this is a page for

Category: recipes

The BEST Gluten-Free Pancakes

Berry season is upon us, y’all. And strawberries are my favorite. But if there’s one thing that makes strawberries better, it’s a stack of pancakes under them. I mean, just feast your eyes on this… And if anyone in your family has a problem with gluten, you know how hard it can be to find gluten-free recipes that are as good as your old faithful ones and as easy. I know.  We’ve been there.  That’s why I can’t keep our pancake recipe a secret any longer…

Old Fashioned Cherry Cobbler- Gluten Free!

Need an easy dessert for the weekend?  This OLD FASHIONED CHERRY COBBLER is my favorite easy dessert and it is Uh-MAZING.  And it is now GLUTEN-FREE.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is… it’s addictive. Get the recipe in my contributor post at Busy Mom’s Helper!   &nbsp…

Big Breakfast for Busy Families

Hello, friends! In case you were wondering why things have been so quiet lately here on the blog, it’s because real life has been real busy.  Among other things, we have a wedding coming up!  I can’t wait to share more about that when the time comes, but in the meantime, I have a little something to share today with all the rest of you busy mamas over at Busy Mom’s Helper. In the midst of all the business, it’s still nice to put a good meal on the table- even for…

Easy No-Bake Gluten-Free Granola

Do you ever buy those yogurts that come with their own little packets of crunchies to add on top?  We love those things, but they are pretty expensive, considering how quickly our family can go through them, so now we make our own! I did some experimenting, and came up with this EASY No-Bake Gluten-Free Granola that we love and make over and over again.  It’s tasty, easy, and sooo much cheaper than store-bought granola. It’s so versatile, too.  Not only do we sprinkle it on yogurt, but we use it just like…

Natural Strawberry Syrup

Move over maple!  This Strawberry Syrup is the best pancake topping ever.  Maybe I’m a little bit partial, since strawberries are my all-time favorite fruit.  One of our favorite things to do every spring is visit the local strawberry farm and pick fresh berries, and it’s about that time again.  Yay! This is one way I serve those strawberries.  It’s so easy and so good. Unlike bottles of strawberry syrup you may find on the grocery store shelf, this natural one only has two ingredients: berries and honey, but it has lots of…

Paper Bag Popcorn

Popcorn is our favorite go-to snack, whether we’re watching a movie or doing schoolwork…especially now that we’ve discovered that we can just put regular popcorn kernels in a paper bag and microwave ’em!                            Using these simple steps, it makes the perfect single serving: Add 1/4 cup popcorn, 1 tsp oil, and 1/2 tsp salt to a paper bag. Fold top over. Shake. Microwave (on its side)  for 2 minutes. I put a 1/8 scoop…

Restaurant Salsa for Under 1 Dollar in Under 1 Minute!

  No, I’m not kidding. I thought about naming this post “How to Get Your Very Picky Teenage Son to Eat Vegetables,” because that’s how it came about. For a child who has had a life-long aversion to vegetables and all things good-for-you, he somehow loves restaurant salsa and store-bought salsa in the jar.  In his mind there is no connection to vegetables here. However, if I buy tomatoes and chop them up to make fresh salsa, which is amazing, nope. He won’t eat it. Go figure. So…

Sweet and Simple Gluten-Free Cake (from black beans!)

Who knew? Black beans make a great gluten-free cake. Am I the only one who thinks that’s crazy? Recently, I looked up a recipe for one and we made one for the first time.  (And by we, I mean she, our 13-year-old resident baker.)  And it was really good. Then, someone suggested adding chocolate chips, and it was uh-mazing.  (Thanks, Jess!)  Because, don’t chocolate chips make everything better? It’s been our go-to chocolate cake recipe lately, because it’s a. gluten-free b. easy c. flourless d. and…

Kid-sized Priced-right Great-tasting GF Pizzas

Cute little pizza Yes, we do eat things that have nothing to do with pizza around here.  It’s just that pizza is such a kid-friendly, good-tasting comfort food, and GF people often have to pass it up or pay more for it.  Not this time!  These handy dandy little pizzas are just what the mama ordered.  Kid-friendly, good-tasting, comfort-giving, gluten-free aaand cheap and easy little pizzas.  With not even a bite of crust left over. I asked some of my favorite taste-testers how they liked them, and 4 out of 4…

Gooey Apple Crumble…EZ and Gluten Free!

Happy Independence Day, America! Today is a special day for Americans, and I wanted to share something very American…and what’s more American than Apple Pie, right? This “apple pie” isn’t really pie at all, but it has all the flavor of apple pie without all the fuss.  And without all the wheat.  It’s not in a crust, so it’s gluten-free.  But the best part is, you can make it, start to finish, in 15 minutes! All you need is 1 skillet, 5 ingredients, and 15 minutes. Ingredients…