Gluten Free Cookies, Brownies, and Bars!

Gluten Free Cookies Brownies and Bars

Are you or someone in your family gluten free? Do they love gluten free cookies? Well I have just the thing for you!

My new ebook is full of gluten free cookie, brownie, and bar recipes!

My family loves cookies and I had so much fun coming up with the recipes in this ebook. This ebook has taken several years to put together. I wanted to release it last year for the holidays. Then my goal was spring. Then it moved to summer. But it just wasn’t ready.

I wanted to have the recipes just right. I tested these recipes until my family loved them.

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Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies

Not only did my family have to love them they had to be quick and easy recipes. I wanted this ebook to be full of recipes that anyone can make. They needed to be easy, family friendly, and use basic gluten free ingredients. They also had to taste great!

Basically I did all the work for you! I adapted our favorite cookies recipes to be gluten free. The tried and true recipes that my family and I loved. I made them gluten free.

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  • Lemon Brownies
  • Lime Bars
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Raspberry Chocolate Bars
  • and More!

Gluten Free Cookies

Right now for the month of December I am offering my Gluten Free Cookie ebook for $2.99. I want to make sure your holiday baking can be gluten free and delicious! The regular price will be $5.99 so $2.99 is a great deal! Get it while you can!

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Gluten Free Recipe Fix Holiday Recipes!

Gluten Free Holiday Recipe Fix

Today I am excited to be participating in the Holiday Edition of Gluten Free Recipe Fix!!

I love doing these recipe fixes because so many great gluten free recipes are linked up each time. We can all use more gluten free recipes especially during the holidays.

For me it is not Christmas without candy and cookies.

One of my favorite gluten free cookies to make is gluten free lofthouse style cookies. These are so good!

Gluten Free Lofthouse Style Cookies

My family also loves this coffee fudge.

Coffee Fudge from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

This coffee fudge makes a great holiday food gift for gluten free and non gluten free people.

Joining me for Gluten Free Recipe Fix are:

I can’t wait to see what everyone links up! 

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Easy Homemade Coconut Frosting

Homemade frosting is the easiest way to take a simple cake to the next level. This homemade coconut frosting on a simple chocolate cake is an easy, yet delicious, dessert!

Homemade Coconut Frosting

Homemade frosting is so easy to make and so much better than the stuff from a can. Seriously. It is so much better!

I love making homemade cake, but I also love the convenience that cake mixes bring. Cake mixes make cakes quick and easy. And let’s face it if you are serving it to kids they usually don’t care. I have found they often prefer a cake made from a cake mix.

homemade coconut frostin

However, when it comes to frosting, you can totally tell a difference between homemade and the can. Homemade is just better.

One of the best things about homemade frosting is that it is easy to make and it only contains a few ingredients.

If you have never made homemade frosting you need to give it a try!

This homemade coconut frosting is one of our favorites!

homemade coconut frosting

I recently made this for my favorite gluten free chocolate cake, but it works for just about any chocolate, white, or yellow cake.  This frosting would also work well for cupcakes. No matter how you make it, it is delicious!

homemade coconut frosting

 

 

 

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Sheet Pan Dinner, Oven Grilled Cheese, PB Baked Oatmeal, and More

Oven Tacos

This week on the plan we have several of my family’s favorite meals. One of them is oven tacos! If you have not tried oven tacos you need to. I have been making them for years. I shared the recipe about 5 years ago and they are a favorite with many of my readers.

Here is the plan.

Breakfast

Homemade Chex Granola-

Homemade Chex Granola

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Dinner

Crock Pot Tomato Soup from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Tomato Soup

oven-tacos

Oven Tacos

banana waffles

Waffles

Pop Up Pizza Pie

Pop Up Pizza Pie

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Stir Fry 

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese

Dessert Of The Week

Gluten Free Candy Cane Brownies from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Candy Cane Brownies

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Freezer Meals, Soup, Pizza Fries, and More

Instant Pot Bake Potato Soup

There are several recipes on the menu plan this week that freeze great. The breakfast cookies, pancake muffins, and burrito casserole are all things that we love to keep in our freezer. So make a big batch this week to save time later this month when things get crazy busy!

I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins

Dinner

Instant Pot Bake Potato Soup

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Bacon Salmon

Bacon Salmon

Freezer Burrito Casserole

Freezer Burrito Casserole

Pizza Fries

Pizza Fries

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Double Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies-

Double Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Seven Fun Food Books

It is no secret that I love books and I love to read. I also love to give books as gifts, especially this time of year.

Today I thought I would put together a few of my favorite food themed books. These aren’t cookbooks. I will share a list of great cookbook gift ideas soon. Today’s book list contains seven of my favorite regular books that all have some sort of food theme.

food-books

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My Life In France by Julia Child

This is one of my all time favorite food books for many reasons. Most people know Julia Child as the t.v chef who was part chef and part comedian, but there is so much more to her life. This book takes a look into the life of Julie Child and covers not only her love of food, but her love story as well. Julia Child did not develop a love of cooking until later in life. She proves it is never to late to change your career path and do something you love. Her path into the food world was not an easy one. It was a tough road that took hard work and never giving up. Mixed in with her love of food is her love of her husband. This book is part food part love story mixed in with everyday life. If you love Julie Child and grew up watching her on T.V., this is a good look into her life and what helped make her what she was and why she loved what she did.

Pour Your Heart Into It and Onward How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul both by Howard Schultz

Those that know me in real life probably think these are strange books for me to love and recommend. You see I don’t like coffee. Like I really dislike it. I don’t like the taste and I don’t like the smell. When I go to Starbucks I get hot chocolate or a vanilla bean frappacino. Yes, I am one of those people. One of those people that doesn’t understand my coffee loving friends. However, I loved these books!

These books are the story of Starbucks. One is the story of building Starbucks from the ground up. The second is rebuilding Starbucks after the brand suffered. Those stories can’t be shared without sharing about the true passion of coffee and coffee lovers. If you love coffee and its history I think you will enjoy these books. If you love business type books I think you will love these books.

Starbucks changed how Americans viewed coffee. When I was growing up my parents loved coffee, but it was pretty much the cheapest coffee they could buy from a can at the store. My generation and my kids generation have a totally different view of coffee and that is in large part due to Starbucks. They changed coffee and in many ways the culture of America. These books show the fascinating story of how they did that.

Locally Laid How We Built A Plucky Industry Changing Egg Farm From Scratch by Lucie B. Amundsen

This was a recent and fun read. It is a modern day story of egg farmers.

I grew up in the country and currently live in the country. I have never farmed as a main job, but having spent my life in the country, I am well aware of the work involved. It is not an easy job as a side job. Making it your life is even harder. This book does not sugar coat farm life.

The author and her husband set out to farm a certain way and they share the hard reality that hit them along the way. Farming is not the idealistic life many make it out to be. What I loved about this book though is that the author mixes in humor with reality. If you have ever lived in the country or longed to live in the country, this is a fun read. I will say that there are some politics related to food in this book. It is hard to write a food book in modern times without it. No matter what side you are on you won’t agree with everything in this book because it deals with the real life issues of trying to farm in our modern world. And the reality is that world is far more complicated than most people realize.

Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

I read this book several years ago when it was a popular book recommended by bloggers. This book reminds us that food brings us together. Friendships are formed and memories are made over food. Food is the common ground that so often brings us together and this books is a great reminder of that.

How Did You Do It Truett by S. Truett Cathy

Many people know about Chic-Fil-A, but few people know the story behind Chic-Fil-A and the work that went into building it. This book is similar to the Starbucks books above and yet at the same time so different. The companies are so very different, with very different visions, and yet many of same things went into building them. They are both stories about hard work and perseverance paying off. And in the end both companies changed how we looked at food. One changed the way we looked at coffee and one changed the way we look at fast food and chicken sandwiches.

Hershey Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D’Antonio

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This book is a fun and fascinating read about how Milton S. Hershey changed not only chocolate, but how Americans viewed chocolate. Again a similar theme to the Starbucks and Chic-Fil-A books. He changed chocolate in America.

He was also an incredible business minded person. This book is part chocolate history, part biography, and part business book. It is also an amazing story of a man that in the end gave almost his entire fortune away to those that needed it more than he did. This is a good read for those that like not only food, but biography and business stories.

What good food type books have you read recently? 

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Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup goes together in no time and makes a great simple meal.

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

I shared this picture over the weekend on Instagram and Facebook and several of you asked about the recipe so I knew I had to share it.

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I love my Instant Pot. It makes dinner so quick and easy. I am loving experimenting with it. Recipes like today are the main reason why. The Instant Pot is saving me so much time in the kitchen.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry, I am not going to turn this into an Instant Pot site. I plan to post an occasional recipe, but it won’t be all the time. So there will still be plenty of good food for the non Instant Pot owners.

Instant Pot Bake Potato Soup

This soup is actually an adaption of two soups that I have been making for years. I combined the two basic ideas and made them in the Instant Pot.

I took my slow cooked baked potato soup and my homemade panera potato soup and combined them into an easy Instant Pot soup. If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can easily make one of those soups. They are both delicious as well!

The reason I decided to make this soup is because I had a few potatoes left over from Thanksgiving that were starting to sprout. I wanted to use them up before they went bad. I also had a bunch of broth from the turkey I had cooked down. Making soup seemed like the perfect solution for using both things up.

I love this because is not only easy to make, it also uses basic ingredients.

We added bacon to ours because bacon makes everything better, but you don’t have to add the bacon. It is delicious without it too.

If you need more recipes for using your Instant Pot be sure to check out my list of great Instant Pot Recipes.

Tools for Making This Recipe

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

 

 

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Refried Bean Soup

Refried Bean Soup is a quick and easy dinner that uses everyday ingredients. It is a simple meal that is sure to become a family favorite.

Refried Bean Soup

This is one of those weeks where I feel like I need to keep meals quick, easy, and healthy.

It is after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas. Over the next few weeks we will all probably eat way more food than we should. If your schedule is anything like mine you will also probably be very busy over the next few weeks.

So today I am keeping it easy and some what healthy.

Refried Bean Soup

What I love about this soup is that it is simple and uses everyday ingredients. We all need more recipes that are easy and don’t break the grocery budget.

I make this in the crock pot because it makes it a little easier for me, but you can also just heat this ingredients on the stove for a dinner that will be done in less than 20 minutes. Either way it is delicious and I give directions for both below.

This soup is even better if you have my slow cooked refried beans or instant pot refried beans. It works with canned beans, but is even better with homemade.

Tools that make this easier.

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Refried Bean Soup

 

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Quick and Easy Make Ahead Meals

I am keeping the menu plan simple this week. The baked oatmeal is perfect for making over the weekend and using throughout the week for breakfast.

The mexican tomato soup and the burrito casserole both freeze great so make extra and freeze them for busy days later this month. Because you know you will have them. Freezer food is perfect for those days.

Here is this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Maple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

Homemade Maple Granola

apple pie oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Dinner

Mexican Tomato Soup

Mexican Tomato Soup

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Slow Cooked Mexican Pork Chops – I will use my casserole crock pot

5 Ingredient Burrito Casserole

5 Ingredient Burrito Casserole

quick and easy pasta sauce

Simple Pasta Sauce

Crock Pot Beef Sandwiches

Crock Pot Beef Sandwiches

Oven-Pancake-Recipes

Oven Pancakes

Dessert Of The Week

Homemade Three Musketeers Bars_

Homemade Three Musketeers Bars

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Soup, Waffles, and More

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan.

I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Fluffy-Gluten-Free-Waffles

Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles

Baked Oatmeal Muffins_

Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal Muffins

Dinner

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

Crock Pot Carrot Soup– Use gluten free chicken broth

broccoli beef

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Eggs and Soy Sauce over Quinoa

Eggs and Soy Sauce over Quinoa– Use gluten free soy sauce.

Apple Bacon Cheese Frittata__

Apple Bacon Cheese Frittata 

Gluten Free White Chili with Sausage and Spinach_

White Chili with Sausage and Spinach

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pie

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pie

Dessert of the Week

Gluten-Free-Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip-Coffee-Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

 

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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