Anyone who has gone gluten free knows that we lose alot of convenience when we make that decision. Crescent Rolls were a convenience that I loved. Replacing them has been an important goal in our test kitchen. Continue reading Gluten Free Crescent Roll Recipe
Halloween is fast approaching. As we prep for the holiday, the test kitchen has been busy trying to make delicious appetizers that are gluten free. Full of witches, spiders, jack o lanterns and monster eyeballs, we have enjoyed prepping for our annual Halloween Party. Continue reading 9 Delicious Gluten Free Halloween Appetizer Recipes
When it comes to parties, I have this strong belief that if you are serving alcohol, the food needs to be plentiful and needs to slow down any alcohol consumption that is occurring. Continue reading Bone Sandwiches – Halloween Gluten Free Bone Shaped Ham Salad Sandwiches
My daughter had these at a party years ago and has loved them. So, when we got a gluten free crescent roll recipe done, we had to include these in this years Halloween Menu. Continue reading Witches Hats – Halloween Gluten Free Salami & Cheese Cresent Roll Appetizers
I saw these at a party I went to years ago, so when we decided to do a gluten free Halloween party, I knew I had to make these. They are just so adorable! Continue reading Mummy Meatloaves – Halloween Gluten Free Mini Meatloafs
Who knew how adorable these would be when we started out to create a delicious halloween party for our staff. Continue reading Pumpkin Puffs – Halloween Gluten Free Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
We really wanted something vegan on the menu. Although I have mixed feelings about going Vegan, I know what it is like to go to an event and have absolutely nothing you can eat. So we felt like some Vegan dishes would make life better for those with dairy or egg allergies. Continue reading Vegan Eyeball Stuffed Mushrooms
We can never get enough Pizza at home. Having to go Gluten Free has put a big crimp in our Pizza consumption. Continue reading Monster Eyeball Pizzas
Yep, Jalapeno Poppers just went gluten free in our kitchens. As we prep for our catering gigs, and dream about the frozen appetizers we can sell in the future, we come up with recipes like this – Witch Fingers – Halloween Gluten Free Jalapeno Poppers. Perfect for a Halloween party. Continue reading Witch Fingers – Halloween Gluten Free Jalapeno Poppers
My parents took home ownership seriously. We spent every weekend maintaining and beautifying any home they ever owned. Whether it was building extensive rock gardens, creating a Pergola, putting in a pantry, or just regular lawn maintenance, our weekends were serious work. Saturday nights however, were less wearing.
My mother was a queen of the kitchen. She could whip up just about anything she set her mind to. All I know about cooking is a direct link to her and her love of delicious whole foods. Saturday after a hard day of work was always about something delicious. Sometimes a steak, sometimes a roast, if we were lucky a big dish of lasagna. But it always included an appetizer of some sort.
One of my favorites was Boursin Cheese. Whether she spent the money to purchase it in the store, or if she made it herself, it would be spread over small squares of pumpernickel bread and devoured by the five of us in no time.
When I moved away from home and had a husband and children of my own to feed delicious creations to, Boursin Cheese became one of those special things I would do for a holiday or a birthday if it was requested. It is still often requested. Due to Celiacs, we serve our Boursin cheese on our thin foccaccia bread and it is just as delicious as we knew it would be.
Boursin Cheese Recipe
1/2 Stick of Butter
1 8 oz block of Cream Cheese
1/8 tsp Salt
1 small Shallot or Green Onion
1 clove of garlic
Dash of black pepper
1 TBSP Herbes de Provence
1. Put Butter and Cream Cheese in a small mixing bowl and allow to come to room temperature.
2. Begin to work butter and cream cheese together with a fork or spoon.
3. Finely dice the shallot and garlic clove. Add to mixing bowl.
4. Add salt and pepper to the mixing bowl.
5. Place the TBSP of Herbs into your hand and crush the herbs between your palms as you allow them to fall into the mixing bowl over the butter and cheese mixture.
6. Combine until spices are well mixed into the cheese.
7. Chill until ready to serve.
Perfect for just about any occasion, this is perfect on crackers (we love crunchmaster sea salt crackers) or a thin gluten free bread. If you want to get really fancy a little truffle infused salsa tartufata can add quite the deliciousness to what is already a lovely appetizer.