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Gluten Free Bisquick Pancakes

This recipe is from GlutenFreely, and commonly located on Bisquick Gluten Free Mix. I found this recipe to be simple to make, and taste just like traditional pancakes.

Start to Finish: 10 minutes
Yields 8-10

Ingredients
1 cup Gluten Free Bisquick mix
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions
1. In medium bowl, stir ingredients until well blended.
2. Heat greased griddle, pour slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.
3. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden. If the pancakes are browning too fast and turning out darker than you prefer, turn the heat down.

Pancakes are endlessly versatile. Add blueberries, raisins, cinnamon, or nuts to boost nutrition or calories. Make pancakes for dessert by adding chocolate chips, cinnamon and sugar, and whip cream. Top pancakes with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, butter and/or syrup.

Double your batch to save leftovers for a busy week. Place leftovers on a  plate with plastic wrap, and store them  in the fridge. Reheat them in the toaster over for breakfast, quick snack or dessert.

Babies and kids love pancakes, but then again don’t we all. Pancakes are suitable for babies over the age of one. Enjoy and have fun!

The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
This moist, delightful pumpkin bread is truly one of my all time favorite recipes!

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
What’s better than fresh strawberries, whip cream and a sweet, moist shortcake underneath?

Giant Fruit Salad

A fruit salad is the perfect gluten free side dish to share at any event.


Fruit Options

Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Honeydew, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon

Tasty Extras
Almonds, Walnuts, Raisins

Save money and enhance the flavor by purchasing more of the fruits that are in season. Enjoy!

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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
This is a delicious, easy way to cool off on hot summer days.

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
What’s a better balance than fresh strawberries, whip cream and a sweet, moist shortcake underneath?

Easy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
This delicious, easy recipe makes a great breakfast and is easy to travel with.

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.

Extremely Cheesy Gluten Free Potatoes
This recipe is a favorite for any occasion, especially if you don’t want to bring home any leftovers.

Dining With Relatives and Friends
See quick tips on dining gluten free with relatives and friends.

Extremely Cheesy Gluten Free Potatoes

This is my favorite dish for any occasion. This dish always goes fast, and I never have leftovers to take home. Even my gluten-eating friends make this recipe for events and family dinners.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30-60 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 (32oz) pkg cubed hash-browns, thawed
2 cups Velvetta cheese
1 (15oz) can gluten free cream chicken soup
1 (16oz) sour cream
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 Tbs onions, diced
1 cup mild cheddar cheese

Toppings
2 cups corn flakes
1/4 cup butter, melted

Oven Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 9×13 pan with cooking spray or butter.
2. In large bow, add all ingredients except toppings, mix well.
3. In small bowl, add corn flakes and 1/4 cup melted butter, mix well.
4. Add cheesy potato mixture to prepared pan, spread evenly. Sprinkle with corn flakes toppings mix.
5. Bake for 30-60 min, or until top becomes golden brown.

Please note: cooking time depends on how defrosted the hash browns are. Defrosted hash-brown’s mix takes around 30 min, while frozen hash-brown’s mix takes around 60 min.

Crock-Pot Directions
1. Grease large crock-pot with cooking spray or butter.
2. In large bow, add all ingredients except toppings, mix well.
3. In small bowl, add corn flakes and 1/4 cup melted butter, mix well.
4. Add cheesy potato mixture to prepared crock-pot, spread evenly. Sprinkle with corn flakes toppings mix.
5. Bake on low for 3 1/2 hours. Turn on high for the last 1/2 hour and cook until top becomes golden brown.

This dish makes great left overs, but for families of four can make a half portion of this recipe. Simply use only half the amount of requested ingredients in a 8×8 pan. Then just follow the cooking directions above as directed.

Dining With Relatives and Friends
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Gluten Free JELL-O Cake
This moist, refreshing dessert is easy to make and perfect for any event.

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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Gluten Free New York Cheesecake
This heavenly cheesecake is unlike ANY cheesecake you’ve had before.

Real Easy Gluten Free Pie Crust

Here is a very simple recipe for making gluten-free pie crust. This recipe can be made with gluten-free cookies, pretzels and graham crackers.

Start to Finish: 5 min

Ingredients:
1 (8oz) pkg Gluten Free Cookies
1 tbs butter, melted

Directions
1. Place gluten free cookies in zip-lock bag. Use rolling pin to smash cookies into crumbs.
2. Melt butter in medium sized microwave bowl. Add cookie crumbs to melted butter, stir together.
3. Pour mixture into pie pan. Flatten with a spatula. Use right away or chill until needed.

If you have difficulty flattening the mixture, add a little cooking spray to the bottom of the spatula to allow it to move more freely.

Delectable Gluten Free Chocolate Dessert
This quick, easy and inexpensive dessert is the perfect gluten free treat for any night of the week.

Simple Gluten Free Apple Streusel
Check out this gluten-free recipe, its simple to make and taste incredible.


Creamy Gluten Free Pink Fluff Salad

This gluten free salad has been a family tradition for each time we get together. Warning: may be addicting :)

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 lb cottage cheese
1 (3 oz) pkg strawberry jello
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (12 oz) bag mini marshmallows
1 (12 oz) container of cool whip

Directions
1. Simply combine all the ingredients
2. Chill until ready to serve.

Feel free to try different flavors of jello for this recipe.

Giant Fruit Salad
A giant fruit salad is the perfect gluten free side dish to share at any event.

Gluten Free JELL-O Cake
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Gluten Free Caramel Puffed Corn

Indulge on this inexpensive, easy gluten free snack the whole family will enjoy. I brought this into work the other day and the whole bowl was gone within minutes. This is a great treat to bring to parties or keep to yourself for a bedtime snack.

Prep Time: 10 min
Start to Finish: 1 hour 10 min

Ingredients
1-8 oz bag ‘Kitchen Cooked’ puffed corn
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 250°. Grease a large roasting pan. Pour puffed corn into pan.
2. Melt butter in large saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda; this will cause the mixture to thicken and rise. Stir in vanilla.
3. Immediately pour  caramel over puffed corn in prepared large roasting pan. Add pecans and mix well.
4. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 min. Remove from oven.
5. Cool completely on wax paper. Break up any clumps and store in tightly covered container.

We eat a lot of ice cream at our house, so I saved a few of the 1 gallon ice cream containers to store snacks like this one in. This makes the delicious puffed caramel corn simple to store and easy access. Enjoy!

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Traditional Gluten Free Chex Party Mix

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Prep Time: 5 min
Cook: 10 min
Serves 9 cups

Ingredients
1/2  cup (1 stick) margarine
1 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
4 1/2 tsp gluten free Worcestershire sauce
3 cups Corn Chex Cereal
3 cups Rice Chec Cereal
1 cup salted mixed nuts
1 1/2 cup gluten free pretzels (optional)

Microwave Directions
1. In large microwave bowl melt margarine on high 1 min.
2. Stir in salt and sauce. Add Chex, pretzels and nuts. Mix until coated.
3. Cook on high 6 min. Stirring every 2 min.  Spread on  paper towel to cool. Store in airtight container.

Stove Top Directions
1. Preheat oven to 250.
2. In small microwave bowl, melt margarine.
3. In huge shallow roasting pan (15x10x2) add melted margarine, salt and sauce. Stir together. Add Chex, pretzels and nuts. Stir until all pieces are coated.
4. Heat in oven 1 hour. Stir every 15 min. Spread on paper towel to cool. Store in airtight container.

Crunchy Gluten Free Caramel Corn Chex
Mix up you’re traditional gluten free Chex mix with this tasty caramel recipe. 

Gluten Free New York Cheesecake
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