Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Menu

I think I've finally completed putting my Christmas Day menu together!  Here we go...

Snacks:
  • Pickle Dip:  (1 block of cream cheese, 1-2 kosher dill pickles, 1 TBSP Mayo, and 1/4 cup of pickle juice from the jar)  May need to add more or less pickle juice to make to your desired consistency.  Best served with Lay's Wavy Chips.
  • Veggie Tray
  • Fruit Tray

Main Meal:
  • 7 Layer Salad (my aunt is making this!)
  • Smoked ham from a local butcher

Dessert:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches (BabyCakes NYC recipe for cookies & frosting)

The majority of the recipes I'm using, I found on Pinterest...of course!  When a holiday is held at mine or my mom's house, everything is 100% gluten free, and most don't even realize.  A few of my family members are bringing something to help me (veggie tray, fruit tray, 7 layer salad, and another appetizer/snack & dessert).  For my family members who aren't sure which foods are gluten free, I always suggest to bring pop or a bag of chip or something.  My #1 rule is when in doubt, come without!

Hopefully, you'll be these recipes will be helpful!  I'd love to know if any of you tried them, too!  Since I'm going to start digging into my Christmas food prep tomorrow, I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...just in case I don't get to post anything before then!  Hope you all get to enjoy lots of Gluten Free food over the holidays!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Yummy Cookie Recipes

Now that the holidays are quickly approaching, I thought to pass on some yummy cookie recipes.  A very simple on that I usually use is 3 ingredients:  1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg.  Recently, Celiac & the Beast posted the following recipe that I have also made, and extra yummy:
http://deliciouslyorganic.net/gluten-free-peanut-butter-and-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/

Lately, I've been on a BabyCakes NYC baking spree...made their chocolate chip cookies, and finally perfected their frosting!  If you don't have their app, I highly recommend it.  I have one of BabyCakes cook books -but, having a video on the app makes it much easier to be sure your making it correctly.  Plus, I noticed that their recipes on the app have less ingredients, and easier for those without experience with all the GF flours...like me!

I'll be hosting Christmas for my family this year, and since our home is 100% GF, all will have no choice but to eat delicious GF food!  We have a house rule of "when in doubt, come without!", and am thankful that all respect it.  I'm highly sensitive, and suggest pop/beverages, or chips to those who want to bring something.  Closer to Christmas, and once I get organized, I'll be certain to post all the recipes of the food we will be having.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and sorry for disappearing for a bit.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to drop a line.  As always, stay tuned!