Gluten Free


We've just started digging into a gluten free diet for health and intolerance reasons.  What is gluten free to us?  It is simple, easy to follow, and thrifty gluten free foods and meals that fit into our lifestyle and our budget.

Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

Crustless Chocolate Cheescake
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies
Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies

Gluten Free Snack Recipes

Gluten Free Cheese Crispies
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet Potato Toddler Snacks

Gluten Free Staples

Gluten Free All Purpose Flour

Gluten Free Breakfasts

Gluten Free Banana Bread
Gluten Free Pancakes

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1 monica December 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

lovin’ the gluten free recipes ! keep them coming!


2 Merissa December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Monica have you checked out our new gluten free website? It’s


3 Rachel January 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Merissa! I love your website and follow you on Facebook and Pinterest! I have always loved your recipe and food preparation and preservation posts. Now that my husband is gluten free i am so happy to see that you are posting about it. I was so afraid we would not be able to afford for him to eat gluten free but with a little blessing and some good tips from websites like yours, we are getting by. As a homemaker on a super tight budget, you have my thanks! Keep up the good work!


4 Jorie January 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Your chocolate chip cookie recipe looks great but any ideas on how to make it dairy-free as well? My little Granddaughter is not only gluten intolerant but also dairy. She cannot have the butter due to the whey and margarine also has whey so I can’t substitute. Would appreciate any help out there…..


5 Merissa January 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I would try replacing the butter with either coconut oil or a dairy-free butter substitute.


6 Lilly June 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Thank you so much for creating this blog! I’m trying to go gluten free, but have very little money to spend on the specialty ingredients. When I read your recipe for gluten free chocolate chip cookies, I almost cried 😛 I’m so very happy that I can have goodies again without feeling sick 😀


7 Maria January 19, 2014 at 2:14 am

I make all my cookie recipes the same I just switch the flour and use gluten free Pillsbury white rice flour blend. My cookies come out the same as it I use regular wheat flour. It’s the best I love it.


8 Terr D. April 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Thank you so much for the gluten free goodies. I just found your site today and am loving it. I am a newbie to canning but I do this for my sons who have food allergies. I love your approach to your simplicity of living. Wish you much success on your new book!


9 Nina September 8, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Hi, I want to make the Wacky Cake for my daughters birthday this week. Unfortunately, she is gluten intolerant and I am sure she would love this chocolate cake. Can you recommend me an all purpose flour which is gluten free that I can use and also can I substitute 2 c water with 2 c milk.
Many thanks:-)


10 Merissa September 9, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Yes you can sub the water with milk if you need to. I make my own gluten free flour using this recipe: All Purpose Gluten Free Flour.


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