Archive for the ‘gluten-free’ Category

Cookies in a Box Thanksgiving Gift

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

December is always so insanely busy!
With shopping, parties, and everything else we’re trying to get ahead and are giving our neighbors’ gifts the week of Thanksgiving in lieu of Christmas this year.

boxwood clippings | cookies in a box
Cookies wrapped in parchment, boxed and tied in string, accompanied with a gratitude note will do the job nicely.

We think this would work great for c0-workers and friends too.
A nice little gesture of thanks and getting ahead on Christmas….holler!

PS. Boxes are from HERE!

Tangerine and Chocolate Meringue

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

We’ve added a twist to our favorite dessert of all time just to make it perfect for the season.

boxwood clippings | halloween meringue dessert

Follow this amazing meringue recipe HERE.

Buy heavy whipping cream and whisk on high with a little powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.

Top with a little Hershey’s syrup and mandarin oranges and you have 100% deliciousness.

You won’t regret giving this one a try ;)

Butternut Squash Fries

Friday, October 16th, 2015

We are always interested in new ways to get those veggies in so thought we’d experiment with making butternut squash into fries.

They turned out amazing!!!

boxwood clippings | butternut squash fries

Peel and slice butternut squash.

Toss in olive oil, lay on cookie sheet and season with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and a little dried rosemary.

Bake at 425 Fahrenheit, tossing once until golden brown, about 35 mins.

Mommy and toddler approved!

Gluten-Free Berry + Rosemary Crumble

Friday, June 12th, 2015

One of our favorite things about summer is fresh berries! Who’s with us?!

Here’s an easy-peasy recipe that will wow your taste buds!

boxwood clippings | gluten free berry and rosemary crumble


6 cups of berries (fresh or frozen)
1 c GF flour (we use THIS)
1/2 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c GF oats (we use THIS)
2 tsp dried rosemary
vanilla ice-cream


Divide berries into individual ramekins or place in pie dish.
Mix dry ingredients together, then blend in the butter with fingertips to resemble breadcrumbs.
Spread oat mixture evenly on top of berries.
Bake in oven at 350 until golden brown (ramekins ~15 mins, pie dish ~ 30 mins).

.Serve with fresh vanilla ice-cream.

We recommend prepping ahead, then popping the crumble in the oven while you’re eating dinner so it is nice and warm for dessert. This makes about 6-8 servings.

Yum, yum!

Easiest Gluten-free, Kid-Friendly Meal EVER: Chicken Pesto Penne

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Hey g-free friends! Have you tried THIS amazing new gluten-free pasta?

It’s a winner and a staple around here now it’s carried in a four-pack at Costco!

boxwood clippings gluten free pesto pasta

Dinner gets complicated when you’re cooking g-free for some and ‘normal’ for others. But now we can get this for $1.50 a box, it’s our go-to easy-peasy dinner for everyone.

We simply boil up the pasta as normal, drain and mix in 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp pesto and s+p to taste. Top with chicken and parmesan and serve with a side salad or even just cut up veggies and hummus or dip for an appetizer for the kids (and hubby) while you’re cooking up the pasta.

We’re finding it’s way easier to get fruit and veg down serving the babies the healthiest options first before they get eyes on their ‘main course’. Are your kids the same?

Have any amazing kid-friendly recipes to share?

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Happy weekend everyone!!!