Recent time spent with my grandchildren got me to thinking of my childhood. I remember eating pink caramel popcorn. Remember that? All that sugar just seemed wonderful, and the artificial coloring made it very attractive! Fortunately, now, most people are gearing up towards healthier choices. No more red dye no. 40 which contains petroleum and less refined sugar. I decided to try a popcorn ball recipe sweetened with agave syrup. This is a great recipe to use up your left over popcorn, too! I am sure kids will enjoy this sweet treat! Continue reading “Gluten Free Agave Popcorn Balls”
Who doesn’t like au gratin potatoes, right? You can make this dish with milk, cream, half & half, a combination thereof, or a milk substitute. If you’re dairy free you can use a cheese substitute. For vegan or dairy-free use a cheese and milk substitute. This gluten free au gratin potatoes recipe is made without any flour at all. Enjoy!
This recipe is written so that you can prepare the candied walnuts and dressing the day before you serve the salad. My guests beg for it every time they come to visit, and most go back for seconds and thirds. Continue reading “Candied Walnut Cranberry Salad with Balsamic Dressing”
I was watching “Paula’s Home Cooking” on The Food Network channel the other day, and Paula showed how to make Chocolate Covered Potato Eggs (for Easter). Her recipe had a white filling and inspired this chocolate truffle recipe with walnuts I just created. My favorite See’s Easter egg has a chocolate cream and walnut filling, therefore, this is what I made today. I added cocoa powder and walnuts; substituted stevia and agave syrup for the powdered sugar; and changed its shape into the typical round truffle. This is a healthier truffle recipe than most. I dipped some in chocolate and froze them; rolled others in unsweetened cocoa powder; and others in walnuts. My husband found it hard to believe it contained mashed potatoes. Give this recipe a try. It tastes great and is so fun to make! Continue reading “Healthy Sugar-Free Gluten Free Chocolate Truffles”
Cannoli is a Sicilian dessert consisting of a crispy tube shell filled with sweet ricotta cheese filling. My aunt would make several variations for special occasions. You can add dried fruit, glazed cherries, pistachio nuts, or chocolate chips to the filling or use as garnish. They make you feel as if you were in Italy. Continue reading “Gluten Free Cannoli Shells”
My gluten free spaghetti sauce recipe is a bit of a modern version of the authentic Italian spaghetti sauce that my Sicilian grandmother used to make. I have included both the authentic ingredients as well as a few shortcuts I take. I sometimes use dried parsley, canned mushrooms, etc. You can use all fresh ingredients or opt to take the shortcuts, but they both taste wonderful. Continue reading “Authentic Italian Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Bolognese Sauce)”
It’s my hubby’s birthday, and he has requested a gluten free cheesecake. His favorite desserts are chocolate; therefore, I topped it with a chocolate topping (ganache), but it is optional. A cheesecake with a chocolate topping does not need to be very sweet. So, I cut back on the sugar in this cheesecake recipe. My guests love it! Continue reading “Gluten Free Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping Recipe”