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Gluten Free Baking Can Be Easy and Delicious!

My Gluten Free Baking Mix ebook is on sale this week for $2.99!!

Gluten free food is often thought to be time consuming and expensive to make, but it doesn’t have to be. Gluten-free baking can be quick, easy, and inexpensive, especially if you already have a mix made up and ready to use just like the big yellow box at your local grocer

Often times it is a challenge to get the gluten free person to eat gluten free foods, let alone a whole family. My goal is to change that though. I have learned that gluten free can and should taste great. And it can be food that the whole family will enjoy without breaking the budget.

 

My ebook The Gluten Free Baking Mix Cookbook will change gluten free eating for you or those that you know. The recipes are quick and easy to make and just happen to be gluten free.

Recipes like Sausage Cheese Biscuit Bites, Doughnuts, Slow Cooked Chicken and Dumplings, Easy Pizza Pie, Easy Lasagna, Banana and Pumpkin Bread, Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Chip Scones and more. And yes they are all gluten free.

My goal with this ebook is to help you make quick and easy food that just happens to be gluten free!

If you are gluten free or know someone that is gluten free I think you will love this ebook.

For this week only you can get it for $2.99!!

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No-Churn Double Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Double Chocolate Ice Crea

A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for no-churn peach ice cream. Today I have another delicious no-churn ice cream for you and this one includes chocolate!

Chocolate makes everything better right?

Most of the no-churn ice creams are pretty basic. Sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, and various add ins.

For this recipe I made it double chocolate by adding cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips.

If you have never tried no-churn ice cream you need to. It is so easy and delicious!

No Churn Double Chocolate Ice Cream

To make it a little different you can also stir in a few drops of Peppermint Vitality Oil for an easy homemade chocolate peppermint ice cream. If you have never tried Peppermint Vitality Oil in your cooking let me know and I will show you how you can get your own. It is my favorite way to add peppermint flavor to recipes.

 

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Summer Menu Plan

Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

I skipped my menu plans the last couple of weeks, but wanted to be sure to get one up this week. Menu planning is one of the best ways to save time and money in the kitchen. When I take a week or two off I always regret it.

That picture above is my grandma’s two ingredient ice cream sandwiches. They are so easy and so good! Kids love them. And they are this week’s dessert of the week because they are perfect for summer!

Here is the plan.

Breakfast

Crispy Homemade Granola

Eggs and Sausage

Dinner

BLT Salad

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Ground Beef Fajita Bowls

Ground Beef Fajita Bowls

15 Minute Sausage Alfredo

Light and Fluffy Waffles

Breakfast for Dinner- Light and Fluffy Waffles or Gluten Free Waffles

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Dessert of the Week

Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Gluten Free Summer Menu Plan

Apple Chicken Salad

I took the last few weeks off from menu planning, but this week I am back to sharing my menu plan and gluten free menu plan.

Here is the gluten free men plan. It is full of meals that don’t require the oven. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but please read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Gluten Free Overnight Belgian Waffles

Gluten Free Overnight Waffles

fluffy gluten free pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Dinner

Easy Grilled Chicken

Apple Chicken Salad

Apple Chicken Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Salad

Bacon Salmon

Bacon Salmon

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza– This one uses the oven, but is a quick recipe to make using gf tortillas

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

No Bake Honey Cheesecake

No Bake Honey Cheesecake – Use a gluten free crust or make crustless

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Three Simple Recipes for Summer {Week 7}

Our garden is not doing well this year. Not at all. We actually don’t have much of a garden this year unless you can call a couple of tomato and pepper plants a garden. Which I guess you can, but it is not much of one.

Time is the main reason our garden is smaller than normal and why it is also not doing well. We could make the time, but the reality is that this year other things came first. I am fine with that, but I will totally admit that I miss the fresh from the garden vegetables.

Thankfully though you can find all kinds of delicious fresh vegetables at grocery stores and farmers markets. And thankfully we at least have tomatoes and peppers.

This week’s three simple recipes includes a delicious pasta with roasted vegetables. We love this meal anytime of year, but especially this time of year with so many fresh vegetable options.

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Green Beans

Mom's Creamy Lemon Pie

My Mom’s Creamy Lemon Pie is one of my favorite desserts. I love how delicious it is, but I also love how easy it is to make. It is a great summer dessert!

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Crock Pot Oatmeal {Ask the Readers}

It has been a long time since we did an Ask the Readers post! You all are full of information and are always so helpful. I love doing these posts. I need to get back to doing these more often.

I recently had a reader email me about making oatmeal in the Crock Pot. I have never had great success with it, but I know many people love making oatmeal in the Crock Pot. So I am hoping you can help.

Here is what Barbara asked.

Any thoughts on baked oatmeal in the crock pot? We like it with yogurt and don’t use the oven in the summer. I always scorch the bottom when I use the crock pot.

You all know I love baked oatmeal. It is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts, but I always use the oven for it. So can you help me with this reader question?

Have you tried baked oatmeal or any oatmeal in the Crock Pot? Can you share some tips with Barbara? 

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The Best Way to Cut Brownies and Bars (Kitchen Tip) and Fourteen Recipes

Cutting Brownies the Easy Way

Today I have a simple kitchen tip for you. As a bonus I am also sharing some of my favorite brownie and bar recipes.

The other day I made a pan of brownies and a pan of lemon bars to take to my husband’s office. As I was cutting them I realized that I had never shared how I cut brownies and bars.

Now, this is probably a tip that you might already know about, but I thought some of my readers might not be aware of the easiest way to cut brownies and bars. Not only is it the easiest, it keeps them so much prettier for serving.

The tip is to simply use a plastic knife. Like the disposable plastic kind you use for picnics and potlucks.

Cutting Lemon Bars Kitchen Tip

It makes for perfect brownies and bars every time. That is all you have to do. Just use a plastic knife when cutting them into squares. I know it sounds too simple, but it really works.

I just keep a plastic knife in my silverware drawer so that it is handy anytime I need it. I just wash it and reuse it.

Have you tried it before?

Now for a few of my favorite brownie and bar recipes.

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Five Slow Cooked Pork Recipes

I use my slow cooker all year long, but it gets used even more this time of year because it is an easy way to get dinner on the table without heating up the house.

Pork is one of my favorite things to cook in the slow cooker. That might have something to do with the fact that we raise hogs and I have a freezer full of pork. But it also has to do with the fact that pork cooks so well in the slow cooker. Low and slow cooking gives you delicious tender fall apart pork.

Need a few new slow cooked pork recipes to try? Here are a few of my favorites.

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Mexican Cole Slaw has been a reader favorite since I shared it a couple of years ago. It is also one of the most pinned recipes on my site. You all love this one!

Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooked Dr. Pepper BBQ Pork is a recipe I have been making for years. I love to serve this for an easy dinner and the leftovers freeze well. I also love to serve this one to company because it is easy to make in a large batch to serve a crowd.

Slow Cooked Mexican Pork Chops is a recipe I make all the time. It is based on my Oven Mexican Pork Chops. We eat these at least once a month.

Crock Pot Carolina Pork is another favorite. It is also another recipe that is easy to make in a large batch and freezes well.

Slow Cooked Orange Pork Roast is another easy and delicious favorite!

 

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Three Simple Recipes for Summer (Week 6)

The weather this week in Oklahoma has been in the high 90’s with heat indexes well over 100. The few cooler than normal days that we had last week are gone. I think summer and summer weather is here to stay.

Warm weather means that I want easy meals that don’t heat up the house. Today for Three Simple Recipes for Summer I am sharing three easy recipes.

The main dish is made on the stove top or in an electric skillet. The beans are made in the slow cooker and the dessert is no bake.

Migas

Migas are one of my favorite quick and easy meals. They make a great breakfast or breakfast for dinner. I also love that they are meatless, yet filling.

I have shared a couple of migas recipes over the years. I shared a very simple 4 ingredient migas recipe back in 2009. I think it is still my favorite way to make them. If you have never made migas that recipe is a great place to start. The other migas recipe that I like to make calls for a few more ingredients, but is still a very easy dinner that we love.

Slow Cooked Cheater Refried Beans

For a simple side dish give my slow cooked cheater refried beans a try. They are so easy to make and give you the taste of cooked all day refried beans without all the work.

Two Ingredient Rice Krispies Cookies

For dessert my Grandma’s two ingredient cookies are a must try! These are so easy to make and contain basic ingredients.

What is your favorite easy summer recipe to make?

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Double Chocolate Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Several months ago I saw a recipe for chocolate banana bread on Two Peas and Their Pod. It looked delicious and I knew I wanted to try to come up with a gluten free version.

I gave it a try with mixed results at first. As I was working on my gluten free version Two Peas and Their Pod actually shared a gluten free vegan version of their bread. It looked good, but there were a few things that I would have done differently.

After eating gluten free for almost 8 years, I know that individual flours usually work best. Blends work and I do use them, especially Bob’s Red Mill blend, but individual flours work better in almost all recipes. One of the reasons they work better is because I can control the gums and the amount of the rice flours and starches. What works in one recipe like a cake might not work the same in a cookie.

If I am going to spend the time and money on gluten free baked goods, I want them to be the best that they can be. Usually individual flours give me that.

So, I kept working on my own gluten free version of this bread. And I got it pretty good, but the texture wasn’t quite there. It was good, but it wasn’t what I knew it could be. Again, if I am going to share a gluten free recipe I want the best gluten free results that I can get.

Often times when I can’t get a gluten free quick bread to turn out just right I turn it into a muffin. There is something about cooking it in a small form, like a muffin, that makes the texture better. This recipe is an example of that. The gluten free version of the bread was good, but the muffin was delicious. Like I could have eaten a whole pan of them delicious.

No one would know that these double chocolate banana muffins are gluten free. They are that good. They are like a muffin that you would buy in a bakery.

These are a must try!

I did do one other thing differently than the original recipe. I used all oil. I tried it with part butter like the original recipe and I just liked the all oil version better. The oil made them more moist.

Be sure to check out all my recipes in my Recipes Made the Gluten Free Way series.

Here is my favorite muffin pan for gluten free muffins. (That is an affiliate link. Thanks for supporting this site and what I do) The pan in the picture is not a USA Pan. It is one that came from my mom that I love to use in photos.

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Banana Muffins

 

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