• Gluten Free Spritz Cookies- Valentine’s Day Edition

    This post was originally posted in February of 2015 and was my first post on this blog as my old moniker “Gluten Free Avenger”.  In celebration of my blog turning 2 and because this is just a kick-ass recipe, I thought I would share it again.  I love to make spritz cookies for many holidays because you can make them into fun, holiday appropriate shapes and it happens to be my husband’s all time favorite cookie.  These cookies will disappear quickly with guests, so I usually make 2 batches (at the very least).  I remember when I brought a huge bucket of about 100+ of these cookies to my sister-in-law’s house for a holiday party and my step daughter and her friend snuck off with all the cookies.  By the time we finally found them, there were only about 10 cookies left.  They’re addicting….you have been warned. I started making the regular gluten-full… Read More

  • How to Make The Perfect Frittata

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin I used to think that Frittatas were elaborate and difficult to make, but they’re not.  I’ve always loved Spanish Tortillas or Spanish Omelets, which is very similar to a Frittata.  Since I haven’t found a Spanish restaurant in Los Angeles that I love as much as my favorites in New York, I decided do make sure my had all of the fixings that I love in a Spanish Tortilla. I love to add cheese, bacon, spinach and potatoes so it’s much like a hearty Sunday breakfast in one dish and best of all it’s gluten free!! It only takes a 20 minutes or so to prepare before cooking, then you assemble it and stick it in the oven and the magic begins. It is a great go to when you’re having a large number of guests to your house for a Saturday or Sunday brunch. You can make everything ahead… Read More

  • Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

    Well, in case you haven’t guessed, I love sweets and desserts.  I love them so much that have to make sure that I don’t over do it, like the time my parents told me not to eat all the Halloween candy the first night and I did….Ugh.  When I do have sweets I usually like them to be very sugary.   Go big or go home right?  Take these cinnamon sugar pecans for example, they use real sugar and are the definition of delicious. There are so many ways and times to enjoys these delicious cinnamon sugar pecans.  I love to add them to salads, have them as a snack or put them out for guests at a party.  I actually gave them to a friend recently along with her baby shower gift and she loved them.  You can also store them in an airtight jar for up to 3-4 weeks without loosing any of… Read More

  • How to Make a Latte

    I posted a photo of my morning latte last week on Instagram and received several comments asking for tips on how to make a latte.   So, I decided to do a How To live on Periscope Thursday at 11am.  I posted that I would be doing it on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to follow me so that you don’t miss any of my live Periscopes in the future.  Now you can learn how to make a latte for your self and a “Frothy and Fabulous” one at that!    You can find my Periscope (@gfavenger) How to Make a Frothy and Fabulous Latte below or here’s the link to view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ctRv_U_jS7c: Read More

  • Gluten Free Spritz Cookies- Christmas Edition

    In case you missed my very first recipe and blog post in February of this year Gluten Free Spritz Cookies, I’m here to share it for you again for Christmas.  Baking cookies for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do, it calms me down and I love to give them away as gifts to friends and family.  Well I’ve been at it again, like I have been every year since my early teens and here are the results.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas/ Holiday Season!! Print Gluten Free Spritz Cookies- Christmas Edition Course Cookies Author Gluten Free Avenger Ingredients 1½ cups butter 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder 1 egg 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract teaspoon grated orange peel 3½ cups Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum ¼ teaspoon salt Decorative sugar Instructions Preheat oven… Read More

  • Gluten Free Holiday Meals and Entertaining

    I love having friends and family over for the holidays, but gluten free holiday meals can seem daunting.  We usually have one or two orphans(someone who isn’t able go home for the holidays) and some family over for the holidays.  Our gatherings are usually pretty small, because our families are spread out all over the US, so getting everyone in the same room over a holiday is pretty impossible.   Entertaining does give me an excuse to set the table beautifully, bring out the nice serving platters, utensils, etc, but when you’re making food for lots of non-gluten free people, you don’t want them to feel like they’re missing out.  When I do have people over I usually make everything gluten free….I used to buy pre-made non gluten free stuffing, but everyone usually liked my homemade gluten free version so now I only make everything gluten free. In past years, I’ve ordered partially prepared… Read More