Beets and Citrus Arugula Salad Recipe & Dressing

Arugula Salad with Beets and Citrus

I enjoy making and eating this arugula salad recipe due the zesty flavor of arugula. You do not need a lot of seasonings when you use arugula. Arugula pairs well with citrus as it does with other fruit, nuts and seeds. Enjoy this refreshing salad. It is naturally gluten-free as long as you are sure to use gluten-free fruit when using canned. Continue reading “Beets and Citrus Arugula Salad Recipe & Dressing”

Gluten Free Chicken Casserole with Mushrooms and Rice

Gluten Free Chicken Mushroom and Rice Casserole

I made this gluten free chicken casserole in an attempt to replace a similar recipe I used to make using Campbell’s Soup Golden Mushroom Soup. I am allergic to tomatoes now, and cannot use the soup for that reason as well as its gluten content. I hope you enjoy this recipe. I enjoy its flavor and because it is almost a one-dish recipe. (You still have to saute the onions in a separate pan.) Bon appetite!

UPDATE: I now use 1-1/2 cups of the below recipe for Golden Mushroom Soup for this recipe, (minus the mushrooms or not) in place of the water, milk, and packaged soup.

Gluten Free Golden Mushroom Soup Recipe (Condensed or Not)

Gluten Free Cream of Mushroom Chicken and Rice Bake


Yield: Rice serves 4; chicken serves 2 - 4.

Gluten Free Cream of Mushroom Chicken and Rice Bake

This gluten free chicken and rice casserole only takes a few minutes to throw together and bakes in less than hour and only uses two dishes. It tasty and a welcome change.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 package 6.4 ounce) dried Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • Plus enough water to make 1-1/4 cups
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup long grain white or jasmine rice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4┬áteaspoon┬ápaprika
  • 1/4┬áteaspoon ground┬áblack pepper (less for kids)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs or (1 lb. chicken breasts)


  1. In a medium-size skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and saute over medium heat until tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the soup mix and water to a 2 cup measuring cup. Add enough water to make 1-1/4 cups. Add the milk, paprika, and black pepper. Stir them together and set and aside.
  4. Add rice to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Stir in the soup mixture.
  6. Preheat a skillet with oil and brown chicken on both sides. (It's not necessary to cook it all the way through.) Once they are brown, add to the top of the rice mixture.
  7. Distribute sauteed onion over everything. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350?F preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and allow to rest for 20 minutes or until rice absorbs all of the liquid.


****Allergens will depend upon what brand of soup you use. In addition, it can be made dairy-free, if you use dairy-free milk.

Garlic Butter Recipe

Homemade Garlic Butter

After going out to dinner recently, I decided to make my husband what he doesn’t get too often at home, homemade garlic bread. I had one of my latest bread experiments turn out a little flavorless; therefore, this was the perfect opportunity to make this garlic butter recipe. I’m usually in a hurry and use garlic powder, but this time I used fresh. What a huge difference! This is the best garlic butter we’ve ever tasted. Enjoy! (If you desire to check out the bagel in the photo, see it at Gluten Free Bagel Recipe.) Continue reading “Garlic Butter Recipe”

Apricot Cherry Gluten Free Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe (or Tart)

Gluten Free Cherry Apricot Coffee Cake

Last month, I used my butter cake recipe to make this beautiful gluten free streusel coffee cake recipe. I just added fresh fruit and streusel topping. Instead of using my usual Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend Recipe in the topping, I used my Self-Rising Cake Flour Blend Recipe. It created a higher rise and lighter topping. If you prefer, you can use the same flour as you do in the cake. In addition, you can create a tart instead of a cake, omit the streusel and dust it with confectioners’ sugar (see the photo below the recipe.) Enjoy! Continue reading “Apricot Cherry Gluten Free Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe (or Tart)”

Soft Gluten Free Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

Soft Gluten Free Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

I developed a soft gluten free dinner rolls recipe made with rice flour quite awhile ago. That recipe can also be made dairy free, if desired. I used buttermilk in that recipe. The recipe below, is more substantial as it has more structure. Though light in weight, it is not as light as the dairy-free version. With the use of buttermilk, they are a creamy goodness that my husband and I couldn’t stop eating at just one this afternoon. Enjoy!

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En Papillote: Cooking in Parchment Paper Without Oil

Fish and Vegetables Cooked Using the Papillote Method

The summer season is almost over. Now it’s time to lose a few┬ápounds before the holidays hit us hard (at least for me). En papillote is a method of cooking that omits oil and other fats such as butter. Instead, you steam-bake the items, seasonings, and if desired, a small amount of broth or wine, in parchment paper. (Aluminum foil is avoided as it can leach into your food.) The natural juices of poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit entwine and develop amazing flavor without oil or fat. You can steam-bake vegetables by themselves, too. Be sure to read the “Tips” section below to find out how to make my favorite en papillote chicken recipe.

En papillote cooking is so easy, you have to try it once and you’ll be hooked! It can turn pungent fish such as mackerel into a delightful and healthful dish. You can even make low-carb dishes by substituting starch (rice, potatoes, pasta and bread) for additional veggies.

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30+ Gluten Free Football Snacks & Food

Gluten Free Bacon Wrapped Meatball Appetizers

If you are seeking recipes for gluten free football snacks, check out the below links. I’ve used these in the past for game day. When the game is on during the dinner hour,┬á people prefer finger food, but would never turn down a good bowl of chili. To me, football is synonymous with bacon, cheese, bacon, and chili! What is your favorite gluten free football snack or meal? Continue reading “30+ Gluten Free Football Snacks & Food”