Review: Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking
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Aug 1 2012

Review: Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking

My favorite thing about looking through cookbooks is the beautiful pictures that often accompany the recipes.  It is hard for me to get interested in making a recipe unless I have a picture of the finished product.  If a recipe sounds good enough, I will make it if there is no picture, but I am definitely more likely to do so if I can see it first.  I think a lot of people are like this – the visual image of the dish seals the deal.

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This cookbook is chock-full of gorgeous photos!  I sat down with a notebook to jot down the recipes that I wanted to try and had almost a full page full!  The forward is written by Silvana Nardone, author of Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals.  A little more about the cookbook:

Whether you suffer from celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or want to avoid gluten, you know how challenging it can be to stick to a safe, nutritious, and delicious diet. Most gluten-free cookbooks are just collections of simple, basic recipes that get the job done without offering much creativity. But with Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking, the most trusted name in home cooking serves up a collection of recipes that are safe for celiacs (and others avoiding gluten), and delicious too!

These accessible, delicious recipes cover breakfast and brunch, appetizers and snacks, main courses, gluten-free breads, sides, and desserts—giving you plenty of great-tasting options for every meal of the day.

  • Includes more than 150 delicious gluten-free recipes, including contributions from popular gluten-free bloggers
  • Features 75 beautiful full-color photos that offer mouthwatering inspiration
  • Bonus material includes authoritative information on maintaining a healthy, happy gluten-free lifestyle

Betty Crocker’s Gluten-Free Cooking presents delicious recipes and handy advice from a name you can trust. Take it from Betty Crocker, going gluten-free doesn’t mean giving up flavor!

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After making my list, I got right to work making the Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake.  I knew this one be a great surprise that Jon would love for breakfast!  The recipe utilizes Bisquick Gluten-Free, as many of the recipes in the book do.  The coffee cake took less than 45 minutes from start to finish and my house smelled heavenly while it was baking!

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This coffee cake says that it makes 6 servings.  I am betting it is gone in three.   I can’t believe how moist this coffee cake is!  I love the flavor of cinnamon and the streusel topping.

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If you aren’t a fan of Bisquick Gluten-Free, no worries.  The front of the book has a couple of other recipes for flour mixes.  Additionally, some of the baked goods use several individual flours as opposed to a packaged all-purpose flour or a pre-mixed recipe.  If you are looking for a cookbook that you will use to make more than just one recipe, this is that cookbook.  It would also make a great gift for someone just starting out on the gluten-free diet.  The recipes are well-written and easy to follow.

The Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking cookbook can be purchased on Amazon.com for $11.00 or on Kindle for $10.99.

Are you more likely to make a recipe if you see a picture of the finished dish?

***This book was sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and haven’t been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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