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Gluten Free Lavosh Crackers

You say what? Lavosh crackers are a traditional unleavened bread, or otherwise known as Armenian Flat Bread. Lavosh is pronounced LAH-voshe.  These crackers are super thin, super easy to make, and super addictive.  My daughter and I have been snacking on them all afternoon.  You can make them with any sort of topping you like, but traditionally they are topped with sesame seeds, sea salt or cracked pepper. 

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Mama’s Pie Crust Mix

BUY NOW Mama’s Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix This flaky pie crust is a breeze to roll out and tastes like the real thing! 18 oz; makes one double crust or two single pie crusts. Tips for rolling out GF pie dough on glutenfreemama1.com click the page at the top of this page.   Additional Ingredients Needed: Shortening (Crisco, Spectrum Shortening ‘Mama’s recommended’ or Coconut Oil), Butter or dairy free margarine, egg white, water INGREDIENTS: White Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Potato Starch, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Coconut Flour, Sweet Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum Allergens:  Contains Coconut  (Also processed in a facility that processes almonds) GMO:  We use GMO free ingredients EGG and Dairy:  This product can be made egg free by eliminating the...

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Gluten Free Chocolate “Love” Cakes and intro to new GF Blog– My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Love is in the Air this Valentine’s day!   A great reason to make Chocolate “Love” Cakes, by my gluten free friend Michelle Palin.  As well as a great time to share about her new blog, My Gluten-Free Kitchen. I have had the amazing opportunity to meet friends from all over the country since starting my Gluten Free Mama business and writing my cookbooks. Michelle Palin is one of my favorite gluten free friends that I have had the opportunity to meet.  We first became friends on Facebook, then finally had the wonderful opportunity to meet in person when I taught gluten free baking lessons at a local gluten free store in her neighborhood.  We have shared recipes and tips for several years, and now...

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Easy Italian Frittata ~ Gluten Free

Breakfast for dinner happens about twice a month at our house.  Sometimes its Pancakes, sometimes Waffles, sometime Quiche, and this week it was a Frittata.  I love Frittata’s because they are super easy to make and you can pretty much make it with any combination of ingredients you choose, whether you want veggies or meat, it always tastes delicious!

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Mama’s Cookie Mix

* Delicious cookies that are fun to make and a breeze to roll out. * Recipes included on back of bag for Sugar Cookies and Snickerdoodles. * More recipe variations available online, including Mama’s Favorite Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies. (See Below) * Makes about 30 medium cookies. Ingredients: Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, White Rice Flour Tapioca Flour, Potato Starch, Almond Meal, Sweet Rice Flour, Aluminum Free Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt, Vanilla Powder (Vanilla Bean Extractives, Evaporated Cane Juice, Silica, Cellulose) Additional Ingredients Needed: Butter or dairy free margarine, 1-2 eggs, 1-2 Tbsp. milk (dairy, rice, nut or soy) These cookies are the EASY way to make cookies for Holidays, School Parties, other...

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Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

OMG!  These are delicious!!!  I brought this recipe along with GFDF Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting to the GFAF Expo in Chicago this weekend.  I made the same amount of samples that I make for every trade show that I have done in the past 7 years.  I always have leftovers and try to send plates of goodies home with visitors that pass by my booth.  This year was different.

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Gluten Free & Corn Free Rich Chocolate Cake with a Twist

This past weekend my baby girl officially became a toddler. I have a 2 year old….how did that happen? As I am sure many of you can relate to, 2 year old’s are quite aware that their birthday is coming up. The week before her party she was constantly asking to practice singing Happy Birthday and blowing out her candles.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Lemon Cupcakes with Dairy Free Blueberry Frosting

You can take the Gluten and the Dairy out of the cupcakes but with Gluten Free Mama’s Recipes and Flour Blends you cannot take the Taste out of the cupcake. You will be as delighted as the 7500 guests that walked through the doors at the GFAF Expo last weekend in Chicago.   Our booth was surrounded by taste testers waiting in line to taste our mini GFDF Lemon Cupcakes and our mini Strawberry Cupcakes.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

Sometimes I just don’t know what to make for dinner. At that point my go to is breakfast for dinner. My 2 year loves breakfast food; who doesn’t like fried dough covered in maple syrup right! Recently, she has been switching from pancakes to waffles. Probably because I cut them into little sticks that are easy for dipping.

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GF Tart Cherry & Pistachio Shortbread Cookies, By Dr. Peggy Parker

Gluten Free Mama has teamed up it with fellow gluten free friend and cookbook author to introduce to you her new allergy free cookbook as well as offer you a great holiday sale.  Dr. Peggy Parker, a traditionally trained Naturopathic Physician has written an excellent cookbook, OMG! That’s Allergy Free?.  She calls it the Ultimate gourmet guide to delicious wheat free, dairy free, sugar free gluten free food.

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Gluten Free Mama’s Cupcake Wars!

Gluten Free Mama’s Cupcake Wars Well at least Mama’s Version.  Ha!  My daughter Lexie and I have been watching Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  I am always critiquing the cupcakes or agreeing with certain styles. I am constantly playing along, deciding what I would do if in that situation.  My daughter and I have a lot of fun guessing which ones will win.  Lexie says, “Mom you should go on cupcake wars!”  I say no, with my health I wouldn’t have the stamina.  Then she says, “How about we do our own cupcake wars just for fun?”  I was intrigued, so we chose the “Holiday Theme”.  On cupcake wars, the contestants are given a theme and are required to...

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This Chick Bakes Uses Mama’s Flours!

This Chick Bakes, an online bakery in New York City has been using Gluten Free Mama’s flours for some time now.  They have enjoyed the success baking with our flours and the flavor and texture they bring to their gluten free baked goods.  We are always delighted and humbled when any bakery or restaurant requests to use our products.  Even more, we get just as excited for their business as we do for our own. This Chick Bakes only makes homemade, small batch cookies and brownies from scratch and they supply over 60 restaurants and coffee houses across New York City.  There is a complete list on their website.  You can also order online.  Jen is the baker/creator and Charley is the everything else...

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Gluten Free Mama’s Green Bean Casserole GF French Fried Onions

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole, GF French Fried Onions and GF Semi-Condensed Cream Soup And a video tutorial on how to make this traditiona Thanksgiving dish! Green Bean Casserole is a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday favorite.  Due to the fact that it is full of gluten, gluten free folks have not been able to enjoy this holiday favorite.  Not anymore, Gluten Free Mama not only made a gluten free version of this delicious casserole, she put her own holiday twist on it.  Check out the recipe below and be sure to check out the You Tube Cooking Lesson.  Mama has a video cooking lesson on You Tube making this delicious Green Bean Casserole.  Click Here to watch. Be sure to hit like...

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Share the Joy of Gluten Free Holiday Baking

Gluten Free Mama’s Share the Joy Christmas Baking Event Christmas is a time of giving.  Gluten Free Mama loves to share recipes and we love to see your recipes too! Do you have a favorite gluten free recipe that is yours that uses Gluten Free Mama’s flours or mixes?  Send it to Mama at recipes@glutenfreemama.com  Include a picture of the recipe and your picture if you like and if you have a story behind it tell it to us.  We will post it on Gluten Free Mama’s blog and Facebook page during the month of December.   Everyone who submits an original recipe following the instructions below will receive a gift from Gluten Free Mama plus a 20% off coupon to use...

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Mama’s Italian Polenta Cheese Bake

Are you looking for some new dinner ideas?  How about a new take on lasagna, a lasagna style dish with no noodles and no meat?   I put together this incredible tasty Italian Polenta Cheese Bake infused with fresh basil and 4 cheeses, tomatoes and garlic.  It was so delicious and even the kids loved it, especially my kids, because it is like pulling teeth to get them to eat meat.  This dish is paired nicely with Mama’s Sesame French Bread or the Sun Dried Tomato Basil Biscuits found in Mama’s Cookbook.  In the Kitchen With Gluten Free Mama.      Mama’s Italian Polenta Cheese Bake Recipe Type: Gluten Free Main Meals Author: Rachel Carlyle Edington – Gluten Free Mama Ingredients 1 pkg....

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Ganache ~Gluten Free

This cake is so decadent and rich and the texture is amazing, not to mention it is gluten free!!! You will need Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Chips and Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Squares.  The best place to buy chocolate is at a Fine Chocolate Specialty Shop.  If you do not have access to a store like this, you can probably find everything you need at your local grocer. 

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Gluten Free Congo Bars

Is it a bar or is it a cookie?  Or is it a cookie bar? It’s a Congo Bar! Another great cookie recipe sent to me to convert for my GF friend Bonnie from Spokane. Bonnie has been at all of my events in the Spokane area.  I call her one of my groupies.  This is a lady with great enthusiasm and who really enjoys people.  Thank you Bonnie for sharing your recipe with us!

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Home-Made Gluten Free Quesadilla’s with Home-Made GF Tortillas

Who said you can’t have quesadilla’s for dinner?  Not Gluten Free Mama.  With Mama’s delicious and easy recipe for homemade soft tortilla’s, and the Gluten Free Daddy’s (Mama’s new husband) delicious chicken filling, these quesadilla’s were to die for delicious.  The kids even loved them and came back for seconds.  This is now a new family favorite.

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Portuguese Sweet Bread ~ Gluten Free

Portuguese Sweet Bread (Gluten Free) Ingredient 1 ¼ cups milk (dairy, rice, nut, soy) ¼ cup butter or dairy free margarine 1 Tbsp. yeast   3 ½ cups Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour 1 ½ tsp. xanthan gum 1 tsp. salt ¾ cup sugar   3 eggs 1 tsp. cider vinegar   1 egg for basting   Directions Warm milk and butter until melted.  Remove from heat.  Allow to cool until about 115°.   Sprinkle yeast over top of milk mixture.  Set for 3-4 minutes.    In a mixing bowl add flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.  With mixer running on low speed, slowly pour in yeast mixture.  Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.  Add cider vinegar.  Beat...

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Gluten Free Flax Pancakes

Mix all ingredients.  Heat skillet over medium heat.  Drop 1/3 cup batter onto buttered skillet forming a circle with back of measuring cup.  Flip pancakes when bubbles begin to form and underside is golden brown.  Cook until both sides are golden brown.

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Mama’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that make me happy, like chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of cold milk. Are you a cookie dough eater or a cookie eater???  I think I am both!  So are my kids.  Against the rule of not eating raw eggs, we still enjoy a spoonful of cookie dough every time we make cookies.  Then of course we have to lick the bowl too!  

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Summer Fruit Tart ~ Gluten Free

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and xanthan gum.  Make a well in center.  Add partially melted butter, shortening, egg white and cold water.  Cut flour into liquid ingredients with fork or pastry cutter until well blended.  Use lightly floured hands to incorporate the rest of flour. 

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Gluten Free Samoas

It broke my heart when we walked by the Girl Scouts selling cookies this year. It has never been an issue in the past, but now that Lexie is almost 7, I see the disappointment in her eyes when sherealizes that they are not gluten free. The sweet little girl she is says, “Mom, we should get some for Cassie, because she really likes them.” I respond, “Lexie, that probably wouldn’t be fair since you can’t eat them too.” Lexie in her sweet little voice, “That’s okay mom, you can just make me some that are gluten free.” Being the sucker I am, oh, I mean the good mom that I am, I told her I would.

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Hot Spinach Cheese Dip

Make your parties a success this season by making up some hot Spinach Cheese Dip.  Dips are known as the “social food” because everyone gathers around food and visits during the holidays.  If your dip is an extra cheesy one you are sure to keep the conversation going for a long time! 

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Christmas Joy Cupcake (Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting)

Christmas Joy…( Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache   or Chocolate Mousse)Ingredients 2 cups Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt3/4 tsp. xanthan gum1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa 3/4 cup butter or dairy free butter, room temp.1 1/4 cup sugar2 tsp. vanilla3 eggs1 1/4 cups milk (dairy, rice, nut, soy) 1 cup chocolate chips or white chocolate chips DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 °.  Put desired cupcake liners in cupcake pan.In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum and cocoa.  Mix and set aside.In a mixing bowl, cream butter.  Add sugar and vanilla and mix well.  Scrape down sides of bowl.  Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Scrape down sides of bowl.  Alternate...

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Basic Gluten Free Stuffing

Stuffing is one of the most asked for recipes.  Enjoy this great recipe from one of my wonderful gluten free friends.  Jess McNeil was so kind to bless us with her favorite gluten free stuffing recipe.  I have to say that Jess is one of my most “enthusiastic” gluten free friends.  She always brings a smile to my face.  I hope that her recipe will bring a smile to your face.

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Sweet Cream Biscuits and Strawberry and Peach Shortcake

Nothing says summer more than Strawberry Shortcake! Enjoy these tasty Sweet Cream Biscuits for your next summer dessert. They are sure to impress your guests and your family. Change it up a bit and make Peaches and Cream. Just use fresh peaches in place of the strawberries. These light and flavorful biscuits are also perfect served with butter and jam during your summer brunches on the patio.

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Houses a Holiday Tradition

Gingerbread houses are a tradition in my family.  I started making this a tradition when my first born, Gracie, was nearly 2 years old.  I can still remember the innocence she had as she placed each candy onto the house, not in any particular place for any rhyme or reason. When the kids were young I had to be very careful about when I told them we were going to do the houses.  If I wasn’t careful I would pay the consequences of hearing constant nagging and whining until I just would drop everything to get them started.

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Gluten Free Lefse Another Holiday Tradition!

Lefse is a holiday tradition I was introduced to when I married into the Carlyle family. Both of my husband Chris’ parents are 50% Norwegian. Therefore, my oldest two children are 25% Norwegian. Grandma Bette has been making Lefse for our family for years at Christmas time. Lefse is a traditional Norwegian

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Gluten Free Sausage Balls — Party Appetizer

Make the with Italian Sausage or Turkey Sausage, Easy to Make and a Fan Favorite! Well this is my first “New” recipe that I have created since my brain surgery in November. This was a modified recipe, based off a sausage roll my mom made using Bisquick growing up. I made a few changes, using Mama’s Pancake Mix instead (to be gluten free), using an Italian Sausage verses the pork breakfast sausage, made a turkey version with added spices for those who don’t like pork sausage, (like my kids), and added green onions. Make your favorite dipping sauce to go with them or use Honey BBQ sauce for the Pork Italian Sausage version and for the Turkey Version add 1...

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Quinoa Fruit and Nut Salad

Liven up your summer meals with this light and refreshing Quinoa Fruit Salad. Whether you are gluten free or not this salad is perfect for hot summer days, barbeques, and picnics at the park. The best thing is that this salad is healthy. It is so easy to make, tastes great, very versatile, and gluten free. 

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Gluten Free Whoopie Pies ~ Heart Shaped for Valentines Day!

Whoopie Pies are super easy to make.  There are all sorts of Whoopie Pie pans available on the market.  Basically it looks like thin baking sheet and has 1/2 inch shapes formed in it.  I used the Heart Shaped Pan for my pies today.  If you don’t have a pan, no worries, you can still make these.  Just use a 1 inch scoop, and drop a scoop of batter onto a cake pan forming a medium sized round circle about, 1 1/2-2 inches in diameter. 

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Mama's Easy GF Home-Made Taco Chip Garnish

These will delight any family member or guest. Top them on soup for a fun and festive topping or add them to a bowl at a fiesta theme party for dips. Enjoy them with taco dips as a garnish for soups, salads and more. Guaranteed smiles every time!  At Valentines day, Mama uses a heart shape, at Christmas a mini-tree, just all year round a fun hot pepper works great!  Cater it to your event and time of year. 

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Easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Gluten Free Mama makes summer lunches even tastier. Try this delicious Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe on your busy summer days. It is simple and very quick to throw together, and allows you more time for basking in the sun or hanging out with friends. You can serve it on a gluten free biscuit, gluten free bread, or on a bed of lettuce. 

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Cottage Dill Bread

Cottage Dill Bread, another classic bread recipe that is perfect anytime of day. This is a perfect bread to serve at breakfast or brunch, or make sandwiches with it for lunch. Typically, Cottage Dill Bread is made in a round shape. To achieve the round shape for gluten free breads, bake in a 7 or 8 inch round casserole dish.  A 8 inch round Corningware Dish works great or you could used a round springform pan, or deep sided pie pan.  

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Cilantro Green Chili Biscuits ~ Gluten Free

Cilantro Green Chili Biscuits ~ Gluten Free Recipe Type: Biscuits & Scones Author: Rachel Carlyle Edington – Gluten Free Mama Ingredients 2 cups Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 small can green chili’s 1/4 cup green onions, chopped 2-3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, or Mexican blend or Daiya dairy free cheese 2 eggs 2/3 cup milk or dairy free milk

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Hummus Pizza

Okay…if you like hummus, roasted veggies and flatbread then you are in for a treat! Two words to describe this interesting take on pizza is DE-LISH.  No seriously, it is.  The Kalamata olives and feta make it extra special too.  Make it without the feta and it is dairy free.  The only thing that I didn’t like about this pizza is that I had no one to share it with.  Now I am just going to have to make it again so that my friends can enjoy.

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G-Free Oatmeal Raspberry Bars

G-Free Oatmeal Raspberry BarsDelicious! One word describes this tasty treat. I think this Raspberry Bar heads to the top of my favorites list. Gracie, my oldest daughter and I, tried to convince my other daughters and their friends that they would not like these bars. Unfortunately, our tactics did not work and we eventually had to give in and share. There is only one slice of these delicious bars setting on my beautiful glass cake plate. Now I am left to figure out a place where I can hide it so that I can enjoy it tomorrow.

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Gluten and Egg Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is Mama’s favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie!  What’s great about it too, not only is it easy to make, it’s moist, has oatmeal for added nutrition and texture and it’s EGG FREE!  I am always getting asked about egg free cookies or recipes.  I make this and bring it to most of my GF Trade Shows and it is always a hit

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