Category Dairy

Gluten Free Pecan Pie Bars


I’m not a huge pie fan, but I’ve always loved the filling for pecan pie. This past spring I tasted some pecan pie bars that had a shortbread crust, so I thought I’d try making them instead of paying $6 for a small bar made by someone else. These are based on a recipe I found in Better Homes & Gardens; I made these and took them to a friend’s house; they were gone so fast that I didn’t even have a change to take a photo of them out of the pan! These will definitely be served at Thanksgiving this year.

1 1/4 c. gluten free flour blend of your choice (I like THIS one, but it does contain dairy)
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. cold butter or nondairy butter, cut into chunks (Earth Balance has a good dairy free butter that is also soy free)

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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My husband usually isn’t one to eat lots of sweets, but he CHOWED on these cookies. He had no idea they were gluten free! (Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook: )

Cookie Ingredients:
1/4 c. butter or non-dairy butter
1/4 c. palm shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs (I haven’t tried egg free yet, but I’d think it would turn out fine)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. gluten free flour blend (I use THIS one, but keep in mind it contains dairy)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

Filling Ingredients:
1/4 c. smooth peanut butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 Tbs. milk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream butter, shortening, peanut butter & sugars until light and fluffy.

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Gluten Free Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Cake

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I ran across THIS recipe on Pinterest not too long ago and my mouth instantly started to water. I already have a to-die for gluten free brownie recipe that I used for the base of this ice cream cake, and I just followed the rest of Life, Love & Sugar’s recipe. I’ll be trying this recipe again to see if I can manage to make the entire thing dairy-free, so stay tuned for that. It’s a little labor intensive, but if you have kids, put them to work chopping mini Snickers bars with butter knives while you prep the rest. (As an FYI, if you go this route, you might need to buy more mini candy bars because the “helpers” will likely eat their body weight in candy). P.S. something like this would be great for getting rid of leftover Halloween candy!


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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

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If you follow me on Facebook (, you know that we went on a blueberry picking expedition yesterday and came home with bags full of blueberries. So, this morning, it was only natural to make a blueberry coffee cake for breakfast. This recipe was modified from a recipe in Southern Living. I hope you like it!

Blueberry Coffee Cake:
1 egg (I haven’t tried flax gel as a replacer yet, but you can try it for an egg-free version. 1 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 3 Tbs. warm water)
2/3 c. milk  or nondairy milk
1/2 c. sour cream or nondairy sour cream
3 Tbs. oil
2 c. gluten free flour blend (I use this one:
1/2 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
2 Tbs. Turbinado sugar
2 Tbs...

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Gluten free cranberry biscotti


My sister gave me this recipe a while ago and it is so yummy! I converted it to be gluten free with vegan options if your diet requires dairy free, egg free and/or vegan options. I hope you like it!

2 1/2 c. gluten free flour blend (I like this one:
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter or nondairy butter alternate
2 eggs (alternately use 2 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 6 Tbs. water–allow to sit until it becomes gel-like)
1 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 c. dried cranberries
1 c. good quality white chocolate (optional), chopped or in chip form 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Line heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper.

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