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Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza

This meal is one of my favorites, and has always been a crowd pleaser. I make this pizza for meals and appetizers, and I am always asked for the recipe. Check it out!

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yields: two pizzas, 12 to 16 slices

Ingredients
1 (18.25 oz) package ‘King Arthur’s Flour’ Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 large eggs
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups Sweet & Zesty gluten free BBQ Sauce (or your favorite brand)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 (6 oz) package grilled chicken, shredded
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided
1/4 cup jalapenos (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Prepare pizza crust as package directs with water, eggs and olive oil.
3. Top each pizza crust with BBQ sauce, red onion, chicken, cheeses and jalapenos.
4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

To make this dish spicier; top with spicy jalapenos and red pepper flakes.

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Gluten Free Pudding Cake

This rich pudding cake is extremely easy to make and taste great.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook/Chill Time: 3 hours
Yields 16

Ingredients
1 (15 oz) pkg gluten free yellow cake mix
2 (4 serving size) pkgs JELL-O Chocolate Cook & Serve Pudding
1 cup powdered sugar
4 cups milk
2 Tbs margarine or butter

Directions
1. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 9×13-inch pan. Pierce cake with round handle of wooden spoon in 1/2-inch intervals.
2. In medium saucepan, add dry pudding mix and sugar. Gradually add milk, stirring until well blended. Add margarine. Bring to full boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour over cake.
3. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or until ready to serve. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

Mix up this recipe by using your favorite flavor cakes and puddings. Have fun and enjoy!!


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Gluten Free JELL-O Cake

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Gluten Free Yogurt Berry Parfait

Change up your morning routine with this simple, delicious parfait. This quick recipe makes a great breakfast, mid-day snack and light lunch. Try placing this parfait in the freezer for 10 min for a healthy, frosty late night snack. Enjoy!

Start to Finish: 5 min
Serves 4

Ingredients

2 cups yogurt
2 cups fresh or frozen berries
2 cups gluten free granola
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon & sugar

Directions
1. In 4 small glasses, add yogurt and berries.
2. Spoon 2 Tbsp of yogurt into each glass, smooth surface.
3. Spoon 2 Tbsp of granola over top, smooth surface.
4. Spoon 2 Tbsp of fruit over top, smooth surface.
5. Repeat the process, adding honey and cinnamon & sugar here and there to taste.

Try these tasty fresh fruit options: strawberries (hulled and sliced) raspberries, blueberries, bananas (fresh or dried), mandarin oranges, mango, and peaches, peeled and sliced.

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
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Easy Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese cookies are one of my families favorites! The cookies stay soft and moist for days… if there are any left.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Yields 32 cookies

Ingredients
1 (15oz) gluten free cake mix
1 (80z) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), softened
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 (16oz) cream cheese frosting

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In large bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add cake mix to batter, combine until well-blended. Scoop rounded teaspoon sizes onto greased baking sheet.
3. Bake on top rack for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

4. Let cookies set on hot pan for 5 min before transferring to wire rack. Cool on wire rack.
5. Once cookies are completely cool; frost with cream cheese frosting of your choice, and decorate with sprinkles.

I prefer homemade cream cheese frosting or Duncan Hines’ Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting with these cookies. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Cream Cheese Frosting
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Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
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Gluten Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 10 min
Chill Time: 1 hour
Makes enough for 48 cookies

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 stick butter (6 Tbs), softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 – 3 Tbs half & half

Directions
1. In medium size bowl, mix together powder sugar, vanilla, butter and cream cheese.
2. Gradually add half & half to mixture until there is a rich, smooth consistency. 3. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour or until needed.

◊ If you don’t have any half & half  at home don’t worry. Half & half can be substituted with milk for this recipe.

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Cooking well is about finding a balance with the ingredients. And what’s a better balance than fresh strawberries, whip cream and a sweet, moist shortcake underneath?

Enjoy a Gluten-Free Shortcake topped with cool whip and fresh strawberries. This recipe is fun and easy to make, and only takes 15 minutes. Try enhancing this recipe by indulging with Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup drizzled  on top.

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 10-12 min
Serves: 8

Ingredients
2 1/3 cup Bisquick Gluten Free mix
1 qt strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup milk (or milk substitute)
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups cool whip or whipped cream
Hershey’s Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Grease large cookie sheet.
2. In medium bowl, add Bisquick mix, sugar, butter. Mix in butter with pastry blend or fork. Add milk, eggs and vanilla, stir well. Scoop 8 spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10-12 min or golden brown on top. Cool 5 min. Split biscuit in half, fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream. Drizzle chocolate on top, serve immediately.

These gluten free biscuits keep well stored in a airtight container. Reheat biscuits in microwave for 15 sec before eating leftovers. This helps bring back the warm, fresh out of the oven taste.

Succulent Gluten Free Strawberry Cake
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Traditional Gluten Free Mashed Potatoes

Enjoy these great home-style, fresh mashed potatoes. You will never be able to eat potatoes from a box again!

Start to Finish: 30 min

Serves 5

Ingredients
2 large russet potatoes, peel and cubed
8 small red potatoes, cubed
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 Tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

Directions
1. In large sauce pan, fill 2/3 with water, bring to boil.
2. While water is heating; clean, peel and cut potatoes into cubes. Add a dash of salt and potatoes to boiling water.

3. Cook for 15 min on high or until fork is able to enter and exit potatoes easily. Drain well.
4. In large saucepan, add heavy whipping cream, butter, salt to potatoes. Smash with meat smasher or fork until light and fluffy. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Be sure to add potatoes to boiling water to prevent potatoes from becoming soggy. For a creamier consistency add additional whipping cream and butter.

We enjoy some skin on our potatoes, so we only peel the brown potatoes and keep the red potatoes skin on. Feel free to peel the potatoes however you desire.

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Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This rich flour-less gluten free chocolate cake is not only simple and easy to make; it will even please your gluten-eating friends and family.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35-40 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 (12 oz) pkg bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup & 3 tbs butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs milk
1 Tbs light corn syrup (or honey)
1/4 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract (most vanilla is gluten-free)
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-in springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Place 2/3 of (8 0z) chocolate chips and 1 cup butter in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave for 2 min, stirring between 30 sec. intervals, until completely blended. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well each time. Add cocoa into bowl and stir until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 35-40 min, or until cake is firm in the center. Cool for 10 min. Run knife around edges of springform pan and removed sides of pan. Set cake aside to cool completely.
4. Meanwhile, begin making the chocolate glaze. Melt remaining (4 0z) chocolate chips and 3 Tbs butter in small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 min, stir until smooth. Add milk, light corn syrup and vanilla.
5. Once cake has cooled, pour glaze onto center. Use a spatula or back of spoon to cover the cake.
6. Chill cake for 30-60 min before serving to allow glaze to set. (But if you can’t help it, don’t worry, just grab a fork and indulge!)

This rich gluten free chocolate cake pairs well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Classic Coffee Cake

Just like the classic coffee cake Starbucks sells with a tasty twist. This is probably more of an afternoon snack than a breakfast, but I’ll let you decide.

Ingredients
Streusel
1/3 cup gluten-free Bisquick mix
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup firm butter or margarine

Coffee Cake
1 3/4 cups gluten-free Bisquick mix
3 Tbs granulated sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs

Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbs butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9×9-inch spring form pan.
2. In small bowl, add all streusel ingredients. Mix with pastry blender, fork or hands until mixture is crumbly; set aside.
3. In medium bowl, add all coffee cake ingredients, stir until blended. Spread coffee cake mixture in prepared pan; sprinkle with toppings.
4. Bake 30 min or until golden brown. Cool completely
5. While coffee cake is baking, in a small bowl add frosting ingredients. Mix until smooth and creamy. Pour over coffee cake once it has cooled completely. Serve right aware or cover in sealed container until ready.

All out of milk? No worries, replace the milk in this recipe with water for the same great tasting breakfast or afternoon snack.

To reheat this coffee cake put a slice in the microwave for 15 sec on high. This will bring back that fresh, hot out of the oven taste. Enjoy!

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Simple Gluten Free Apple Streusel

This gluten-free recipe is real simple to make and taste incredible.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients
4 red apples
2 Tbs firm margarine
1/2 c Gluten Free Bisquick baking mix
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash sugar

Note: peaches and apples can be used with their skins on or off.

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Peel, core and slice apples. Set apples aside to soak in bowl filled with water. While apples are soaking, in small bowl add firm margarine, Gluten Free Bisquick, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix ingredients together with hands until crumbly.
3. Drain apples and place them in baking dish, add dash of sugar and dash of cinnamon. Spread crumb mixture onto apples.
4. Bake for 45 min, or until apples are soft. Cool for 5 min, then serve.

Try advancing this recipe by topping the dessert with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle. You’ll be glad you did!

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