Friday, December 28, 2012

My top 10 receipes for 2012

So when I was thinking about the last post of the year I thought a recap of the Top Ten Recipes would be appropriate. The funny thing about this list is about 75% of them I make on a regular basis and it looks like you folks do to.

Grapefruit Margarita's
Dog's Wrapped in Bacon
Fabulous #Gluten Free Waffles
A  #Gluten free breakfast Sandwich

Now Eat This

Mrs Mix It's (AKA Sheila Fretz) 7 layer bean dip

Re-Stuffed Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese, bacon, Green Onions

#Gluten Free Crumble Topping

 #Gluten Free Almond Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I hope you enjoy all of these recipes as I did.  Have a Safe and Happy New Year.


Sheila Fretz

Monday, December 24, 2012

# Gluten Free Holiday Granola

What will you make for your family for Christmas. I know we all have less than 24 hours so. Here's a great and easy Gluten Free Fabulous Granola .

Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the House not a cook was cooking not even a mousse. The granola was baking in the oven with care, In hopes that the grand chef would soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of cookies and candies danced in their heads; And mama in her 'apron, and I in my chef hat, Had just settled down for a long night of making Christmas treats for family and friends...........Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night 

Holiday Granola

12 cups of gluten free cereal w/ raisins and almonds
9 cups of gluten free old fashion oats
3 cup of chopped pecans
3 cup sliced almonds
1 ½ cups of Honey
3/4 cups canola oil
1 cup cranraisins
1 cup dried blueberries
1 cup golden raisins

cooking spray
parchment paper
3 12 x 17 cookie sheets

Preheat oven to 225 degrees on convection. If you do not have convection oven cook 25 degrees higher!!

In a very large bowl place cereal, oats, pecans, almonds mix together.

Next in a saucepan boil canola oil and honey then drizzle over Cereal mixture folding cereal until evenly coated with honey mixture.

Next divide into 3 equal portions on 3 parchment lined and sprayed with cooking spray cookie sheets.

Place in oven for 1 hour and a half turning every 15 minutes so it will not clump together. After it has come out of oven and cooled a little add dried fruit.

Make 3 Large gifts for family and friends.

Enjoy and have a happy Holiday.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#GlutenFree Turkey/ Beef Meatloaf

When ever I have a bad day at work or have way to much on my mind and I need to get my aggression's out I always make Meatloaf. So, thank goodness for scheduled post because  last week was a real humdinger of a week for all of us. So I thought it would be a good time to reintroduce my Gluten Free Meatloaf

My husband Loves a good meatloaf. But he always says that if I only use Turkey it get to dry. So In order to make the hubby happy I mix Turkey and Ground Sirloin together. This way its not to dry and it has the flavor of Meatloaf just like he grew up with. We always serve this with The Mr. Mix It’s Famous Mashed potatoes.

Turkey/ Beef Meatloaf Ingredients1 pound ground Turkey
1 pound ground Beef
3 shredded carrots
1 Medium size onion chopped about a cup
3 Stalks of Celery Chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 cloves of garlic grated
½ teaspoon basil
½ cup Gluten free Bread Crumbs
½ cup Gluten free Almond Cheese crackers crushed
2 eggs

Shred Carrots, Chop Onions and Celery and set aside.

In a large bowl take both Meats, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Garlic, Basil Salt & Pepper, Basil,  gluten free Bread Crumbs, Crackers and mash together with hands.
Next add eggs, mash together with Hands.

Form a loaf and put in a Meatloaf pan, or loaf pan, garnish with Ketchup optional. The reason I use a meatloaf pan is this way the meats grease goes away from the meat instead if laying in it. This way I am being heart healthy. Cook in oven at 350 for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week and if you are looking for something different to serve for the holidays click here.

Bon Appetite


Sheila Fretz

Sunday, December 16, 2012

In honor of the Sandy Hook Victims #SundaySupper live chat cancelled

As a mother of one child, I can’t imagine what I would do if this happened to me. A lot of you don't know my story and today is not the day to share my miracle story about Miss J. However, my heart is broken,   I can't think or even believe that a horrific tragedy like this could take place in this country.  I know  that there is any parent that isn't left feeling vulnerable and wondering - how could this happen in a place where we thought our children were safest?

In honor of the Sandy Victims and their families, #SundaySupper live chat scheduled for 7 pm Eastern Time will be cancelled this week.   We had our Holiday Appetizers and Cocktails Party scheduled for this week but the Sunday Supper Team felt that in honor of these families, it would be best to cancel this event.

I am once again reminded of the importance our Sunday Supper Movement.  Bringing back Sunday Supper Around the Family Table in every home week after week.  It starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life.  The best gift we can give our children is the realization that life is precious, every moment is a special moment.

Let this be a time when we renew our faith in the power of love and realize the importance of time with our families.

As the Sandy Hook community and our nation grieves, organizations are setting up ways to help through donations and support.

An official fund for victims' families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.

The Red Cross has also been on the ground, offering food and water to first responders, and providing more than 50 units of blood to Danbury hospital where some of the victims were transported. They have set up a center for emergency grief counseling.

You can send words of support and messages for families affected in an evergram here. They will be collated and given to the families in the future.

Please keep all of the victims in your thoughts and prayers and hold your babies each and every night. I will continue to pray for families everywhere that no family should ever have to experience this kind of grief.



The Red Carpet Diva recipe posted here

The Red Carpet Diva for #SundaySupper

Tonight The Sunday Supper Team is having a Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers party and we would love to have you join us this week!  We have an amazing assortment of recipes to put together a fabulous holiday party on any budget.  We are honored to have Conni from The Foodie Army Wife hosting our Party.  We hope to see you Around the Family Table Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time.I'm making The Red Carpet Diva which is a signature drink that was inspired during the sea of Red at the Oscars. Living in Los Angeles, we celebrate a lot of different events especially during awards season. My friends loved it so much they have requested I serve it now every Christmas Eve at my Christmas Eve Party. So I thought I would also share it for tonight's #SundaySupper.

The Red Carpet Diva Ingredients.
1 12 ounces  Seagram Pomegranate apple wine cooler
1 1/2 cups Pomegranate juice
1 1/2 cups of Proseccco or Sparkling wine.

Take a Pitcher and pour in the Seagram's Escape Pomegranate apple Wine Cooler

Next Pour in the Pomegranate juice

Lastly topping it off with Prosecco or Sparkling wine and stir.

 Serve in a Champagne Glass  with a lightly sugared rim.

I hope you enjoyed this signature cocktail as much as we did! It sounds like we will be eating and drinking up a lot of merriment tonight. I hope to see you there.

Wait until you see the list of these fabulous goodies? I can’t wait for this party to start!

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres

Do you have favorite Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers to take to a party?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 16th.  In the evening we will meet at 3 pm AKST/7 pm EST for our#SundaySupper Party live chat.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your recipe for holiday parties on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.


Sheila Fretz

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

# Glutenfree Cheesecake Inspired by Victor Benes Bakery

I am  infatuated by the Cheesecake from Victor Benes.  I had to figure out how to make it myself and to be gluten free.  So Sunday, I went to Victor Benes Bakery and bought a slice and looked at it carefully. I saw there was a lemon or Orange Curd or Jelly. Then I thought to myself that's marmalade.  So Quickly figured out How to Make and assemble together.

So here is my inspiration,

and here is my creation!

Now here's how you make this fabulous and easy dessert.

Cheesecake Ingredients:
1 Cup of  Powdered Sugar
1 Cup of Gluten Free All Purpose flour
1 Stick of butter (1/2 Cup) Cubed
2 Tablespoons of Marmalade
5 eggs Separated
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
(2) 8 oz Bricks of Cream Cheese
3 Tablespoons  Powder Sugar for Garnish

1 Large Loaf Pan
Parchment Paper
Cooking Spray
13 x 9 Pan to place loaf Pan in water bath
1 inch of water
Saran Wrap
Stand Mixer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl take 1st 3 Ingredients Butter, Powder Sugar and Gluten Free Flour and mix together until a crumbly texture forms.

Take Parchment and cut 2 Strips to fit Loaf Pan both diagonal and Horizonally then Spray with cooking spray. Next poor crumbly mixture into loaf pan press down until firm. place in oven for 16 to 18 minutes until golden and bubbly.

While Crust is baking start filling by seperating eggs in to seperate bowls.

Whip Whites until Stif peaks form.

Next in seperate bowl add 1/2 cup granulated sugar to yolks and

beat until a buttery yellow texture forms

Next add Cream cheese and bead until semi creamy.

Buy now you will need to pull out the crust out of the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes then spread Marmalade.

Reduce oven heat to 300  degrees and place on Convection setting.

Go Back to your cream cheese mixture and  fold in the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture a 1/3 at a time.

When all eggs are folded in gently scoop cream cheese mixture into loaf pan.

Next add 1 inch of water into your 13 x 9 pan then place loaf pan in and place in oven for a hour.
Let Cool then Wrap container in Saran Wrap and place in refrigerator over night.

Next Day pull out of pan and place on plate and garnish with powdered sugar.

Enjoy and See you soon.

Sheila Fretz

Sunday, December 9, 2012

#GlutenFree Almond Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for #SundaySupper

The Sunday Supper team has put together their top Holiday Cookie Recipes that you will want to take from the Cookie Exchange swapping table.  I want to tell you, this group can bake!  Everything they touch just makes me want to dive through my screen and take a big bite.  There is something about hosting a Cookie Exchange that is so perfect for the Holiday Season.  Although we are hosting a Virtual Cookie Exchange, the Sunday Supper team will gather Around the Family Table tonight t at 4:00 o’clock Pacific Standard Time on Twitter to enjoy a grand selection of cookies.These are my  yummy gluten free  Almond Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for #SundaySupper a go to snack or dessert or even a great base for a great ice cream sandwich . I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Almond Oatmeal  Raisin Cookies Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter or ½ pound
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp Almond Extract
1 teaspoon all spice
1 teaspoon Baking soda
2 ups Old Fashioned Oatmeal (gluten free of course)
2 Cups Oat flour
2 Cup Golden Raisins
1 White Chocolate Chips (make sure you buy gluten free)

Take butter whip until creamy

Next add sugars and mix, Add eggs blend until creamy inside.
Next add Extracts
Add All spice
Next add Oats and Oat Flour
Last add Raisins
Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes.

This Week, Sunday Supper has  a special host who knows all about Cookies.  Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious will be joining us with tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions.   Grab a glass of milk and join us for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange during #SundaySupper this week.  We are giving away 5 signed copies of Cookielicious with 150 fabulous recipes to bake and share.

The Sunday Supper Favorite Cookie Exchange Cookies:

Enjoy and Bon Appetit

Sheila Fretz