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1St Gluten Free Holiday Coming Up - Need Pep Rally!

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I read in another thread that someone made gluten-free cornbread and then cut into bite-sized cubes and baked, then made traditional cornbread stuffing.

I think you could also use a packaged gluten-free bread and make your own breadcrumbs/cubes.

Check locally, too. There's a gluten-free bakery near me that is offering gluten-free breadcrumbs for sale during the holidays.

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If I were you I would bring food from home. The biggest problem for you would likely be cross contamination.

For our first gluten-free Thanskgiving my mom made sure she bought safe turkey. We didn't eat the gravy. I made wild rice because we were not eating dairy at the time. So we had the plain turkey, wild rice and plenty of raw vegetables. Not an exciting meal at all!

The following year my SIL made a gluten-free apple pie. It was okay I guess, but daughter and I are not big pie eaters so we could have lived without it. I made gluten-free stuffing. Daughter is the one who needed it and she didn't even like it! Everyone else said they liked it but there were a lot of leftovers. I made the potatoes using chicken broth instead of milk. People seemed to think they tasted weird. I made some gluten-free gravy.

One year I made pumpkin bars using a suggestion I saw here. I used Namaste yellow cake mix as directed but added in a can of pumpkin. Daughter didn't like them. I thought they were okay but I am not a big dessert eater. I don't think anyone else tried them.

Another year I made an apple crisp. It didn't come out right. Now I can't remember what the problem was. I've never used a recipe for it. I just mix stuff together till it looks right.

You might consider bringing a dessert to share with everyone. If you can have eggs and dairy you can make a pumpkin custard. Like a pie but with no crust. I used to make two of them. One with pecans on top, one without. Alas I am now allergic to eggs so no more of that!

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I read in another thread that someone made gluten-free cornbread and then cut into bite-sized cubes and baked, then made traditional cornbread stuffing.

I think you could also use a packaged gluten-free bread and make your own breadcrumbs/cubes.

Check locally, too. There's a gluten-free bakery near me that is offering gluten-free breadcrumbs for sale during the holidays.

I did that with some purchased cornbread. I can't remember the exact name of the company. Allergy Foods or Allergen Foods or something like that. They used to sell it by the sheet. They no longer do but they do sell the mix. It requires no egg or dairy. When the sheet arrived, I didn't have time to deal with it and just stuck it aside. When we got home, it had fallen and it broke. I trimmed up the biggest piece and was able to cut it into squares. We ate it with beans or chili or something. Can't remember.

The rest of it, I sort of just crumbled it up and made a stuffing using a recipe I got online. Daughter loved it.

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First holiday season for me too. I'm thinking it won't be too much trouble because we always have the holidays here at my house. Sometimes my brother-in-law comes for Thanksgiving, and my sister comes for Christmas. But I'm the cook. And since I hate to cook I'll probably just fix the usual gluteny stuffing for them and not have one for myself. Same with desserts, although I might try one of those crustless cheesecake things. We will see...

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Juliebove - I am not sure who you were responding to but my daughter lives 9 hours away so I have no choice but to use her kitchen and I will be staying with her for 2 weeks.

I do have a recipe for Apple Crisp that is very good. I have used it for years but last week I made it with gluten free flour and I loved it and so did my guests.

4 cups sliced pared tart apples

1/4 cup orange juice

1 cup sugar ( use some brown sugar to add flavor)

3/4 cups (gluten free) flour( I used Red Mill all purpose)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Dash salt

1/2 cup butter

Put apples in a 9 inch pie plate and sprinkle with orange juice

Combine sugar, flour, spices and salt; cut in butter till mixture is crumbly.

Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or till apples are tender and

topping is crisp.

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