Categotry Archives: Gluten-Free Cakes, Pies & Tarts

What I’m Talking About: My Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

  I’m not mentally ready for the holidays. I need another couple of weeks so I can really start looking forward to them. I want more autumn. I want more autumn weather. I guess I need an attitude adjustment because there are fresh turkeys and Christmas decorations popping up all around me and I need to get on with it. I can’t say I haven’t tried. Last week I made and froze bread cubes for stuffing,  the pie crusts for […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Cake – No More Pioneer Woman Fantasies

After five cold, damp days without electricity, heat, phones, and Internet, I will never again daydream about life on the frontier. No more pioneer woman fantasies for me. Last week’s freakish, devastating October snowstorm left me perfectly happy to live in the present  – electric coffee pot at my side. All those long days of scrounging around in my pantry for food I could heat up in the dark (by holding a match to light the gas burners on my […]

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Bars

Not long ago I was lucky enough to help someone who was searching for a way to make “Pumpkin Bars” with gluten-free flours. She gave me her recipe and when I researched it, I found it in food magazines, a wide assortment of cookbooks, and all over the internet. Interestingly, several junior league cookbooks called the exact same recipe “Pumpkin Sheet Cake”. The only difference was that it was baked in an 11 x 17 inch baking pan instead of […]

Original Plum Torte made Gluten-Free

I enjoy reading Melissa Clark’s column in the New York Times each Wednesday. She ‘s witty, inventive, curious and she knows her way around a recipe. I mention her because it was just about this time last September when she wrote about a much beloved plum cake made popular by Marian Burros back in the 1980’s. It jumped out at me and I realized that I hadn’t had that cake in more years than I could remember. I searched for […]