Gluten Free Curried Chicken Casserole

This dish has been a favorite of mine since my Grandmother first made it while I was in High School.  Since then I’ve tweaked it even better and more recently converted it to gluten free!  It’s great for taking to potlucks and holiday gatherings!  You can also make this the night before and then just cook it for about an hour.  It always tastes better that way and tastes better as left overs as the ingredients get a chance to meld together!



Combine chicken soup, mayonnaise, curry powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  I like to taste test this at this point.  You want it to taste a bit saltier than you’d expect because it’s the main seasoning and has to season the chicken and broccoli.  In a 9×13 pan, layer 1/2 the broccoli, 1/2 the chicken, 1/2 the soup mixture.  Repeat with the remaining ingredients.  Top with buttered gluten free bread crumbs.  Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.  I like to put foil over it with one vent to let any extra moisture out.  Once it’s nice and bubbly, I like to remove the foil and brown at 425 for 5-10 minutes.

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole before putting on the bread crumbs

Chicken Casserole ready to bake!

Chicken Casserole ready to bake!


 Note: If you don’t need to be gluten free, just use 2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup and herb seasoned pepperage farms stuffing!

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chips

We have recently found the Enjoy Life Chocolate chips!  They are allergen friendly, including gluten free and have only 3, yes 3, ingredients!  Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor (non-alcoholic) and Non-Diary Coca Butter.

I have used these in gluten free chocolate chip cookies, my double delicious cookies as well as our peanutbutter cup sandwiches.  I haven’t found anything yet they aren’t good in!


Enjoy!  🙂


Gluten Free Pizza Tastes like Delivery – Part 2

Since writing my original Gluten Free Pizza Tastes Like Delivery post, I’ve found another Pizza crust that also does a great job of tasting like delivery!  Here’s the crust that is our current favorite:

You can find this in our Kroger for around $7 for 4 pizza crusts!  So it’s a pretty good value.

Gluten Free Pizza that Tastes Like Delivery Part 2:


Preheat your oven to 425 if you have a pizza stone.  You may want to bake this at 350 if you do not have a pizza stone. Take the frozen pizza crust out of the freezer and prepare the pizza.  I like to put the sauce on first, then garlic and onion powder as well as the oregano.  Then I like to put the cheese, toppings and a sprinkle more cheese to hold the toppings on.  Bake for about 15 minutes depending on your oven.  If you are not making it on a pizza stone, then raise your oven to about 425 for just a few minutes (Keep an eye on it!) to slightly brown the pepperoni and cheese.  The key to making this taste more like delivery is the optional spices and the ending baking it at 425 or baking it on a pizza stone at 425.

Here’s what they look like before baking:

Pizza Uncooked

Gluten Free Sausage, Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza

Here is the typical 4 different pizza’s I make at the same time.  I like to prepare mine on a cookie sheet so I can easily scoot them off onto my pizza stones that are preheated in the oven.

Gluten Free Pizzas

4 Different Gluten Free Pizza Varieties

Here’s the Sausage Mushroom and Pepperoni Pizza after baking.

Gluten Free Pizza Baked

Gluten Free Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushroom Pizza

Close up!

Gluten Free Pizza Close Up

I used the tube Tennessee Sausage on these pizzas.

Gluten Free Sausage

When you are Celiac and want to eat sausage, you really have to look carefully at the ingredients. There can be hidden gluten in them! I’ve recently found out that MSG (monosodium glutamate) can sometimes be made from Gluten. MSG in general isn’t good for you and it’s hard to find sausage without it or with it being one of the last ingredients.

In our local Krogers, I have found a really good sausage that has very little MSG and tastes great! The biggest plus is I can eat as much of it as I want and have no symptoms! In recently looking at their website, they state that the ‘sausage’ only products do not have gluten in them. Just the obvious ones like the sausage sandwiches, etc.

I get this in the roll like below in the fresh sasuage isle:

And they have awesome frozen patties in the frozen meat section of Kroger. Those are great to keep around. You just throw them in a pan and cook them straight from frozen! Here’s a Sausage Sandwich I make frequently for us.


Peanutbutter Cup Sandwich

Now this one is super simple and a staple for school lunches around here. What’s better than chocolate and peanut butter? For me, not much is. You just simply need 3 ingredients for this quick sandwich!


  • Peanut Butter

Be careful what brand of chocolate chips you use! Many are used on the same lines or with other gluten containing ingredients. Enjoy Life brand is the only one I’ve had that is delicious AND certified gluten free!

Just spread peanut butter on bread, sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and enjoy!

Gluten Free Granola

Eating Granola when you need to be gluten free can be tricky. When first learning about how to eat, one thing people don’t know is that you must make sure you eat Certified Gluten Free Oats. Udi’s makes some really good granola. I haven’t tried

Udi’s Gluten Free Granola, Original, 12-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 3)

Udi’s Gluten Free Granola, Cranberry, 12-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 3)

Lately I’m a huge fan of the Kind brand of gluten free granola bars. They also make granola, but I haven’t tried it yet.

The Peanut Butter are my favorite:


These are also good as well.

Some people with Celiac disease cannot tolerate oats at all even if they are certified gluten free.  So listen to your body when you do eat them and don’t over do it the first few times!  I personally can eat granola and granola bars that are certified gluten free.  However, if I eat too many gluten free oats in general, I do have digestive problems.