Archives: Appetizer

Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

**Revised 11/24/2014** This is my favorite cornbread stuffing that I make using dried herbs, fresh veggies and a box of gluten free cornbread mix. The recipe is fairly simple. Bake the cornbread according to instructions on the box. Sauté all READ MORE

Amazing Popovers – Easy and Gluten Free

**Revised/simplified 11/24/2014** Every Thanksgiving, my oldest son requests these amazing gluten free popovers. The popovers in this picture were made with  King Arthur’s Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour, If you can’t find King Arthur GF Flour, the blend is rice flour, READ MORE

Easy-Bake Homemade French Fries

Four ingredients and 30 minutes = delicious homemade french fries. Looking for some fun kitchen cooking with the kiddos? Or, maybe, just for the kid in you? These were at the request of my children, so they are not spiced READ MORE

Colorful Oven-Roasted Vegetables

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2011! The irony of this dish on a day like today is that it’s something that would normally encompass my whole meal (plus a cup or so of Calrose rice!). Alas, today it is simply a side dish. READ MORE

Keftedes (Greek Meatballs) with Olive Yogurt Dip – Gluten Free

To this day, I can clearly remember the night when I was five years old and my dad was standing in our kitchen in South Carolina making tiny hamburger patties over a frying pan. I remember looking way up at READ MORE

Post-Rapture Deviled Eggs – Gluten Free

For a post-Rapture world, I thought it would be fitting to make Gluten Free Deviled Eggs for everyone left behind. Except, well, it looks like I didn’t make enough. Yesterday, May 21, 2011, was touted as THE day the world would READ MORE

Gluten Free Ants on a Log

That’s right. Ants are gluten free! Who knew? Seriously. Whether your cooking with kids or with really fun adults, this is a delicious and easy, high protein, low carb, low sugar snack that is always a crowd pleaser. When looking READ MORE

Cilantro Guacamole – Naturally gluten free


Merry Christmas to my extended Virginia family!  I had promised this recipe for months and have finally worked it into the baking queue. It kind of goes with “which one of these is not like the other” in the midst READ MORE

Addicting Snack Mix – Gluten Free


Are you ready for some football? Of course you don’t have to be a football fan to want this snack mix. I modified the recipe in Danna Korn’s book, “Living Gluten Free for Dummies.” It is still the best book READ MORE

Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Seeds – Gluten Free


  Resist the urge to throw out all the messy innards of your freshly carved pumpkin. Instead, try something new (or old) and toast up the pumpkin seeds in celebration of your freshly carved artwork.  It is truly a beautiful READ MORE

“Old Fashioned” Popcorn – Gluten Free


Homemade popcorn was far more entertaining than sticking a bag of chemical-laden popcorn into your microwave.  For some reason, I am so used to the fast and easy method, that I forgot that this version is just as fast and READ MORE

Red Corn and Five Pepper Pico de Gallo

This is one of those salsa recipes that you’ll keep around so you have something incredibly delicious to take to your next BBQ or family gathering. It’s easy to make and packed full of flavor. Chop and mix together.  You READ MORE

Manchego and Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos


If you’ve been following my posts this week, you might notice that I still haven’t made the gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that I keep talking about. Instead, I have been distracted by some of the fresh produce I READ MORE

Gluten Free Polenta, Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Appetizers


I have so much basil growing on my kitchen counter, it’s starting to look like a garden.  I normally just wrap up the tomatoes, sans anything else, in the basil and snack on it, but was inspired by the polenta READ MORE

Gluten Free Thai Spring Rolls and Peanut Dipping Sauce – Wow!


After going on an expedition months ago to find rice papers to make spring rolls, I finally got around to making them. And, of course, I’m wishing it didn’t take me so long to discover what a perfect meal these READ MORE

Insalata Caprese


Naturally gluten free and with an international fan base, this is one of my favorite appetizers and also makes a great salad just on it’s own. It’s made with a wonderful Mozzarella Fresca cheese. It’s a soft, creamy (almost milky) READ MORE

Going Back to Cali Turkey, Avocado and Cheese Rolls


One of the easiest and most versatile gluten free cold lunches is your favorite rolled meat and cheese combination. This recipe uses toothpicks for holding the food, as well as keeping it together. You can also wrap these in lettuce READ MORE

Menish’s Rosemary and Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops


There’s nothing like grilling on a cool, fall evening surrounded by great friends. It’s even better when they prepare almost an entirely gluten free meal by accident! I would have pictures of the grilled tri-tip, grilled asparagus and tossed salad READ MORE