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Lessons, Tips, & Recipes — chocolate


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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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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Red White and Blue Strawberries

These Red White and Blue Strawberries will delight guests at your picnics, parties and gatherings this weekend!  They are simple to make, beautiful to look at and tasty to eat, oh, and Patriotic too!  Enjoy!Ingredients24 StrawberiesDark Chocolate Melting Wafers (or 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips melted with 1 Tbsp. spectrum shortening)White Chocolate Melting Wafers (or 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips melted with 1 Tbsp. spectrum shortening)     Blue Sprinkles GFM Tip:  If you don’t have blue sprinkles, no worries!  You can make them.  Take coarse white sugar sprinkles and add 1-2 drops of blue food coloring and mix. Add more food coloring as necessary to achieve desired color.  You can buy any color sprinkle your hearts desire is at http://www.layercakeshop.com/ .DirectionsLine a large...

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Brownies (Egg Free)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Brownies~Egg Free This is a simple and easy brownie that is egg free and perfect any time of the year.  The pumpkin not only acts as a pumpkin flavor to this brownie, it acts as the egg replacer, making these moist and delicious.  You can sprinkle them with powdered sugar after cooled or spread cream cheese frosting over the top.

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Gluten Free Espresso Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Sometimes I want coffee and sometimes and want coffee flavored food!  If you are a coffee lover you will love this delicious gluten free Espresso Chocolate Chip Quick Bread.  Now when I say quick…I am really meaning quick.  It is so easy to throw together and its done baking in 35 minutes if using the mini bread pans and about an hour using the regular pan. 

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Gluten Free Mama’s Pretzel Toffee with Glutino Pretzels

Gluten Free Mama’s Gluten Free Pretzel Toffee with Glutino Pretzels has got to be hands down the best candy to serve, give away as gifts and eat at Christmas time!  Today I am going to share with you my updated version to this recipe.  It is featured in my second cookbook, In the Kitchen with Gluten Free Mama

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies ~ Gluten Free

A few years ago, I was in Pasadena with my husband on a little husband/wife getaway.  We were walking down Colorado street and there was a little corner bakery, in fact I think it was called Corner Bakery.  We stopped there for lunch.  While trying to decide what I wanted for lunch my eyes were drawn to the bakery case where these Whoopie Pies, little cakes filled with creamy filling, were enveloping my attention.

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