Thursday, December 20, 2007


kill.the.gluten will be on vacation for 2 weeks.

check back with us then for some new recipes and tips!!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies!

If I could hand you anything I have posted on this site, it would be this cookie. It's my new favorite post. Please, trust me on this one. Get yourself these ingredients and try them out this week. You and your family will thank me.

Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe.

Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons gf vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups rice flour

1. Cream butter and cream cheese together until fluffy; add sugar and cream well.
2. Add egg, salt, vanilla, and almond extract; mix well.
3. Add flour and mix until incorporated.
4. Chill dough for several hours or overnight.
5. Roll batter into a ball with hand (think silver dollar size) and press flat with fingers. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees just until edges begin to brown (this is 12 minutes in my oven).

Here is the frosting recipe I use from a Betty Crocker Cook Book:

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk

Mix sugar and butter. Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until smooth.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Big Dutch Babies (German Pancakes)

This recipe is from Kristen:

My daughter who is 4 1/2 has Celiac! I make this recipe for my entire family and we can't tell a difference from using real flour!

Big Dutch Babies (aka: German Pancakes)

3 eggs

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup rice flour

4 Tbsp. butter/margarine

Mix all ingredients and beat well. Melt butter in an 8x8 baking dish. Pour batter in dish and bake for 20-25 minutes at 375! Eat it with jam and powdered sugar (our favorite) or syrup!

Double the recipe for a 9x13 pan!


Thanks for sending this to us, Kristen!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Hawaiian Chicken Bowl

Recipe from my friend, Ronna.

Hawaiian Chicken Bowl

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts*
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple
1 bottle (16 oz) [gf] barbecue sauce
4-6 cups rice, cooked
Steamed broccoli
Ranch dressing

Place meat in 3 1/2-5 quart slow cooker. Combine pineapple and barbecue sauce and pour over meat. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Layer in bowls: rice, chicken, broccoli, and a little ranch dressing. Makes 4-6 servings.

*I used pork and it still turned out awesome !!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Potato Soup

Fabulous recipe adapted from my friend, Erin in New York.

Potato Soup

4 T butter, melted
1 onion, chopped
4 T rice flour
3-4 C chicken broth
3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1/4- 1/2 C cream or milk
cheddar cheese, grated as garnish
ham, chopped (optional)

Cook butter and onion together until onions are soft, then add flour and cook for one minute. Add broth and cook until it boils. Add potatoes (and ham if you desire) and simmer. Once potatoes are soft add salt, pepper, and cream.
This is great for lunch, but needs something more to have it as a dinner. Salad or maybe ham steak?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Instant Food

I like to stock up the pantry during winter with quick food, especially for the busy nights I don't have time to cook a big meal.

1) Campbell's Chunky Chicken Broccoli Cheese soup is gluten-free.

2) My husband also loves Miso soup, but not all of them are gluten-free so check your labels well! It normally comes in a box with several packets (think Lipton packaging). The best we have found comes from Trader Joe's.

3) Stagg Chili (not my photo) is another good one to have on hand.


We have some great recipes that have been sent in to us [thank you!], I am hoping to make some of them and post with photographs. If it gets too hectic I may post and add photos another time.

I am looking for cookie/ candy/ treat recipes for this month so as a community we can share what we bake. What will you make to eat and share with your neighbors this holiday season? I can tell you Lindsey's caramel is amazing and gluten-free!

I have a superb sugar cookie and frosting recipe you will love to use. It should be up later this week.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Gluten-Free Pantry Muffin and Scone Mix

It would have been nice to know there were not blueberries included in this package for the muffins. I probably could have read the back. I wish I had baked them a little longer for the browning on top to occur.
Taste- my husband and son enjoyed them, but I only ate a couple. I will prefer a mix with the berry in it already. They were easy to make and I would get them again.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tip from afar

Miriam from Israel sent in some of her tips:

1) A wonderful homemade gluten-free flour: 2/3 potato flour mixed with 1/3 rice flour.

2)You can use hummus flour to make yummy pancakes (light and fluffy).

Thanks, Miriam!

*I have not seen hummus flour around, but I will keep watch for it!