Saturday, January 25, 2014

Recipe: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Star Cookies

My sister and I both went gluten free a few months ago. I made these cookies for Christmas, and they were the perfect replacement for the usual, gluten-filled peanut butter cookies we made around the holidays.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Egg
Chocolate stars or Hershey's Kisses

Combine sugar, peanut butter and egg with a fork. Form into 1 inch balls and bake at 350 for about twelve minutes, stopping two minutes before they are done to place the chocolate on top, and sticking them back in the oven for the remaining time.

Recipe previously posted HERE.

Whether at Christmas time or any time of the year, and whether you're gluten free or not, if you're a peanut butter fan, you're going to love these.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fourteen Valentines Desserts!

Maybe you're hosting a party for valentines day, or maybe you're staying in alone. Either way, your taste buds deserve a sweet treat for the special day, right?

 Here are 14 recipes to help you switch things up for the holiday, and to have some fun along the way.

1. Chewy Cocoa Brownies (pictured above)
2. Chewy Peanut Butter Bars (pictured below)
3. Chocolate Rice Crispy Bars (a favorite of my family for years)

4. Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake
5. German Chocolate Cake
6. Heavenly Angel Food Cake (pictured above)
7. Simple Ice Cream Cake

8. Angel Food Candy
9. Coconut Joys
10. Foolproof Fudge
11. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites (pictured above)

12. Brownie Biscotti (pictured above)
13. Dark Chocolate Chip Comfort Cookies (these are amazing! Too bad I no long eat peanut butter or gluten.)

14. Homemade Eclairs 

Have a great Valentines day, and make sure to enjoy some treats with your loved ones!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Recipe: Gluten Free/Egg Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Pretty? No. Tasty? YES. 

I as so happy that the first gluten free recipe that I tried turned out to be a success! I know that these cupcakes are going to be one that I come back to again and again.

My sister and I are attempting the gluten free diet together, starting a few days ago. If you have any favorite gluten free recipes, I'd love to give them a try!

Gluten Free/Egg Free Chocolate Cupcakes
1 cup brown rice flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a medium size bowl mix up the flour, xanthan gum, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips (if using). 
In another, smaller bowl, stir together the wet ingredients. Add to the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
Scoop batter into twelve paper lined muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Original recipe found HERE.

Notes: The texture was a bit grainy. The taste was awesome, sort of like a brownie (since I am not used to eating gluten free, you can know that it really was good). They didn't come out of the wrappers the best and sunk in the middle - not the prettiest. They are delicious without chocolate chips, but all the better with them.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I am!