Sunday, March 31, 2013

Update to Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I made an accidental discovery this morning when I was making gluten free chocolate chip cookies to take for Easter dinner.  Since only my kids and I are gluten free, I decided to only make a 1/2 batch of cookies.  The original recipe calls for 1 whole egg, 1 egg yolk, and 2 T milk.  In order to 1/2 this, I just used one egg and left out the milk.  These cookies had the best consistency of any that I have ever made.  I plan to just use 1 egg for a 1/2 batch or 2 eggs for a full batch eliminating the milk in the future.

Here's a link to my original post with the recipe:

Must Have Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Snickerdoodle Chex Mix

I think that my kids have a new favorite treat.  My daughter and I made the Snickerdoodle Chex Mix recipe from the back of the Chocolate Chex Mix box.  Delicious!  It seemed like quite a lot of butter and sugar when I was making it, so I doubled the amount of popcorn in the mix increasing it to 8 cups.  It was still very sweet and tasty.  Honestly, it would still probably taste great just mixing the cereals (Cinnamon and Chocolate Chex) and popcorn together without adding anything else.  Then it could serve more as a snack than a treat. This could also easily be put in a ziploc bag for a portable snack or treat.  Of course, Chex mix would also be a terrific party food.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Homemade Pizza

I decided to give making my own gluten-free pizza crust a try this past weekend. The kids liked the results, but I have to admit that the cheese was by far their favorite part of the pizza. I used a Cello brand four cheese Italian blend from Costco with Fontina, Parmesan, Provolone, and Romano cheeses.  Delicious!  For the crust, I used this Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe which tasted alright, but I had a difficult time rolling out the dough.  As you can see the result wasn't pretty, but nobody complained.  I would suggest baking the crust some before adding toppings because it was a bit doughy otherwise.  We had a fun Saturday night though eating pizza and playing games as a family including an exciting game of "Go fish!" with a 2 and 3 year old. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cheeseburger Pie

Gluten Free Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

I made this for an easy dinner tonight.  Kids ate it, so I consider it a success.  My goal was to get little ones to eat, so I kept to the basic recipe.  There are many great add-in ideas in the reviews though that you might want to try.  I plan to try substituting sausage sometime to make a breakfast version.  I had 2 adults and 2 little ones for dinner tonight and this made more than enough for all of us.  My kids picked corn as their vegetable side to go with it.

If you haven't tried the Gluten Free Bisquick yet,  you should definitely give it a try.  I have used it to make both quick gluten free biscuits and pancakes.  Both turned out well.  The Betty Crocker website also has a lot of easy gluten free recipes you can try with the Bisquick.