Monday, January 26, 2015

GF Country Steak with Gravy

Here's one of my family's favorite recipes! Super simple and yummy! Great with mashed potatoes or rice! 

GF Country Steak with Gravy

2 pounds. beef cubed steak
GF Flour, enough to dredge steak (I use Betty Crocker all purpose GF rice flour)
Olive oil, enough to use for browning steak
Salt and pepper
1 carton Pacific Naturals GF cream of chicken soup
1 pkg GF brown gravy mix
Water (1 soup carton full)
Salt and pepper to taste

Dredge the cubed steak in flour and brown in vegetable oil just until brown on both sides.

Salt and pepper the steak just a little while browning. 
Place browned steak in a greased 9x13 dish.
In separate bowl, mix together the GF cream of chicken soup, gravy mix and water. Whisk thoroughly until blended.
Pour over steak. 

Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

EpiPen Co-Pay Offer

As a mom of three kids with nut allergies, I am never without EpiPens! I wanted to share this info, just in case you don't know about it... On the EpiPen website there is a discount voucher you can download just by answering a few simple questions.  In some cases I have paid $0 co-pay when presenting this at the pharmacy!  Sometimes I have had to pay a few dollars, but it's still a drastic discount from the full price of the EpiPens.  Here's the link.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lasagna Soup

A while back I went to a friend's house for dinner.  She made lasagna soup. Now I had never heard of this dish, but by the end of the meal....make that the end of our first bite, everyone at the table was asking for the recipe! It's one she actually found on Pinterest, so she was more than happy to share :)

 You actually assemble the soup as you serve it, and she was SO sweet to make GF pasta for me so that I could eat it!  I know from the picture it looks like just your average bowl of pasta with meat sauce...but it is soooo much more!  SO fabulous!

You'll see in the recipe there is this unbelievable cheese goodness that goes in, but I didn't add this last night, as Im trying to cut back on dairy.  Even without it great! Hubby, who hardly ever asks for seconds ate three bowls. :)

Here's the link to this oh so yummy recipe! Just make sure all brands are GF and to use GF Italian sausage (I use Ingles Market GF bulk sausage) and GF pasta :)

I do as she suggests, and cook the pasta separately from the sauce then assemble before serving.  I also cheated a bit and use onion powder instead of chopped onion and dried minced garlic instead of fresh...still delicious!

Here's the link to this yummy soup....

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cranberry Congealed Salad

This recipe is super simple and always a family favorite!!


1 small box cherry jello
1 10oz can crushed pineapple
1 can Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry sauce

Combine 1 cup boiled water with the Jell-O in medium baking dish and stir until dissolved

Pour in cranberry sauce and stir till combined

Pour in crushed pineapple

Stir till mixed well

Cover and refrigerate for about eight hours or overnight.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

At every holiday gathering this year, someone brought a buffalo chicken dip, and I am so happy to finally have the recipe!!  It has become my new favorite thing!  And I'm thrilled to be able to make it gluten free :)  Here's how I do it...

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup Hidden Valley Ranch dressing (can add more if you like)
1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce (can add more if you like)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
2 12.5 oz cans Hormel Premium Chicken Breast (can use just one if that's all you have :))

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Place cream cheese in medium baking dish and spread till smooth

Mix in salad dressing, wing sauce, and cheese. Stir in chicken.

Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Stir.

Serve with tortilla chips :)

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gluten Free Pizza...Yum!

When I went gluten free,  I  just gave up pizza.  There are lots of from scratch GF crust recipes out there, but I had not given any of them a try. So  I was thrilled to pieces when I found Udi's GF pizza crust.  I've made pizza with this crust a number of times, always with turkey pepperoni.  But last night I made it with GF Italian bulk sausage, and it was sooooo delicious! Here are the simple ingredients I used, but you can add whatever GF toppings you like!

1 Udi's GF pizza crust
Classico Traditional Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce in the jar (or whatever GF sauce you like)
1 lb GF Italian Bulk Sausage, cooked and drained(I used Ingles Market brand...says GF right on the label :))
Mozzarella Cheese Block grated (as much as you like)

Sit out crust to thaw.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place crust on baking sheet
Cover crust with some of the pasta sauce
Sprinkle cooked sausage evenly over pizza
Grate cheese over top

Place in oven and bake according to Udi's crust directions, about 7 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted on top.  I bake mine on a Pampered Chef stone pan, and cook it about 10 minutes, just watch it closely.

Let cool, slice, and enjoy!!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gluten Free Cheesy Tomato Pasta

Here is a recipe from Southern Living that I used to make before going gluten free. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make it GF and it turned out creamy and yummy!  Super simple and simply good!

1 8 oz box GF pasta (I used penne)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup whipping cream (I used Organic Valley Heavy Whipping  Cream)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, diced or grated
2 cans diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar/basil/olive oil.  I use Hunt's brand and they were out of this variety, so I used the diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano and the dish still turned out yummy!

Cook pasta, drain and set aside.
Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Add cream and stir till warm. Add cheese and stir constantly until cheese is melted and mixture blended.
Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
Increase heat to med-low and add tomatoes, stir well to blend.
Add GF pasta and stir to combine.
Simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly reduced and heated through.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy!

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