Gluten Free Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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If you are not familiar with whoopie pies, their texture is between a cookie and a cake. Filled with a cream cheese frosting, these gluten free red velvet whoopie pies are a treat that you can adjust the sweetness level to your liking. You can as much as double the powdered sugar, if desired, to make a filling closer to a oreos filling. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Some find anything made from a rich red velvet batter to be delicious. How about you? Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Whoopie Pies”

Gluten Free Recipes and Ideas for Valentine’s Day Breakfast

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Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, and I understand that some of you may be celebrating it this weekend, or next. However, there’s nothing wrong with making a special Valentine’s Day breakfast for your special someone, in addition to your weekend celebration. I have listed below a few ideas, as well as linked to a couple of my gluten free recipes. I hope you find them useful. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! Continue reading “Gluten Free Recipes and Ideas for Valentine’s Day Breakfast”

Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought you’d enjoy this easy recipe for gluten free chocolate covered strawberries. You surely can save quite a bit of money making them yourself, and there is so many different and fun ways to decorate and display them. The only things you’ll need for this recipe are strawberries and your favorite gluten free chocolate. It doesn’t matter if it is milk chocolate or dark…whatever you enjoy eating. This can be made with chocolate morsels, but you’ll need to add heavy whipping cream as directed in my Gluten Free Chocolate Truffles recipe. Meanwhile, the method below is fast and easy, though a bit more costly. Either way, they’re delicious! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries”

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes

I’ve been contemplating what new gluten free Valentines’ Day recipes to post in the coming days. I wanted to make some gluten free red velvet pancakes using buttermilk, but since I didn’t have any, I needed a substitute. You know how you can make homemade buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (or white) to 1 cup of regular milk? Well, I decided to use some heavy whipping cream instead. The results? Absolutely amazing pancakes!

In essence, I made creme fraiche (soured cream), similar to buttermilk, but using cream.

Vinegar is always added to red velvet pancakes and baked goods because it masks the bitter flavor of artificial food coloring. No bitter taste, here! You could taste a slight hint of chocolate, and the rest just rich, moist, and a little sweet.

These pancakes were like eating a dessert, and not a gluten free one, either. You have to try these at least once. I towered the one in the photo below for a young boy, “Red Volcano Pancakes”. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Pancakes”

Chocolate Gluten Free Rice Crispy Treats

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These little babies are not only the first chocolate gluten free rice crispy treats I’ve ever made, but the first ever Rice Kripsies® treats I’ve ever made. As a child I not only never made Rice Krispies Treats, but had never tasted one. I know! I had a mother who loved dessert, and if there was going to be dessert in the house, she was going to want some. So…we usually had more adult desserts. Though she used to make a 3-layered Jello dessert only us kids would eat. Continue reading “Chocolate Gluten Free Rice Crispy Treats”

Mascarpone Filled Gluten Free Cannoli Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Gluten Free Cannoli with Mascarpone Filling

I saw some regular cannoli in a bakery decorated so elegantly that my first thought was that I just had to make a gluten free version! They were filled with mascarpone cheese, which is a sweetened Italian cream cheese. The one thing I will never order in a bakery is pre-filled cannoli, as sitting there just makes the cannoli shell soft. Ordering ahead of time is the only way to go, but making them from scratch is even better. If you’re considering skipping the chocolate dipping step, consider that when dipped in chocolate cannoli  stand up properly, instead of rolling over when served or displayed. Enjoy these luscious gluten free cannoli! Continue reading “Mascarpone Filled Gluten Free Cannoli Dipped in Dark Chocolate”

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

One of the many old traditions of red velvet cake is a southern one. During the Civil War families believed that baking a red cake would keep their men home, where it was safe. In this gluten free red velvet cake recipe, the “velvet” comes from its moisture, in this case the the additional eggs and oil. It is as moist and velvety as it looks. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting”

Easy Gluten Free Dinner – Flank Steak Florentine

Gluten Free Flank Steak Florentine

Flank steak is very versatile, and this is a very easy gluten free dinner recipe. You may fill it with just about anything your heart desires. This particular recipe calls for fresh spinach, red bell pepper and crumbled blue cheese. Yes. Blue cheese is considered gluten free now. However, the facts still remain uncertain for some. Therefore, you may wish to visit the Gluten Free Product List to find one that is gluten free. You may find that your local grocery store chain may have some already made up. Now that’s extremely easy! Just bake or broil and you’re ready to go. Enjoy this delicious gluten free recipe. We certainly did! It’s juicy, flavorful and is now filed under my easy gluten free dinner recipes. Continue reading “Easy Gluten Free Dinner – Flank Steak Florentine”