Gluten Free Vol-au-Vent for Sweet or Savory Recipes

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A vol-au-vent is a French pastry which is made from layers of puffed pasty, hallowed out and filled with anything from sweet to savory.¬†This gluten free vol-au-vent is stuffed with peach pie filling, however, you may fill it with something savory which contains a little sauce or moisture, such as a seafood mousse, chicken pot pie filling, etc. How this recipe came about was when I stumbled upon a recipe for vol-au-vent, and just had to make a gluten free version. While this recipe turns out a crust similar to pie crust, it can be made with my new¬†flaky gluten free phyllo dough.¬†This gluten free vol-au-vent recipe allows you to be creative. You can shape them into hearts for Valentine’s Day or four leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. You can scallop the edges or whatever you desire. Give it a try. And I bet your guests will never know they are made from a gluten free recipe! Continue reading “Gluten Free Vol-au-Vent for Sweet or Savory Recipes”

Gluten Free Truffles

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I was so pleased with these gluten free truffles, as this was my first time coating them in tempered chocolate. Tempering the chocolate, discussed below, will give your truffles a professional shine. Tempering chocolate seems much faster than it appears in the directions below. It really is a chore. Unless these are a gift, I would skip that step and just melt the chocolate and not let it cool too much before dipping. Truffles are very easy and fast to make unless you are dipping them in chocolate. But it was so well worth it, as these were a gift. You may decorate the tops with white chocolate mixed with food coloring (Select Tea makes natural ones), or you may drizzle a bit of thin chocolate on the top after it sets a bit, or leave plain, as I did. I thought the papers that I used were decoration enough. If they are for Valentine’s Day you may think about piping out a very think pink or red heart.¬†How will you decorate your gluten free truffles? Continue reading “Gluten Free Truffles”

Tri-Tip Roast Recipe with Gluten Free Gravy

I made this tri-tip roast recipe with gluten-free gravy right before I left last week to take care of my father. Now that it’s fall, it’s time for some comfort food, and with Dad terminally ill, I surely needed the comfort. Plus, the tri-tip roast was on sale and I couldn’t pass up the bargain. I like roast because it lasts for more than one meal in our house since it’s just the two of us. And this left my hubby plenty of food in the freezer to tied him over while I was gone. He found it comforting, too, since I was leaving. Not to mention, this tri-tip roast recipe is very flavorful! Enjoy. Continue reading “Tri-Tip Roast Recipe with Gluten Free Gravy”

Asparagus with Gluten Free Hollandaise Sauce

As a child my mother served the family asparagus with mayonnaise on the side for dipping. I suppose it was a busy mother’s quick solution to asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Don’t get me wrong. It was delicious and I still use this myself! It hides the bitter taste of asparagus, especially for kids. However, asparagus with gluten free hollandaise sauce is such a treat! Continue reading “Asparagus with Gluten Free Hollandaise Sauce”

Gluten Free Pasta Recipe: Chicken Alfredo

Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo

While on our at-home vacation I wanted to make a few special dinners. Though this gluten-free pasta recipe is high in calorie, my husband may have ordered this dish at our favorite local Italian Restaurant, Nativo’s. However, we had it at home, all gluten-free! Alfredo sauce is often used with fettucini, but I love capellini (angel hair¬†pasta)! I hope you enjoy this gluten free pasta as much we did. Mangia! (eat in Italian) Continue reading “Gluten Free Pasta Recipe: Chicken Alfredo”

Gluten Free Fondue Recipes – The Best Thing I Ever Ate!

Gluten Free Fondue Menu

When you have guests you’ll want to make your work as easy as possible the day of the event.¬† Serve something simple, yet elegant. Fondue is something you can prepare ahead of time, allowing time to mingle with your guests. Gluten free fondue also makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or special date night dinner. I”ve listed several gluten free fondue recipes ¬†They truly are my favorite gluten free recipes. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Fondue Recipes – The Best Thing I Ever Ate!”

Healthy Sugar-Free Gluten Free Chocolate Truffles

Gluten Free Mashed Potato Chocolate Ganache Truffles

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”

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Gluten Free Sugar Free!

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I was watching Paula Deen the other day and her son was on her show and made stuffed strawberries with cream cheese and powdered sugar. I made them, too, as a gluten free sugar-free recipe! I can’t think of anything that I would enjoy more on a hot summer day, and did! I had so much fun testing this recipe using different sweeteners. I didn’t care for them with agave but enjoyed them with powdered sugar and stevia. Surprisingly, I liked these strawberries better with stevia. I hope you enjoy these, too! Continue reading “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Gluten Free Sugar Free!”