This recipe and photo is from Erin in NYC. She wanted to let us know this is her all-time favorite breakfast she eats almost every day. Thanks Erin, looks healthy & hearty!
I make one cup of uncooked quinoa with 2 cups of water. It makes 4 servings of quinoa. I add a small handful of mixed, unsalted nuts (chopped up), some dried cranberries, dried raisins, a dash of cinnamon, a tiny bit of milk and a little less than a tablespoon of the Splenda Brown Sugar blend. I keep the pre-made quinoa in the fridge so I heat it up the whole bowl with all the toppings in it. The milk makes it less dry. Quinoa is a high protein grain, its gluten free and it satisfying in the morning.
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6 large potatoes, washed and unpeeled 1 large yellow onion, chopped 4 oz. cream cheese 1 c sour cream 2 oz. butter ¼ to ½ cup milk Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes and onion until tender. Drain, mash, then beat until smooth. Add cream cheese, sour cream, and butter. Beat well. Add milk while beating until potatoes are light and fluffy. (A little looser than you will want at the table as they will firm up when baked.) Salt and pepper to taste.
Place in an ovenproof dish and bake at 300 for 30 min.
P.S. We has leftover Hawaiian Chicken and the chicken + (bbq/ pineapple) sauce made a sweet gravy-like topping that went perfect with these potatoes! I think it's a nice combo I will plan another week.
Gluten-Free Peppermint Patty Cookies Makes about 24 cookies
1 pkg. gluten-free chocolate cake mix (I used Gluten-Free Pantry's) ½ c. shortening 1 Tb. Water 2 eggs 1 tsp. peppermint extract*
Peppermint patties Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 365°. Mix above ingredients, except for peppermint patties and powdered sugar. Roll batter into 1” ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place 2” apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes. Let cool a couple minutes, and while still warm place a peppermint patty into the center of each cookie and press down.
*(checking to see about gluten- might need to omit this ingredient)
Arrowhead Mills has a good gluten-free pancake mix that is nice to have on hand. I have not used it for anything else, so please share if you have found this mix to be yummy used any other way. Their products have been available in my regular grocery store's organic section (Safeway).
An easy dinner to have is breakfast: pancakes, bacon, and eggs.
We made these at my house growing up. No restaurant can compare.
It's best to set up your stations like this:
1) raw, uncooked chicken wings next to the stove
2) Fry pan with crisco (melted about 1/2 inch deep) and a mesh cover to shield the grease (got mine at Target)
3) Large pot with hot sauce mix*
4) Crock pot on low for finished product
I had the grease on medium heat, filled it with wings and cooked them until they were golden brown. Gave them a dunk in the hot sauce mixture and then they are ready to eat. Don't forget to have fresh trimmed carrot and celery sticks with ranch for dipping and cooling off your mouth. It's an easy process, but takes a bit of time if you want to make a lot. Start well before meal time and store them in the crock pot until everyone is ready to eat.
* You can use all sorts of hot sauce mixes. I used Durkee growing up, but was only able to find a random hot wing sauce bottle from Louisianna as a nice replacement. I added about 1/4 cup of Red Hot, 1/2 stick of butter, and 10 dashes of tobasco. Keep it on low.
I knew something was up during my 2nd pregnancy. About 2 years and a battery of up-close-and-personal tests later, my GI guy gave me the news over the phone, Celiac Disease. Umm, What? Over the past 5 years I've researched and come to understand what gluten-free means and how I can live a healthy life without. In my house of 6, I'm the only *special* one, for now. This is what we eat. Most of it is simple. All of it is tasty. Enjoy.
Once upon a time I married a swell guy (Melanie's brother) and one day a Doctor discovered he has Celiac Disease. While his only grumble was not being able to eat Krispy Kremes, I have since determined we will have yummy meals. I revise my favorite recipes and try new ones that catch my interest so our eating experience can be as *normal* as possible. The guy is still swell, in fact, even more swell now that his intestines are intact.