Having an intimate holiday or just want something healthful and quick for a midweek dinner? Here are two recipes for turkey that take no time at all and taste absolutely fantastic! Both create a moist, perfectly cooked turkey breast that can be sliced for dinner or saved in the refrigerator for those amazing turkey sandwiches everyone loves so much (on gf bread of course!)
The trick with turkey is to keep the white meat moist while waiting for the dark meat to cook through. Some people do this by basting the bird every 15 minutes, covering the breast with tinfoil, brining the bird overnight, even disassembling the whole thing and cooking the pieces separately. This recipe/method cooks the bird perfectly without brining, or deboning, or even fussing and basting. In fact, for this there is no turkey baster required! And you will end up with moist and tender white meat and amazingly flavorful dark meat.
This recipe is a combination of Ina Garten’s “Perfect Roast Turkey” recipe and my mom Mary’s awesome recipe for holiday turkey.
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I found this fabulous recipe for cupcakes on fantasy author S. J. Wolff’s blog, Wolff’s Realm. I converted it and the result was awesome – they disappeared before I could even get a photo! So I made them again, added a ginger cookie and coconut crust, and didn’t tell anyone until I had a picture to post! The ginger and coconut flavours combined beautifully with the pumpkin, the crumbs added a bit of texture, and the tarts also came out of the pan easier.
If you are looking for a quick and easy – and delicious – gluten free dinner roll recipe, this is it! Based on our recipe for white bread mini loaves, these rolls are easy to make, fluffy and airy, and taste fantastic. And yes, they use yeast but please don’t think that means they are complicated to make. While you do need to leave them time to rise (40 minutes) the rest is as easy as pie… No, scratch that. It’s even easier – more like a stir and bake cake. Looking for gluten free bread recipes? Try these:
If you follow this blog, you’ll know that some of our best recipes come from my mother Mary. As we have said, she is known for her pies – both glutinous and gluten free – and she often drops by with a gf one for Geoff. Last week’s was lemon meringue 🙂 It was sooooo good we figured we re-post her gf pie crust recipe with quantities and instructions for single crust pies.
For a lighter/flakier version and/or instructions for a two crust pie, see our earlier post.
Like this? You might also enjoy our recipes for these creations from Mary. Click on the picture to go to the recipe post.
Rural Route Lupiac is one of our favorite gluten free recipe sites – especially when it comes to breads and pastries. Often she uses Expandex in her recipes which we can’t get here in Alberta, so we were thrilled when she converted her brioche dough to omit the modified starch.
As you can see, the results are fantastic. The crumb is tender and rich – chewy but not gooey. It reminded Geoff of the texture of a cruller. And the taste was slightly sweet with a hint of yeast. See below for more of our review and for a link to the recipe.
Even people who don’t like parsnips or sweet potatoes usually love them in this dish. The maple glaze is subtle, adding just a hint of sweetness to the individual vegetables. Personally, I like eating these roots cold for lunch the next day!
I wish I could photograph the crunch and the sweet toffee goodness of this almond roca – not to mention the buttery caramel scent of my kitchen at the moment! This candy is easy to make – it takes about an hour – and tastes like the real thing. You can add chocolate if you want, but we like it just like this!
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This recipe came from a friend of ours from Vancouver B.C.. Thanks Carol!
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15 GLUTEN FREE HOLIDAY RECIPES PERFECT FOR THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS. With American Thanksgiving just around the corner, Geoff and I thought that – even though it feels like midwinter here – we’d post some of our favorite fall recipes for our readers further south. As always, all of the recipes are gluten free. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!