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Cheesy Spinach Mashed Potatoes

I love finding side dishes that are filling and full of flavor. These Cheesy Spinach Mashed Potatoes fit all of those things, and they are gluten free.  Did I mention that you make them in the crock pot?!  It is a win win all around!  Head now to see the full recipe!

GFCF Classic Cornbread

010 In my blogging I have found that I have seasoned cooks who read my recipes, and new cooks. Cooks, who for one reason or another, don’t know how to make classic recipes. They find all of my step by step pictures helpful. This time of year I tend to make the same things over and over! We don’t get a lot of cold weather her in Florida, so I have a limited amount of time to cook all those cold weather dishes. Cornbread is a classic side dish on any table, especially this time of year. It is easy to make. The ingredients are cheap, and it is oh so good! You can make it ahead to make your own dressing, or just eat it by itself. Here is my version.

Classic Cornbread

Classic Cornbread Printable Version

  • 1 Tablespoon Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups enriched cornmeal
  • 3 TBSP all purpose flour ( I used GF Bisquick for gluten free)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk (I used almond milk and 1 tsp vinegar)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. Bacon drippings or melted butter
  • 1 TBSP Honey (optional)

002 Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the shortening in a 10 inch cast iron skillet, and preheat in the oven. Read my post about Cast Iron Here

003 In a large bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Stir in the Buttermilk, egg, bacon drippings, and honey. Mix until combined well.

005 Pour the mixture into the greased hot skillet, and place back in oven.

006007 Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter.

010 011 This goes great with any meal! So stinking good!

GFCF Sweet Potato Casserole

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So good! Every one enjoyed this!

What is Thanksgiving without traditional dishes.  Sweet Potato Casserole is a huge deal in my house!  So, I had to make it GFCF!  That way everyone could enjoy this homey, thanksgiving dish!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole PRintable Version
• 6 Medium medium sized sweet potatoes or 3 large
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1/3 cup milk (I used Almond)
• 1/2 cup Margarine
• 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
• 2 TBSP Any GF Flour (I used my AP Mix)
• 2 TBSP Margarine

Directions

  • Cook Sweet potatoes in boiling water for 45 minutes to an hour or until tender. I wrap mine in aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 400 until cooked through….you’ll know when they are ready! Let them cool to touch. Peel and mash.
  • Combine the mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and 1/2 cup margarine (softened) . Beat at medium speed in your mixer until smooth. Spoon into a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl combine brown sugar, pecans, flour and 2 TBSP margarine; sprinkle mixture over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

** Contains Eggs, and Nuts**