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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

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

Chocolate Chip Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies ( Use gf oats)

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

Gluten Free Pancakes without xanthan gum

Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes

Dinner

Crock Pot Beef Fajitas

Crock Pot Beef Fajitas– Use gluten free fajita seasoning or homemade fajita seasoning

Evies Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken-

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken– Use gluten free soy sauce

Fajita-Omelet

Fajita Omelet

Migas-Recipes

Gluten Free Migas

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken-

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake __

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake

White Chocolate Berry Trifle

Need an easy, but impressive dessert? Try White Chocolate Berry Trifle! 

White Chocolate Berry Trifle

It is almost July. That means next week we will be celebrating The 4th of July.

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate. Yes it is about food, family, and friends, but more than that it is a day to celebrate our country and the freedoms that we enjoy.

In honor of the 4th of July, we are celebrating with food perfect for your 4th of July picnic or barbecue.

Today I am sharing an impressive White Chocolate Berry Trifle for you.

I made this for my husband’s staff meeting back in May and everyone loved it. It is the perfect dessert for summer. 

What is a Trifle?

A trifle is a layered dessert that usually includes fruit, cake, and a custard or pudding layer.

Need more trifle recipes? 

Now for the White Chocolate Berry Trifle Recipe!

White Chocolate Berry Trifle

Yield: 18 servings

White Chocolate Berry Trifle

White Chocolate Berry Trifle

White Chocolate Berry Trifle is an easy and delicious summer dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cake cut into 1 inch or so cubes - You can use homemade or store bought. For a gluten free version see the notes below of my gluten free pound cake.
  • homemade white chocolate pudding
  • 1- 8 ounce container Cool Whip
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3-4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a large trifle or glass bowl layer half of the pound cake, then half of the pudding, and then the strawberries, leaving a few to sprinkle on the top. Carefully spread about half of the Cool Whip on top of the berries.
  2. Then make another layer with the remaining pound cake, the rest of the pudding, and the blueberries, saving a few blueberries for the top. Top with remaining Cool Whip and decorate with the remaining berries.
  3. Let sit for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

For the pudding you can also use a box of Jello White Chocolate Pudding made according to the directions, but homemade is better.

For a gluten free trifle use my homemade gluten free pound cake.

 

Main Dish Salad Recipes

Need a quick and easy dinner perfect for summer or really any time of year? I am sharing twelve of my favorite main dish salad recipes today. 

Main Dish Salads

It is summer! One of the great things about summer is all the fresh vegetables that are available.

Summer produce means that dinner can be quick, healthy, and easy to make. 

One of my favorite ways to make dinner easy during the heat of the summer is to serve salad. But if your family is anything like mine they want a filling salad.

They don’t want a side dish type of salad. They want a salad with lots of toppings and ingredients. 

You can turn all kinds of salads into main dish salads by adding meat and extra toppings, but it is always nice to make salad extra special and a little different. 

Today I am sharing some of my favorite main dish salad recipes. These are all perfect for summer.

Are these main dish salads gluten free?

Most of these recipes are also easy to make gluten free by reading labels to be sure the ingredients are gluten free, use gluten free pasta, and to use gluten free croutons or leave off the croutons on the recipes that call for them. 

Main Dish Salad Recipes

Quick and easy main dish salads perfect for summer meals!

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

All the flavors of a cheeseburger in a delicious salad that even kids will love!

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Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad

Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad

Bacon, broccoli and pasta combined in a pasta salad. Use gluten free pasta to make this an easy gluten free lunch or dinner.

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Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

A fun way to change up pizza night! All the flavors of pizza in an easy to make salad.

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Chili Cheese Salad

Chili Cheese Salad

Chili cheese salad is a quick and easy dinner any time of year.

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Enchilada Salad

Enchilada Salad

Enchilada sauce, sour cream, lettuce, and all kinds of delicious toppings make this a great main dish salad.

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Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer vegetables, homemade dressing and pasta make this a great lunch or dinner. Use gluten free pasta for an easy gluten free lunch or dinner.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Salad

The flavors of a bacon cheeseburger in a delicious summer pasta salad. Use gluten free pasta for a gluten free bacon cheeseburger pasta salad.

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BLT Salad {Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing}

BLT Salad {Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing}

The flavors of a classic BLT in a fun salad. Use gluten free croutons or no croutons for a gluten free blt salad.

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Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

A fun new twist on a classic taco salad.

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Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad

Grilled chicken, spinach, and vegetables make an easy summer dinner.

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BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

BBQ ranch chicken salad is one of my favorite summer salads!

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Feta cheese, pasta, vegetables, and a homemade dressing make this a favorite main dish salad. Use gluten free pasta for a gluten free main dish salad.

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Menu Plan

Pizza Salad

Summer is here which means so many fresh fruits and vegetables are available. They make menu planning so much fun. Here is this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Peaches and Cream Pancakes 4 [Recipes]

Peaches and Cream Pancakes– I think I am going to try this with some new flavors

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars [Recipes]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars and Yogurt

Dinner

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad 

Easy Migas_

Migas

Homemade Slow Cooked Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans and Mexican Rice

Oven Tacos from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Oven Tacos

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Dessert Of The Week

strawberry brownie trifle 2 [Recipes]

Strawberry Brownie Trifle

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Homemade Refried Beans

This week there are several gluten free banana recipes on the menu plan. If  you have bananas that need used up they are great recipes for using them.

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

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Muffins

Dinner

Slow Cooked Homemade Refried Beans_

Homemade Refried Beans and Quesadillas- use corn tortillas

Zucchini Pizza -

Gluten Free Zucchini Pizza

fold-over-enchiladas-

Fold Over Cheese Enchiladas– use corn tortilla

Easy Glazed Grilled Chicken 2

Easy Glazed Grilled Chicken

corndog cheesy muffins

Corn Dog Muffins– Use gluten free cornmeal and gluten free hot dogs

breakfast bowls

Breakfast for Dinner- Breakfast Bowls– Use gluten free sausage and potatoes. This also freeze great.

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

chocolate craisins

Homemade Chocolate Covered Craisins 

 

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Need a classic dessert with a delicious modern twist? Try Chocolate Angel Food Cake. 

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Have you ever had the chocolate version of Angel Food Cake? It is a basic Angel Food Cake recipe made better with chocolate! 

I have been making this recipe for years. I remember my best friend and I making this cake when we were teenagers. That is how long I have been making it.

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

It is so good and it makes a very impressive dessert.

I was recently adapting this recipe to be gluten free and I realized that I had never post the original recipe on my site. I knew I needed to fix that because this is too good of a recipe not to share with you. 

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

This cake is perfect on it’s own, but if you want to make it even more special, you can serve it with berries and my chocolate whipped cream.

And for my gluten free readers you will want to check out the gluten free recipe Chocolate Angel Food Cake that I also shared today. 

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Yield: 10 servings

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake is a classic Angel Food Cake made better with chocolate!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup cake flour (it does work better if you use cake flour)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups eggs whites, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together flour, ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and cocoa. Whisk until well combined and has no lumps. Set aside .
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla until foamy.
  3. Add remaining ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons at a time.
  4. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. With a rubber scraper fold in flour cocoa mixture a few tablespoons at a time. Mixture will be thick, but do not over beat the mixture. Gently fold in the flour.
  6. Spread into a 10 inch tube/angel food cake pan (not a bundt pan)
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until the top of the cake springs bake when lightly touched.
  8. Immediately invert the cake and leave upside down in the pan to cool.
  9. Once cooled run a knife a long the sides of the pan and remove cake.
  10. Serve with fruit and whipping cream if desired.

Adapted from Taste Of Home. Originally posted July 2011. Updated June 2019. 

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake is a classic Angel Food Cake made gluten free.

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

I have been making Chocolate Angel Food cake for years. I have actually been making this since I was a teenager. My best friend and I used to make it all the time. 

Since it was a recipe I loved and had made for years, I knew it was a recipe that I needed to adapt to be gluten free.

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

I recently gave it a try and it turned out perfectly!

The gluten free version was just as good as I remember the regular version being. It might actually be better than the original recipe. 

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

I have served the gluten free version to company and everyone loves it. No one can tell that it is gluten free. It is that good. 

This is great served on its own, but you can make it a little more special and serve it with fruit and homemade chocolate whipped cream.

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Yield: 10 servings

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Angel Food Cake

A classic Angel Food Cake made gluten free!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup potato starch
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 ½ cups sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ¼ baking cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups eggs whites, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together potato starch, cornstarch, xanthan gum, ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and cocoa. Whisk until well combined and does not have lumps.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla until foamy.
  3. Add remaining ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons at a time.
  4. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. With a rubber scraper fold in flour cocoa mixture a few tablespoons at a time. Mixture will be thick but do not over beat the mixture. Gently fold in the flour.
  6. Spread into a 10 inch tube/ Angel food cake pan (not a bundt pan)
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until the top of the cake springs bake when lightly touched.
  8. Immediately invert the cake and leave upside down in the pan to cool.
  9. Once cooled run a knife a long the sides of the pan and remove cake.
  10. Serve with fresh fruit and whipping cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 servings

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 231 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 136mg Sodium: 111mg Carbohydrates: 45g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 30g Protein: 5g
Originally posted July 2011. Updated June 2019. 

 

Homemade Chocolate Whipped Cream

Need a simple way to make your dessert more special? Try homemade chocolate whipped cream!

Chocolate Whipping Cream

I have been making homemade chocolate whipped cream for years. It is so good!

If you need an easy way to take a simple dessert or cake and more it special you need to try making chocolate whipped cream. 

Chocolate whipping cream can be used for many different things. You can serve it with a bowl of fresh fruit or berries. You can use it as a fruit dip. 

It is also delicious served with Angel food cake, pound cake, pie, or any other dessert that you would serve whipped cream on. 

I have even spread it on top of cake for an easy and different type of frosting. 

Chocolate Whipping Cream

I have used it as a fun way to make hot chocolate or coffee more fun. I have several family members that love a spoonful of this in their coffee. 

Chocolate whipping cream is actually an easy way to make coffee and hot chocolate a little special during the holidays or anytime you have a group of friends or family over.

No matter how you serve it, it is an easy way to make dessert extra special. 

Tomorrow I will be sharing the recipe for the chocolate angel food cake in the picture. It is so good. I will be sharing the gluten free version as well! 

Chocolate Whipping Cream

Yield: 20 servings

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate Whipped Cream is an easy and delicious way to make a simple dessert special.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa

Instructions

  1. Sift powdered sugar and cocoa. You must sift this to avoid lumps in the whipped cream.
    If you don't have a sifter us a whisk to combine sugar and cocoa and whisk out any lumps.
  2. Whip cream in a mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute.
  3. Then slowly add sugar/cocoa mixture to whipped cream about 2 tablespoons at a time until the whipped cream is whipped well.
  4. Do not over whip or you will have chocolate butter. You want it stiff, but not too thick.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 53 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g

Originally published November 27, 2009. Updated June 15, 2019. 

No Bake Cookie Bars

Classic no bake cookies turned into no bake cookie bars!

No Bake Cookie Bars

It is summer in Oklahoma, which means it is hot outside. The kind of heat where I dread turning on the oven because it heats up the house so much.

Every summer I try to come up with some easy, no bake, summertime desserts that I can make without using my oven. No one wants to use their oven when it is crazy hot outside. 

No Bake Cookie Bars

No bake cookie bars are a recipe I came up with years ago based on my no bake cookies. It is the same basic recipe, I just tweaked it a little bit and turned it into bars.

My family thinks they are even better this way. I love them because making them into bars makes them even easier to make. 

No Bake Cookie Bars

They are also an inexpensive dessert to make. I also usually have all the ingredients on hand, so they are easy to make any time I need a quick dessert.

If you want to make these peanut butter free, use my peanut butter free no bake cookies and just spread them into a pan like the directions below.

No Bake Cookie Bars

Need more no bake recipes? Try one of our favorites. 

No Bake Cookie Bars

Yield: 18 servings

No Bake Cookie Bars

No Bake Cookie Bars

A classic no bake cookie recipe made into bars. No bake cookie bars takes the original recipe and makes it even easier.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats ( I use gluten free quick oats to make them gluten free)
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter ( You can use sunbutter to make them pb free)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Bring first four ingredients to a boil and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add vanilla, oatmeal, and peanut butter and stir until combined. Then stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Spread into a 9x13 pan or for a thinner bar spread into a jelly roll type pan.
  4. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. Cut into squares.

Originally published August 13, 2009. Updated June 13, 2019. 

Menu Plan

Need some easy recipes for the week? This week’s menu plan is full of quick and easy recipes like banana baked oatmeal, five ingredient burritos, Chex granola bars, cheeseburger salad, banana pie, and more. 

Here is the plan. 

Breakfast

Banana Baked Oatmeal

Baked Banana Oatmeal

Chex Granola Bars

Chex Granola Bars

Eggs and Sausage

Dinner

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos_

5 Ingredient Burritos

Yeast Raised Pancakes

Yeast Raised Pancakes

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Easy Shrimp Pizza_

Shrimp Pizza

Dessert of the Week

Classic Banana Pie__

Banana Pie

 

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