Vanilla Chocolate Chip Meringues

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Our GFCF cookie jar was empty and again I was looking for a cookie that not only my daughter and I could enjoy but also the whole family.

I remembered I had a container of egg whites in the fridge from a recipe I had made the week before.

Egg whites are the main ingredient for one of my favorite cookies- Meringues!
They are a great pallet for many different flavors and mix ins. They are also natural gluten/dairy free.

For basic meringues here is what you will need… Continue reading

Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake

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For months I have been trying to find a cake- including frosting recipe that the whole family could enjoy. With Giada being Casein/dairy free on top of both her and I being gluten free I thought it would be a pretty tall order to fill.

Turns out I was wrong! It just took me stepping out of my comfort zone for a second and the result was amazing! Continue reading

Chocolate Mug Cake- Gluten Free

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Don’t let gluten free baking be intimidating. I pull up recipes all the time and I see this crazy complicated list of ingredients- multiple types of flour listed and ingredients that if you are new to gluten free you would have never heard of. I have been gluten free for over 2 years and I love to cook and bake. My advice to anyone is unless you are very adventurous and have a lot of time on your hands if you see one of those recipes close it! You can make great gluten free desserts without all the hassle of mixing flours and getting all confused.

What I would tell everyone to do is find a Gluten free all purpose flour that you like and have that be your base for everything. I love Gluten Free Pantry.

I wanted to share this recipe I have been tweaking for a few weeks now.

One night I really wanted dessert but really didn’t have anything in the house. I remember pinning these mug cakes on Pinterest so I went to my boards to take a look. The first one wasn’t GF and I was missing 1/2 of the ingredients so I couldn’t even just substitute the flour. The gluten free/ dairy free mug cake I found called for 3 different flours and again a bunch of ingredients I didn’t have. I decided I knew enough about baking to give this a shot and just wing it.

Even my 1st attempt was super yummy but after 3 trials I have it perfect.

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Coconut Dream Bars-Part 2- Taking it up a notch.

I recently joined a group in my neighborhood. The women get together once a month and catch up, eat, oh yeah and we play Bunko.
This month I’m bringing some of the food. I decided one of the things I wanted to bring was the Coconut Dream Bars but I wanted to dress them up a bit.

Now because the gluten free and dairy free ingredients are much more expensive I decided to make them not gluten or dairy free. But this can still be done GFCF.

I baked the 9×13 pan of the bars.
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Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Peanut butter Banana Cookies

As I mentioned before, my daughter is on a Gluten Free Casein Free diet. I have been on the look out for kid friendly recipes that will make her feel like she is not going without.
Like gluten, casein seems to be in everything! No wonder so many people have problems. They are in things you would never think of. But anyway I came across this recipe for a cookie I thought would be right up her alley.

Ingredients:
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