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Gluten Free Lactose Free Shepherd’s Pie

Thanks to a great recipe from Martha Stewart, I was able to make this recipe Gluten-free and Lactose-free.  I cheated and used instant mashed potatoes instead of homemade.  But it was warm, delicious, almost like I remember my Mom making!  Perfect meal for the cool fall nights we’re having!  Great to reheat the leftovers for lunch the next day or a quick dinner.  I also want to try this recipe...

Gluten Free Pita Bread

I’d also been missing Pita Bread, so along with my Lactose-Free Tzatziki Sauce, I found a great recipe for a Gluten-Free  and tried to mirror it the best I could.  In retrospect, I could have probably baked these a little longer.  When I ate the rest of them as a snack later in the week, I reheated them on the stove, like a tortilla.  And then cut them up like...

Lactose-Free Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce, a cucumber yogurt sauce, is essential to any Greek dish. It can be served as a veggie dip, or a dip for pita bread. I had been missing this delicious sauce so much, so I decided to make my own Lactose-free version earlier this fall. Some of the steps were a little time consuming, but if you have “stuff to do” while you wait to prepare everything, the final...

Gluten Free Lactose Free Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sometimes, if you want a fudgy chocolate cake for your birthday, you have to make it yourself!  While I really appreciate the options at Safeway (Seriously, thank you!), I needed something that tasted close to my Mom’s homemade cake.  (Or maybe I was craving the leftovers I saw at her house that I couldn’t eat and wanted to make one for myself, and my birthday was the perfect excuse?!)   So,...

Gluten-Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins

My mom recommends any Betty Crocker recipe, and I’ve found them easy to modify for Gluten-free and Lactose-free. I was craving blueberry muffins, and not just regular blueberry muffins, or the store bought Udi’s brand (Sorry, Udis, I love you, but I wanted something extra special!), I was craving streusel-topped blueberry muffins. With this recipe, I found I had to add more liquid–which I have accounted for a little extra...

Golden Zucchini Cake

We’re very thankful for how gracious people are.  We recently received three huge golden zucchinis (yellow squash) that Francisco brought home from work.  I couldn’t help but make a cake I’ve been craving since my childhood; it has a special glaze on top.  You can also make this with regular green zucchini (how I remember it). For additional texture, you could also add 1/2 cup golden raisins and/or 1 cup...