Easy Gluten-free Trifle Dessert

This gluten-free dessert will be the star of your next dinner party!

Are you looking for an easy, gluten-free dessert for all of the upcoming holiday parties and dinners? Are you looking for one that can be upsized into a trifle bowl (or any large clear bowl you have hidden away in your cabinets) or downsized into cute, fancy clear glasses? Are you looking to impress those co-workers, friends, and relatives who are skeptical of gluten-free dishes–especially desserts? Then, I have the recipe for you!

So, grab a good cup of coffee and sit a spell with me as we chat about an easy-peasy, gluten-free trifle. For this particular one, I used a strawberry fruit/pie filling and fresh strawberries and blueberries. Cherry and peach are also great options. If you are feeling summery–lemon is fabulous.

Here are the basic ingredients for making a strawberry trifle. You can easily substitute cherry, peach, or lemon pie filling for the strawberry. **The two eggs and stick of butter are for the Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix.

IngredientS

  • 1 can of gluten-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 packages of gluten-free cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 box of gluten-free yellow cake mix (follow ingredient list for the cake mix–varies depending on brand)
  • 2 containers of gluten-free, cool-whipped topping
  • 1 can of gluten-free pie/fruit filling (strawberry, cherry, peach, or lemon)

My daughter working on the trifle dessert + the hubby working on making a “gluten” recipe a gluten-free one.

As a quick note, my daughter and I have Celiac Disease (diagnosed in 2013) + I am not a food photographer/blogger. The little family and I are constantly looking for and trying new gluten-free goodies. The hubby is always adapting our favorite dishes to gluten-free ones. To be honest, he does most of the cooking because I am more of a microwave chef *wink*

Before we get started on the directions for the GF trifle dessert, let’s take a closer look at the gluten-free goodies used in it.

Borden Sweetened Condensed Milk is gluten free! *happy dance* This is a staple of Southern desserts *wink* If you know of other gluten-free sweetened condensed milk brands, be sure to share them in the comment section of this post.

Two thumbs up, Land O’ Lakes, for not only being gluten-free, but for also putting it right on the box for all to see. TIP: Don’t just glance at the label–always, always read the ingredients list.

Lucky Leaf has been a staple not only in the desserts I make, but the ones my mom and grandmothers made. It makes my heart happy that this brand has gluten-free fruit/pie fillings, so the traditional desserts can continue! Do you know of other gluten-free fruit/pie fillings? Let us know in the comment section of this post or snap a photo and mention @ChasidyHathorn on Twitter/IG.

So Delicious Dairy Free cool-whipped topping is so delicious! It is certified GF + it is dairy-free + did I mention it is yummy! TIP: Not all companies make solely gluten-free products, so be sure to check the label and the ingredient list + check out their websites for info on their allergen control programs.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese is a Kraft product and does not state directly on the label that it is gluten-free; however, Kraft has a gluten-free labeling guide on their website which explains how they label their products. “There is growing interest in glutenfree and an expansion of product offerings in stores and in restaurants. Kraft Foods recognizes that consumers are looking for gluten-free products for medical reasons or personal preference and we are doing our part to accurately label our products to help interested individuals make informed choices.” (from Kraft’s website) 

I have used Philadelphia Cream Cheese many, many times, and I have not been glutened. Please remember what doesn’t bother me might bother you, so read labels and don’t be afraid to email the company with questions.

Easy, peasy and gluten-free!

Now, let’s take a look at how to make this yummy, crowd-pleasing trifle that is so delicious no one will know it is gluten-free!

Mix the yellow cake mix according to the instructions on the box and pour into a 9×12 baking dish.

Bake according to the instructions. Remove from oven and give it time to cool.

While your cake is cooling, prepare the cream cheese mixture using two packages of softened cream cheese and a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk to the cream cheese–using a mixer of your choice. I have been known to mix by hand–doable, but not recommended!

This will happen, and it is totally okay. Use a spatula to rake off into the bowl. Continue mixing into fully blended together.

Once the cake has cooled, cut into 1″ squares (give or take a little).

Gather all of your ingredients together to make the trifle–cool-whipped topping, pie/fruit filling, cream cheese mixture, and one-inch cake squares. **We are a real family who uses paper plates + we make real messes in the kitchen! So, don’t be afraid to get a little messy and have a few laughs while you cook *wink*

Bottom layer is cake. Don’t worry about filling in the entire bottom. Loosely fill.

Using a spoon or spatula, add the cream cheese mixture.

Using a spoon, add the pie/fruit filling. Smooth it over the cream cheese mixture.

Cool-whipped topping goes on top of the pie/fruit filling.

Repeat the steps until you get to the top of your bowl. Adjust for smaller containers.

Garnish with fruit/toppings of your choice.

Individual portions work great for progressive dinners and office parties.

Small plastic cups and bowls work too! Be creative and change the container(s) according to the holiday or function.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about an easy GF dessert that will steal the dinner party show + how we took a closer look at the labels of GF products and chatted about the importance of reading those labels carefully!

Tried it? Share your photos and comments to Twitter and IG by mentioning @ChasidyHathorn.

The hubby working on his next GF recipe. Check out his IG @stanhathorn for photos that look good enough to eat *wink*

 

 

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Gluten-free, 3-Ingredient Apple Cobbler|Dump Cake Recipe

specialsHey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversations about everything from handmade goodness to gluten-free goodies. Today, we are chatting about an easy, gluten-free dessert that the whole family will enjoy.

Years ago (and I do mean years ago), the company for which the hubby worked put together a cookbook from recipes the employees submitted. At the time, I had not been diagnosed with Celiac or Type 1 Diabetes, so I had no dietary restrictions–obviously, because I baked lots of desserts using lots of sugar and butter *wink* These days, I watch the amount of sugar and fat I consume–but sometimes, a deliciously sweet and comforting “cobbler” is good for the soul.

Now, if you have been reading my gluten-free posts, you know I do not cook complicated dishes. To be honest, I barely cook at all (thankfully, the hubby loves to grill on his Big Green Egg *wink*). However, the chilly temps and snow got me to craving an apple cobbler, and I thought about that recipe I had submitted years ago–“Even A Blonde Can Make This Cake”–So, I went on a mission to make this old favorite gluten-free.

WARNING–if you are watching your sugar and fat intake, do not make this cobbler|dump cake because it has lots of both *wink*

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Easy, gluten-free apple cobbler|dump cake ingredients + recipe

ingredients

  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
  • Lucky Leaf Lite Apple Pie Filling *No Sugar Added* (Lucky Leaf has a new look since I purchased my pie filling. Click here for more information.)
  • 2 Sticks of Organic Butter (I used salted, but unsalted would also work.)
Quick look at the nutrition facts of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

Quick look at the nutrition facts of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling Ingredients

Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling Ingredients–the product does not state that it is gluten free; however, click here for more information about Lucky Leaf. This product has not affected me, but remember–what doesn’t bother me might bother you. Please research and call/email the company, if you have questions or concerns.

mixing/baking instructions

  1. Melt one stick of butter in a microwave-safe container in the microwave–until melted. I usually do this process 30 seconds at a time. Stirring well before putting it back into the microwave. I have no idea how to reduce the percentage on my microwave–like melt on 50% power for 15 seconds…Nope, I have no clue how to do that…but I do know how to wing it until the butter is liquid *wink*
  2. Spray a 9″ x 12″ glass baking dish with GF cooking spray or use butter. Personally, I do a combination of both because one can never use too much butter when cooking a cobbler. (I used a Pyrex baking dish because Pyrex rules bakeware, and I have never cooked this particular dessert in a metal pan.)
  3. Now, pour the melted butter in the baking dish being careful not to make a mess. No one likes to clean up messes.
  4. Add the pie filling and gently mix it with the melted butter. Gently stir.
  5. Pour the dry cake mix on top of the butter/pie filling mixture. DO NOT STIR! DO NOT MIX IT IN!
  6. Melt the second stick of butter just like you did the first stick.
  7. Pour the melted butter on top of the dry cake mix making sure to evenly distribute the butter. This will not completely cover the dry mix. It just adds more buttery goodness and a bit of a crisp to the top of the cobbler|dump cake.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated 350° oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. Remove from oven, and let it sit a spell before serving it. (If you want even more sugary goodness, serve it with a scoop of GF vanilla ice cream.)
  10. Sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and a bowl of easy, peasy GF apple cobbler.
Golden brown on top means it is ready to come out of the oven.

Golden brown on top means it is ready to come out of the oven. Just look at that buttery crispness!

This dessert is best enjoyed with good company and good coffee.

This dessert is best enjoyed with good company and good coffee.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about an easy, gluten-free apple cobbler. This 3-ingredient dump cake may not be the traditional cobbler, but the taste is divinely addictive and the texture is deliciously moist *big smile*

 

Gluten-free Top Pick of the Week + What Does Lactose-free Mean?

SSL's Gluten-free Top Pick of the Week is Ian's

SSL’s Gluten-free Top Pick of the Week is Ian’s Cheesy French Bread Pizza.

Hey y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from handmade goodness to gluten-free goodies. Today on the blog, I am chatting about the gluten-free top pick of the week–Ian’s Cheesy French Bread Pizza + the “lactose-free” food label.

Let’s kick this post off with my favorite food group–PIZZA *wink* If y’all have been following my gluten-free top picks, y’all know that I have a serious love for all things pizza. Honestly, I am a 40-something woman with the daily menu of a preschooler. I wish I could reveal fancy GF top picks that involved my baking from scratch or a homemade quinoa salad (which I love quinoa salad–and would gladly eat one, if it were prepared for me–because cooking is just not something I enjoy doing–mainly, because I do not have the patience to cook…I digress.) Where was I? Oh, yes! Pizza *smile*

This is how the little french bread pizza looks right out of the box.

This is how the little french bread pizza looks right out of the box.

What I love about Ian’s Cheesy French Bread pizza is not only is it free of gluten and wheat, but it is also free of milk, casein, eggs, nuts, and soy + no preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors. So, even though it is pizza–it is not filled with junk and fillers…so I deem it a healthy lunch choice, especially when  paired with a small side salad (I get the side salad from Chick-fil-A, but I use my own certified GF salad dressing–no, I don’t even prepare my own side salad. Why? Because I have discovered that if I buy all the fixings for salads I usually end up tossing out half because I don’t eat it all before it expires + Chick-fil-A is only a few minutes from my house, and Mattie enjoys riding in the car with the windows down and 80s music blaring…I digress…again.) *smile*

The ingredients list for the Ian's Cheesy French Bread Pizza

The ingredients list for the Ian’s Cheesy French Bread Pizza

Nutrition info for Ian's Cheesy French Bread Pizza

Nutrition info for Ian’s Cheesy French Bread Pizza

What is so great about having Ian’s Cheesy French Bread Pizza + a Chick-fil-A side salad with certified GF dressing is I can have a filling lunch for about 350 calories–not too shabby.

Fresh out of the microwave and ready to be paired with a side salad.

Fresh out of the microwave and ready to be paired with a side salad.

Speaking of pizza–while I was standing in line at The Fresh Market, I spied a gluten-free magazine with a delicious-looking pizza on the cover. Debating on whether or not I would actually make a pizza from scratch, I decided to buy the magazine even though I had not reached a conclusion on whether or not I would cook one; however, I knew I wanted to take a closer look at all the recipes and gluten-free products featured in it, so I tossed it in my basket without the hubby seeing *wink*. Most likely, I won’t bake a pizza from scratch…I am saying there is a 98.7% chance that I won’t–with a slim possibility that I might wake up one day ready to bake.

I could not say no to a magazine featuring a gluten-free pizza on the cover.

I could not say no to a magazine featuring a gluten-free pizza on the cover. Simply Gluten Free Magazine is very informative and has the prettiest photos, so it was totally worth getting.

Perhaps, I can talk the hubby into making one of these yummy pizzas.

Perhaps, I can talk the hubby into making one of these yummy pizzas.

Just one of the many things that I love about the September-October 2015 Simply Gluten Free Magazine is the article on “How to Decode Food Labels–Beyond Gluten-free”–which covered everything from all natural to enriched. Inspired by that article, I decided to do a little more research on each of the terms and to begin including food-label terms in the “SSL Gluten-free Top Pick” posts. Now, I am not a nutritionist (or a food photographer), but I do try with everything in me to understand the foods that I eat–not only because I have Celiac and Type 1 diabetes, but also because I am not getting any younger, and I believe that as consumers we should know what is in our food and what those labels really mean.

According to Simply Gluten Free Magazine, “lactose-free is not the same as dairy-free, as lactose is only one component of dairy. A lactose-free product could still contain casein, so if you need to avoid casein as well, opt for products labeled dairy-free.”

Bless! I had no idea that lactose-free and dairy-free were not the same thing. Luckily, I do not have a dairy or lactose allergy; however, my daughter is sensitive to dairy (casein), and we try to avoid it because she is.

If a product is labeled lactose-free, that does not mean it is necessarily dairy-free. People who seek dairy-free products may be vegan or have an allergy to dairy. Vegans avoid all animal products, including eggs and dairy, for a variety of reasons, including health, religious or ethical views. Individuals with a dairy allergy are allergic to either one or both of the milk proteins, casein and whey. Milk allergies are more common in children and some people grow out of them. Symptoms may include hives, wheezing and vomiting, and in some severe cases, anaphylaxis. The only sure way to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid all products containing dairy. Vegans and people who have or are caring for someone who has a dairy allergy should become comfortable with reading food labels because whey and casein are often present in unexpected places, including some canned tuna, certain protein powders and some non-dairy cheese products. Read more at: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2013/05/19/lactose-free-vs-dairy-free/?oc=linkback

Dairy is a broad term that includes milk from cows and other mammals, as well as any food product (cheese, butter, cream) made from this milk. Dairy-free products should contain no dairy whatsoever, including lactose and casein. They’re safe for people with both lactose intolerance and milk allergies, as well as those on a vegan diet. Be advised, however, that “non-dairy” is not the same thing as dairy free. Non-dairy creamers and other products labeled non-dairy are allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to contain milk proteins (casein and whey) and other milk derivatives. Click here to read more from Dairy Free Vs. Lactose Free by Elizabeth Brown.

What I learned from researching is how important it is to understand the meanings behind the labels. It is not enough just to read labels and assume–we need to know what we are putting in our bodies! I encourage each of you to do your own research on food labels, so you can be better informed the next time you go grocery shopping.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about the gluten-free top pick of the week + what does lactose-free really mean. Now, Mattie and I are about to head to Chick-fil-A for a side salad *wink*

Mattie and I just sitting a spell on the porch swing.

Mattie and I just sitting a spell on the porch swing.

SSL’s Gluten-free Top Picks of the Week

I am not a foodie or a food photographer; but I do enjoy cooking and eating gluten-free muffins *wink*

I am not a foodie or a food photographer; but I do enjoy cooking and eating gluten-free muffins *wink*

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversations about everything from home renovation projects to random road trips. Today on the blog, I am chatting about the gluten-free top picks of the week.

I know that it has been a bit since we chatted about gluten-free food finds, but I have been running around like mad trying to get all of my Etsy orders packed and shipped. I am not complaining, but some days I wish there were more than one of me *wink*

Because I am really busy with everything from laundry to walking the furbabies + dedicating every spare moment to creating new art pieces, writing Etsy listings, and marketing my shop, I don’t have time for elaborate meals or snacks. So, when I go to the grocery store, I look for simple + quick + good.

I picked up this quick + easy muffin mix at Whole Foods in Asheville.

I picked up this quick + easy muffin mix at Whole Foods Market in Asheville.

I love muffins. I really do. And I really love muffins with fresh fruit added to them. I discovered a delicious and easy muffin mix at Whole Foods Market in Asheville and added fresh strawberries from Stanley’s Produce & Garden Center in Johnson City. By the way, y’all have to try the strawberries from Stanley’s–oh.my.goodness! They smell divine and taste deliciously sweet. Where was I? Oh, yes! The muffin mix *smile*

20150512_102514_resized20150512_102624_resized20150512_102645_resizedI really wish I could tell y’all that I eat kale for breakfast, but I don’t…and probably never will…I guess I would eat kale for breakfast, if I were forced to…or if I had to save the world from destruction…

What I can tell y’all is I do like to eat (on occasion–not like everyday) powdered donuts for breakfast…and brunch…and late night snacks.

Finding a gluten-free version proved to be a challenge. But I didn’t give up. And I found one that is sooooo good. Even the hubby loves them–which that says a lot! Personally, I love eating them straight out of the freezer–slightly thawed–but not too thawed.

20150429_094610_resized_120150429_094635_resized_120150429_094709_resized_120150429_094814_resized_120150429_094935_resized_1Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about gluten-free muffins and powdered donuts. If you have a favorite gluten-free muffin mix or donut brand, please share it with us!

Also, be sure to check out my brand new Etsy shop for all kinds of reclaimed wood adorableness and even a proud peacock *smile*

Lolly Molly Art featured art piece of the week. All Lolly Molly Art items are one-of-a-kind pieces.

Lolly Molly Art featured art piece of the week. All Lolly Molly Art items are one-of-a-kind pieces.

SSL’s Gluten-free Top Picks of the Week: Black Sheep Market in Gray, Tennessee

A peek inside my basket at the Black Sheep Market Discount Grocery in Gray, Tennessee

A peek inside my basket at the Black Sheep Market Discount Grocery in Gray, Tennessee

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from gluten-free goodies to home renovation. Today on the blog, I am sharing my gluten-free finds from the Black Sheep Market Discount Grocery in Gray, Tennessee.

I discovered Black Sheep Market on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and I finally got the opportunity to visit a few days ago. The hubby had to take his rental car back to the Tri-Cities Airport, and I decided to ride with him in order to spend a little time with him. Bless! He has been traveling so much lately that a trip to the airport and a discount grocery store is classified as a date *wink*

Black Sheep Market has fresh produce, frozen meats, dinners, gluten free and organic, breads, drinks from coffee to juices, snacks of all kinds, cereals, protein bars, and so much more. Y’all know me–I immediately started hunting for gluten-free snack items, and I found ones that I have never tried + a couple of old favorites. I even got a dozen cage-free eggs for $1.99–yes, $1.99!

Abby and I were totally excited about trying out the Glutenfreeda Pocket Sandwich!

Abby and I were totally excited about trying out the Glutenfreeda Pocket Sandwich!

Glutenfreeda is one of my favorite gluten-free brands. The foods taste good, and most of the items require around two minutes to heat + they are easy to fix–which is really important because we are all busy, busy.

I can’t tell y’all how super excited I was when I spotted the Southwest Chicken Chipotle Pocket Sandwich at the Black Sheep Market. I had never had one from Glutenfreeda, so I did not hesitate to open that freezer door. I picked up two–one for Abby and one for me–to try. Overall, we liked the flavor and the ease of preparation.

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The total fat content is a little high, so I definitely will not be consuming these on a daily basis *wink* The calories, carbs, and protein are all pretty good for a heatable + portable sandwich.

Ingredients in the Glutenfreeda Pocket Sandwich.

Ingredients in the Glutenfreeda Pocket Sandwich. Hopefully, I will find some of the other flavors to try *smile*

My biggest score of the trip was my hamburger buns. Normally, I pay anywhere between $4.50 to $6.00 for Udi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns–depending on where I get them, and if they are on sale.

I cried a little when I found these buns...for $2.49! *happy dance*

I cried a little when I found these buns…for $2.89! *happy dance* Fingers crossed that this will be an item that I can find every week!

Honestly, I really don't fret about the nutrition of my hamburger bun because I am just so happy to have a bun with my burger!

Honestly, I really don’t fret about the nutrition of my hamburger bun because I am just so happy to have a bun with my burger!

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I admit that I have a slight obsession with pizza. It is my favorite food group *wink*

Y’all know that I was super pumped to find a gluten-free pizza in the freezer section of the Black Sheep Market. I have seen Glutino pizza before, but I have never been willing to shell out the cash to try one.

Check out that price!

Check out that price! I decided to try the Uncured Pepperoni. The taste was okay. The flavor of the sauce was pretty good. Be careful when baking it in the oven because it goes from almost done to super crispy in a finger snap!

Nutritional info + ingredients of the Glutino Uncured Pepperoni pizza

Nutritional info + ingredients of the Glutino Uncured Pepperoni pizza

I am always on the hunt for traveling snacks, and I discovered two new ones to try. I even opened up one and enjoyed it on the way back home *smile*

Overall, Udi's is a dependable brand. It is one of my favorite gluten-free companies.

Overall, Udi’s is a dependable brand. It is one of my favorite gluten-free companies. Did you see the price? Wow! Just wow!

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I was so hungry that I had to have a little snack on the way home. Let me tell, y'all, I am a fan of these Cheese Bites.

I was so hungry that I had to have a little snack on the way home. Let me tell, y’all. I am a fan of these Cheese Bites. I have only tried a few Schar gluten-free goodies, and all of them have been delicious. Hopefully, I will find more from this brand at the Black Sheep Market.

Look how adorable these are!

Look how adorable these are!

Perfect snack!

20150420_141014-1_resizedWhile at the Black Sheep Market, I picked up my favorite crouton replacement.

20150420_140930_resizedI am so happy that I discovered the Black Sheep Market. It has a wide selection of gluten-free products from which to choose. I will definitely be a returning customer because of the selection + price and because of the friendly customer service.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about my recent GF finds. I encourage all of y’all to search your cities and towns for discount grocery stores that carry GF products. Please let us know what you find 🙂

P.S. Remember what doesn’t bother me might bother you–so read those labels and sample carefully!

 

SSL’s Gluten-free Top Picks of the Week: Freschetta Pizza, Sahale Snacks, and Bobo’s Oat Bars

20150318_135405-1_resizedHey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from handmade goodness to gluten-free goodies. Today on the blog, we are chatting about this week’s gluten-free top picks–which is all about pizza, pecans, and Bobo’s deliciousness.

First up, pizza. Y’all know how much I love pizza. Honestly, it is my favorite food group *wink* A friend of mine, Rachel–who is an amazing artisan, shared Freschetta Gluten Free pizza with me. I had no idea that Freschetta had such an option–and I am so glad that Rachel told me about it. Overall, the flavor is good, and the crust is delicious and crispy–but I must warn you to watch it while it cooks because it seems to burn quickly. Like from almost done to super done in a matter of a couple of minutes!! For a snacking pizza, this one is great, but to me–it does not have that “meal” feel.

P.S. This is not a dairy-free pizza + it does contain soy. It makes me happy to see larger companies embracing the gluten-free demand…but I would love to see larger companies embracing more organic ingredients as well. Support those local, small farms, big companies out there!

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20150318_135438-1_resizedNext up, is nuts *wink* well, just pecans *smile* Sahale Valdosta Pecans make for a perfect crunchy, salty + sweet snack, and they are a great substitute for croutons. I discovered these accidentally at Ingles in Johnson City while checking the snack aisles for new gluten-free goodies to try. There are a few flavor varieties in this brand, but this one by far is my favorite.

20150318_135838-1_resized20150318_135936-1_resizedThe last pick of the day is Bobo’s Oat Bars. My daughter loves these–she eats them for breakfast and for mid-afternoon snacks. They are a perfect on-the-go item that fits easily into a purse or backpack. There are several gluten-free flavors from which to choose, but the peach is one of Abby’s favorites.

20150318_152538-1_resized20150318_152614-1_resized20150318_152602-1_resizedThanks so much for sitting a spell with today as we chatted about the gluten-free top picks of the week. Remember what doesn’t bother me–might bother you–so please, please be careful when trying new foods, and don’t forget to read those labels!

 

SSL’s Gluten-free Top Picks: Beekman 1802 Mortgage Lifter Pasta Sauce

My #Shelfie

My #Shelfie with the Beekman 1802 “Mortgage Lifter” pasta sauces in Target in Trussville, Alabama. Y’all do not even want to know how long it took to get this photo! Haha! If you have not heard, I struggle with talking selfies *wink* Click here to find out how the struggle is totally real for me.

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good (hot) cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from random tales to holiday decorating. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the gluten-free top picks of the week–which were inspired by my recent encounter with the Fabulous Beekman Boys at the Birmingham Home + Garden Show.

What is so fabulous about these sauces is not their being gluten-free

What is so fabulous about the “Mortgage Lifter” pasta sauces? “Put simply, it’s a collection of sauces named after a 1930’s variety of heirloom tomato –‘The Mortgage Lifter.’ 25% percent of the profits from the sauces are donated to help give individual small American farms a ‘lift.’ Josh and Brent believe that farmers deserve their place in the proud middle class of Americans. To accomplish that, small farmers need the opportunity to grow. And in order to grow, they need a place within our country’s food distribution channel bigger than farmers markets and small gourmet outlets. Namely, small farms need representation in retail grocery chains.” This sauce is also scrumptious and gluten-free! What’s not to love!!

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This is fabulous! Spread the word about this delicious sauce with a cause! P.S. Did y’all notice my handmade statement necklace by Lucy’s Inspired?

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A yummy sauce needs a pasta, and I recently tried a new one. Overall, the little family and I liked the pasta, and we give it two thumbs up *smile*

20150223_170420_resized20150223_170405_resizedNow, remember what does not bother me might bother you–so be extra careful when trying new foods. Always, always read the labels for allergens!!

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about the gluten-free top picks of the week.

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Abby with Beekman 1802 co-founders Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge. Stay tuned to Abby’s blog for her VIP interview with the Fabulous Beekman Boys.