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Delectable Gluten Free Chocolate Dessert

Prep Time: 10 min
Chill Time: 1 hour
Serves 12

Ingredients
1 (8 0z) pkg ‘KinniToos’ Gluten Free Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies
1 Tbs butter, melted
1 (5.85  oz) pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
2 1/2 cups milk
1 (8 oz) pkg cool whip (optional)
thin slices of rich chocolate (optional)

Directions
1. Add gluten free cookies into Zip-Lock bag. Use rolling-pin to smash cookies into crumbs.
2. In medium sized microwavable bowl add butter, microwave for 30 sec. Add crumbs to melted butter, mix well. Pour pie crust mixture into pie pan. Flatten mixture with spatula.
3. In medium sized bowl add pudding mix and milk, stir for one min, mixture will be thin. Pour pudding onto pie crust. Chill for one hour.
4. Mix cool whip well and pour desired amounts onto pudding. Add rich slices of chocolate or toppings of your choice.

Toppings Add other great gluten free toppings of your choice such as caramel, sliced pecans, fresh fruit or chopped candy bars. For other great gluten free desserts, try this recipe with your favorite pudding flavor and toppings. Have fun!

Real Easy Gluten Free Pie Crust
Here is a very simple recipe for making gluten-free pie crust.

Gluten Free Pudding Cake
This rich pudding cake is extremely easy to make and taste delightful.

 

Jam-Packed Savory Jambalaya

Mix up your traditional meal with this easy, filling recipe jam-packed with healthy ingredients the whole family will enjoy.

Start to Finish: 25 min
Serves 5

Ingredients
1 (8 oz) pkg skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
2 gloves garlic, chopped
1 (8 oz) fully cooked spicy or mild sausage link, sliced
1 small red onion, cut in wedges
2 medium bell peppers, cut in strips
2 (14.5 oz) cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, drained
1 (8 oz) can tomato paste
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley (optional)
1 3/4 cup water
2 cups brown rice

Directions
1. Rub chicken with cajun seasoning and chili powder, cut into 1-in pieces. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet, cook 3-4 min. 2. While chicken is cooking bring 1 3/4 cup water to boil in medium saucepan. Add rice, simmer covered for 5 min. Add sausage to chicken skillet, cook 3-4 min, until chicken begins to brown. Add onion and sweet peppers to chicken mixture. Cook for 2 min, stirring frequently.
3. While vegetables and meat are cooking, remove rice from heat and set aside. Add stewed tomatoes to chicken mixture. Cover and cook for 5-7 min.
4. Add rice to individual bowls and place jambalaya on top. Top with fresh parsley, if desired.

White Rice – Use white rice with this recipe if you prefer or try combining white rice with brown rice for a healthier dish. Enjoy!

General Tso’s Gluten Free Chicken
This recipe not only tastes great, but is also a lot of fun to make!

Gluten Free Supreme Pizza
Make your pizza at home just the way you like, and you can enjoy fresh, safe gluten pizza right out of the oven.

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
This moist, refreshing dessert is easy to make and perfect for any event.

Cajun Gluten Free Pasta Toss with Chicken

Start to Finish: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 (12oz) gluten-free penne
3 Tbs unsalted butter
1 Tbs gluten free all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 pd boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 Tbs Cajun spice blend
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 firm-ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and sliced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions
1. Bring large saucepan of salted water to boil. Cook gluten free Penne according to package directions.
2. In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; stir for 1 min. Add half-and-half; stir until thickened, 6 min. Remove from heat; add Parmesan,  red pepper flakes, cover.
3. Rub cajun and cayenne evenly onto chicken. Warm oil in nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in center, 6-8 min. Slice chicken into strips.
4. In large serving bowl, toss pasta with sauce. Top with chicken and tomatoes. Enjoy!

Spicier For those you who enjoy spicy food, add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes  to give this recipe a real kick!

Sweet & Zesty Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce
This recipe is quick, easy and inexpensive to make and taste amazing.

Gluten Free Stuffed Pepper Poppers
Have a busy day tomorrow? No worries, this gluten free meal can be prepared the night before.

Supreme Gluten Free Chicken Fajitas

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These phenomenal gluten free chicken fajitas include onions, green peppers, zucchini and more.

Start to Finish: 20 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients
2 Tbs canola oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
3 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in thin strips
1 medium onion, cut in strips
3 medium bell peppers, seeded/cut in strips
1 zucchini, cut in strips
2 jalapenos, chopped (optional)
8 corn tortillas
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
1 cup refried beans (optional)
1/2 cup salsa (optional)
1 bunch cilantro (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oil in heavy skillet. Add chicken strips and chili powder over high heat, stir constantly for 5 min, or until cooked. Drain and set aside.
2. In the empty skillet, add onion, garlic and  jalapenos to oil in pan and saute over high heat for 2 min. Add bell peppers and zucchini; cook over high heat for 4 min, or until vegetables have a blackened look around the edges. Return chicken to pan and heat until sizzling hot.
3. While the chicken is reheating wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 sec. Serve right away with sour cream, cilantro, refried beans and salsa, if desired.

◊ To speed up the cooking process for this recipe purchase one of each (6oz) precooked chicken and steak strips from the store. They are not as budget friendly, but they are great way to whip up a fast, tasty meal.

Perfect Gluten Free Guacamole
Try this fresh, appetizing guacamole with your Mexican dinner tonight.

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Fajita Soup
This scrumptious, fulfilling soup can be enjoyed all year round.

Ultimate Gluten Free Blondie Bars

Prep Time: 5 min
Start to Finish: 50 min
Serves: 16

Ingredients
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 (30oz) pkg “Namaste Foods” gluten free blondie mix

Directions for one 9×13 pan
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 9×13 pan.
2. In large bowl, combine eggs, oil and water. Add gluten free blondie mix and chocolate chips, blend well.
3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 min. Blondie bars are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 15 min before serving.

This gluten free dessert can also be made in two 8×8 pans! See below for more details:
Serves: 8
 

Directions for one 8×8 pan
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease 9×13 pan.
2. In medium size bowl, combine 1 egg, 1/3 cup oil, 1/2 cup water and 2 1/2 cups Blondie Mix. Stir well.
3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 min. Test with toothpick and cool for 15 min before serving.

◊ Also try adding nuts, coconut, caramel, chocolate chips or anything else you enjoy. I like to make mine with chocolate chips, and serve ice cream with chocolate drizzle on top. You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and ice cream :) . Enjoy!

Gluten Free Pudding Cake
This rich pudding cake is extremely easy to make and taste great.

Are Dove Chocolates Gluten Free
Check out if the Dove chocolates you enjoy are gluten free.


Easy Gluten Free Chicken Fajita Soup

Prep Time: 25 min
Start to Finish: 45 min
Serves 4

Ingredients
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 lg onion, chopped
1 (14oz) can chicken broth
1 dash hot sauce
1 (1.27oz) packet fajita seasoning
1 pd skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 (14.5oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15oz) can seasoned black beans
1 cup corn (optional)
Monterey Jack Cheese, topping (optional)
sour cream, topping (optional)
cilantro, garnish (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add chicken to hot oil; cook, stirring occasionally until brown, about 10 min. Add fajita seasoning over browned chicken and stir well to coat.
2. Add red and green pepper, jalapeno and onion to seasoned chicken. Stir and cook over medium heat until vegetables are soft, about 10 min. Pour fire roasted tomatoes, black beans and chicken broth into pot with chicken and vegetables.
3. Bring soup to boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 20 min, stirring occasionally.
4. Season soup with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

This gluten free recipe saves great! Double this batch and freeze the leftovers for a busy day in an airtight container.

Supreme Gluten Free Chicken Fajitas
These phenomenal gluten free chicken fajitas include onions, green peppers, zucchini and more.

Cajun Gluten Free Pasta Toss with Chicken
Check out this zesty, creamy pasta recipe topped with grilled chicken.

Perfect Gluten Free Guacamole

After spending a summer in Mexico, I fell in love with fresh, homemade guacamole. After trying many different variations, this recipe has become our family’s favorite.

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 Tbs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1-2 jalapenos, chopped (optional)
1 Tbs of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp  removed, chopped
1/2 tsp course salt
1 bag corn tortilla chips

Directions
1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from peel and put in mixing bowl. Mash avocado with fork.
2. Add chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and mix together. Keep tomatoes separate until ready to serve. Add salt to taste.
3. Drizzle with olive oil if desired and serve with tortilla chips. Serve immediately or cover surface with plastic wrap and chill up to 2 hours.

Feel free to adjust the amount of ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust according to your taste.

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza
This meal is one of my favorites, and has always been a real crowd pleaser.

Flavorful Gluten Free Mexican Bean Salad
This gluten free recipe makes a great side dish to share  or a fulfilling, healthy lunch.

Sweet & Zesty Gluten Free Spaghetti Sauce

I have fallen in love with this recipe! Not only does this sauce taste amazing, it is quick, easy and inexpensive to make. This recipe makes a lot for only around $15, and leftovers store great in the freezer for a busy day. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!

Prep Time: 10 min
Start to Finish: 30 min
Serves 10

Ingredients
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb Italian sausage
1/4 cup olive oil
1 (46oz) can tomato juice
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 (12oz) can tomato paste
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp sweet leaf basil
2 1/2 tsp garlic salt
3-4 whole bay leaves
2 cups sugar
1 pkg mushrooms (optional)
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions
1. In large sauce pan, simmer olive oil and small onion until onions are soft, about 5 min.
2. In separate pan, cook Italian sausage on medium high until completely brown. 3. Add all of the ingredients and sausage to large sauce pan. Bring to a boil and continue to cook on low for 20 min.
4. Meanwhile, begin cooking gluten free noodles of your choice as package directs. Serve spaghetti sauce with gluten-free noodles of your choice.

This recipe makes enough sauce for two lasagnas. Freeze any leftovers in an airtight container for a fulfilling meal on a busy day.

Jam-Packed Savory Jambalaya
Mix up you’re ordinary dinners with this fun, jam-packed recipe.

Gluten Free Chicken & Dumplings
This comfort food makes a great meal the whole family will enjoy.