Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Scones (Dairy Free, Dairy, or Vegan)

Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Scones

 When I saw the gluten version of this gluten free chocolate chip pecan scone recipe, I just had to create a gluten free version. The scones may be made dairy free (as I did), vegan, or with dairy. No matter which way you make them, they are rich and delicious. Serve at a holiday brunch, Sunday brunch, or just because. I made them in advance for Thanksgiving breakfast as they freeze well. Their moist texture and rich flavor make them a raving hit!

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Gluten Free Whipped Porridge

Gluten Free Finnish Porridge

Whipped porridge is a Finnish tradition and is normally made with farina (cream of wheat used to make cereal or pudding). Traditional versions contain homemade juice from tart berries like lingonberries, red currants, or cranberries. I chose readymade cranberry juice because cranberries are low in Ph but high in pectin, which provides stability/structure for whipping to hold its peaks. Meanwhile, gluten free whipped porridge is something you should try at least once. It’s definitely something kids will enjoy making. Continue reading “Gluten Free Whipped Porridge”

Gluten Free Hermit Biscotti (or Traditional Hermits)

Gluten Free Hermit (Molasses Spiced) Biscotti

Italy meets New England! Biscotti are Italian cookies. Biscotti means “twice baked”. This recipe is a spinoff from the New England classics, hermit cookies or hermit bars (spiced molasses cookies/bars) baked like biscotti. These¬†gluten free hermit biscotti are perfect for dipping or crunching. Just “cut the sweet with heat” by adding plenty of ginger along with cinnamon, nutmeg, and¬†cloves and you get an amazing fall flavor. Continue reading “Gluten Free Hermit Biscotti (or Traditional Hermits)”

Gluten Free Croquembouche

Gluten Free Croquembouche - Red Velvet

Croquembouche (pronounced¬†crow-em-boosh) is a French dessert consisting of profiteroles (small cream puffs)¬†made up¬†of¬†pate a¬†choux (pronounced “pat a shoe”) dough. The cream puffs are mounted onto a cone (either purchased or handmade) using caramel.¬†Croquembouche translates to “crack in the mouth” because the caramel that is used to attach the cream puffs together cracks when you bite into them. Continue reading “Gluten Free Croquembouche”

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Saffron Rice (Tahchin or Tachin)

Gluten Free Dairy Free Tahchin (Saffron Rice)

Tahchin is a Persian/Iranian creamy (traditionally dairy-based), baked saffron rice dish. The top of this gluten free dairy free rice dish is crunchy on top. The recipe traditionally calls for whole milk yogurt. For those who are dairy-free, you can make gluten free dairy free saffron rice without the need to go out and purchase dairy-free yogurt, you can make dairy free¬†tahchin/ baked saffron rice. Give it a try with traditional yogurt, store-bought dairy-free yogurt, or super easy homemade yogurt. The results are nothing less than incredible. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Saffron Rice (Tahchin or Tachin)”

Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe Without Boiling Noodles on the Stove

Gluten Free Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Over the years, I am often asked how to cook lasagna noodles without boiling them. Some people want a faster method, but most want to prevent breaking the noodles, while others just do not have a pot that is large enough. Using a large casserole dish, this method prevents breakage of the noodles which makes for a less stressful recipe and a large pot is not needed, just a long casserole dish. This method saves a little time because it doesn’t take as long to boil 2 quarts of water compared to a stock pot full of water.¬†Meanwhile, I hope you find this method useful.

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Gluten Free Piped Shortbread Cookies and Danish Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Piped Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

After years of perfecting this recipe for gluten free piped shortbread cookies, it is ready for publishing and consumption! Pipe them into circles or logs; dip them in chocolate or not; or dip them in both white and dark chocolate for a black and white version.¬†I include very important tips that ensure¬†that you have success¬†with this recipe. These gluten free piped shortbread cookies are good any time of the year.¬† Continue reading “Gluten Free Piped Shortbread Cookies and Danish Butter Cookies”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, and Onion

Flavored with garlic and thyme, this combination of ingredients is incredible. It will convert any kale hater! The sweetness of the sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and balsamic vinegar couple with garlic and the spice of pepper, salt, and thyme all hide the fact that you eating kale. They all contribute to the complex flavors. Yet, the ingredients are so basic. Serve this dish warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
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