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How to Make Gluten Free Bread Crumbs

brown-rice-krispies-gluten-free-homemakerchic.com Recently I was looking for some bread crumbs in my cabinet for a recipe. I forgot that I had gotten rid of most of the gluten in my house, and this included bread crumbs. I remembered I had some  “Brown Rice” Gluten Free Rice Krispies. So I decided I would my own gluten free bread crumbs using this gluten free rice cereal and it worked perfectly. This snack was delicious!

Here’s how to do it.

For the breadcrumbs:

The measurements aren’t exact because its up to you and your tastes. This makes a decent sized batch but you could make this in as large or as small of batches as you want.

4 cups of brown rice gluten free Rice Krispies

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

A bit of Salt

A good bit of garlic powder

Some italian seasoning


Crush the Rice Krispies as evenly as you can, leaving as few big pieces as possible (I used my hands but, using a food processor would be much more efficient). Add the parmesan cheese, some salt, garlic powder, and italian seasoning mix (you could always make your own, throw in whatever herbs and spices you like, oregano, basil, tarragon, even some cayenne if you want to add a little kick.)

That’s it! Store in a mason jar, or a nice tin container. Now you can have all those wonderful breaded foods (I’m thinking Chicken Parmesan!!) or casseroles with that amazing crunchy topping. OR you can make these delicious Baked Zucchini Fries. Enjoy!





Champagne Cream Sauce over Rotini Pasta

rotelle pasta with champagne sauce homemakerchic.comNow that New Year’s is over, the thought of drinking Champagne might be put on the back burner for awhile. But what do you do with all that leftover champagne? Or what about half a bottle that wasn’t finished? Don’t pour it down the drain you fool. Make a tasty sauce with it! Here’s how.

All you need to do is make a basic béchamel. We talked about how to do this for the Confetti Spaghetti recipe. This basic roux is ridiculously simple and is the start of so many amazing sauces.  Plus you can vary so many different aspects, to make lots of unique and wonderful things!

For this sauce all you need is:

  • 1 T Flour
  • 2 T Butter
  • 2 t crushed garlic
  • 1 c milk
  • 2/3 c Champagne
  • 1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
  • A dash of nutmeg

Here’s what to do:

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and cook on med-low heat stirring frequently. Cook until the mixture is about the consistency of a thick toothpaste. About 5 minutes. Do not let it brown too much. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic. Slowly whisk in the champagne and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and parmesan cheese. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until thickened to your liking. Serve over your favorite pasta and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese. I added some chopped grilled chicken and tossed the sauce with Rotini pasta. You can use this sauce with any pasta. Enjoy!

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Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts


Whoever decided that Brussels sprouts would come to be known as the enemy vegetable of children was way off. When seasoned and roasted properly this vitamin packed veg is savory and delicious! Plus you can tell your little ones it is Barbie lettuce (or G.I. Joe) and they will think its fun. Here’s a quick and impressive recipe for any night of the week.


Fun Fact: Did you know that Brussels Sprouts are named after the city in Belgium?


Slice the brussels in half lengthwise and add to a large bowl.


Drizzle with enough olive oil to lightly coat each piece (don’t overdo it or they will be greasy).


Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese.


Pour onto a baking sheet and roast at 400 for about 20-25 minutes.


Give them a toss about half way through to make sure they roast on both sides.



The parmesan cheese sort of crusts on the brussels and creates an amazing flavour/texture combination. Try it! I know you’ll like it.









Roasted Tarragon Potatoes

Do you often ruin meals for no apparent reason?

Do you find yourself scrambling to find a decent side dish that isn’t in a can?

Do you want to impress your friends, spouse or even just yourself?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions I can help.

Here is how you can make the easiest roasted potatoes of all time. They are delicious, gorgeous and saying “tarragon” makes you sound ultra fancy. Do this…

Cut small red potatoes in half, then slice. Come on! You don’t even have to peel the potatoes!

Throw all your slices in a large mixing bowl then add salt, pepper, garlic powder, a few teaspoons of tarragon (or more! by all means) then drizzle with olive oil and toss.

Pour the potatoes onto a silpat lined baking sheet and even out your potatoes so none of them are on top of each other.

Bake on 375 for 20 minutes, or until desired crispness.

To make them more like chips- bake at 275 for 45 minutes.

That’s all folks! Serve them with something amazing like this savory burger with goat cheese and whole grain mustard. You’re sure to dazzle!