Gluten Free Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes

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. Continue reading “Is Corned Beef Gluten Free? + Slow Cooker Recipe”

Gluten Free Apple Bread Pudding

Gluten Free Apple Creme Brulee Bread Pudding

I developed a bread pudding recipe for KitchenAid’s¬†6-Quart Slow Cooker with Easy Serve Lid¬†back in 2012. I have played around with the recipe a couple of times since then. I have doubled the custard which I enjoyed much better. My husband is a bread lover and likes it dense with a single custard amount. So, it’s really up to you. Recently, I used the standard amount of custard, but I threw in some Comstock apple pie filling. (You can use homemade, if desired.) This gluten free apple bread pudding turned out delicious and it’s made in a slow cooker! Continue reading “Gluten Free Apple Bread Pudding”

Gluten Free Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo Egg Rolls

I was watching the Today Show and saw a segment on adobo chicken. Adobo is a Filipino method of cooking food in vinegar and soy sauce. I have had adobo chicken before and enjoyed it; therefore, it sounded wonderful. This is my version of gluten free adobo chicken which is closer to teriyaki chicken since it contains ginger. It may be cooked on the stovetop or in a crockpot. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Caramel and Pecan Blondies

Gluten Free Caramel Pecan Blondies

Blondies are dessert bars, blonde brownies. The cake portion traditionally contains flour, butter, brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla and eggs. Similar to chocolate brownies, they are a bit heavier but blonde in color. These decadent gluten free blondies are topped with dulce de leche (thick, rich caramel) and pecans. The cake layer is made from traditional blondie ingredients. Enjoy. Continue reading “Gluten Free Caramel and Pecan Blondies”

Tender Gluten Free Gourmet Boneless Beef Short Ribs – Sweet & Spicy with Wine

Image: Boneless Braised Short Ribs

We were given a bit of beef recently, just when I wanted to go back to a heavier chicken diet.  How could we say no, right?  In the batch of meat, were over seven pounds of beef short ribs. I am so tired of making half the ribs in barbecue sauce in my crockpot for my husband and the other half plain because of my tomato allergies. I usually end up using a gluten-free, tomato free Worcestershire sauce. In my attempt to come up with an alternative we both can enjoy I turned to one of my favorite sauces, a balsamic reduction. Then I considered a wine sauce.  Why not combine them and add in some sugar or molasses? I had so many ribs they wouldn’t possibly fit in my small crock pot; therefore, I cooked them on the stove top. They came out so yummy, something I would expect in a fine restaurant. I won’t use any other short ribs recipe in the future.
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