• Gluten free pumpkin cheesecake bars

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (Gluten Free)

    These gluten free pumpkin cheesecake bars are a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving and fall holiday gatherings. This is a guest post by Diana Girtain. I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which benefits from a gluten free diet. I’d gone gluten free/low gluten years ago because I’d started to notice that I felt remarkable better without it, so it was satisfying to have a doctor’s explanation for my improved quality of life — it wasn’t just all in my head! Since that diagnosis and my dietary adjustments, I’ve been on the search for a good gluten free pie crust for years. Spoiler: they’re not easy…

  • This homemade gluten free pizza crust is really simple to make!

    Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust

    This homemade gluten free pizza crust is really simple to make! I’m finding myself in the position lately of having to create gluten free recipes on a fairly regular basis for friends and family. While I don’t eat a gluten free diet personally, I appreciate the fact that eliminating gluten has led to a better quality of life for so many people I know, and therefore, I’m game for cooking to meet their needs! Homemade pizza is a really fun menu item to feed a crowd because virtually everyone likes it and it’s simple to make individual or large pies, depending on preferences (dietary or otherwise). I have my go-to…

  • Gluten-Free Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

    Gluten Free Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

    These gluten free raspberry cheesecake bars taste just as sinful as a classic cheesecake, with half the work (and none of the gluten crust)! For the most part, our family is food-allergy free. And even though my husband is diabetic, the ingredients for my recipes don’t change much. We’ve found that his diabetes is managed quite well through portion control and ensuring meals and desserts aren’t loaded with sugar, and so (aside from his diet cola) I don’t use any of the chemical sugar substitutes like sucralose or aspartame. There are occasions, however, when I’m cooking a meal that involves people who do need a substitution. In the case of these…

  • This homemade fresh salsa is so good you'll never buy it from the grocery store again!

    Bring Your Fresh Salsa!

    This homemade fresh salsa is so good you’ll never buy it from the grocery store again! Years ago a good friend of mine started making fresh salsa as part of her annual Cinco de Mayo party. Everyone always raved about it, especially my husband, so she made sure we left with a “to go” container after the party every year. My friend made no bones about where she got the recipe—it’s from the Better Homes & Gardens red and white checker cookbook that almost every house in America has on its shelves. Rather than make my husband wait 364 days to have his next dose of  salsa, I decided to…