Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Gluten Free French Toast, made on the Cuisinart 6-in-1 Griddler!

Who doesn't love French toast? I know we do here in our home. My youngest son asked me to make this at least 5 days a week when he was little, I'm not kidding. I would ask what he wanted for breakfast and his response was always, "You know, it starts with an F" how cute is that? I miss those days, he's now a 20 year old man! Time sure flies by! This is a quick and easy gluten free breakfast. All you need is a loaf of your favorite gluten free bread, a couple eggs, a little milk and vanilla, Voila, breakfast in 15 minutes! I've made this many times with Cinnamon Raisin Bread as well, Yummy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

There's nothing like the smell of warm cinnamon rolls in the morning to perk you right up! I made these with my gluten free bread flour mix, but you can use any high quality gluten free flour mix. If your mix contains xanthan gum omit it from the recipe. If you have never tried to shape gluten free dough before, you're in for a treat! Every time I make these things I curse gluten free dough! It is sticky, gooey and a bear to shape, but these are totally worth it! Once you take a bite of these warm, soft, delicious cinnamon rolls, the bad thoughts and dirty words that you uttered while making these rolls will fade away! I promise, they are that good!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ancho Chile Back Ribs With Creamy Polenta

This dish is simply delicious! The ancho chile sauce pairs very well with the creamy polenta. I grew up a southern girl and refused to eat grits. Polenta and grits are pretty much the same thing. I wish I hadn't been so stubborn as a child, they are addictive! Any leftovers will be a yummy treat in the morning! I found the recipe for the ancho chile spice rub over at, I modified it slightly, but it's a definite keeper. The chile sauce recipe came from, the only thing I changed was I used dried ancho chiles. Beef short ribs would have been my first choice for this dish, since they are more meaty, but my local grocer was out at the time. I won't keep you waiting any longer, let's get to it!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Gluten-Free Low-Carb Chia Bread

Here is my first attempt at gluten free low carb bread. I must say, for a first go around, it's pretty good! It has a pleasant, nutty, whole grain flavor. This recipe could be a base for "not rye" bread as well. This recipe contains a 1/4 cup ground psyllium, therefore I didn't need to use any gums. I also used a gluten-free low-carb baking mix that I have been working on. I plan on tweaking it until I get it just right.

Gluten-Free Low-Carb Flour Mixes

This is a gluten free low carb baking mix that I have been working on. I am happy with the results so far. It has worked well for quick breads, brownies, cookies, pancakes and just today I made a pretty good loaf of bread using this mix as a base. I plan to keep tweaking it until I get it just right! Just today, I ordered 10 bags of oat bran to experiment with as well. I hope to be able to cut back on the almond meal by substituting finely ground oat bran for half of the amount. Almond meal ain't cheap! I will keep you posted with my results!