Gluten-free Hot Cross Buns

My family loves hot cross buns at Easter. Now that we’re gluten-free, it’s a little trickier, but we can still enjoy our favorite treat. We enjoy eating these warmed slightly in the microwave Easter Sunday morning with a bit of butter and a warm cup of coffee. Hot chocolate for the little ones. It ties…

Everyone’s Favorite–Mint Brownies (GF version)

I know it’s a long title, but, in my family, it’s true. EVERYONE loves mint brownies. Since my husband found out he has Celiac disease, it’s been a little challenging. He’s likes brownies, but they aren’t his favorite. However, now that my daughter is also eating gluten-free, so I have been adapting many recipes for…

Gluten-free Banana Bread

My daughter and her little ones love banana bread. They especially like it warm from the oven with a bit of butter melting into every pore. This recipe is a variation of one I used when my daughter was growing up. It’s a little bit lighter, with less sugar, and gluten-free. I’ve also added an…

Irish Beef Stew

Ingredients 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 teaspoons salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cups beef broth 8 ounces of tomato sauce or diced tomatoes 1 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried…

Shepherd’s Pie

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, the supermarkets fill up with cabbage and corned beef. Interestingly, the quintessential St. Paddy’s meal of corned beef and cabbage originated in the U.S., not Ireland. An authentic Irish meal eaten all year round is Shepherd’s Pie.  Foods like Irish Stew and Shepherd’s Pie utilized ingredients found abundantly on the…

Irish Soda Bread

Yay! It’s one of my favorite times of the year– St. Paddy’s day. It’s not my favorite because I like drinking green beer, but because I’m part Irish and love the music and food. Besides setting leprechaun traps, we enjoy watching Irish movies, playing music, or going to the local pub to listen to music….

Lemon Breeze Apple Pancakes

Ingredients 3/4 cup oatmeal 1 1/4 cups buttermilk (you can substitute 1 1/8 milk + 2 tbs vinegar) 1 1/2 cups tart apple peeled and grated Zest of 1 lemon, grated 1 cup gluten-free Bisquick 1/4 teaspoon ground 1 Large egg, beaten 1 tbs butter, melted Instructions Place the oatmeal in a mixing bowl and…

Gluten-free cornbread

1 1/4 cups gluten-free ground yellow cornmeal 3/4 cup gluten-free Bisquick 1/8 cup brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup melted butter or cooking oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 egg Steps to Make It Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Coat a 9″ round or 8″ square dish with…

Beer Cheese Soup

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped onion 4 cups chicken broth small block of Velveeta 8 oz. beer DIRECTIONS: 1.In a medium pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook celery, carrots and onion in butter 5 minutes. 2. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a…

Potato Soup

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 large onion, chopped 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 carrots, diced 1-1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder ground black pepper to taste 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup of diced ham or bacon pieces 1-1/2 cups milk 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 cup shredded cheese DIRECTIONS: 1.Melt butter in…