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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gluten Free Maple & Bacon Cupcakes

I started with cutting up 6 pieces of bacon. I fried it up in the skillet until crispy, then added a tablespoon of the bacon fat to the cake mix (I used Betty Crocker's Gluten Free vanilla mix).

The frosting is made by mixing together, 4 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of maple syrup and 1 cup of powdered sugar.

Top with the chopped bacon and ENJOY!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bacon Meatloaf with Gluten Free bread crumbs

Substitute regular bread crumbs in any recipe and enjoy an old time favorite. These are the best Gluten Free bread crumbs. I buy the Italian flavored crumbs. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chicken Pesto Ravioli

Here's the recipe:
Take 2 chicken breast, cube and cook in frying pan.
In a blender, take 3 cups of baby spinach, 1/2 cup of Caesar Vinaigrette dressing, 1/4 cup basil and
2 tablespoons of water. Blend until nice and smooth.

Boil Three Cheese Ravioli (Safeway Select) according to direction and add sliced yellow squash
during the last minute of boiling.
I made my own pot of Gluten Free Fusilli pasta (Schar) and added some squash
during the last minute as well.

Once the chicken is cooked through, drain and add the pesto to the sauce pan on low.
Drain pasta and add to serving bowl.
Coat pasta with pesto/chicken and toss.
Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and serve!
It was delicious.

Gluten Free Lemon Cake

I used the Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix from Betty Crocker for the cake.
I omitted the vanilla extract for lemon extract.
After the cake was done, I let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Then I flipped it onto the cake stand and poked the top with a fork.

For the glaze:
Stir together in a small saucepan - 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest. Bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove from heat and let simmer for 1 minute. Pour glaze over cake. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I made these semi-homemade cupcakes buy using the following recipe:

Betty Crocker Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix
I spooned a tablespoon of batter into each paper cup,
then added a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup to the middle.
Covered the candy with more batter, then baked.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
Let cupcakes cool.

Here is the recipe for the peanut butter frosting.

1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter - room temperature
3/4 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk

Make sure that you really cream the frosting for easier spreading. Enjoy!