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Gluten-Free Hershey’s Christmas Mice Recipe

Over the past ten years I have made the Hershey’s Kisses Mice recipe at Christmas several times. It is like conducting an art project. Each of these little morsels ends up having a different personality; it all depends upon the size and shape of the almonds for the ears, the way the Maraschino cherry stem curves or sticks up straight and how long the stem is, how the cherry and the Hershey’s Kiss come together after the cherry has been dipped, how large you make the red gel eyes and where they are positioned on the little Hershey’s Kiss face. It takes some time to put together just twenty of these little guys, but it always seems worth it when I am done. Never before I have I tried to make them gluten free. This year I discovered I have Celiac Disease (which means I can only eat gluten-free foods) so I took a look at the mice project through a gluten-free lens …. could the Hershey’s Mice be made gluten-free?Continue reading

A New Favorite Gluten-Free Dessert

Thanksgiving was wonderful! It was so much fun to have all of my family at my house. I made three gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving this year. As I told you in my last blog, this was my first gluten-free Thanksgiving and the dessert portion of the meal has traditionally been my territory. I usually make pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheese cake. However, this year, I added a Pumpkin Roll, and it was truly scrumptious. (that reminds me of a song from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) Anyway, the Pumpkin Roll is basically a thin pumpkin spice cake rolled around a filling made of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. It was amazing! You can find the recipe on a blog called Baked Bree. And now that I am thinking about it again (the pumpkin roll), and I am sad that it is all gone — I will just have to make another one —soon. The only thing I might add next time around is some liquor. I think the roll was calling out for some. Just sayin.Continue reading