Gluten-Free Oatmeal And Fruit Cookies

I’m so proud of myself… I think my baking may be improving! I think part of it is that I’m finally understanding things like the difference between and importance of baking powder and baking soda. And I’m learning that, while it’s okay to tweak baking recipes somewhat, there are basic cornerstones to the recipe (and its directions) that you can’t mess with.

I made these the other day and they are YUM! I don’t like to use a ton of white sugar and butter so I replaced those with alternative ingredients, and I also used Eggbeaters instead of real egg to cut down on the cholesterol… but that’s up to you.

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Gluten-Free Red Velvet Jaws Cake

Update: JAWS-SOME!!! This recipe was featured on Offbeat Home & Life! 

August 4th marks the return of Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week.

I was born the month Jaws hit theaters across the U.S., and it has always been my favorite movie. Throughout my early years, I took great pleasure in drawing sharks, reading marine life books, and obsessively watching National Geographic Shark Specials. My heroes were Ron and Valerie Taylor and Dr. Eugenie Clark. I wished that I didn’t suck so badly at school work, because I wanted to be a marine biologist.

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So it’s not really a shock that for my birthday this June, I made myself a gluten-free red velvet Jaws Cake. If you’re entertaining or celebrating in honor of these fascinating underwater creatures this month, here’s how to make one! I’ve also pinned several cute shark party themes and ideas here, which would work well for a Shark Week Party, child’s birthday, or even a wedding, bridal shower, bachelor party, or baby shower. (You can also check out my Shark Watermelon One-Two Punch recipe which was featured on OffBeat Bride in 2011.)

Chomp Chomp,

-Beretta

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Bunny Cake

In June, my niece decided she wanted to celebrate her Half-Birthday, since her regular birthday, like many in our family, falls in December and gets absorbed by the Holidays.

Even though I have a sordid history of not being able to bake well, I decided to take on the challenge and make her a 3-D bunny cake.

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Guest Post: Rosanna and Paula’s Twist on Pad Thai

Rosanna “Mrs. Right”, one of my lovely Hosting With Style book models, recently emailed me this recipe! It sounds interesting, and while it may be some time before I get my hands on all of these ingredients, I figured I’d pass it along to you anyway.

All ingredients except possibly the fish sauce are reportedly gluten-free. If you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken(optional), make sure that it is gluten-free as well if that is a concern for you. Enjoy!

Lovely Mrs. Right by ShotgunPinups.com

Lovely Mrs. Right by ShotgunPinups.com

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Low Carb Crustless Quiche

In the slimming-down spirit of Spring, I’ve been experimenting with a sort of Paleo-Meets-Atkins food regimen recently.

I can say that, while this gal loves her gluten free pizza, bread, cereal, and pasta, and I will never forsake these completely, the lower-carb diet is making me feel great! So I’m going to be sharing some high in protein recipes with you over the next few months.

Here’s my go-to breakfast for when I’m sick of scrambled or poached eggs. It bakes up quickly, and I can eat it for a few days.  Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche

Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche

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Christmas Menus

It’s the Holiday season, and life has been pretty hectic with a cross-country move into a somewhat nomadic lifestyle of freelance and contract work for me and Husband. Currently, we’re stationed in Atlanta in my parents’ winter home, which they generously loaned us through the season.

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Gluten-Free Latkes

During the Holidays, my family and circle of friends celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and The Russian New Year. Add in dietary restrictions, and there’s a lot of room for experimenting with traditional recipes! I made these gluten-free latkes for my husband and sister the other day for an intimate brunch. It was my first time making them and I’m really pleased with how they turned out.

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Husband and I have been spending November traveling and seeing family. One recent chilly afternoon here in Georgia, I decided to try my hand at eggplant parm for my parents and sister.

It’s my first time making it, and it came out well! Here’s the recipe.

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POLL! Hurray Hurray for PB and J!

In light of it being Back To School season, a discussion about Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches in my office spawned a poll. Follow the links to get recipes and product links!

Petit Plat, Miniature Polymer PB&J by Stephanie Kilgast – Used under Creative Commons.

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