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Gluten Free Ground Beef & Bean Enchiladas Recipe

Gluten Free Ground Beef & Bean Enchiladas Recipe

Gluten Free Ground Beef & Bean Enchiladas Recipe

Okay, so I bet regular readers of this blog are asking themselves… is she really putting out yet another recipe for enchiladas??

Yes I am!!

I just adore them.  They are so versatile and tasty!!

You can make them pretty much with anything you have leftover in the fridge or freezer.  For someone like me who thrives off of making cost effective meals these are the ideal format.  I have made them with leftover meats and cheeses and BAM dinner is on the table for just a few dollars!!  Need to feed a crowd in a pinch… not only would this be cost effective but I don’t know a single person who doesn’t enjoy enchiladas.  You will be a beloved hostess (or host)!    Enchiladas are also a great main course to take to a potluck or or church social.

I am eager to hear from you… what is your favorite enchiladas?  What is our favorite Mexican food recipes?

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Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls Recipe

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls Recipe

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls Recipe

Did you know that dishes made with mashing potatoes together date back to the mid 1700s??

No wonder it is one of my favorite comfort foods!!

Mashed potatoes are like magic… they can make a cold day warm.  What would shepherd’s pie be without mashed potatoes?  Mashed potatoes are even used in making pasta and candy!!

I am always trying to think of new reasons to serve them.  Ever since my Handsome Husband introduced me to the “mashed potato bowl” concept I have been on a roll.

My latest in the mashed potato bowl series in my home is today’s recipe BBQ Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls.  After all, I have confessed to you all many a times how I adore BBQ.  That sauce in itself is pretty magical.  So why not combine two of my favorites!!??

Why not indeed!

What to you want to bet that Handsome Hubby is going to end up regretting introducing me to the mashed potato bowl concept??
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Gluten Free BBQ Pork Bowl Recipe

Gluten Free BBQ Pork Bowl Recipe

Gluten Free BBQ Pork Bowl Recipe

I love bbq ribs!! Just absolutely adore it!!

Whenever I see ribs on sale it’s all I can do not to load my freezer up on them. I know that for most people ribs are a summer treat. However, for me it is a year round culinary delight!!

The one “problem” with ribs is that when it is just Handsome Husband and me for dinner, we always end up with leftover ribs. I also know so many people who have had a backyard bbq and they over planned the food and had leftover ribs. Worry not… Just toss those ribs into the freezer and in a few weeks or months when you are craving the bbq craving… you can have it again, but with a twist!!

Well today I am going to share with you a yummy idea to do with leftover ribs…. making them into a mashed potato bowl!! I served mine with cooked carrots, but trust me… any veggie you like will be great. The funny thing is… the inspiration for this dinner was something I saw served at a county fair. They served theirs to look like an ice cream sundae, but it was a meat sundae.

I am always trying not to waste delicious leftovers and this is a new and exciting way to make sure one of my favorites is utilized to its fullest potential!!

I sure hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!
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Gluten Free Tuna Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Gluten Free Tuna Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Gluten Free Tuna Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Handsome Hubby has to travel internationally for work several times a year.  When he is gone I spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  It really helps to make time go by faster until he is home.  It is also a fantastic time to get the kinks worked out of recipes and even try recipes I have seen on the Internet without having to worry about hubby’s dinner being ruined if it doesn’t come out.

That is exactly what happened during his last trip…  I thought I would try a vegetarian meatloaf.  Now anybody who reads this blog knows, I am about as far from a vegetarian as it gets.  However, I liked the idea of trying a new recipe for this “meat-less” Monday phenomenon I am seeing all over the Internet.  This particular day I learned a valuable lesson… always have gluten free cereal in your pantry.  I worked on this meatloaf and when it came out of the oven it smelled great!  But… after trying to “cut” it, and I use that term loosely, I knew I was going to need a dinner alternative.  So Pebbles cereal it was!!

Everybody has kitchen disasters and I am grateful that this particular one was unwitnessed by anybody but me and the pets.

The next day I started to work on this Gluten Free Tuna Cakes recipe and now I finally think it’s ready to share!!  Thankfully not all of my recipe developments in the kitchen are a total disaster like the vegetarian meatloaf… but maybe that is just it… I need to stick to actual meat.
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Gluten Free Product Review – McCormick Smokey Applewood Grill Makes Marinade 

Gluten Free Product Review - McCormick Smokey Applewood Grill Makes Marinade 

Gluten Free Product Review – McCormick Smokey Applewood Grill Makes Marinade

Ever since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease I have avoided marinades.  I find that sometimes the most basic seasoning can be wonderful.  However, recently I saw a product at my local grocer that caught my eye.  McCormick’s Smokey Applewood Grill Mates Marinade.

This marinade comes in a convenient envelope and the instructions are pretty straight forward and I searched the packaged for a “gluten free” but was not able to find it.  I read the ingredients and it looked pretty straightforward and yet still no “gluten free” markings.  I am not going to lie, I was really disappointed in that.  I prefer to have packages marked gluten free for myself.  Even more important, I really prefer to do product reviews of products that are marked gluten free.

 

Gluten Free Product Review - McCormick Smokey Applewood Grill Makes Marinade 

Gluten Free Product Review – McCormick Smokey Applewood Grill Makes Marinade

But there was just something inside of myself screaming out that I wanted to try THIS product.   So I contacted McCormick and this was their response….

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate your interest in our Grill Mates Smoky Applewood Seasoning Mix and welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you.

Since the late 1990’s, McCormick has used “Plain English” allergen labeling to communicate our product ingredients. Gluten is listed as “wheat” or “barley” in our ingredient statements. This labeling policy adheres to the FDA regulations that were implemented as of January 1, 2006.

If a product does not have an ingredient statement, it is a pure spice or herb with nothing added and contains no added glutens. In addition, the alcohol in all of our retail extracts is not from grain and is gluten free. Because we are constantly improving our products, we do not offer a list of our products that do not currently contain glutens. We encourage you to read the ingredient statement on your package at the time of purchase to ensure accurate, up to date information.

In addition, we follow good manufacturing practices at our plants. Our employees are trained in the importance of correct labeling and the necessity of performing thorough equipment wash-downs to eliminate cross-contact of ingredients.

Although we cannot guarantee our products to be 100% free of allergens not listed on the label, we want you to know that we take allergen concerns seriously and have taken extra precautions to eliminate the possibility of mislabeling or cross-contact.

So of course, as with any gluten free food, we need to decide what amount of labeling and processing is good for our own food choices.

I am grateful for their detailed and quick response.  I did make this product per the package instructions, except for the fact that I only had Balsamic Vinegar that day, so I did substitute that.  Both Handsome Hubby and I adored the results of this marinade.  We made it one day while we were out in our RV / Motorhome and while he was grilling the pork chops, a neighbor friend of our was walking by and literally stopped to tell Handsome Hubby that those chops looked fantastic and smelled even better!!  He was right, they were fantastic and although I tend to avoid marinades I am excited to share this experience with you.

As I mentioned I prefer to do product reviews with products that are marked gluten free, however, I wanted to let you know about a product that I enjoyed and the great info from the manufacturer!!

I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this product review.  The opinions stated here are simply my own.

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