Family, Food, Lifestyle, Recipes

Delicious Lemon Lush Dessert/Gluten-Free

Growing up I had a favorite lemon dessert and it was this Lemon Lush Dessert. 

When I was diagnosed with celiacs disease lemon lush dessert was just one more item that I couldn’t eat and enjoy.

However, after years of working on gluten-free cooking, I have finally perfected this recipe gluten-free!  I hope you enjoy it and please comment below if you end up making it!

Recipe is written out below the video:

 

 

Gluten-Free Lemon Lush Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (I use cup4cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided out
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package lemon instant pudding mix
  • 2 2/3 Cups Milk
  • canola oil spray (grease pan lightly)

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

2. In medium bowl combine flour, walnuts and butter and mix until well combined.

3. Press onto the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, bake until lightly brown, about 15 minutes.

4. Let crust cool.

5. In a medium bowl, place cream cheese and mix or beat with a beater.

6. Add powdered sugar and mix or beat until the texture is fluffy.

7. Add 1 cup whipped topping to cream cheese mixture and fold in.

8. Spread over cooled crust.

9. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mixes and milk. Beat this mixture until thickened.

10. Spread this mixture on top of cream cheese layer.

11. Next top the remaining cool whip over the pudding layer.

12. Optional, add walnut crumbs over the top of the layers.

13. Cover the dessert and allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

14. Eat and enjoy!!

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Until Next Time!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Tasty Korean Beef/Gluten-Free

 

This Korean Beef recipe has been a family favorite for years. The best part with this recipe, is that if you use Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce … it’s a simple way to keep it gluten-free and also flavorful.

This recipe only takes about 30 -40 minutes to prep and make.

Our family loves eating this Korean Beef over rice or rice noodles.

The recipe and instructions are below, go make it for your family this week!

Korean Beef Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb hamburger
  • 1 Tablespoon EVOO
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • sprinkle lawrys seasoning salt

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoonminced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • dash of white pepper
  • dash of crushed red pepper 

 

Directions:

1. Place frying pan on medium heat.

2. Add olive oil and spread it across the pan.

3. Add minced garlic and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes.

4. Place hamburger in pan and cook thoroughly.

5. Drain fat from hamburger, set aside.

6. Start making the sauce in a separate bowl.

7. Add all sauce ingredients and stir thoroughly so there’s no clumps.

8. Turn hamburger pan back on low heat and stir in sauce.

9. Let the sauce cook in for 5 minutes.

10. Place Korean beef on top of rice.

11. Garnish Korean beef with green onion.

12. Enjoy!  

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee

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2 Delicious Side Dishes!/Gluten-Free

If you need a tasty and gluten-free side dish to make, here are two delicious dishes I am sharing with you!

These two recipes are used quite frequently in our home. What we love about them, is that they have great flavoring…which is what we are always looking for when eating gluten-free.

Instructions and steps are below the youtube video. And if you are enjoying these recipes please “follow” this blog, it will keep you updated on upcoming posts.

 

 

 

 

Built up Caesar Salad Mix:

Ingredients:

Caesar salad mix bag from the store (Wal-mart, Costco, Kroger etc.)

Add in:

  • Sliced up cucumber
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • Everything in the bags packet EXCEPT the croutons (they are NOT gluten-free)
  • Parmesan Crisps
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients well except parmesan.
  2. Once the entire salad is mixed thoroughly, add parmesan cheese on top.

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Lila’s Banana/Pineapple Fruit SaladIMG_3778

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipped cream (sweetened)
  • 2-6 Bananas (depending on your liking)

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, cook all ingredients except cream, bananas and pineapple tidbits.
  2. Cook until the mixture has thickened on medium heat. Usually takes about 5-7 min.
  3. Let this mixture cool down and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add cup of whipped cream and a teaspoon of sugar.
  5. Mix the whipped cream until a fluffy-type consistency.
  6. Pour in the cooled saucepan ingredients.
  7. Mix in pineapple tidbits and bananas.
  8. Enjoy the fruit salad!IMG_3777

See you next week for another Gluten-Free Friday Flavors!

 

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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My Favorite Gluten-Free Potato Salad

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Our family favorite gluten-free potato salad is right here!

 

If you prefer the youtube look at the bottom of the page for the step-by-step instructions.

This is perfect for a meal or side dish.

Enjoy!

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Items you will need:

-8-10 medium potatoes

-1/2 teaspoon mustard

-2 cups Miracle Whip

-9 boiled eggs

-1 whole dill pickle

-1 cucumber

-2 stalks finely chopped celery

-1/2 teaspoon sugar

-1/2 cup cheddar cheese (cubed)

-1/2 cup milk

-salt and pepper to taste

-sprinkle paprika over top for coloring

Directions:

  1. Skin the potatoes then proceed to boil potatoes about 15-20 min. Poke with fork to see if they are done. 
  2. Boil Eggs. (In my youtube I mention how to do this in the instantpot easily) 
  3. Chop up the cucumber, pickle, cheese and celery and place in a large bowl. 
  4. Begin making the dressing by mixing the sugar, mustard, miracle whip and milk. Mix together well. 
  5. After potatoes are finished cooking strain them and let most the steam come off. 
  6. Place the potatoes into the bowl with celery, pickle and cucumber
  7. Stir in the dressing mixture over the warm potato mixture. 
  8. Chill in the refrigerator. 
  9. Peel boiled eggs. Slice the hard boiled eggs into small pieces. 
  10. Add eggs into the potato salad mixture
  11. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika. 
  12. Enjoy! 

 

What is your favorite gluten-free side dish?

Until next time!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

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Trying out a new gluten-free cupcake cake mix!

If you are gluten-free, or on any other diet restrictions…you know that finding items you like and enjoy to eat can be a challenge.

Because I HATE to see anyone struggle to find good-tasting gluten-free food, I created “Gluten-free Friday Flavors.”

Each week I provide recipes, suggestions, tips and tricks..all things gluten-free to help make eating gluten-free simple and fun!

This week I chose to make a new cupcake mix from the brand Gluten-free Heaven.

I have tried this brand for cinnamon rolls and liked it…so I got their chocolate cake mix to see how if I also like this mix….

 

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Overall……(drumbrolll)

 

I gave this cake mix a score of 7 out of 10.

Why?

Well, partly my fault I believe, I didn’t put the water in the mix correctly and the cupcakes did not rise…they were very FLAT. 

However, this is not uncommon for gluten-free baking. 

I even tried a supposed “trick” by adding 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to help the cupcakes rise…..it didn’t help. 

BUT–when it came to texture and flavor, these chocolate cupcakes were overall quite tasty.

Would I get the mix again?

Yes?

Is it the BEST chocolate cupcake mix I have tried?

Nope–I still like Betty Crocker’s better.

And yet…because they scored a 7 in my book I wanted to share. 

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Gluten-free Heaven has many different products and I am excited to try more.

I bought this mix from Macey’s grocery store, but I know you can also find it online as well.

So here’s the question I have for you…what is YOUR favorite chocolate cupcake mix?? 

 

We will see you next Friday for another week of “Gluten-free Friday Flavors!”

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Tasty Gluten-free chicken dinner recipe

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Growing up Chicken Hawaiian Haystacks was one of my favorite meals! When I had to start eating gluten-free I missed this tasty recipe.

Thankfully, there have been a few brands that started creating a gluten-free cream of chicken soup and now I can have this delicious meal back in my life!

I have worked on perfecting the recipe to our family’s liking so I hope you enjoy this Chicken Hawaiian Haystack recipe!

You can watch this on youtube as well:

 

 

 

Christyleepixx Chicken Hawaiian Haystacks: 

Ingredients: 

-1 chicken breast

-3/4 cup sour cream

-1/2 cup milk

-Entire carton of Pacific Brand Cream of chicken soup

-1/2 Tablespoon chicken broth

-dash of Johnny’s seasoning salt

-dash of pepper

Toppings (optional)

-olives, green onion, pineapple, cheese

 

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Instructions: 

  1. Cut chicken breast into bite-size pieces. Brown the chicken in a pan and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan on medium heat, combine sour cream, milk, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. Stir and combine together well.
  3. Add Seasoning salt and pepper and continue to stir ingredients together.
  4. Add cubed chicken into saucepan and mix well until all combined.
  5. Serve over rice and enjoy!

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I hope this can become a delicious family favorite meal for you! Remember-more gluten-free recipes coming next Friday!

 

Until next time!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee