My Gluten-Free Christmas

This year was my first year hosting Christmas at our house and I was so nervous! Especially with making a turkey. I tried cooking a whole chicken several years ago and it did not turn out pretty at all (think National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) and haven’t tried anything similar since. So seriously, the whole 4 hours the turkey was in the oven, I was stressed. Thankfully it turned out perfect!

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I spent hours pouring over recipes trying to decide what to fix that would be yummy AND gluten-free while being something my whole family would enjoy at the same time. I had a bad recipe experience around Thanksgiving so I was a little hesitant but still wanted to stay gluten-free. Since cross-contamination can happen so easily, I didn’t want to risk it.

I am happy to announce that it turned out better than I could have imagined! Everyone (except poor Hubs who was having sugar problems – he’s a spoonie too – type 1 diabetic) thought dinner was perfect! Score 1 for me!

My turkey recipe came from Living Without’s Holiday Guide (click here to download the e-book). The sides included Oreda Steam & Mash Potatoes, gluten-free and cheese, green beans, and gluten-free apple pie. I did cheat and have a gluten-filled Mrs. Smith’s pumpkin pie for family but since it required nothing but being taken out of the box, I didn’t worry about it contaminating my kitchen.

betty crocker applie pieimage from

Anyone else have gluten-free holiday recipes that they used this holiday?

2 comments on “My Gluten-Free Christmas

  1. Khara says:

    That pie looks so good! I love apple pie! Also, I like the new background!


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