Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe and Tutorial

Gosh I miss being able to eat gluten. I miss being able to walk into an Italian restaurant and order pasta with garlic bread, or walk into a bakery and not have to scan labels. Going to parties has become a little less enjoyable over the past 3 years because I can’t sample whatever delicious food is available if I don’t know who made it and what ingredients were used. But since I refuse to sit around feeling sorry for myself and not eating carbohydrate-laden deliciousness, I’ve learned to make my own food, especially desserts and take them with me. With all of the upcoming parties and gatherings coming up in Holiday Season, I decided to attempt a Gluten Free Backwoods Pecan Pie to take to Thanksgiving, and it was AWESOME. The thought of making a pie crust, especially a gluten free pie crust, intimidated the mess out of me because I had never made one before. Knowing the process would be tedious and likely frustrating, I grabbed some wine and sipped it as I worked on this simple recipe. It would have been easier to make if there had been a tutorial with pictures for me to follow when…

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The Best Damn Taco Soup You’ve Ever Eaten

Lord knows I love making a good pot of chili for supper, whether the meat be ground beef, chicken, or deer, but there are times when I need something spicier… something delicious… something DIFFERENT. That’s when I make a huge pot of Taco Soup, then the Heavens (and my family)rejoice over the smell in my kitchen. It’s quite simple to make, and you can adjust the level of spiciness to suit your family’s bravery or wimpiness. It feeds a lot of people, so this is a great recipe to make if you’re having the family over during the Holidays or a bunch of friends over to watch the big game. Or if you just really like to eat, because, hey, that’s awesome. I always make enough to have for the next couple of days, and if your double the recipe this is a great soup to freeze for a later time. Ingredients 2 lbs of ground Beef or Deer meat 2 16 oz Containers of Chicken Stock (NOT BROTH) 1 Yellow Onion 2 Garlic Cloves 3 cans of diced tomatoes 1 can of black beans 1 can of kidney beans 1 can of chili beans 1 can of kernel corn…

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Apple Butter Crockpot Recipe and Canning Tutorial

A good friend of mine brought me several pounds of apples that he picked from his land with the condition that I make something for him out of it. I knew exactly what I wanted to make: Apple Butter! It’s been a favorite of mine since childhood, and I still can’t resist ordering some at Cracker Barrel when we eat there. Its simple to make your own by using my Apple Butter crockpot recipe, delicious, and can also be a great Christmas gift! Here are the Ingredients you will Need: First, take the apples, core then chop them. These apples were small, so I only cut them into a couple of pieces. Next, place them in the crockpot with your dry ingredients (spices, sugars, etc). Pour in your Apple Cider Vinegar! Cook on low in your crockpot for 12 hours. When the time is up, take the apples and put them in the blender to puree them to a smooth but thick consistency. And Now… For the Canning! After sterilizing your canning jars by either boiling them or cleaning them in the dishwasher with a hot wash and then heated dry, fill them with the hot pureed apple butter from…

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