Gluten Free 4th of July Recipes

Hey ya’ll!

I’m here with just a little recipe roundup in preparation for the upcoming holiday… 4th of July!!  So let’s get festive and make some beautiful, gluten free dishes worth sharing.

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Bake and bring these to snack on:

“Corn” Dog Bites

Bring this easy to share savory pie:

Three Cheese Tomato Pie

Make ahead and rewarm to serve:

Easy BBQ Chicken

Slow cook the night before:

Honey Baked Beans

And finally, the best part dessert:

Make ahead and freeze*

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

A party isn’t complete without some chocolate:

Turtle Fudge Brownies

And a nice festive dessert:

Festive Fruit Bars

Any of these dishes would be effortless to make ahead, travel well and easy to be shared with family and friends!

I’m also working on a series of recipes for the grill.  I can’t wait to share!

In other news, we are becoming a real farm.  In addition to the new house, we have 6 goats and 9 chickens!  Any tips on keeping backyard chickens would be very helpful.  I’m a newbie at this…..

Do you keep your fresh eggs on the counter or in the fridge? You can see in the photo that I did not clean my eggs, because I was afraid to remove the bloom. Oh boy, so much to learn! Any blogs or helpful websites, send them my way.

Follow me on Instagram @glutenfreefix, as I navigate the farm life.  Should be fun!

Many blessings!


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So, where the heck have I been??

You may have noticed I’ve been MIA for several months, but don’t you worry, I was not sick. Yay! I’m actually doing better than I have in years… still med free and managing my Crohn’s with my diet (SCD), acupuncture and chiropractic care.  I even added in massage therapy into the mix, for relaxation and overall better health….. or maybe just an hour break from the kids :) Either way, it’s been good for me.

So, where have I been?

Some very exciting things have been happening this past year.  A very big project has kept me insanely busy. But, I’m happy to say that I am back and committed to posting regularly to Gluten Free Fix!! I’ve got lots more recipes, tips, tricks, giveaways, and tons more fun stuff to look forward to so stay tuned. If you’d like to keep up on a regular basis you can find me here:

Oh yeah, and that very big project… Well, it has been designing and building our new home from the ground up. It’s my dream house, and I’m very lucky to have the hardest working husband ever, to whom I’ve been married to for 10 years!!

Jason and I celebrated our anniversary last week by going to an amusement park and riding roller coasters together for the first time since we have been married. He then surprised me by taking me to my favorite restaurant, Komi. If you ever have the opportunity to eat there, please do.  You will never have a dining experience quite like it. Marriage is tough and takes work, but we are happier than ever and truly blessed. Love you, J.

I also hit a milestone birthday… 30!! Eeek. I celebrated with family and friends with a really nice dinner and even some dancing :) Then had a lovely little party at home with my kids, home made banners and sweet gifts galore. I felt very blessed that day, I just can’t even put into words how happy my family makes me.

So, now that I’m back at it I’d love to hear from you guys. If you have any specific questions for me or any recipes, variations or cool tips and tricks you’ve discovered, please share that in the comments below! In the meantime, here is a little preview of my birthday cake recipe, which will be posted next week:

Take care and check back soon for new recipes.


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Coconut Flour Cut-Out Cookies

I always grab my almond flour when I’m making a batch of cookies, and I really love my other cookie recipes. But, when having to bake cookies for my daughter’s class I was faced with a dilemma – nut free school – eeek!  Surprisingly, coconut flour cookies taste pretty yummy and got the approval from my kiddos.

I find there are a few tricks to the perfect cut out cookie: chilling the dough, working in small batches and rolling out the dough in between two pieces of plastic wrap make the job less sticky.

Coconut Flour Cut-Out Cookies

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, firmly packed (+1 tablespoon if needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Whisk together coconut oil and honey.
  3. Whisk in egg. Add dry ingredients, whisk until smooth. (dough will thicken upon standing) If it still seems too soft of a batter, add 1 tablespoon more of coconut flour.
  4. Scoop out onto plastic wrap, flatten into a disk and wrap in the plastic wrap.
  5. Chill dough for at least 1 hr.
  6. Roll out (in between plastic wrap is easiest), use cutters and carefully place on baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes until slightly dark around edges.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool down for at least 5 minutes on tray before moving to a cooling rack.  They will be delicate at first, but firm up once cooled.
  9. Decorate and eat. Frosting recipe below.

The frosting I used on these cookies pictured is very simple but unfortunately not stable.  Since coconut oil melts at 76 degrees, they would need to remain chilled or kept in a cooler area.

Dairy Free Icing

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • for light pink color- a few drops of fresh beet juice
  • for chocolate frosting – add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  1. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Spread on cookies.
  3. Top with sprinkles if desired.

Hope you all are having a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Many blessings


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Freezer Chocolate Candy

Let’s face it, the most common gift to receive on Valentine’s Day is a box of chocolates.  But unfortunately for many of us there isn’t much variety or options in the stores of chocolates we can eat, due to food restrictions or just a desire to eat healthier.  This very easy recipe would be such a special treat to make for your loved ones, children or for yourself :)

Although the name isn’t very enticing, I had to put “freezer” in the title.  Why, you may ask?  Well it’s simple, this candy needs to be stored in the freezer, and eaten straight from the freezer.  So this is my disclaimer, I’m putting this out there right now, this chocolate will melt quickly!  It does not travel well…. but it doesn’t have to.  This is the perfect late night snack for those sweet tooth people (myself included).  So think of it like a frozen dessert, you wouldn’t pack icecream in your child’s lunchbox!

I have made several variations of the chocolate bark and you can adjust the recipe to fit your personal preferences, varying nuts, adding raisins, etc.  My personal favorite is just peanut butter with the shredded coconut for a little texture.  Be careful guys, this stuff is addictive.

It’s very easy to put together, just a minute on the stove, then about 30 minutes to set in the freezer and voila! Homemade chocolate bark that isn’t full of sugar, dairy and other nonsense.

Freezer Chocolate Candy

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • raisins, chopped nuts, etc – optional
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together coconut oil, honey, nut butter and cocoa powder.  Mix until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in shredded coconut.
  3. Spread onto a silpat or parchment lined sheet tray into an even layer. Sprinkle with additional toppings if desired.
  4. Place in freezer. Allow to chill for 30 minutes or until set. Remove from freezer and break into pieces.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

*To make hearts or different shapes, allow the chocolate to sit on the counter for a few minutes until slightly thawed.  See we can still have heart shaped candies!

I’m going to do my best to keep these chocolates hidden in the freezer until Friday!

Here are a few of my other favorite Valentine’s treats I have made in the past:

And in case anyone has wondered the status of my health, I’m still in remission and med free!  I was just very busy during the holidays and spending time with the kids.  We are also in the midst of building a house and it has taken up much of my time and energy.  You can follow me on Instagram (@ shelley608) if you would like to keep in touch and see the progress of our house.  Blogging has definitely been put on the backburner until things settle down a bit and we are moved in.  This recipe was just too good and easy not to post and share with you all.  I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

Many blessings,


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Caramel Walnut Tart

This is a rendition of a favorite recipe I learned in pastry arts school.  Obviously, made adapted to be gluten free and sweetened with honey.  Very simple and easy to make, but for whatever reason tarts look so impressive??  It’s just a pan, and I think everyone needs one!  The chocolate glaze on top is completely optional and can either be drizzled or completely poured over as a top layer.  For the drizzle, only make a half recipe of the chocolate glaze. This recipe is completely SCD compliant without the chocolate glaze.

(if you don’t have a tart pan, you can make this in a pie plate)

Caramel Walnut Tart

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

* (can be made in any quantity, just use equal parts of ingredients)

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  1. Fill pre baked tart shell with walnuts.
  2. Prepare caramel and pour over walnuts.
  3. Place in freezer to set.
  4. Prepare chocolate glaze:  gently melt together honey, butter and cocoa.  Pour over cooled tart.
  5. Let caramel set completely before serving.

Everyone always brings a Classic Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie, so this will be a nice surprise.  I like to make freshly whipped cream or coconut whipped cream to serve on top.

Or if you just aren’t into making pies or tarts, try out my Gluten Free Gooey Pumpkin Pie Cake, which always gets rave reviews with my family!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be grateful for and can’t wait to spend the day with family.

Many blessings


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