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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!

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.

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