Tuesday, January 24, 2012

National Peanut Butter Day - 10 Ways to Use PB Gluten-Free!

Wow, it's been a busy month! We just bought a new house and I should be packing with moving this weekend, but w/ it being National Peanut Butter Day, I had to post something about Peanut Butter!!

Peanut Butter is a huge part of Jack's life - he eats it every day, so with that said, I thought I would post 10 ways to eat Peanut Butter - Gluten-Free!

 10. Peanut Butter and Fuji Apple Slices - Our favorite apples!

  9.  Peanut Butter on Van's Waffles w/ syrup - one of Jack's

  8.  Peanut Butter and Glutino Stick Pretzels - another fav

  7.  Peanut Butter and Udi's Toast - one of Jack's favorite
       breakfast meals

  6.  Peanut Butter and Welch's Squeezable Jelly on Udi's

  5.  Peanut Butter and Bananas - one of my favs - I wish Jack
       liked bananas!

  4.  Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks - this used to gross my
       brother out when I was a kid :)

  3.  Peanut Butter and Pamela's Products Pancakes - along
       w/ butter and syrup!

  2.  Peanut Butter and Carrots - well, ok, I had to get Jack to
       try carrots somehow!

   1.  Lastly, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies 
                                                                      There you have it...
10 ways to eat Peanut Butter Gluten-Free! 
                                                                      What's your favorite way to eat Peanut Butter??

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gluten-Free Southern Chicken Cornbread Casserole

I recently posted my TOP 10 Dishes from Pinterest that I would like to try gluten-free.  Well, here you have the first one I made! Southern Chicken Cornbread Casserole from Betty Crocker.  I found this recipe while searching Betty Crocker's website for some yummy dishes to try and pinned it on Pinterest.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and my husband enjoyed it as well, having two helpings! It's definitely a recipe I will keep on hand and make again. Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

Visit my previous post for this full recipe!

Not pictured is Sugar (1/2 cup), which is needed for the Cornbread Mix

Step 1: Preheat Oven to 400 and spray 13 x 9 casserole dish with nonstick spray

Step 2: 
Mix together:
- 3 C. Chopped Cooked Chicken Breast 
- 1 C. Milk
- 1 1/2 C. Sour Cream
- 1 tsp.Poultry Seasoning
- 1/4 t. Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper to Taste

Note: For the Chicken, I Baked 3 Chicken Breasts for 35 minutes at 350 - then chopped/shredded.

Step 3: 
Fold in:
2 C. or 1 - 8 oz package Shredded Cheese (I used Casserole Cheese)
3 Green Onions Chopped

Step 4: 
Mix Together
Pour in greased 13 x 9 casserole dish

Step 5: 
Mix Together Cornbread Mix
- Pamela's Products Cornbread
- 1 Stick melted butter
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 Can DelMonte Cream of Corn
- 2 Eggs

Then Pour Over Casserole and Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until tootpick comes out clean

Step 6:

Out of the oven! It's ready!

Step 7: Garnish with green onions and enjoy :)

Gluten-Free Southern Chicken Cornbread Casserole

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year - New Gluten-Free Dishes

2012 is here! It's time to step up my game and try some new gluten-free dishes!  I'm sure most of you have heard of Pinterest - it's a place where you can find everything you love! From food to fashion - it's awesome!  Well, I've fallen in love with Pinterest and have found some great new dishes that I'm very excited to try gluten-free! Let's be honest, we can easily search gluten-free dishes, but let's take some and make them gluten-free ourselves!
My goal in 2012 is to eat gluten-free as a family.  I think Jack would be willing to try more foods if his family was eating the same meal as well.  The recipes below are ones I found on Pinterest as well as some I found myself and pinned (it's a Pinterest thing).  
So here's to my Top 10 Favortie (Thus Far) Pinterest Dishes: Click on the dishes below and check out the recipes and give them a try w/ the gluten-free substitutes!

10: Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin 
- from C and C Marriage Factory

GF Substitute: 
- GF Soy Sauce

9: Vegetable Tian 
- from For the Love of Cooking

This dish is already Gluten-Free!

8: Blueberry Breakfast Cake
 - from Alexandra's Kitchen

GF Substitute: 
- GF Flour Mix

7: Spagetti w/ Chicken and Grape Tomatoes 
- from Gina's Skinny Recipes
                                 GF Substitute:
- Use GF Spagetti

6: Honey Mustard Chicken Strips - from Budget Bytes 

GF Substitute: 
- For breading try Chex Cereal or GF Rice Krispies

- from Betty Crocker

GF Substitute: 
- Pamela's Products Cornbread Mix 
- Delmonte's Cream of Corn

- from Betty Crocker  

GF Substitute: 
- GF Bisquick
- Ore Ida Country Style Hashbrowns
- GF Pork Sausage

3: Balsamic Pork Chops
 - from Southern Living  

GF Substitute:
- GF Chicken Broth (Pacific Brand)
- GF Flour Mix (whichever you prefer)
- White Rice instead of Long Grain

2: Potato Crusted Salmon 
- from Betty Crocker

This dish is already Gluten-Free!

- from Cooking Up North

GF Substitute: 
- GF Flour Mix

There you have it - 10 new dishes to try gluten-free in 2012! I hope to post the dishes as I try them! Let me know if you try any of these and how they turn out for you! 
Jack, if I work hard to make these dishes, just promise to take at least one bite, okay? Thanks, Buddy! ;)