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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ohhhh…it simply does not get any better than this! Back in my pre-GF days, I used to LOVE it when Red Lobster would have their seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake on the menu. When I was in college and I lived with my childhood BFF, we would spend our entire weekly grocery budget and go to Red […]

Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread Dressing

Gluten-Free Cornbread Dressing

My mom: “Mmmm, this is closer to my mother’s cornbread dressing than anything I have ever tried to make.” (My grandmother never wrote any of her recipes down, so we have had a terrible time trying to replicate the dishes that mean so much to my mom, gluten-free or otherwise. My Aunt Sarah has given […]

Candied Yams

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Here is my grandmother’s recipe for Candied Yams. The oranges are a beautiful complement to the sweet potatoes, they brighten the naturally sweet taste of this highly nutritious tuber. Sweet potatoes are naturally low in Sodium, and are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6 […]

Green Beans Parmesan

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Here is another green bean side dish that would be a good alternative to green bean casserole for Thanksgiving, especially if you want something super fast and easy. The recipe calls for canned green beans but I am sure fresh or frozen would be great too. Green Beans Parmesan 2 cans Cut Green Beans 1 […]

Cinnamon Candied Apples

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Growing up we always drove from Ohio to Centre, Alabama to visit my mom’s side of the family for Christmas. My grandmother made some southern specialties that I grew to love over the years (it was hard letting go of my “Yankee” roots!). Besides my grandmother’s Cornbread Dressing and Candied Yams, there were her Cinnamon […]

French Fried Onion Rings

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Ever have one of those moments, when it seems that out of nowhere an idea enters your head and you wonder why on earth you never thought of it before?? I had one of those moments last night…so much so, that I decided to make French Fried Onions at 11pm! A childhood memory came up […]

Strawberry Jello Salad

Strawberry Jello Salad

My mom makes this “salad” every year during the holidays. I have always liked it but somehow this salad became even more enticing the year my brother-in-law discovered it. To understand this, you need to know a little about Mike (yes, I am married to a Mike and my brother-in-law is named Mike, so for […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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Imagine moist, buttery pound cake (without the butter!) that is loaded with plump and juicy blueberries and dusted in sweet powdered sugar that is is reminiscent of a light sprinkle of snow on a lazy Sunday morning. My mom-in-law brought this beautiful cake into my life tonight and I just had to share it with […]

Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

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I am so excited about this! I cannot believe how much these GF Thin Mints taste like the Girl Scouts Thin Mints (well, at least from what I remember!). For the Cookie Wafer: 1 pkg. of Betty Crocker’s GF Devil’s Food Cake Mix 1/4 cup Butter, melted (I used Smart Balance and I am sure […]

Gluten Free Gingerbread House

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The year Sam was born I started one of our own Christmas traditions, building an annual Gingerbread House! I used to buy one of the kits at the store and each year we had a lot of fun putting them together then taking pictures for our scrapbook. When I was the lone celiac in the […]