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Easy Gluten-Free Tiramisu, xanthan free

One of the things about living gluten-free is that while cruising the internet you see a dessert that you haven't had for years and think darn, I want that! Then, at least in my case, you have to make it. Amazingly, it's easier than you would think to make many classic gluten-full recipes into gluten-free. 

Tiramisu, is an Italian dessert that appropriately means "pick me up" or "cheer me up", how cute is that? It's traditionally made with lady fingers dipped in coffee and layered with a mixture of mascarpone, raw egg yolks and sugar. Raw egg yolks? I don't think so...and another problem I faced was..

Gluten-free lady fingers cost an arm and a leg! So, I put on my thinking cap and made mine with my new easy Masa sponge cake instead. It turned out great. The cakes are thin, crisp on the edges, soft in the center and taste just as good as those pricey lady fingers.

Then I layered those beautiful cakes with a simple mixture of mascarpone and low fat cream cheese. No raw eggs needed here!

Romantic Flourless Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake, gluten free

Is there anything more romantic than chocolate? It's way up on my list, especially with a glass of red wine. Hubby and I love ending a cozy dinner with a glass of wine and a bit of dark chocolate.

After I made this gluten-free Flourless Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe, we snuggled up with a glass of wine, a tiny slice of cake..and moaned.. It was so delicious that I think it needs a warning label!

This gluten-free Flourless Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe is super easy make and seriously delicious. No gluten-free flour mix needed!

Flourless Chocolate cakes are great for a gluten free diet. No gluten free flour mix is needed! Just be sure that your chocolate is truly gluten free. Many chocolates, including some of the best from Switzerland, are manufactured in the same facility with wheat. Hard to believe, but sadly true.

Crockpot Ragu Sunday Sauce

Traditionally in our house, we make a meat sauce that cooks for hours on the stove. It requires a fair amount of work to get it all prepped, browned, and then I have to stir it off and on for hours, so it won't burn. I love cooking, but Sunday is a nice day to relax, so I wanted to see if I could make a great #Italian Sunday meal with a lot less work...

Perfect for a lazy Sunday meal.

I decided to make my Sunday Ragu Pasta sauce recipe in the crockpot and I'm flabbergasted how good it is! The sauce came out thick, dark and beautifully rich. I barely had to do a thing. No mess, no browning, no pots and pans to wash. We snuggled on the couch watching football and movies, while the house filled with mouthwatering aromas, and I didn't have to jump up once.

Pfister Faucet Review & Easy Gluten-Free English Muffin Bread

I received this product for a review but all opinions are my own.
Christmas was wonderful, exhausting, and so exciting at our house this year. I hope yours was wonderful too.

We decided with only a few weeks before the holidays to remodel the kitchen. We had a bad water leak and the cabinets were ruined. I can't imagine a worse time to do a remodel, but it was totally worth it! I love so many things about the new kitchen, especially my beautiful Pfister Stainless Steel Selia 1-Handle Pull Down kitchen faucet. I can't wait to tell you about it!

And don't miss my new super Easy Gluten-Free English Muffin Bread recipe. It's the last one of the year and it's a doozy!

Pfister Selia Stainless Steel 1-Handle Pull Down Faucet is incredible!
This is a gorgeous faucet. Right out of the box I was impressed with the size and how solid it feels. It's contemporary design is the perfect compliment for my modern two toned kitchen and I love that the Pfister Pforever Warranty covers finish and function for life.
My biggest gripe with our old faucet was the fingerprints and spots. I hate fingerprints and spent half my life in the kitchen wiping that old faucet down.
I've had the new Pfister faucet for several weeks now and I am thrilled that I never have any spots or fingerprints. It stays beautiful with hardly any cleaning.

Sweet Rice & Almond Christmas Cookies, gluten-free, xanthan-free

I love roll out Gluten Free frosted sugar cookies and these are by far the easiest and best tasting I have ever made!  

No complicated gluten-free flour mixture or xanthan gum is needed. The simple flour mixture made perfect Christmas cookies!

Easy to make gluten free Sugar Cookies

I can hardly believe that I made these scrumptious gluten-free sugar cookies with only Mochiko (Sweet Rice) flour and Almond meal. It was something I wanted to try to save a few pennies and it worked great. On top of that they taste exactly like what I used to love.
Scrumptious gluten-free Christmas sugar cookies made with only Mochiko (Sweet Rice) flour and Almond meal, xanthan free!
I buy my sweet rice flour at the Asian grocery for only a $1.00

20 min. Yeast-Free, Gluten-Free Italian Bread & Easy Mezzetta Olive Tapenade

My favorite holiday memories are of having lots of family and friends over for big meals. I love doing the cooking, preparing holiday recipes, the noise and laughter in the house, and of course, eating the food. I've happily adapted most of my old recipes to gluten-free, but I had one more challenge..

I was missing crusty chewy  Italian bread that I could make into crostini appetizers! I've always loved warm  toasted chewy bites of Italian bread at holiday parties. Topped with Tapenade or made into Bruschetta, they are my favorite appetizers,  but I hadn't quite found the right gluten free flour blend to achieve that wonderful chewiness until now!

I'm so excited to share my NEW 20 minute Gluten-free, Yeast-free, Egg-Free and Xanthan Gum-Free Italian Bread Rolls with you and did I say, they only takes 20 minutes? No yeast, no rising and so easy to make! This amazing dough would be perfect patted out thin for flatbread or pizza crust too. I love using the rolls for a Panini or I slice them into Crostini and serve with my easy, caper free Mezzetta Olive Tapenade recipe below.

Plus, I'm sharing some of my holiday tips on how to stay organized and have fun. :)

Click here to enter the #MezzettaMemories Sweepstakes! You don't want to miss this. Keep reading for more info about the prizes and Happy Thanksgiving!
Make this chewy Yeast-Free and Gluten-Free Italian Bread in only 20 minutes. Perfect for sandwiches or Crostini
Make this chewy Yeast-Free and Gluten-Free Italian Bread in only 20 minutes. Perfect for sandwiches or Crostini
 

Spicy Truffle Cheese Sauce & Grain Free Butternut Squash Gnocchi


I'm a huge fan of cooking movies and shows. Have you seen the new Burnt movie with Bradley Cooper? It looks wonderful. I'm always in awe and inspired by the beautiful food professional chefs make and the techniques that they use. It's so much fun to watch them cook and then I can go do it myself!

 is healthy and easy to make!

What I love the most about watching talented chefs work is that they describe the texture and taste of a finished product. Gnocchi is supposed to be light and fluffy and a good sauce should have a complex depth of flavor, so that's what I worked to achieve in this new healthy recipe. Luckily, using gluten free and grain free flours you can't over develop the gluten when you knead this dough, and the finished product is pretty amazing! The creatively crafted Castello Double Creme Truffle Cheese is incredible on it's own, but combined with some heat and herbs, it makes a sauce to die for.

The flavor of truffles in Castello Double Creme Truffle Cheese is earthy and beautiful.You will love this cheese!

Popular Low Carb Recipes- Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Living Low Carb is an important life choice for me. When you have Celiac, the last thing you want is more dietary restrictions, but I gained weight eating the high carbs in gluten-free flours and sugar, and my gut wasn't healing until I went grain-free and sugar-free.

Finding the right balance of exercise, combined with a Low-Carb diet has made all the difference in my health and energy.

Today, I'm going to show you how I eat Low Carb with some of my favorite recipes and a NEW Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Waffle recipe that we love.

I also want to tell you about something important that we all can do to initiate a change for better nutrition guidelines in America. 
Make these easy blender grain-free Pumpkin Pie Waffles in minutes! grain free, refined sugar-free, gluten free

Did you know, "U.S. Dietary Guidelines are intended to be used in developing educational materials and aiding policymakers in designing and carrying out nutrition-related programs, including Federal nutrition assistance and education programs."

The school lunch programs have been largely based on recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines. This may be why our children are being fed a diet high in starches, sugars and carbohydrates at school. Imagine what a difference it would make in a child's life to eat healthy food each day at school. For many children in our country, this is the only meal of the day.  
In the past 30 years, adult obesity weights have doubled, and they are projected to rise to 50 percent by 2030. Today at least 50 percent of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Clinical studies show us that eating more sugar and starches puts people at risk for weight gain and nutrition-related health issues, such as diabetes. However this science is not acknowledged in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendations. We can do something about this!

Incredible Low Carb, #GrainFree Bread in the Bread Machine


It's such a joy when the weather cools off and I can start baking bread again. Today my house is filled with the wonderful smells of fresh baked grain free bread and Progresso soup bubbling on the stove.

SOFT, low carb, grain-free & gluten free bread in the Bread Machine.
Nothing is better than dipping warm bread into a big bowl of soup. Today I made Progresso Rich & Hearty New England Clam Chowder and guess what? It's #glutenfree!

I grab my soup and bread, curl up with a book on the patio and savor the coolness of a beautiful Fall day. #FallSoupSeason is my favorite time of year! Hurry to take advantage of Progresso at Publix in-store promotions and enter my $15 Paypal Cash Giveaway below!

Just pop my new grain free bread in the bread machine or the oven, heat up your cans of Progresso New England Clam Chowder, make a big green salad and you have a perfect dinner for a chilly Fall evening.