Gluten Free Cheese Cake

I love cheesecake! I would even marry it…. Okay maybe not but, I do really love it. I love being gluten-free and dairy free because I don’t get my usual headaches and tummy aches all the time. One thing I don’t appreciate about cheesecake is that it is dairy. So I can only have a little tiny piece. :( Though there is always a bright side to it. I’m not eating a big piece of cheesecake everyday until it’s gone.

So here’s my take on gluten free cheesecake! Have fun and good luck! :)



  • 4 cups of gluten free rice chexs
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp of agave nectar (any sweetener works)
  • 4 tbsp of butter
Cheesecake Batter:
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs

To begin add all of the crust ingredients to the blender except for the butter and agave nectar and blend until powder. (You should decide how you want the crust to be, before you blend it.) Dump the crust mixture into a 8 x 8 square pan (pie pan will do) and put aside. Get out a small sauce pan and put in the butter and agave nectar. Melt. Pour butter mixture into crust mixture and fully mix. Then press until completely covered.  Yahoo your this far! :)  Preheat the oven for 325 degrees.

Cheesecake batter: In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt and vanilla. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each time. Pour filling into crust!  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Take it out and jump up and down saying I did it… Hehe! You don’t have to do the last part if you don’t want to. Chill for 3-4 hours or more before serving. Eat within 1 week! Bon appetite!  Stay tune for more gluten free deliciousness!

Butternut Squash Hash-Brown Patties

I am truly sorry I haven’t been posting in a while…

But I have so many new recipes to share with you and I am going to share one with you right now. So this recipe is soooo EASY and only requires three ingredient. Why are you still here on my website go try the recipe, oh I remember now, you need my recipe! :)

Things that I use for this recipe are a potato peeler, a cheese grater (if you have an electric grater that’s awesome), a griddle ( I love my family’s griddle!) or a skillet would work too.

Okay here is the list of ingredients you will need:

  • 1 whole butternut squash (peeled and rinsed)
  • 2 eggs
  • a tsp of salt (you can add less or more depending how salty you like it)
  • and a drizzle of olive oil for the griddle or skillet

Okay you want to start with the butter squash because that takes the most time out of the recipe. (You want to cut the butter squash it to five pieces just so its not so huge). Having a electric grated would be great but if you don’t you can go the “old fashion way”, you could just use a regular cheese grater. I have a regular cheese grated to so don’t be ashamed. It works! (when your done grating all of that you are awesome) After you grate all of the butternut squash, beat in the two eggs, and salt so that everything is mixed in. Next drizzle the olive oil on the griddle or skillet and wait till the is medium warm. I use a 1/4 cup to measure how much *batter I want to use. So just start adding the batter to which ever appliance you have. You want to wait about 3-5 minutes (3-5 minutes on each side) before you flip them. Once they are done cooking enjoy that’s all I can say. Actually never mind, it tastes good with ketchup too. And that’s way uh-uh uh-uh I like it. Thanks for the support and have a Great DAY! I will post soon….. Make sure to comment below, it helps! :)

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  • 21 Bake Sale Secrets
  • My TOP 7 Kitchen Tips

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Caesar Salad

Learn how to make a wonderful

6 cloves garlic, peeled
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
5 anchovy fillets, minced
4 cups day-old bread, cubed
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil

1. Mince 3 cloves of garlic, and combine in a small bowl with mayonnaise, anchovies, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cut the remaining 3 cloves of garlic into quarters, and add to hot oil. Cook and stir until brown, and then remove garlic from pan. Add bread cubes to the hot oil. Cook, turning frequently, until lightly browned. Remove bread cubes from oil, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Toss with dressing, remaining Parmesan cheese, and seasoned bread cubes.

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International Yumminess Dessert

A awesome dessert……

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons Semolina
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water
seeds of 3 small Cardamoms
1. First put the Semolina and oil in a pot along with the Cardamom seeds and fry on very low heat until slightly brown.
2. Then combine sugar and water to make syrup, (Or just buy some at your nearest grocery store).
3. Next add this to the Semolina mixture taking care not to burn yourself and cook on low heat to desired thick consistency.

Serve warm.

Potato Salad

Lemon and Garlic Potato Salad – Egypt


2-1/2 pounds red potatoes
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
The juice of 2 lemons
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

First  boil the potatoes and allow to cool. Then cut into tiny square pieces.

Combine the potatoes, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil and salt and pepper.

Mix well and serve.

Sweet Pie

Sweet Pie

Here is what you need to make the crust:

18 sugar cones crushed

½ teaspoon coarse salt

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

6 tablespoons of butter melted and cooled

  1. In a food processor, combine cones, salt and sugar; process until fine crumbs form.

With machine running, slowly pour butter through feed tube and process until mixture resembles wet sand. Press crumbs in bottom and up side of a 9-inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Bake at 375* until crust is golden brown or 25 minutes.

Let cool completely in a pan on a wire rack.

2. Filling and crust: 1/3 cups of peeled raw hazelnuts, ¼ cups granulated sugar, ¼ teaspoon coarse salt, 1 3/4 cups heavy cream, 5 oz bittersweet chocolate, (coarsely chopped) 2 Tsp confectioners’ sugar

3.  Meanwhile, make topping: In a small saucepan, combine hazelnuts, granulated sugar, salt, and ¼ cup of water. Bring to boil; cook 1 minute. Strain hazelnuts and spread in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until nuts are toasted and shiny, 15 minutes. Let cool completely.

4.  To make the filling: In a medium saucepan, bring ¾ cup whipped cream to simmer; remove from heat and add chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes and whisk to combine, then let cool in room temperature. In a large bowl,  add 1 cup of  confections’ sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in chocolate mixture until combined. Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate until chilled completely set.

Serve on top with the hazelnuts!