Monday, January 22, 2018

10 EASY Gluten-Free Super Bowl Dishes

Super Bowl parties are all about the FOOD, right? At least for me it is. I'm not a big football fan, but I'm a BIG FOODIE, that's for sure! :

So let's dive into these dishes below to help make your Super Bowl party a gluten-free success.

These are EASY, DELICIOUS AND EVERYONE WILL ENJOY THEM!

10 EASY + DELICIOUS GLUTEN-FREE DISHES

1)  Chili - Main Dish (toppings - Fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream, green onion) - you can have cute football bowls or decorative paper bowls. It's so easy! All in a large slow cooker.
2)  Mini Football Pizza Cut-Outs (Great for the kids) I use the Kinnkinnick Pizza Crusts - as it's a thicker crust.

3)  Taco Dip (see recipe below) - serve with Beanfield's Chips or Tortilla Chips

4)  Corn Dog Muffins (another great one for kids and great with Chili)

5)  7 Layer Salad (see recipe below)

6)  Fruit Kabobs (kids can help you make these)

7)  Deviled Eggs (I made these for the first time ever. Deviled eggs filling: Mayo, a bit of mustard and a splash of Sweet Gherkins pickle juice - BOOM, you got yourself some deviled eggs.


8)  Buffalo Chicken Dip (you know, that dip that tastes like buffalo wild wings - recipe below) - serve with Tortilla Chips, 

9)  Veggie Tray (shaped like a football stadium or football - Pinterest has some great ideas)

10)  Assorted GF Cookies and Brownies (shaped like football helmets or footballs) - there are football cookie cutters - I think brownies would be the easy and a big hit!

BOOM! Wasn't that easy?! A main dish, which is chili, accompanied by corn dog muffins, pizza cut-outs for the kiddos, 7 layer salad, a couple of awesome dips, veggies, deviled eggs, fruit kabobs and brownies/cookies. 

Recipes: 

Taco Dip:
  • 1 Package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. of GF taco seasoning
  • 1 C. Guacamole
  • 1 C. Salsa
  • 1 C. Shredded lettuce
  • 1 C. Shredded cheese
  • 1/2 C. Chopped green onions
Mix Cream cheese and taco seasoning, spread on serving platter.

Top with remaining ingredients.

Refrigerate several hours before or until chilled. This dish would be great to make the night before the party.

7 Layered Salad:

(Recipe from Pioneer Woman)
  • 2 heads Iceberg Lettuce, Chopped
  • 8 ounces, fluid Baby Spinach, Washed And Dried
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 8 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
  • 16 ounces, weight Bacon, Cooked And Chopped
  • 4 whole Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1 bunch Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 8 ounces, weight Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1 bag (10 Ounce) Frozen Peas, Partially Thawed
  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup (Real) Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (more To Taste)
  • Fresh Dill, Chopped

Directions:
  1. In a clear glass bowl, layer salad ingredients in the order they appear above, concentrating ingredients around the perimeter of the bowl and filling in the center with lettuce, if needed. End with the layer of peas.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Pour over the top of the peas and spread to cover, bringing dressing all the way out to the edges of the bowl. Sprinkle with fresh dill.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Toss just before serving.


Buffalo Chicken Dip

(Recipe from Frank's Red Hot Sauce)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/2 cup FRANK'S RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK'S RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce 
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese 
Directions:
  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. COMBINE all ingredients and spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.
  3. BAKE 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables

Monday, November 6, 2017

Easy Gluten-Free Traditional Holiday Dishes

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I converted some favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes into gluten-free ones to help you all on your way to ENJOYING THE GLUTEN-FREE DRESSIN', WITHOUT STRESSIN'!

Green Bean Casserole
Gluten-Free Alternative:  This turned out fabulous, actually better than I thought it would. Thanks to ALDI liveGFree French Fried Onions (pic at bottom of post) and Pacific Cream of Mushroom Soup! I was so excited to find GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH FRIED ONIONS!! They taste just like the, you know, THAT "GLUTEN" brand, if not better. Make sure to check out your local ALDI store - it's a seasonal item.
Ingredients:

2 Boxes of Pacific Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 Cans of Green beans (drained)
2 C. of LiveGFree French Fried Onions
Pepper

Mix together cream of mushroom soup, green beans and 3/4 cup of french fried onions. Pour into 8" x 11" casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Then add remaining fried onions on top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Stuffing
Gluten-Free Alternative: ALDI liveGfree stuffing! It tastes AWESOME!                     It reminds of Stove Top Stuffing.  

Note: I used Chicken broth and added celery and onion for more flavor.  


If you're unable to find ALDI stuffing, I would suggest following one of Pamela's recipes. If don't know already, I'm a HUGE fan of Pamela's products and her recipes, so I think you will be pleased as well. A couple of options - use Pamela's Cornbread Mix to make Cornbread Stuffing or you can you use Canyon Bakehouse bread (or whatever bread you prefer) for Pamela's Traditional Stuffing.

Corn Pudding (Casserole)
Gluten-Free Alternative: My "go-to" for gluten-free cornbread has always been Pamela's Cornbread Mix. I've used it many, many times, so I wanted to see if I could create a corn pudding casserole. And I did!

Ingredients:

Pamela's Cornbread Mix
2 Eggs
1/2 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Sour Cream
1/2 Milk
1 Can Cream Style Corn
1 Can of Corn (Drained) 
1 small can of Corn (optional, my husband wanted more corn in it)
1 C. of Butter (Softened)

Beat Eggs. Add butter and sugar - stir well. Add all corn and sour cream - stir well. Add a little cornbread mix at a time along with some milk and continue to mix well. Stir into all ingredients are incorporated. Pour into nonstick sprayed 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes - insert toothpick at 40 minutes and watch for edges to brown.



Pecan and Pumpkin Pies
Gluten-Free Alternative: I have to say, this is the best tasting pumpkin pie I've ever had...and I made it!! It was so good. This year, I tried a new crust by Wholly Gluten-Free. Two pre-made pie crusts come in each package - I found it in the organic/gluten-free freezer section. It's AWESOME! It tasted great and saved soooo much time! It's GF certified and free from many of the top allergens. I was very pleased. I mean, look at my pumpkin pie!! It tasted just as good as it looks! 





          

YUM! I followed Libby's Pumpkin Pie recipe below. It calls for a "DEEP DISH" pie crust and pan. 

These ARE NOT deep dish pie crusts, so I poured in the mixture and had some left over. I mean, what do you do?? These pie crusts are awesome and I don't think I want my pie any "DEEPER", so I will definitely use them again.

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
Whipped cream (optional)

Directions:
MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
POUR into pie shell.
BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

Pecan Pie Ingredients: 
This is the first time I had ever made a pecan pie! It turned out AWESOME!! I used this recipe: Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

See y'all, you got this! SUPER EASY DISHES! You can find the pie shells in the organic/health freezer section at most popular grocery stores. Libby's as well. Do you have an ALDI near you? Pamela's Cornbread can be found at most grocery stores or online.