Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

Remember how I said I had too many jalapeños for the Copycat Chuy’s Jalapeño dip? Well . . . I decided to take a couple of those extra peppers, and make Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread!

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Would y’all like to make some too? Here’s what ya do:

  • Dice up one jalapeño pepper.
  • Take the other, and cut it in half. Dice the end half, and cut the other half into rings. (Like the picture above.)
  • Mix the peppers into one box of Aldi’s LiveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Pour the whole mix into a pan or iron skillet.
  • Sprinkle the top with a 1/3 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Place the jalapeño rings around the top. It’ll look like this: IMG_3801
  • Bake according to the directions for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

Then . . . it should look like this:

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After it cools for five minutes, slice into squares and serve!

We paired ours with chili. See:

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I hope y’all enjoyed this post. If you end up making this, let me know in the comments!

Have an awesome day!!

Love,

Olivia

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Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet Bubble Bread Mix . . . a review!

I’m SO excited to share this product with y’all today! I met Marilyn at the GFAF Expo. What a great lady! She was super sweet, and she gave me TWO different mixes to review for y’all here on the blog. Today I’ll be reviewing the Original Bubble Bread Mix, and sometime soon I’ll be reviewing the Rosemary and Sea Salt Bubble Bread Mix for y’all as well!

The picture you see below is the completed loaf of bubble bread next to the packaging.
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This bread is SUPER simple to make. In fact, it would be an awesome way to introduce your little ones to gluten free baking.

It’s made using a really interesting, yet simple process. So I decided to make a quick little video showing y’all how I made mine today! 🙂

In case y’all missed any of that . . . all you have to do is:

  1. Pour your mix into a bowl.
  2. Add in an egg or your choice of egg substitute.
  3. Pour in 12 oz of a carbonated beverage of your choice. Use an entire can if you have one. The taste will change if you use a flavored beverage like root beer, gluten free beer, or fruit-flavored soda.
  4. Stir until smooth.
  5. Pour into a pan.
  6. Bake for an hour.
  7. Slather with butter or coconut oil.
  8. Allow the bread to cool, slice, and serve!

As I said in the video, I’ll be doing a review of the bread here on the blog today, so . . . let’s dive right in!

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Price: Though mine was free, I did investigate the price for y’all. It is $6.99 per package — which while a bit pricier than a loaf of Gluten Free Bread; it’s well worth the investment in order to have the experience of making it at least once! 🙂

Texture: Awesome! It’s moist and has a really great crust on it, with a soft interior. It’s not crumbly, and holds together impeccably well (a characteristic uncommonly found in Homemade Gluten Free Bread in my experience) which is fantastic!

Taste: The most important factor, right? Well, this Bubble Bread does not disappoint. It’s a sweeter bread and is tasty with jam, and tea more than likely. 😉 I really liked the flavor of it, and I am looking forward to seeing what else pairs well with it!

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Overall: I love this product. It was incredibly simple to make. It tastes fantastic, and it isn’t outrageously priced at all! Makes Marilyn’s Bubble Bread a winner in my book!

Thanks to American Gra-Frutti and Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet for allowing me to review your product! It was splendid!

Have a Stupendous Saturday, y’all!

Love,

Olivia

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

You could spend the rest of your life eating gluten free white bread slathered in margarine with slices of American cheese in between. You could do that if nothing else were available . . . But that’s gross whether you can eat gluten or not, and you can do SO much better than that — like the awesome sandwich my sister came up with that I am sharing with y’all   today!

Ingredients:

Set up is simple. Butter two slices of bread,  put the cream cheese on the other sides of the bread. After that, put a thick slice of swiss on both of the cream cheese sides of the sandwich. Add a spoonful of the tomatoes in the center. Cook your grilled cheese on a stovetop in a pan on medium low heat until the cheese is melty, and the bread is golden brown. If you prefer, put it on a griddle or electric skillet at 350 degrees until golden brown. Place on a plate cut diagonally, or however you prefer your sandwiches cut . . . and enjoy!

Give this sandwich a try! I’m pretty sure you’ll like it.

What’s y’all’s favorite grilled cheese combination? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have had a tremendous Thursday!
Love,
Olivia

The Tale of the UFO Flatbread.

One chilly February day in the hills of East Tennessee a girl decided to attempt making Gluten Free bread. Naturally she started it off by searching Pinterest for Easy Gluten Free Bread recipes, which resulted in finding a recipe for Gluten Free Flatbread from A Girl Defloured. She proceeded to make that recipe with Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. And the dough turned out exactly as it should. But, because she was out of parchment paper she used foil to line the stones on which she planned to bake the flatbread. She baked them, but the foil screwed with the flatbread texture. Which resulted in the backs of the flatbread having a shiny look to them. Hence . . . the UFO statement in the title of this post. 😉

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Anyways, the flavor is alright. I wouldn’t recommend eating them on their own, but with any kinds of topping/ filling . . . they’re really quite tasty. I made Honey BBQ Chicken from Love, Pomegranate House, and used a flatbread sliced in half as a bun. See:
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Y’all should try out this recipe. Just make sure to use a silpat or a piece of parchment paper instead of foil in order to not end up with UFO flatbreads.

Let me know if y’all have made anything Gluten Free that didn’t turn out as expected in the comments below!

Have a Terrific Thursday!
Love,
Olivia

Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas

Hey y’all! Thought I’d share some easy Gluten Free Breakfasts I’ve made over the past few weeks! 😀

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1) Dippy Yolk Eggs with Toast (Canyon Bakehouse 7 Grain Bread) and Cherry Tomatoes.

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2) A Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin from Walmart!
These are quite tasty. The packaging at Walmart looks like this, fyi.

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3) Aldi LiveGfree Pancakes (2) with half a banana, and a scrambled egg with red bell pepper, ham, and cheese.

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4) Breakfast Tostada with eggs, ham, bell peppers, cheese, a dollop of sour cream, cilantro, and cherry tomatoes.

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5) Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! If you have time the night before or on a weekend you could make this, and have yummy breakfast all week long.

So, there ya go. A few easy Gluten Free Breakfasts! Check back here tomorrow for a new post! 😉

Love,
Olivia