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Update: I'm Back and What's to Come!

Hey everyone! WOW! I know- it has been a long time since I've posted anything! Life has definitely caught up with me! I apologize to those that regularly followed my blog. But, I am back now and am so excited to update you all on what has been going on since I last posted! 



We welcomed our sweet little girl in May of 2016! If you follow me on Instagram (@gfreekatie), you have seen many pictures of her growing up! She is the light and joy of our lives! During my pregnancy and the first year of her life, I wasn't able to devote much time to my blog, but like I mentioned earlier, I am excited to get back into the swing of things now! I have even updated and refreshed the look on my website! I hope you are enjoying the changes. If there is anything you think I should change or update, please let me know! 

Being a Mom has created so many new challenges and experiences, even in the gluten free world! Having gluten free snacks readily available to eat on the run, do we give her gluten …
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Spaghetti Squash Tutorial: An Alternative to Gluten Free Spaghetti Noodles

Have you ever tried spaghetti squash? There are so many different ways to cook and eat it; the possibilities are endless!  We planted it for the first time this year and it literally took over our garden! The two plants produced so much that we're having to get creative with how to use it. I've started a Pinterest board for different recipes here



I thought that spaghetti squash was normally yellow, but as you can see, it can also be white and green! Who knew?! 
Spaghetti squash skin is very tough and is difficult to cut.  I have figured out a pretty easy way to cook it. 
Here's how:
1. Poke holes in the squash with a fork  2. Place the squash on a plate and microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft; meanwhile, go ahead and preheat the oven at 350 3. After the squash cools, cut in half lengthwise with a knife 

4. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon (This step could be done after cooking, but it will be pretty messy)



5. Brush olive oil on the inside of the squash 


6. Place both…

Banana Berry Muffins

Happy summer everyone! I can't believe it's here already! I hope those of you who are experiencing the same heat wave that we are in Nashville are staying cool! Whew! It's HOT! 




Now that its summertime, we have been picking berries like crazy. Blackberries, raspberries AND blueberries! Here's my version of a healthy muffin recipe, utilizing all those berries! 


Here's what you need:
- 1 Cup of Gluten Free Bisquick (or any other Gluten Free baking mix) -One 5.3 oz container of Greek yogurt (I used blueberry flavor) -3/4 Cup mashed bananas -1 egg -2 Cups mixed berries  -1/3 Cup milk  -1/2 tsp of cinnamon -juice from one lemon 
-First, mix the yogurt and egg together -Next, add the milk and bananas -Then add the mix and cinnamon -Lastly, add the berries and lemon juice
-Spray muffin tin or loaf pan with gfree non-stick oil spray -Divide batter evenly, leaving a little room for the dough to spread 
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  (I made these in a convection oven, so times and temp may var…

Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Vanilla Glazed Donuts Review

Good morning to all! Happy National Donut Day! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a review of some of my favorite gluten free donuts!
Kinnikinnick Vanilla Glazed Donuts that is....

These are delicious! I found them at my local Publix, which has GREAT gluten free options! You can find them in the freezer section.
You can see all their donuts and other gluten free products on their website here:
Kinnikinnick Products
If you're not familiar with Kinnkinnick, all their products are gluten, nut and dairy free. 
Here are some previous blog posts I've written about Kinnikinnick products:
Pizza Crusts Graham Cracker Crumbs (used for cheesecake crust) Hot Dog Buns (used to make french toast sticks)



These are like cake donuts, but are pretty sweet so I can only eat one at a time most days. Today, I made an exception ;) 

There are 6 donuts in one box, so they've lasted me a good while. 
I warm them up for about 25 seconds and they're just perfect! 

And I love the glaze…

Pie Five Pizza Co. Restaurant Review

Since we have moved back to Nashville (yay!!), we have had the opportunity to eat out more than we used to. There are a few places that we feel safe eating at, and Pie Five was just added to that list. 
PieFive.com


I have to admit, I was skeptical at first about how (or if) the employees would be trained about cross contamination. The menu does have a disclaimer about the company not being able to guarantee cross contamination, which I was a little leery of since I seem to be pretty sensitive when things are made in cross-contaminated areas. 
Well, let me tell you...this company exceeded my expectations. 
First, let me explain how Pie Five works. It's kinda set up  like Subway. You walk up, place your order, tell them what toppings you want on your personal size pizza, and they put it in the oven. You keep walking down to checkout where you get your drink and by that time, your pizza is ready! It's really a pretty cool system. 
So, some things I noticed:
1) When I ordered, as soon a…

Pillsbury GlutenFree Funfetti Products Review

Have you heard? Pillsbury now has gluten free Funfetti products! Yes, you heard me right!! FUNFETTI!! Brings back childhood memories doesn't it?

I found these at my local Walmart, selling for the same price as the regular cake mixes. 
First, Funfetti sugar cookies
These are awesome! I never had the regular funfetti cookies but these taste awesome! I followed the directions exactly as posted, but the batter still looked a little dry so I added just a splash of milk to make it more moist. 



They don't take long to bake at all. Watch them closely and make them pretty small, otherwise they'll burn on the edges and spread out! 


Overall, I loved these and so did my family, who doesn't eat gluten free! 

Click here to see nutritional info and more at Pillsbury's website: http://www.pillsburybaking.com/products/funfetti-gluten-free-sugar-cookie-1599

Next, Funfetti cake:



This is what I remember from my childhood! I always preferred funfetti cake to regular vanilla cake mix! 



This mi…

Gluten Free Freschetta Pizza Review

Hello all! Happy spring to you! I feel like it's been such long time since I wrote a post (and I apologize greatly for that). I've been so busy with the last semester of nursing school that I can barely keep up with the studying, reading, and cooking meals for me and my husband. That unfortunately doesn't leave much time for blogging. But, only one month left to go!! 
I wanted to take this opportunity to blog about Freschetta's new Gluten Free Pizza. 

We loved this pizza. The crust was perfect and the cheese and sauce were just right. Most gluten free frozen pizzas like this tend to have a crust that doesn't get really crispy on the bottom, but this one did! It was perfect! 

It was about a medium size which was just right for the two of us. We found this at our local Kroger in the regular frozen pizza section with all the other frozen pizzas. Not sure if it's being sold in other stores or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were. If you've found i…