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Cooking & Baking Kid Friendly

The Secret to Making Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

What if our friends hate our pancakes? The Thanksgiving morning test… By the time our inaugural Thanksgiving morning neighborhood brunch came along, I had about 6 years of experience making pancakes. But what would the neighbors think? After all, they were not gluten-free… There was only one way to find out! But first, let’s go […]

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Cooking & Baking Gluten-Free for Beginners

Will Gluten Free Flour Thicken a Sauce

The question inevitably comes up if you are eating (or serving) gluten-free: what can I use to thicken gravy or sauce or stew… Most recipes call for flour as a thickening agent. But gluten-free flour does NOT always work well (in my experience)… The reason it does not work well is because a) most gf […]

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Cooking & Baking

The Basics of Guar Gum & Xanthan Gum

When my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease, I became good at reading labels.   I also learned which ingredients with strange names are gluten free – like guar gum and xanthan gum. For a long time, I simply accepted that these were gluten “replacements” but as I bake and cook more gluten free recipes, I wanted more answers.   What are these ingredients and […]

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Cooking & Baking Gluten-Free Foods

Great Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix

It is tough to find a gluten free flour that you can subsitute easily in place of  “regular” flour.  Usually the taste, look and texture change with the change(s) in flour. We have finally happily settled in with Eating Gluten Free’s All Purpose Flour Mix.    We have used it mostly in breakfast dishes, like dutch babies and roll-up […]

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Cooking & Baking

Gluten Free Betty Crocker Mixes Review

Betty Crocker recently introduced a set of four gluten free mixes – brownie, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate devil’s food cake, and yellow cake. MyBlogSpark, in connection with Betty Crocker, sent the set of four mixes to us so we could review them. Note that we made these on separate occasions and in both cases, we chose to do […]

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Cooking & Baking

Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake A Splendid Treat

So we finally tried the cinnamon coffee cake mix made by Gluten Free Pantry and will be having this delicious treat again!    The consensus was this cake is good enough to serve to guests and they wouldn’t even know if was gluten free. With several options to choose from in added ingredients (buttermilk or yogurt – […]