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Seared Scallops (Gluten-free)

Seared Scallops Prep Time 5 mins // Cook Time 10 mins // Total Time 15 mins Source:  And, if you are wondering if the author of the source for the recipe is correct, absolutely. They were both easy to do, and delicious! Ingredients 1 ½ lbs Sea Scallops* Salt and pepper 1 Tbsp butter 1/2 Tbsp olive oil Garlic butter Sauce (optional) 2 Tbsp butter 3 - 4 cloves of garlic Fresh squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon) 1/2 cup white wine Instructions Pat scallops thoroughly dry all over with paper towels. (If necessary, remove the small side muscle from the scallops.) Season them with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil and butter. Once hot, add the scallops, spacing them apart so they’re not touching. The oil in the pan should be hot enough that the scallops gently sizzle when added. Cook for 2 minutes (without touching them), until a golden crust forms on the bottom. Reduce heat to medium high. Gently flip to the

Small Batch Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Small Batch Refrigerator Dill Pickles My garden provided a lot of cucumbers and dill this year. Which is great, but I had to google to find an easy pickle recipe to try.  My first attempt at refrigerator Pickles were a success! Prep Time: 20 mins // Cook Time: 10 mins // Chilling Time : 1 day Pickles - fresh ingredients from the garden! Ingredients 1 ½ cups white vinegar 3 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 cups cold water 2 pounds cucumbers pickling cucumber 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns 6 cloves garlic 1 pinch red pepper flakes 16 sprigs fresh dill Instructions Prepare the Brine Heat the vinegar, kosher salt, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. Remove from the heat, add the cold water and stir. Cover the brine and place in the refrigerator until cool. Prepare the Jars While the brine is chilling, prepare the cucumbers by slicing into rounds, spears, or halves. Smash the garlic cloves in half but do not mi

Steamed Mussels in White Wine (Gluten-free)

Steamed Mussels in White Wine    Prep: 30 mins // Cook: 5 mins // Total: 35 mins // Servings: 4 servings Steam Mussels in White Wine I had no idea how easy it was to make steamed mussels with white wine. Easy and delicious! A winning combination. Ingredients 4 pounds Fresh Mussels 1/2 cup White Wine 2 cloves Garlic - thinly sliced, not chopped or minced 1/4 cup Shallots (or onions) - chopped Freshly ground black pepper - to taste 4 tbsp Butter - unsalted 2 tbsp Parsley - chopped Fresh lemon juice - to taste  Directions Gather the ingredients. Sort, scrub, and de-beard the mussels. Rinse with cold water. Combine the wine, garlic, shallots, and black pepper in a wide stock pot or soup pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the mussels and cover the pan with a tightly fitting lid. Lower heat to medium-high and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until most of the mussels have opened. Don't overcook, or the mussels can become rubbery. Stir in the butter and parsley

Canning cherry tomatoes in two ways: Raw pack and Hot pack

PREP TIME:   10 minutes // COOK TIME: 5 minutes // PROCESSING TIME: 40 minutes Source: I found this recipe online and tried it.   It worked great! Now… time to find recipes to use my canned tomatoes in. Ingredients ·          Cherry tomatoes  ·          Bottled lemon juice or Citric acid ·          Non-iodized salt (optional) ·          Boiling hot water   Instructions Prepping 1.       Before you start prepping your tomatoes for canning, go ahead and fill your water bath canner with enough water to cover the jars that you are going to use by about an inch. 2.       Set it on the stovetop, cover the canner and bring the water to a boil. 3.       Wash your jars, lids, and bands in hot water and soap. There is no need to sanitize them, they just need to be clean. Raw pack 1.       Wash your tomatoes well in cold water. Pack the jars tight but make sure to leave about an inch of headspace. 2.

Zucchini mini pizzas

 Ever have an abundance of zucchini? Here’s a quick and easy idea. Mini pizzas!  Ingredients  Zucchini -sliced about 1.5 cm thick (at an angle to make them larger) Pizza sauce -gluten-free  Grated mozzarella Cheese  Pizza dressing ingredients: mushrooms, green peppers, chopped onions, olives, cooked chicken shredded, cooked ground beef, pepperoni, etc. (Anything you like on your pizzas) Directions  Preheat oven 375. Prepare zucchini slices and place on parchment paper lined pan. Spoon pizza sauce on each zucchini slice. Add pizza toppings, then finish with cheese. Cook for +/- 10 min. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn or get too mushy. Enjoy!

5 Ingredients - Greek Yogurt Bagels - Gluten-free

5-Ingredient Gluten-Free Bagels Easiest recipe for Gluten-Free Bagels. (I just have to remember to take photos next time I make them.) Prep Time 6 mins // Cook Time 20 mins // Servings: 4 bagels Ingredients 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour Blend (more if needed) 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp kosher salt 2 egg whites divided 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt Everything bagel seasoning topping or sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic powder, dried onion flakes - optional Directions Preheat the oven to 400ΒΊ F. Place a silpat on your baking sheet and set aside (alternatively, you could use parchment paper sprayed lightly with cooking spray). Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk 1 egg white until frothy, then add yogurt and mix well. Add yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour until you can handle the dough without it sticking to your hands. Using your hands, fo

Smoked Haddock Chowder - Gluten-free

  Smoked Haddock Chowder Serves 4 / /  prep  20 mins  // cook 30 min Ingredients   ▪  2 Tbsp Butter ▪  1 onion – finely chopped ▪  Salt and freshly ground pepper ▪  7 oz (200g) smoked pancetta,  chopped  or smoked bacon bits  (gluten free) ▪  1 bay leaf ▪  3 medium potatoes peeled and cut into bite sized pieces (+/- 2 ¼ cups) ▪  2 Tbsp rice flour ▪  1 large glass of white whine ▪  1 ¼ cup half-and-half cream  ( or cereal cream 10% ) ▪  2 cups vegetable or fish stock (gluten free) ▪  14 oz  (400g) can corn, drained ▪  12 oz (350g) smoked, undyed haddock, skinned and roughly chopped ▪  9 oz (250g) raw, shelled shrimp   Instructions   1.  Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion, and season. 2.  Cook on low heat 2-3 minutes until softened. 3.  Then increase the heat a little add the pancetta and bay lead and cook for 4-5 minutes. 4.  Turn the heat down, add the potatoes, and stir well to coat with the juices. 5.  Add the flour and mix  thoroughly . 6.  Add the wine, increase the  hea

Brownie in a Mug (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Mug Brownie I tried a few "in a mug" recipes and never really liked them.  However, this one is worth doing again. It was as described in the blog I found it in.  (Link at bottom of the page.) Prep Time 5 mins / Cook Time 1 min / Total Time 6 mins / 1 Serving Ingredients 2 Tbs. Melted Butter 2 Tbs. Milk 2 Tbs. Gluten Free Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1) 2 Tbs. Cocoa Powder 2 Tbs. Brown Sugar ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract Pinch of Salt 1 Tbs. Chocolate Chips Directions Add the butter to a microwave safe mug (or ramekin) and microwave on high for 20 seconds until the butter melts. Add the milk, gluten free flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt to the mug and mix well. Fold the Chocolate Chips into the mixture. Microwave the brownie batter for 1 minute. Allow mug brownie to cool in the microwave for 1 minute before enjoying it. Note Microwaves Cooking Times Vary – Start by cooking your mug brownie for 1 minute. Adjust up or down if needed

Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Pancake with maple syrup. Here's another great easy recipe that I found last year.  We've made these a few times and they are always a success. With some maple syrup, they are oh so good! Prep Time 10 mins / Cook Time 10 mins / Total Time 20 mins / Servings 2  Ingredients 1/2 cup 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt Directions Heat griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Spray with a nonstick cooking spray. In a small mixing bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium mixing bowl combine wet ingredients: eggs and yogurt. Add flour mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until blended.  Allow blended batter to rest for about 5 minutes if you want super fluffy pancakes. Spoon out batter for each pancake and cook for about 5 mins on each side. (I usually cook 2 at a time so they are easier to flip over.) They should be golden brown on each side. Enjoy with toppings of

Burger Buns - Easy and Gluten Free (and Maple Syrop Burger patties)

Home made buns and maple flavored burgers! We're looking forward to spring, can you tell?  Mid-February and we're already on the BBQ. For those who are wondering, yes, it's still too early in year. We have way to much snow. Yes, it's that cold! πŸ˜€ Quick & Delicious GF Hamburger Buns Ingredients 2 1/2 cup gluten-free flour mix 2 1/2 tsp quick/rapid-rise yeast 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup milk  1/2 cup warm/hot water 1/4 cup butter, softened/half melted 4 Tbsp honey 2 eggs Directions Preheat oven to 400F.   Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper OR silicon mat. In a mixer bowl, combine dry ingredients (GF flour, yeast, xanthan gum, salt) Add the wet ingredients (milk, warm water, butter, honey, eggs)  Beat 3-4 minutes. Drop 10 even piles of dough on the prepared cookie sheet.  Use wet hands to smooth and shape the dough into hamburger bun shapes.  I prefer them a bit wider and flatter.  Sprinkle top of dough with sesame seeds (optional) Brush dough w

Tangy Meatballs (Gluten Free) (Served over rice)

Tangy Meatballs (Served over rice) This recipe is a combination of my moms "pineapple meatballs" and another sauce recipe I found.  I just recently changed it again to make it "Gluten Free". (The quick oats replace the same quantity of crushed crackers.) It's one of our favorite meals when I remember to thaw out the ground beef ahead of time. You can make the meatballs and use them in other recipes too.  Adding them to a pasta sauce for spaghetti and meatballs another favorite of ours. Ingredients: Gluten Free Meatballs - So Good! Meatballs 1 1 / 2 pd ground beef 2 / 3 quick oats (gluten-free oatmeal) 1 / 3 cup minced onion (2 tbls if dried) 1 egg 1 / 2 tsp salt 1 / 4 tsp ginger 1 / 4 cup milk Tangy sauce 1 cup  Ketchup (gluten free) 1 / 2 brown sugar 3 / 4 cup water 1 tbls  Worcestershire sauce (gluten free) 1 small onion (finely chopped) Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 c. Prepare baking sheet by lining it with foil. (It makes clean up easier.) Combine ingred

Soft Breadsticks - Gluten Free

I love the taste of home made bread, and I've been having difficulty finding a good recipe that I can make with "normal" ingredients, and that doesn't need a bread machine or make a dozen loafs. I've tried a couple that were not so successful. (In the words of my husband: Well, it'll keep us from dying. 😏)  I finally found one, that at first looks "iffy" but they turned out great.   (Link to original poste at the end of the recipe.) Soft Breadsticks - Gluten Free (Ready to Eat in 45 Minutes) Prep Time 17 min / Cook Time 18 min / Rise time 10 min / Total Time 45 min / Servings 6 breadsticks Ingredients 2/3 cup water 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast 2 Tablespoons white sugar 260 grams gluten free flour blend about 2 cups 1 teaspoon xanthan gum ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg 1/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Topping 1 Tablespoon olive oil Sprinkling of Italian seasoning Sprinkling of coarse salt Instructions Prepare a

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts - Gluten-Free

My husband is the one with celiac disease, so while I am still able to grab a quick bite at a drive thru, he doesn't have that option (other than ordering coffee). One of the things he's been missing is donuts and he just happened to mention it to me a couple days ago. That was the only excuse I needed to go out and buy a donut pan and find a recipe (small batch) that would be easy to do and actually taste great. This is the recipe I found on Pinterest (It can be dairy and nut free too). It's been printed and it's in my recipe book now. (The link to the original recipe is at the end of this post.) Cinnamon Sugar Donuts - Gluten-Free PREP TIME: 5 minutes / COOK TIME: 11 minutes / TOTAL TIME: 21 minutes Ingredients So good and so easy to make! For the donuts: ·          1 cup Gluten-free flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill 1 for 1) ·          1/3 cup brown sugar, packed ·          1 teaspoon gluten-free baking-powder ·          1 teaspoon cinnamon ·          1/2