gluten-free Thanksgiving 2010

Thanksgiving montage

I probably don’t need to tell you just how soon Thanksgiving is, right?

Every time this year I see people coming to this site through urgent questions. “how do I make gluten-free stuffing? Is there such a thing as gluten-free pumpkin pie. gluten-free thanksgiving. help!”

Well of course, we’re here to help.

Over the past few years, Danny and I have developed recipes for the foods we eat at our Thanksgiving table. In fact, my entire family (and Danny’s family one year) eats an entire Thanksgiving dinner without a stitch of gluten. No one misses it. (At least that I know about.) In this house, a gluten-free Thanksgiving is no big deal.

So we’d like to share some of the recipes that will be on our table.

Brussels Sprouts Salad 

Cranberry Cocktail

Dinner Rolls 

How to Make Gluten-Free Gravy

Our Best Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Pumpkin Mash

Roast Turkey for Everyone

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Wild Rice Salad with Chanterelles and Cashew Sour Cream


As well, we’d like to share a few posts with you that we developed to help you flourish through this holiday: 


How to have a gluten-free Thanksgiving

How to cook for someone gluten-free

That last one is for those of you who can eat gluten but are feeding people who cannot.

And on that note, we want to share something spectacular with you….

We’re not the only ones who have developed gluten-free recipes for you this year.

A few weeks ago, I asked some of our favorite bloggers and bakers if they would make something gluten-free this year.

As we wrote to these good folks:

“As you know, Thanksgiving (in the US) is quickly approaching. As you might guess, this is a particularly anxious time for gluten-free folks, since the traditional meal is SO starchy and glutenous. Imagine what it might be like to show up at Thanksgiving and not feel welcomed at the table. You watch everyone else eat stuffing and pie and nibble on mashed potatoes and salad, hoping there wasn’t any cross-contamination in the cooking.

Everyone here? We cook. We bake. We do this to share the warmth of the kitchen and the table with the people we love. Even the gluten-free folks.

So here’s what we’re proposing.

Cook or bake something wonderful ย— mincemeat pie, crusty stuffing, dinner rolls ย— and make it gluten-free.”

Danny and I both have been amazed at the enthusiasm and final dishes that these fine people have made for you. Keep in mind that most of these people can eat gluten.

No one gluten-free needs to go hungry at the Thanksgiving table this year.

Andrea Meyers of Andrea’s Recipes made gluten-free pumpkin scones.

Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt made gluten-free chocolate biscotti.

Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic made gluten-free pumpkin-banana tart (and tells a story you must read).

Charissa Fleischer of Zest Bakery made warm pumpkin polenta with goat cheese.

Deanna Schneider of The Mommy Bowl made gluten-free bread.

Debra Smith of Smith Bites made gluten-free celery root soup with cashew cream.

Diane and Todd of White on Rice Couple made Turkey Sloppy Joes on Rosemary Rolls.

Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking made gluten-free molasses cookies.

Gudrun of Kitchen Gadget Girl made a gluten-free pumpkin strata.

Heather Flett of Rookie Moms made chocolate peanut butter brownies.

Heena Punwani of Tiffin Tales made glorious gluten-free Thanksgiving torte.

Heidi Kelly of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom made crescent rolls and cinnamon rolls, gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg free.

Irvin Lin of Eat the Love made Gluten Free Maple Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Gingerbread Bottom and Sour Cream Marshmallow Topping.

Jean Layton of Gluten-Free Doctor Recipes made gluten-free sourdough rosemary rolls and gluten-free mincemeat cookies.

Jeanne of The Art of Gluten-Free Baking made gluten-free pumpkin pie.

Kamran Siddiqi of Sophisticated Gourmet made cranberry-almond-coconut macaroons topped with chocolate.

Karen Schuppert of Cook 4 Seasons made gluten-free pumpkin mousse.

Kim Maes of Cook It Allergy Free made Cornbread and (Shauna’s) Crusty Bread Stuffing with Apples, Sausage, Pine Nuts, and… a special ingredient.

Lexie of Lexie’s Kitchen made dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, no-bake pumpkin pie filling.

Lori of Recipe Girl made an entire Thanksgiving menu, gluten-free.

Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod made gluten-free apple cranberry crisp

Melissa McLean Jory of Gluten-Free for Good made gluten-free cherry cobbler

Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking with Kids made gluten-free apple crisp.

Molly Birnbaum of My Madeleine made butternut squash soup.

Nancy Kohler of The Sensitive Pantry made gluten-free brown sugar hand pies.

Nikki Gardner of Art and Lemons made gluten-free rustic squash tarts.

Paula Jones of Bellalimento made Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll with Mascarpone and Nutella Filling

Serene of Mom Food Project made an entire Thanksgiving, gluten-free.

Shaina Olmanson of Food for My Family made a gluten-free apple pie cheesecake.

Shirley Braden of Gluten-Free Easily made candy carrot coins.

Silvana Nardone of Dish Towel Diaries made kale caesar slaw.

Tara Barker of A Baking Life made gluten-free gingerbread cake with vanilla-bourbon Bavarian cream and cinnamon-brown sugar caramel.

Tia Hain of Glugle Gluten-Free made gluten-free pumpkin muffins.

Wendy Houndroulis of Wenderly made sweet and savory prosciutto cups.

Just look at the list of recipes. These sound and look and (I’m sure) taste stunning. If anyone you know, including you, is feeling a little down about a gluten-free Thanksgiving this year, just send them this post and tell them to start cooking.

Thank you, all you wonderful people.

* * *

You’d think that would be enough, right?

Not for us.

Danny and I have been so moved by everyone’s generosity here, as well as all the generous questions and insights on Twitter and Facebook, that we want to give you more.

So, we are giving away:

3 copies of our cookbook.

a collection of gluten-free flours, including all the flours needed to bake from our cookbook

a care package of spices and ingredients you might need to make some of the recipes in our cookbook.

a collection of useful baking tools, such as a Silpat, jelly roll pans, a peltex spatula, and a tart pan to make the tarts from our cookbook.

and… wait for it:

a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

There are seven prizes here, in total. And to be honest, Danny and I are paying for these ourselves. We want you to start baking, gluten-free.

Could you spread the word for us? Tell people about this post and our cookbook?

Now, all you have to do to be eligible for the giveaway is this:

— make something gluten-free for Thanksgiving. It could be something like your favorite mashed potatoes. You could tackle pie dough without wheat. Just make something.

— write a post about it, with recipe, and share your experience.

— leave the url of that post in the comments section here. I’ll add all the links to this post, eventually, so that we’ll have a firestorm of great food for gluten-free folks.

— or, if you don’t have a blog or time to create something this week, just leave a comment here, telling us about your favorite food for Thanksgiving.

Winners will be chosen at random next Monday, November 22nd. I’ll announce the winners by midnight.

So, get cooking and baking!

postscript from November 27th

Well, with our trip to Colorado, a two-day power outage covering the entire island, and Thanksgiving, it took me longer to choose these winners, using Random.org, than I had hoped. But here they are!

Winners of our cookbook

Ricki of Diet Dessert and Dogs with her Coconut Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Megan, who wrote:

“This is my first gluten-free Thanksgiving and I’m actually pretty anxious about it. I’m definitely going to have to find time to make some of these recipes! They all sound AMAZING!! {But right now, I’m trying to finish up my last quarter of school so it’s gonna have to wait!} I’ll be bookmarking this post, for sure!!”

Food Allergy Froggie with her pineapple casserole.

Winner of the gluten-free flour package

Susan Pelzl, who wrote:

GF since August 15th, 2010, life changing experience. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m loving cooking. I got Glutened (ate out,and they said it was GF) last Friday, and now so worried about Thanksgiving. Going to my B/F’s relatives 6hour flight from home. My B/F is very supportive and plans to take me to the grocery store when we get there, the night before Thanksgiving. I plan to make myself (and others if they want) something I loved and made at home before. I hope the link works. – Sweet and red potatoes, raisins – cranberries, red onions , sea salt, ground pepper, dill

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1562926069650&set=a.1543900074012.78268.1130304162

Winner of the spices and ingredients package

Kim Maes of Cook It Allergy Free

Winner of the baking utensils package

Andrea Meyers of Andrea’s Recipes, who wrote:

“Shauna, thanks so much for the challenge, truly. I finally got over my trepidation of GF baking. :-)”

And finally, the winner of the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

Michelle from The SAMFund, who wrote:

“Such a generous gift! I’ll be cooking most of a gluten-free, dairy-free Thanksgiving this year, and cannot WAIT to make your pumpkin mash. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.”

425 comments on “gluten-free Thanksgiving 2010

  1. Mr. Jackhonky

    OMG. So amazing! I can't wait to dive in and read all the posts. As always, you and Danny are amazing. Lu too, but you know, that goes without saying.

    Yay! I love Thanksgiving! I'm glad now that EVERYONE can love it!!!

  2. Flo Makanai

    Oh wow, what a beautiful sum of GF recipes you're offering us! Thank you!!! (except I'll want to try them all and we don't even celebrate Thanskgiving here in France!)

  3. nifferka

    This year, I'm thankful for all the great recipes, stories, and ideas you've shared. There are 3 people in my life who live with celiac's, and one of them celebrates Thanksgiving with us every year–and this year, she's pregnant!

    But…we are charity workers living in a poor country in Central Asia, so while we make everything from scratch and grind our own flours, we have to do without the miracle of xantham gum (unless some arrives in a care package from home). And as our choice of self-ground flours is limited to white rice, chickpea, buckwheat, corn, lentil, walnut, and apricot pits, we've been very creative. Thank you for all the inspiration you've given us, this year and every year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. jenskitchen

    Thanks for doing this! I have my menu up, and will be including recipes and pics as I go. This is my third completely gluten-free Thanksgiving, but I remember all too well that uncertainty of tackling a traditionally gluten-filled family meal & fearful that it would be dissapointing.

    Jen

  5. jenskitchen

    Thanks for doing this! Even though this is my third completely gluten-free Thanksgiving, I remember all too well the intimidation of tackling a traditional Thansgiving that wouldn't dissapoint my family.

    My menu is up and I'll be adding recipes & pics as I go.

    Jen

  6. wenderly

    I was so honored to be a part of such a fantastic event!! Can't wait to (literally) sink my teeth into all of your gorgeous recipes!!

  7. Andrea Meyers

    Shauna, thanks so much for the challenge, truly. I finally got over my trepidation of GF baking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Maria

    Wow, so many tasty gluten-free recipes to choose from. Thank you for organizing this event. I had a great time baking my gluten-free crisp…I also enjoyed eating it:) You are an inspiration to all. I hope more tables are filled with gluten-free goodies this year.

  9. Heidi Kelly

    Shauna and Danny, what an AMAZING roundup, thank you so much for doing this (and Oh.My. on the giveaways!), you are such an inspiration to all of us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do.

    xo,
    Heidi

  10. yaznotthepill

    Glad to here you made it to Denver safe and sound. I have to say it again this challenge was so much fun. Thanks for allowing us to be part of something special.

  11. That Girl

    Yesterday I just posted on my blog about the new recipes I had just tried, and then I see this post! Amazing timing!

    I had just tried out the spicy molasses cookies you have on your blog, and then I tried out some apple quinoa with date and walnut cookies from another blog. Both were AMAZING successes. My family loved the molasses, so for our first ever GF Thanksgiving, we'll be enjoying my GF apple pie (crust recipe from here!) and the spicy molasses cookes (recipe from here!) I don't know what I'd do without you two!

    http://thatfamilywiththecats.blogspot.com/2010/11/cookies.html

  12. Candace

    Thank you so much for this incredibly helpful, totally inclusive resource! I think it will be deeply appreciated for years to come. -Candace

  13. Paula - bell'alimento

    What an amazing group of recipes! I'm so THANKFUL we'll have so many GLUTEN FREE options for Thanksgiving {and beyond}! I am truly honored to have participated in this fantabulous event! xoxo

  14. Jen

    mmmmm…so grateful that you are here! my cousin will be coming to Los Angeles from Japan for Thanksgiving. Her baby boy has gluten allergies [amongst other ones] so I'm going to be pouring over your site & cookbook for help!

  15. The Gay Gourmetย™

    I was just assessing and my Thanksgiving will be 95% Gluten Free! Your blog is inspiring & I only hope mine will be just as good as yours! check me out at hesthegaygourmet.blogspot.com! OOO and Lord know this budding gay foodie could sure use a kitchenAid Mixer! haha! kisses! The Gay Gourmetย™

  16. Andrew's Mom

    I love your cookbook, I love your story. I am trying hard to get gluten out of our lives (my son has autism). I have an mommy/autism blog not a cooking blog. I am thankful for many things – my sons, my husband, a roof over our heads. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

  17. Kim Love

    Brussel sprout salad, yes please! Sounds so simple, so delicious. I can already imagine myself falling in love with this salad. Have you ever eaten a traditional Burmese salad? I almost want to incorporate those flavors with the Brussel sprouts and get real crazy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Nancy Newcomer

    Here's my Gluten Free Persimmon Pomegranate Salad for Thanksgiving. The colors are gorgeous & the flavors are fab: sweet & tangy with a spicey kick! It looks lovely on your festive table. After playing around with it, I've found that using Walnut Oil makes it a "stand out" in flavor. Enjoy!
    Nancy Newcomer
    Founder, Back to the Kitchen: Healthy Living with Real Food (on Facebook)
    http://tinyurl.com/24ekaha
    Twitter: @NancyNewcomer

  19. inquisitiveseeker

    This is my 2nd Thanksgiving gluten free and my first time trying to make something GF I can eat. I'm going to attempt to make GF stuffing in the crock pot using brown rice bread. I wish my family would choose to go GF for the holidays, but they have no interest. My mom is a type 1 diabetic so we are going to have an interesting array of foods for sure!
    msshebamookie at yahoo dot com

  20. Bakers Treats

    Thanks for the recipes. My family would envy me so much since I hosting this year Thanksgiving!

  21. Meg Brothers

    i wish i had time to make something this week but unfortunately i am working full time and moving this week. i will be dreaming over all of these delicious recipes and planning for my GF Thanksgiving!

    my favorite GF Thanksgiving food is homemade dressing. i use the recipe that my grandma has used my whole life and just substitute the bread with either homemade gf bread or even store bought bread. i've had good luck substituting any kind of GF bread and it tastes just like grandma's. i love the combo of sage and poultry seasonings and butter. YUM.

    happy Thanksgiving!!! XO

  22. Michelle

    Such a generous gift! I'll be cooking most of a gluten-free, dairy-free Thanksgiving this year, and cannot WAIT to make your pumpkin mash. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

  23. Pat

    I don't have a blog to post a recipe to. My favorite Thanksgiving food was always stuffing. Finally last year (after 12 years without) I decided to try it. It was good but not great. This year I'll be trying your recipe, which is sure to be better. Thanks for all you do for us.
    P

  24. heather

    i will for SURE be making ashley's chocolate biscotti, and i was just daydreaming this weekend about pumpkin scones, so let's add those to the list. but if i have to tally the things i'll add to the list from this delicious roll-call of recipes…i'll be in trouble – they all sound so good! i can't wait to try out a bunch of these recipes – THANK YOU!!

  25. The Gay Gourmetย™

    So Im pretty sure my Thanksgiving Menu is 90% gluten free! I love your blog and aspire for mine to be just as good as yours. Check me out as I just started at hesthegyagourmet.blogspot.com Big Gay Thanksgiving Day Menu to be posted shortly followed by recipes! Lord knows this budding Gay Foodie could sure use a KtichenAid! Kisses! <3 The Gay Gourmetย™

  26. laurelvb

    Holy crow, could you be more generous? I don't think so. Anyway since I don't have a blog I'll just tell you about my favorite food for Thanksgiving. My husband actually came up with this for me last year. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Both the mashed potatoes and gravy are made with "MimicCreme" and he thickens the gravy with either tapioca or potato starch, whichever is in reach. We fed this to the entire family at both Thanksgiving and Christmas and didn't let on. It was all scarfed down with many compliments. That's definitely a win in my book.

  27. Elizabeth

    I just want to have yummy g/f stuffing. That's all I ask. I can live without everything else or it already is g/f. Thank you for the treasury of recipes to pour through!

  28. Megan C. Sullivan

    Those are some great recipes.

    That being said, Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday because my mom does all the cooking . But in the past year I have taken on the challenge of going Gluten-Free. I am going to work with my mom this Thanksgiving on making some of these recipes. You never know they could become family favorites.

    I am a 24 year old college grad that never learned how to cook. But my favorite gluten free meal that I have been making lately is buckwheat pumpkin pancakes. I make them at least once a week.

    I am certain your cook books will help me on my journey to living a better and healthy life. Thank you for your inspiration and making it look so easy.

  29. hmhill_kymom

    Wow!! So excited to share my recipes with you! I am just a mom whose daughter was diagnosed with numerous food allergies this past July. I created a blog and am running with it. Latest recipes include sorghum baked custards, KY hot brown mac and cheese, and pumpkin pancakes. http://kymomcookingallergyfree.blogspot.com

  30. Meg

    Living in the land of pioneer-women (Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maud Hart Lovelace, Mary Tyler Moore)I live for autumn. The height of harvesting, preparing for winter, and cooking up all the sumptuous foods of fall is in my blood. So last year when I was diagnosed and told no more gluten, I immediately thought of Thanksgiving. How could I survive? Quickly, my husband assured me that mashed potatoes and yams need not be of concern, nor the bird, or the roasted root vegetables. But what about green bean casserole? Stuffing? And the PIE?!?

    But thanks to you and the Chef, I pulled it off. You see, I'm from the midwestern stock of family that doesn't kindly take to deviating from tradition. When my older sister heard that the pie crust was "gluten-free" she immediately conjured up this idea that it would be totally inedible.

    OOOOOH-EEEE was she surprised! Your pie crust (use this one) recipe fooled everybody!

    This year, I'm fearlessly tackling the classics and our entire feast will be gluten-free.

    Thank you for everything. Seriously. As a gastronome, I thought my life would be over without gluten. You've helped me and my palette start living again.

  31. Anne

    Thank you, Shauna. I eat gluten, but my mom doesn't. It was tough for her at first, but now she makes a delicious Thanksgiving, completely gluten-free. You're right–we don't miss it! The pumpkin cheesecake is the best part.

  32. Megan

    Wow! These recipes are amazing! So many great ones to try- I don't know how I'll ever choose! This is my first GF Thanksgiving and I have been thinking of stuffing for weeks- can't wait to try this recipe, Shauna. My favorite Thanksgiving food would prob be the stuffing- or a close 2nd would be my Mom's mashed potato casserole with sour cream and cream cheese! YUM! Thank you- thank you- thank you!

  33. Karen

    Wow, you found alot of great recipes! I will have to try some of them out.
    We make a stuffing each year using quinoa instead of bread. It is so quick and easy, and instead of finishing thanksgiving with that need to sleep for a year feeling, we walk away from the table actually feeling energetic.
    The other dish we have every year with dinner is a spinach,egg,and cheese casserole, a recipe my mom cut out of a magazine in the 70's. We lost the original clipping and have changed it over the years, (we are dairy free too so use Daiya cheese)but it has to be on our thanksgiving table…
    nini2033a@yahoo.com

  34. LFP

    what a mouthwatering selection of recipes/meals! I make a GF/dairy free pumpkin bread every year, I adapted the Joy of Cooking recipe. have been using the GF mix by GF Pantry I found at Whole Foods, plus I sub in some buckwheat to give it more oomph. Use Earthbalance sticks instead of butter, rice milk instead of cows.

    And I'm going to use the Whole Foods gluten free piecrust which is delicious & buttery & so not dairy free! for pumpkin pie.

    have a great time in Colorado! fingers crossed for a cookbook or something!

  35. vjd

    After reading some of these posts and realizing that you don't like the taste of fava bean flour either…I'm definitely putting your cookbook at the top of my Christmas wish list! I get so disappointed when I see ads for GF bakery items only to find they have fava bean flour in them. I refuse to eat it and so does my niece.

    Thank you for so many amazing recipes for gluten-free eaters. I've sent many people to your blog when they come to me for info on going gluten-free.

    You have made me and my 3-yr old celiac niece very, very happy!

  36. SusanPelzl

    GF since August 15th, 2010, life changing experience. It hasn't been easy, but I'm loving cooking. I got Glutened (ate out,and they said it was GF) last Friday, and now so worried about Thanksgiving. Going to my B/F's relatives 6hour flight from home. My B/F is very supportive and plans to take me to the grocery store when we get there, the night before Thanksgiving. I plan to make myself (and others if they want) something I loved and made at home before. I hope the link works. – Sweet and red potatoes, raisins – cranberries, red onions , sea salt, ground pepper, dill

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1562926069650&set=a.1543900074012.78268.1130304162

  37. Alisa

    Fabulous post Shauna and what amazing prizes! I will try to clear my schedule for some gf cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Paula

    Your giveaway sounds great but, I'm still waiting for the Food Heroes book I won a couple of months ago. :p

  39. Marlsmalarkey

    Thanks so much for all of the recipes – I can't wait to try a few! I am going to be hosting my second annual gluten free, dairy free, soy free Thanksgiving this year. I feel so strongly about my son not feeling left out (he is gluten free) that I make sure no one is left out (thus it will be soy free and dairy free too). Thanks for all you do!

  40. Jen

    I just found you guys and I'm so
    excited! Your cookbook is going on
    my Xmas list! I'm not celiac, but
    my husband and son are and we are
    about a 90% GF household.

    Thanks for your generosity w/ this
    contest as well!

  41. Duffi McDermott

    I've been cooking & baking gluten-free for some years now. Even so, your GF Thanksgiving post fills me with gratitude. More ideas for more delicious food to share with my small family. Thank you so much!

  42. Ada

    Wow, those recipes look amazing. I'm Canadian, so we celebrated Thanksgiving last month. I don't have a blog at the moment, but I can share my favourite recipe: cranberry sauce.

    I'm sure you already know that it's as easy as dumping a bag of cranberries in a saucepan, adding some sugar, and zesting and juicing one orange. I like to add some booze too, but that's just a preference. Then, simmer it until the craberries burst, and it magically gels as it cools! And of course, it's naturally gluten-free (and delicious).

    Thanks for the generous contest, and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! (And, when are you bringing your book tour to Canada? Vancouver isn't that far away from you, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  43. and i think to myself...what a wonderful world

    I've been looking for a Wild Rice recipe and I'm going to give your Wild Rice with Chantrelles a try!

    And P.S. – You're a Logger!!! I just read an article about you in Arches. You've got a great story! Go UPS!

  44. kathy

    I don't have a blog, but look forward to following everyone else's! We're having a Denver Omelet for breakfast, and turkey, green beans, and mashed potatoes for dinner. We bought a potato ricer for the potatoes! =)

  45. onevanillabean

    I have to say that my favorite thanksgiving food is actually the turkey sandwiches from leftover turkey:brioche bread, herb mayo, & good cheddar cheese. I make brioche every year just for this purpose. I'm looking forward to making a gluten free brioche bread.

  46. kathy

    I don't have a blog, but am looking forward to reading everyone else's! We bought a potato ricer, so we can make garlic mashed potatoes–have have high hopes!

  47. Crazy Radishes

    I can eat gluten, but I have a dear friend who cannot, so I am familiar with the challenges that this dietary restriction causes… I'd like to offer up my 70 minute roast turkey recipe. Obviously turkey is easy to cook gluten-free but this one cooks quickly and will leave you with more time to tackle all your gluten-free stuffings, gravies, desserts etc ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also make the turkey stock I give a recipe for and simply thicken that with a bit of cornstarch for a good gravy.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    70 minute turkey:
    http://www.crazyradishes.com/2010/11/easy-make-ahead-thanksgiving-70-minute.html

  48. Melissa

    This will be our first GF Thanksgiving. I'm excited. I'm looking so forward to trying some of the recipes and would love to win a copy of your book.

  49. Samuel

    I'll be making a gf green bean casserole and trying out a new dish on the big day: butternut squash gratin. And of course, your blog will be close at hand for gravy and stuffing tips. Thanks for all you do!~Amber

  50. Maya Magdalena

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in my family, so I'll let you know the dish I personally associate the most with gratitude instead. Indian dal and chapatis! Lentil soup and flatbread (gluten free thanks to the chickpea flour), that is. It's something about it that always brings a sense of gratitude and appreciation for life as it is… Thanks a ton for a great blog, as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Eating for England

    What a brilliant idea! I adore anything Brussels sprouts related at Thanksgiving and of course, pie ๐Ÿ™‚ It's so American and as someone new to the country, it's an aspect of the food tradition I really enjoy.

  52. Mal

    Well, today I'm making g-free chocolate chip cookies, and we are in charge of stuffing and dessert for T-giving. I'll be making choc. chip pecan pie, apple pie, and pumpkin pie. I'd love to throw mincemeat in there with hard sauce, but I may be over-reaching ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Gina

    Wow! Look at all those recipes! I'm intending to make some GF gingerbread cookies and some butternut squash pie with GF crust this week. I'll post the links when I have the posts up.

  54. HannaM

    I have been g-free for the past four and a half years and can honestly say that this blog has totally changed my attitude toward baking. Before I was g-free, I baked religiously and even took cake decorating classes. After becoming g-free I totally gave up baking and was very bitter about not being able to make my favorite treats. I stumbled upon your website and cannot even explain how excited I am to start my g-free baking journey!

    When I get home from college next week I am going to make a coconut cream pie with a homemade pie crust. My mom's favorite. She is also g-free and couldn't be more excited about me wanting to take up baking again. I am also planning on tackling a marbled pumpkin cheesecake.

    I can't thank you enough for making fall back in love with baking in time for the holiday season!!!!

  55. Michelle

    I absolutely love Pioneer Woman's cranberry sauce. It's ridiculously easy to make, but it tastes like Thanksgiving to me.

  56. Cathi

    My daughter is vegan and this year we are doing alot of vegan dishes. We also try to incorporate gluten free, as even though we do not have celiac (we have been tested)our bodies just feel better without it, so we have been doing alot of vegan/gluten free recipes these days. That cranberry cocktail sounds fabulous – I will be trying that and a few others off of your list…Thanks for all the great links and recipes…Your family rocks! xxoo ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Kenny

    I'll admit it. I love Green Bean Casserole on Thanksgiving. We never had it when I was a kid, but once I tried it as an adult I was hooked. It's an addiction.

  58. Verde Birdie

    Thank you for your wonderful and easy recipes. This is the first Thanksgiving I've had to be gluten-free as well as the first time I'm cooking a Thanksgiving feast for my husband's family. I'm making everything from scratch, of course, and I'm planning to blow their socks off with how tasty gluten-free can be! Thank you for inspiring me to take on the challenge!

  59. lauren

    We'll be making a gluten free pumpkin shrimp bisque for thanksgiving and I can't wait for it! Also, I have to say that I'm (more than) thankful for the wonderful community you've developed here!

  60. Myles, Maggie and Samson

    I will be making a wonderful squash casserole as my contribution to our thanksgiving feast!!

  61. Myles, Maggie and Samson

    I will be making a delicious squash casserole as my contribution to our thanksgiving feast!

  62. Ilina

    I just added all the ingredients for those proscuitto cups to my list. They will be great as a little munchy tidbit with champagne for my guests while I make the gravy.

    In other news, I read "eligible" as "edible." You always make me hungry.

  63. Annie

    This is my first time reading your blog and I love it! So happy I stumbled across it. My favorite food for Thanksgiving is stuffing!! I've found some great gluten free recipes and they taste just as delicious!! Thanks and I love that I can look into your kitchen!

  64. Jana Floyd

    This year, my favorite Thanksgiving recipe is green beans with sauteed onions and herbs. Every other family dish will be covered in cheese or full of dairy products (which I can't eat as I am severely lactose intolerant). I am relishing my vegetables not covered in cheese!

  65. Veganista

    For me, Thanksgiving meal wouldn't be complete without a savory mushroom rice pudding…I only make it then.

  66. Marisa

    Interestingly enough, most of the food at my family's Thanksgiving has always been gluten free, minus the stuffing, rolls, and pie. We have coleslaw, potatoes, corn, turkey, and cranberries, and all of these are gluten free. My new favorite is sweet potato pie, which I began baking after diagnosis. So good!

  67. Sara M

    Love this post, and the giveaway!! Very very generous. One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the cranberries- in almost any form. I made your Cranberry Cocktail last year, and plan to make it again this year!

  68. Penny Lane

    I love any kind of pie- but my mom and I make the best gluten free pecan pie! i'm really looking forward to having it next thursday!!

  69. Stephanie

    super. duper. sweet. This will be my first Thanksgiving meal prepared without gluten, soy, or eggs. Should be interesting. I think my family's favorite will be the eggless crustless cheesecake!

  70. suz

    Made the stuffing last year and was quite happy with it! Thanks for the round-up reminders. Super helpful to all.

  71. Becca B

    My absolute favorite Thanksgiving dish is cranberry sauce WITH gravy on top. I know, sounds weird, right? Wrong. There is just something about the slimey tartness of the jelly with the savory thickness of the gravy that just makes this combination work. It's really not that weird, if you think about it. I mean, Thanksgiving gravy has a way of going over absolutely EVERYTHING on your plate, so it must be meant to be there. Trust me. Try it.

  72. Betsy

    I don't have a blog, but since going gluten-free a few months ago I've been perfecting a recipe that tastes like my mom's pumpkin bread, by far my favorite fall treat. (I add chocolate chips to it.)

  73. Isabella

    My favorite Thanksgiving food has been and will always be pumpkin pie. We've had to modify it in recent years to make it GF (cereal crust instead of traditional), but it's still my favorite.

  74. cook4seasons

    What an incredible line-up! I am honored to be part of it. When I promote these recipes, I am constantly reminded there is absoulutely NO deprivation in going gluten free. This is pure indulgence…that just so happens to be good for you;-)
    Thank you, Shauna, for pulling us all together. Let the feasting begin!

  75. cook4seasons

    What an incredible feast of recipes! I am constantly humbled in that going gluten free does NOT mean deprivation!
    Thank you, Shauna, for collecting such a delicious group. I am delighted to be part of this.

  76. omgyummy

    I have a blog but I probably won't have time to recipe test and post something gluten-free so I'm going to leave a couple of ideas as a comment.

    Since learning about celiac's disease and the art of cooking gluten-free, I've thought a lot more about what I do cook that is or what would qualify. I suppose it's similar to the effort I've always put in to be certain that a dear friend with severe peanut allergies can always eat comfortably in my home.

    A couple of years ago I found a recipe for cranberry surprise muffins — you make cornbread muffins but put a dollop of cranberry sauce in the center so when you bite into them you get a burst of cranberry. I know there are many gluten-free cornbread recipes to use as well as great traditional or citrus-flavored cranberry sauces that would all marry up. But the best part of this is that it's fun for kids to get involved with. I make them as mini-muffins and my daughter loves to be in charge of putting the mix and cranberry in the mini tins.

    The other thought I had this morning came from our dietary issue in our house which is lactose intolerance. One of our favorite cuisines is anything Asian, especially Japanese because there is almost never any dairy involved. One of our favorite treats when my husband travels to the Far East on business is when he brings back mochi (sticky rice desserts) that were fresh made the day he departs. It occurred to me that mochi are most likely gluten-free and after a quick search this morning, it seems that they are generally gluten-free by nature. My thought was to make a pumpkin filling for them or even flavor the rice with pumpkin to make them seasonally appropriate. Unfortunately, I don't have time to experiment, at least not right now. But maybe this will spark some creativity in someone else's kitchen.

  77. Shereen

    Just found your site, so I've done nothing to deserve a present, but I'm happy to talk about food anyway. I'm Canadian, so we've done Thanksgiving a month ago already. The meal wasn't particularly gluten-free, but we did do our favourite garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, a roasted beet and feta salad, the Martha Stewart turkey, and a curried squash soup for starters. It was fabulous. Enjoy yours!

  78. sharon

    I am grateful for all blogs, because when you cant be with friends or family during the holidays they are always a warm way to get ideas for cooking for yourself and neighbors roped into a get together last minute.
    I always make mock liver, humus, and ratatouille for thanksgiving as starters.A yummy way to start the holiday, and all are family favorites.

  79. KCA

    Hi Shauna, have a look at my post athttp://aberdeenmusings.blogspot.com/2010/11/to-gluten-free-girl-and-chef.html
    x

  80. Nupur

    My favorite food for Thanksgiving is definitely sweet potato fries- roasted to a deep crispy brown, seasoned with a few choice spices- they are so delicious, and gluten-free!

  81. cneiderheiser

    This will be my first Thanksgiving cooking gluten-free. my daughter was recently told that she is gluten intolerant. She loves her rolls and gravy. I can hardly wait to try some of these recipes for her next week. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  82. Angela

    Hello, I don't have a blog but here is my recipe for creamed spinach this is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes!

    Ingredients
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 medium onion, minced
    6 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 pounds (~1 kilo) frozen spinach, thawed and well drained (or 3 pounds/1.5 kilos fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and finely chopped)
    sea salt
    fresh ground black pepper
    2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream
    8 ounces (227 g) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    Preparation
    1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐ F/175ยฐ C.
    2. In the large saute pan, melt the butter. Add onions and cook over medium to medium-high heat until onions start to caramelize. Add the garlic and saute until garlic starts to turn golden.
    3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the spinach and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for 3 or 4 minutes. Add the cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cream thickens.
    4. Remove from heat and transfer into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the top with cheese and place in the oven. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.

  83. nikki

    Okay with all these amazing recipes, I need to have Thanksgiving once a week through the rest of the year!

  84. Kitchen Stewardship

    We've been exploring a gluten sensitivity after dh's Crohn's flared up at the end of summer. We started by going grain-free completely, which healed him up nicely, and are still experimenting with gluten, whether he can handle it sprouted, sourdoughed, any way in moderation or not at all.

    My grain-free life FAQ post includes at least 6 homemade desserts and snacks that are 100% grain free and delicious: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/10/05/faqs-on-the-grain-free-lifestyle/

    I think I'll be making the double chocolate chip cookies for Thanksgiving dessert – or maybe hoarding them for the car ride along with my power bars! Mmmmm…

    What a great round-up and generous giveaway. Call me crazy, but I really just want the flours and spices to play with your recipes (and the book, of course), even though I'm hoping we can still eat gluten most of the time. We've already decided we'll do at least a once yearly grain/gluten cleanse for a month or so.

    Thanks!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Katie

  85. Kitchen Stewardship

    We've been exploring a gluten sensitivity after dh's Crohn's flared up at the end of summer. We started by going grain-free completely, which healed him up nicely, and are still experimenting with gluten, whether he can handle it sprouted, sourdoughed, any way in moderation or not at all.

    My grain-free life FAQ post includes at least 6 homemade desserts and snacks that are 100% grain free and delicious: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/10/05/faqs-on-the-grain-free-lifestyle/

    I think I'll be making the double chocolate chip cookies for Thanksgiving dessert – or maybe hoarding them for the car ride along with my power bars! Mmmmm…

    What a great round-up and generous giveaway. Call me crazy, but I really just want the flours and spices to play with your recipes (and the book, of course), even though I'm hoping we can still eat gluten most of the time. We've already decided we'll do at least a once yearly grain/gluten cleanse for a month or so.

    Thanks!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Katie

  86. Ruth

    Wow — what a fabulous idea! Although we've done our Thanksgiving last month I'm still baking autumnal GF goodies. tonight I made pumpkin scones using pumpkin that I bought at the farmers market. It's really exciting learning to bake gluten-free; I'm always thrilled when a recipe works out well, and now I'm becoming more confident to play with the ingredients and make changes to a recipe. I can't thank you enough for giving me the confidence, and the knowledge, to make the transition to gluten-free cooking and baking. And thank you for rustling up some great friends to share their recipes with us!

    Ruth

  87. Wendy Lou

    Hi, I have just recently found your site via a video that had produced. What a lovely family you have. I am Canadian and have already finished celebrating Thanksgiving! But gluten free… I made a pumpkin soup with coconut milk that was quite delicious. And then it transformed into pumpkin chicken curry. Yum!

  88. Ricki

    I know, I was so late with my recipe that it didn't appear here, but I did make some fabulous sugar-free (and gluten-free, of course) walnut-coconut shortbread cookies that folks might want to try. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I cannot wait to work my way through the list of recipes. . . how I love baking, and this is an incredible array of fantastic choices!

    Hope you're having a blast on the tour. ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Erin

    I don't have a blog, but I love yours. Thanks for posting the hints for people to cook for those who are gluten free. I've sent many a person to those links when they ask "what CAN you eat?"

    This is my third gluten free Thanksgiving and am ready to use what I've learned the past two years to help make this an even better (remember to toast the bread cubes first for stuffing)

    I'm thankful for the huge changes I've seen the in the gf community in the past few years. Things have gotten so much better in such a small amount of time. I'm excited to see what the future holds!

  90. cofie100

    I was just diagnosed with a gluten intolerance this past year, so this will be my first Thanksgiving gluten-free. As you mentioned, it can all be a bit overwhelming. I know that our familyย’s Thanksgiving will not be completely gluten free this year, which means I will basically have to choose my favorite dishes to make ahead of time and bring with us to ensure that Iย’ll still get a great Thanksgiving meal. But on top of worrying about my gluten intolerance, Iย’ve also been given the daunting task of making sure these recipes are free of corn, soy and dairy for my sister, who recently found out she had allergies to all of these. (As well as allergies to several key ingredients in Thanksgiving dishes, such as turkey, cranberries and sweet potatoes!)

    The best part of Thanksgiving that everyone looks forward to the most each year is my grandmotherย’s homemade apple pie. Utterly depressed that I wouldnย’t be able to have any this year, this past weekend I decided to test my baking skills and convert the recipe to gluten free (No blog as of yet to post the recipe or pictures, but Iย’m definitely thinking of starting one). It turned out great as far as taste goes, although I would make some alterations to the recipe as the crust didnย’t have the texture I was looking for. Perhaps next time I will try out the recipe you posted here!

    Just wanted to say thank you for posting all these recipes! Itย’s been a tremendous help. Itย’s so great to see such a large selection of gluten-free recipes to choose from!

  91. Serene @ MomFood

    This was really fun and happymaking. ๐Ÿ™‚

    A few years back, I did a vegan Thanksgiving. Then I did a modernized one. This year, I combined gluten-free with all my mom's standard foods. Maybe next year, we'll do dairy-free or something. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  92. alexis

    Wow, Thanksgiving! My favorite dishes growing up (gluten tolerant) were always mashed potatoes and stuffing with gravy and pumpkin pie! Now gluten free, thanks to your testing, baking, and perfecting gluten free recipes, I can say these are still my favorites! I love your blog and am inspired by your recipes, narrative, and generosity! I aspire to create meals as you and the chef do. Thank You!!

  93. alexis

    Wow, Thanksgiving! My favorite dishes growing up (gluten tolerant) were mashed potatoes and stuffing with gravy and pumpkin pie! Now thanks to your testing, creating, and publishing gluten free recipes, I can say that these are still my favorites! I love your blog and am inspired by your recipes, narrative, and generosity! I aspire to have a kitchen like you and the chef have! Thank You!

  94. Ask A Life Coach!

    I love your blog. I am considering making a gluten free lactose free pie or cake of some kind. Be darned if I'm going to do thanksgiving and have hubby make a pumpkin cheesecake and not be able to have ANY dessert.

    I made a pineapple coconut cake from a yellow cake Betty Crocker mix the other day and it was damned good!

  95. Crystal

    I just discovered your site and I'm so excited!!! My daughter recently just got diagnosed with severe allergies so I'm in the learning process of cooking gluten-free. Thanks for all the great recipes for me to try out this Thanksgiving! =)

  96. hsw

    I make a vegan mushroom gravy using potato flour as the thickener. My daughter's food allergies were fully diagnosed in January so this is our first allergen free thanksgiving. We were vegetarian already but she's allergic to wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, corn, sesame, oats, grape and melon. Her grandma has perfected a biscuit recipe I adore. We only eat safe food in our house. I have not bought your book because of all our restrictions but enjoy this site.

  97. Rachel W

    What a great giveaway! While I am eagerly anticipating making lots of GF goodies for Thanksgiving, I am extremely excited to try out a new GF cornbread stuffing recipe, as well as a GF gingerbread and pumpkin trifle. (The latter being a dish that I feel confident even the most picky non-GF eaters will enjoy…)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  98. Tastecraft

    holy moly-what a giveaway…gonna do a bunch of GF for the first time this year…hope it all works out. pumpkin pie, BREAD pudding, and lots of veggies. Just got your book for my bday. Can't wait to cook everything in it!

  99. OceanEyes117

    You are amazing people! I love to make rolls and bread and anything to do with baking and I would love to be able to learn how to bake gluten free for the celiacs in my life. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is not any one dish, for me it is being able to cook all day and make good food to share. I am going to be away from home for the first time this year, and don't know how much cooking I will get to do, but I will be with friends.

  100. Miracle

    Wow – my husband & I were just complaining how expensive the flours are. What an amazing chance. I plan on making a gluten free stuffing this year for thanksgiving. My idea is to bake a few loaves of gf bread, and add many delicious veggies/herbs to it such as celery, onion, carrots,sage, roasted butternut squash, roasted parsnips, and other roasted veggies. I can't wait to try my first gluten free stuffing. Thanks again for the chance to win GF prizes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Meghan's Musings

    You are a lifesaver!! I am a recent GF-er and I am challenged all the time with what to make. I have been so worried about this Thanksgiving, but I worry no more!! I won't be able to do much cooking this year because of travel, but I'll be keeping this post in my head for a future resource. My all time favorite two dishes (because I can't pick one) are chocolate meringue pie and classic dressing. And roasted brussel sprouts, yum yum! Here's my link to my blog where I reposted.

    http://meghansmusings.blogspot.com/2010/11/gluten-free-thanksgiving-recipe-time.html

  102. Ellen

    I don't have a blog, but I read yours religiously, and I want to say thank you for this Thanksgiving round up! It is so great to have a sense of solidarity on a holiday that can be very isolating for people eating gluten free.

    My favorite thanksgiving dish is called corn bake, which is a corn casserole made with corn bread mix, creamed corn, green pepper, onion, sour cream and cheddar cheese. It is SO good. This year it will be made with Bob's Red Mill GF mix instead of our usual Jiffy, of course!

    Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  103. Stephanie

    Awesome roundup of recipes! I'm so excited to read through them! I haven't had time to make anything new the last few weeks, but posted about a couple of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes on my blog. I plan on making the same thing I did last year — if it ain't broke, don't fix it right? And I sure didn't feel deprived at my Thanksgiving feast ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for all your support to our community, as well as such a fun giveaway! I'm so anxious to get my hands on your latest book!!!

  104. Brittany

    Ever since my parents divorced, my mother and I have "taken back" Thanksgiving. To us, this means freedom! We deliberately don't cook traditional thanksgiving food, because we don't usually enjoy it and on a day when we give thanks for what we have, my mom always felt pressured to live up to her family's expectations. Now she and I spend much needed together time cooking up a storm, experimenting, chatting, and making delicious food for our family. We've experimented with fish, roast beef, and a number of different side dishes. My sisters join in now that they're older, my sister, who also is GF, is learning to make the most delicious pies, things that even her teenage girlfriends who can eat wheat gobble up. I don't know what we'll be cooking this year, though I'm sure we'll reference this wonderful blog for inspiration, but I know we'll be indulging in our sense of freedom to eat splendidly, something that us gluten free folks should feel more often.

  105. Ann

    This is my 3rd GFCF Thanksgiving. For the most part, each year's been a success. However, I am still looking for a decent roll / biscuit recipe (last year's tasted like metal. Old metal, at that!) … I think the rosemary rolls may be the winner!

    Thanks for your lovely blog, and the continued inspiration.

    Ann B

  106. d

    I can't wait to try GF stuffing! It's my fav & as this is my first holiday being GF, I'm anxious to try one of the dishes I look forward to the most!!

  107. AmyInCA

    Thanks for sharing your gluten free thanksgiving recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I couldn't wait to give them a try. Thank you for the giveaway! You guys are so generous! Love ya and happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Jen

    My ten year old son was just diagnosed with celiac a few weeks ago. He had no symptoms, he just wasn't growing very fast.
    I have always been a pretty big baker but this change has been a bit overwhelming. I am so grateful to you and all of the other adventurous cooks who have taken the time and learned about baking and cooking this way and then have shared it with the world.
    Thanksgiving was never a big deal for him, a picky-eating vegetarian (yikes!) but he loves the apple pie and rolls and muffins…so I will be making all of his favorites gluten free and hoping he'll try some of the veggies. Thank you!

  109. ~ Dreaming ~

    Hi Shauna,Danny & Lu! Want to wish you & your family early Happy Thanksgiving Wishes!! Love All of your recipes!! I'm trying your stuffing this year! I'm also making a cornbread stuffing.. I found the recipe on Rachael Ray's site.. here is the link to a blog I share with a few great friends! I posted the recipe last week.
    http://apronsacrossamerica.blogspot.com/search/label/side%20dishes

    Thank you so much for this Very Generous Giveaway!!

    Blessings To You All! ~ Teresa

  110. marshowl

    I have a number of gluten free people to make Thanksgiving diner for. Thank you for all the wonderful sounding recipes it is a big help. I am going to try a pumpkin pie from living without's holiday edition that makes it's own crust. It sounds good.

  111. Leah

    Pick a favorite thanksgiving food? That's like picking a favorite child! I can't live without mashed potatoes, and this year we will be having them with gluten free gravy. I'm making Shauna's gluten free dinner rolls, and a gluten free cornbread stuffing. My husband has a gluten sensitivity and I don't want him sneezing and sniffling all evening!

  112. Elizabeth Shepherd Dean

    This year I am in charge of cooking the entire Thanksgiving feast for my family for the first time…and I went gluten free a few months ago (I could not have gotten through without you guys!). So, I am totally terrified and thrilled at the same time to be making our very first GF Thanksgiving feast! So…I will definitely be posting after I make everything~

    And in the meantime…favorite dish? Sweet Potato Casserole…hands down. And already gluten free!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. Michie B

    What a great post…wish I had some of these recipes before our Thanksgiving last month. That being said, I am intrigued by your brussels sprout salad and will be making it shortly.

    This was my first Thanksgiving being gluten free and I was afraid of not being able to eat stuffing and pumpkin pie. We were lucky enough to have great stuffing by just tweaking my Mom's recipe. And the pumpkin pie…well that became a pumpkin cheese cake with a gluten free gingersnap crust…YUM!

    Thanks again for all your great recipes. Cheers!

  114. Kate

    this is our first GF thanksgiving so I am making everything from your cookbook and site! dinner rolls, pie crust, graham cracker pie crust, bread for stuffing, turkey, and also another recipe for wild rice stuffing and cranberries. also hoping that the lucky gods will bless me with a stand mixer, but I have so much to be thankful for, without KitchenAid OR gluten

  115. {Sarah Coyle}

    This is my first year as Gluten Free. I know I will miss some of the yummy traditions but look forward to feeling good this year!! Thank you for your blog…it has truly helped!

  116. Pixie Pants Designs

    WoW! Thank you so much for this- this will be our first Thanksgiving as a gluten and dairy free family (My children were diagnosed a month after I was) These recipes will certainly be of great help to me! Bought your amazing book yesterday- LOVE it! Keep doing what you do, and blessing to you and your happy family!

  117. Allison Reece

    Thank you for the tried and true gluten-free recipes. Mom has to have FG foods for Thanksgiving and the rest of us eat Vegan.
    You've inspired me!
    Allison

  118. Bethy-Doll

    Thank you so much. You don't know how much I've appreciated your blogs since my diagnosis last year. I first found the graham crackers ๐Ÿ™‚ now, Thanksgiving ideas! Bless you!

  119. elisa

    This Thanksgiving is going to be exciting with NEW recipes and of course some old standbys!! : ) Can't wait…sooooo glad I found you!! : )

  120. Beau and Melanie

    My husband daughter and I have just become gluten free. THANK You for helping us not feel alone!

  121. Lisa Cohen

    Cooking my first gluten-free Thanksgiving this year! Thank you for all the advice in this post. Just got your book, it helped me make chicken stock this past weekend, and am looking forward to trying more recipes in the future!

  122. Allison

    I am SO relieved to have found you. I just started a GF diet a few days ago and was starting to mourn thanksgiving – not anymore! Literally all the recipes I had were NOT gluten free.

  123. elisa

    Can't wait for next Thursday!! TRying some wonderful NEW recipes along with some old standby's the kids have to have!! I'm sooo glad I found you!! : )

  124. Beau and Melanie

    My husband, daughter, and I have just became gluten Free. Thank you for helping us feel like we arent alone.

  125. Ashleigh

    I was just diagnosed with Celiac last week and am scared, nervous yet excited for Thanksgiving with all your recipes. Cheers to finally knowing what's wrong and starting to feel better after many, many years of feeling ill and two years ( and counting) of infertility!!

  126. La Tea Dah

    Thank you for the great gluten-free ideas for Thanksgiving! Everything looks delicious! Our family always has a vegetarian & gluten-free Thanksgiving — which adds to the challenge, but the food is delicious, just the same.

    Happy holidays!
    LaTeaDah

  127. Eese

    Ohhhh! I do *not* have a spare minute to create anything wonderful this week, but I do love to eat and am *trying* to learn to cook! I used to use my mother's fabulous Kitchen-Aid mixer when I used to make & decorate cakes. I only have a very old, rickety hand mixer now. I'd love to win that mixer!

  128. Konnie

    This will be my daughter's first Thanksgiving being gluten and dairy free. I am up to the challenge of providing food so she won't feel deprived and alone…love the sharing of recipes…keep them coming for us newbies and those of us who are cooking this way for our loved ones….Happy Thanksgiving!

  129. Roz

    I'm very English, so not really celebrating thanksgiving – although I would LOVE to have a go at pumpkin pie ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  130. AngelicMama

    Being Canadian, we had our thanksgiving last month, but what we make INSTEAD of stuffing is a garlic bread FREE of all my daughters allergens (gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, nuts, red meat, pork, chicken, msg, gmo, all additives, perservatives, chemicals and pesticides, nitrates….to name a FEW!) That went for the whole meal. Anyways, I made allergen friendly garlic bread. You slice the bread THICK or if your using thin pre sliced bread, I advise dipping in the sauce instead! Shred the garlic really really finely, add to a pot of olive oil…however much you need for however many your feeding. Toast the bread lightly under the broiler…dont use a toaster…on both sides, remove and add the garlic and olive oil mix, that should be just heated till the garlic is warm. Then spoon it lightly onto your bread, or pour into individual serve bowls to dip at the table! Dont heat the olive oil too much, just enough to warm it slightly!! I usually do about 1 clove of garlic per slice of bread, if its thick sliced….1/2 if your using thin sliced! So yummy!!! My family doesnt miss stuffing one bit! They prefer this!!!

  131. Shana, Daniel, Ezra & Paavo

    I have been wanting to thank you for years now. Mostly I want to thank you for showing us how much food is or can easily be GF. It is not about what you can not eat. It is about what you CAN eat. thanks.

  132. Shana, Daniel, Ezra & Paavo

    I have been wanting to thank you for years now. Mostly I want to thank you for showing us how much food is or can easily be GF. It is not about what you can not eat. It is about what you CAN eat. thanks.

  133. Shana, Daniel, Ezra & Paavo

    I have been wanting to thank you for years now. Mostly I want to thank you for showing us how much food is or can easily be GF. It is not about what you can not eat. It is about what you CAN eat. thanks.

  134. pennypinchingmom

    This is the first year I am making gluten free Thanksgiving…. i have been searching and printing all kinds of exciting recipies… one of the ones I am really excited about is HEBs tamale stuffing….. it is different and sounds wonderful (I will be using gluten free cornbread, and the tamales that I will get are made only with corn)

    thank you for your blog… it is so nice to have someone who understands and wants to help others.

    Home Recipes & CookingThanksgivingMartha's Tamale DressingMartha's Tamale Dressing
    H-E-B Showtime

    Quick and easy

    Prep Time:

    15 minutes Cook Time:

    30 minutes Makes:

    8 – 12 servings Ingredients

    12 steamed (fully-cooked) tamales of your choice – pork, beef or chicken
    1 (8 or 9-inch) pan of prepared corn bread
    2 – 3 cans H-E-B Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles (total of 29 to 30 oz.)
    2 Tbsp. H-E-B Pure Olive Oil
    2 c. chopped onion
    1 Tbsp. Mexican-Blend Seasoning (or 1 tsp. each: ground cumin, chili powder and garlic powder)
    2 c. (8 oz.) H-E-B Shredded Mexican-Blend Cheese
    Instructions

    Heat oven to 350?F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.

    Crumble tamales and corn bread into bite-size pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Drain juice from tomatoes and green chilies; set aside.

    Heat oil in a large skillet over Medium-High heat. Sautรฉ onions 3 minutes; add Mexican seasoning and cook 2 minutes longer or until onions are tender.

    Add onions, drained tomatoes and cheese to tamale mixture; toss to combine. If mixture is too dry, add some reserved juice from tomatoes.

    Transfer to baking dish. Bake 30 minutes or until dressing is heated thoroughly.
    Nutritional Information

  135. Konnie

    Love all the great recipes to try…this will be my daughter's first Thanksgiving gluten & dairy free. I am determined to cook and bake food that is just as tasty as before…thanks…Happy Thanksgiving!

  136. Annie Speicher

    I don't think any other traditional Thanksgiving food item can beat the turkey. My job every year is to "help" pick up the fallen bits as my father-in-law carves.

  137. serenity

    Great recipes, it makes me want to stay all day in my kitchen.
    I actually just mastered gluten free, egg free, soy free, sugar free (just a dollop of molasses)waffles. Only problem, I cannot remember the quantities….. I used cream of rice, rice flour, soy free margarine, rice milk, stevia, molasses, rice protein, baking powder and orange blossom extract.
    It was yummy!

  138. Heather

    I'm making apple pie with your gluten free pie crust (which is delicious) and I made a practice one last weekend. It tasted fantastic… Although the top crust looked a bit like something from a tim Burton Halloween movie, it still tasted great!! I also got a lot of compliments from my friends that generously offered to be guinea pigs ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Megan

    This is my first gluten-free Thanksgiving and I'm actually pretty anxious about it. I'm definitely going to have to find time to make some of these recipes! They all sound AMAZING!! {But right now, I'm trying to finish up my last quarter of school so it's gonna have to wait!} I'll be bookmarking this post, for sure!!

  140. Crow

    Thank you so much for the recipes this year and in past years. It's a great comfort to my family to be able to eat the traditional foods we love — along with new ones — with gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

  141. Jenna

    I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year. It'll be my 3rd gluten-free Thanksgiving, and I think everyone around the house is well-used to my restrictions. To celebrate, I'm planning on bringing two dishes: sausage, apple, and cranberry stuffing and creamy garlic mashed potatoes. I may have to experiment with pie, too, as that's always something I want but can't have. Maybe chocolate pecan… ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. Ahavah

    I am so thankful to have found your website! I immediately made my boyfriend run to the store with me to pick up a copy of your book. I love it!

    My favorite thanksgiving gluten free recipe is "New and Improved Gluten Free New Jersey Pizza" New Jersey pizza is not pizza at all, actually. When my sister was younger my Nana made this amazing mashed squash casserole with lots of yummy cinnamon and sugar. She thought it she told my sister it was squash she wouldn't eat it, so she told her it was "New Jersey Pizza" (they live there and we live in California). Ever since then we have had it every year and still call it NJP despite knowing it is squash ๐Ÿ™‚ However, it was originally thickened with flour and when I was diagnosed I thought I had to say goodbye to a childhood favorite. My mom was determined to make it work so now we thicken it with all purpose gluten free flour.! Happy Thanksgiving!

  143. RTPSusan

    Your recipes are always so reliable I have often made them for an event without making a test batch first. Thanks for all the testing and critical thinking that you apply to what you do!

  144. shelley

    The brussels sprouts salad and pumpkin mash are calling my name!! I can't wait for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks.

  145. flamingo

    Not really good at this gluten free stuff yet, nevermind coming up with my own recipes….but I'd just LOVE it if someone could recreate the green bean casserole….I tried last year, substituting crushed sour cream and onion potato chips for the french fried onions, but it was still missing 'something', so any advice is greatly appreciated and yes I could certainly use your cookbook because I use a lot of your recipes! and my kitchenaid 20 year old mixer just broke, so please have pity on me and put me into the drawing!!!

  146. Stacey Lynn

    This is my first major holiday being Gluten free… I have to say I am extremely nervous and thankful for understanding family and friends as I make this transition. I will be making gluten free mashed potatoes with homemade stock and green bean casserole. I have yet to get the gluten free baking down but I am not in a huge rush. I will be making a pumpkin creme brulee since that is gluten free.

  147. JenErik

    Oh My! You are generous!

    So, I have always fancied myself a baker… When my husband said now wheat, I made it work! But then he said that he actually need gluten free… Well, I started with mixes… And I have progressed. I love making pies. Pumpkin pie, with real pumpkin, and of course, real crust. And this year, gluten free, not a mix. (So far, my attempts have been crumbly, but I'm getting there…)
    Thanks!

  148. Bringing Lady Back

    Oh my goodness, this is so wonderful and generous of you guys to host this giveaway! We have recently realized we need to start living gluten-free, and I cried when I saw the cost of the flours and things required for baking.

    This year, I'm grateful to finally be aware of what my body does and does not need to function properly. รœ

  149. Christine

    My favorite Thanksgiving food has always been pumpkin pie. Last year was the first year I was gluten free and I was heartbroken thinking that I wouldn't have any. My partner had other plans though and made the most AMAZING pumpkin pie with a pecan crust that I didn't even miss old pumpkin pie. Actually I preferred the new and improved recipe.

  150. foreverglutenfree

    I've been gluten free a little over 5 years now. It's a constant learning experience and I love that people like you are making it easier and more approachable to the everyday cook. I am an experienced cook that can't get a job because all the restaurants are filled with gluten… so I recently started my own gluten free blog as well. I would love for you to check it out.

    http://foreverglutenfree.wordpress.com/

    Happy Holidays!

  151. Foodie Ann

    Where I come from we don't celebrate thanksgiving….But this year after reading so many posts about thanksgiving I am planning to celebrate thanksgiving…I am looking forward to try some GF recipes from your book…:)

    Cheers,
    Ann

  152. Stephanie

    Our entire thanksgiving dinner will be gluten free. for the third year. We will have turkey (duh!) and sweet potatoes and stuffing (thanks to udis)and our family tradition graham cracker fluff (made gluten free now) and pumpkin dessert and coffee. It is an extra special thanksgiving because our little granddaughter is only 8 weeks old and it will be HER first Thanksgiving!! (Lucy Irene) We have so much to be thankful for! Blessings to you all.

  153. Hidden Sisters

    So wonderful! We always have a so many over for Thanksgiving that we do a 'dessert bar'. Two gluten free things we'll definitely be having on the menu:

    Franรงois Payardย’s Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
    http://hiddensisters.blogspot.com/2010/11/chocolatecookielove.html

    and we use Trader Joe's Gluten free Ginger Snaps to make sandwich cookies with Creamy Apple Dip (this is my favorite Thanksgiving treat before dinner even starts!)
    http://hiddensisters.blogspot.com/2010/11/creamy-apple-dip.html

  154. Nana Rogers

    Oh thank you so much for all your effort to share your knowledge of GF cooking. Your book is on my wish list for right now ;P
    I'm new to GF.
    My grandmother was GF many years ago. I'm trying to get some of this figured out. Thanks so much for the recipes and guidance in this new territory. As soon as I can start baking, I will share on my blog. Thanks again, Oh can I post a link to your blog on my blog?

  155. cheryl

    I make cornbread dressing using cornbread made with rice flour instead of wheat. No one noticed a difference in taste and the dressing was great!

  156. Jillypill

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!! No longer do I have to suffer with odd-tasting, store bought, premade mixes. This year, I am thankful for your wonderful recipes. This will be my 1st gluten free Thanksgiving and I am looking forward to an exciting new GF adventure! Thank you!!

  157. Shan

    Shauna,

    I was diagnosed in May 2000 with celiac disease, and the adjustment was very difficult for me. My baking efforts flopped the first few times, and I just gave up, really. I ran across your blog only 4 months after your diagnosis, and you reignited the hope that one day, I would be able to eat like a normal person again. For that, I thank you. I still cannot cook and bake like I want to, but I am much better and more open-minded now. You have been a true blessing to me. Thank you for inviting me into your kitchen and into your life.

  158. Emma

    For Canadian Thanksgiving, I made two gluten-free pumpkin pies. I was all about to invest in four types of gluten-free flours, but when I walked into Whole Foods they had a ton of gluten-free pie crust mixes — on sale! It was perfect. And delicious!

  159. Maida

    What a fantastic giveaway!

    I've never really liked traditional Thanksgiving foods, especially since going vegetarian 9 years ago and vegan 2 years ago. I think my favorite part of the meal is dessert. I'm not GF, but I did make some vegan GF vanilla cupcakes last week and they were amazing! I halved the recipe and only got 4 cupcakes out of it, but that's a good thing since I would have eaten them all myself. I can't wait to try other GF recipes.

  160. Judy

    My daughter, Emily, is in the initial stages of trying to figure out whether or not she is gluten or wheat intolerant–right before the holidays! Aack! I am trying to find ways to accommodate our traditions and her dietary needs. Finding this blog is wonderful, and the give away would make it all so much easier!

  161. ebk

    I'm so looking forward to trying out some of the recipes here! I'm just getting started trying out gluten-free recipes. There's no one in my family who MUST eat gluten-free, but I know there are a lot of people I know who do. I'd love to be able to make things I know they can eat. Thank you for this blog!

  162. Nicole

    I love your blog. I am a vegan baker and I don't have issues with gluten, but I'm up for the challenge. I'll post something later this week.

  163. playfood

    Thanks for compiling a list and links with lots of recipes. I put up a link on my blog because I have had friends asking about T-day recipes. I think what you have here is the perfect place for them to look.

  164. Kristy

    Hi Shauna (and Danny)! I can't tell you how happy I am that you write this blog and speak out on the radio, etc. You are so damn empowering! It sounds sappy, but every time I hear you speak or read something like the Thanksgiving blog, with all its amazing sounding recipes that are safe for me to eat, I get a little teary eyed. (I know, sappy!) This will be my second GF Thanksgiving. Last year I didn't eat much, but this year will be different. Since my diagnosis, I've taken your approach and I tell everyone about it, because I don't know who I might help. And it's paid off – I now know 5 people who have gone off gluten since I did, including my brother and aunt (and, hopefully soon, my mom). That means this Thanksgiving there is a critical mass of us GF folks and I plan to make that count! I can't wait to try baking a GF pie (the apple pie cheesecake posted by Shaina on Food for My Family sounds off the hook!), the apple rosemary muffins in your cookbook, and the pumpkin soup in your cookbook, which I've already made once and thought was delicious – now I need to share it with my family. I also want to try your rustic bread boule, because I haven't had really amazing bread in a year and half and I think it's time to try. So I'm going to by myself a pizza stone for Christmas – woohoo! I look forward to this Thanksgiving like none before – thank you. Bring on the full bellies!

  165. Jo

    I'm making Penzey's bourbon chocolate pecan pie with Shauna's fabulous crust! It's an easy pie to make gluten-free. The recipe is on their website!

  166. jeanmm

    You got my attention with the "win a kitchen aid mixer!"…I just made goat milk pumpkin custard with my 30 year old kitchen aid {It's a little louder than it used to be but still runs ] Yes, it's gluten free, low carb and tastes great for the holidays. Most of all it's fast to make and I've been making it with milk instead of cream or evaporated milk for over 30 years. Just take your pumpkin pie recipe use milk instead of evaporated milk, add an extra egg and cook 20 minutes longer than you would a pie.

  167. runnerpaige

    Cool giveaway! you guys are too nice to us! This will be our first GF Holidays and I'm using some of your recipes! I'll do a blog post afterwards ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the greatness! See you guys tonight at the Tattered Cover!

  168. BeautyRescued

    Just diagnosed with Hashimoto's and my wellness practitioner tells me to go gluten-free before Thanksgiving and Christmas…was so bummed until I remembered that gluten-free food can taste sublime thanks to you and your wonderful hubby! Now I can't wait for Thanksgiving next week!

  169. mcsquared

    This is my first gluten-free Thanksgiving, and I'm pregnant, which heightens my vigilance. While I have the support of my husband and in-laws, getting the entire family to create a gluten-free meal is apparently out of the question. Maybe next year when one of them has been diagnosed… Not that I wish this upon anyone, but if only they knew how easy it is to create such gluten-free goodness. Anyhow, I've been instructed to cook whatever I want to eat, which is, well, just about everything one wants to eat on Thanksgiving, from mashed potatoes to stuffing to pumpkin pie. When most others are asked to make one dish, I'll be making about five. I'm not complaining; if it's the only way to be completely safe (and keep my baby from potential harm), I'll do it willingly, and with THANKS. One highlight I'll whip up is a super-easy cranberry relish using raw cranberries, an orange plus its zest, and a tad of brown sugar. I use a blender to combine the ingredients b/c I don't have a food processor, and it comes out great. Generally I make it one or two days in advance.

    Thanks for all you do for us. This year I have a lot to be thankful for…my baby, my newfound health, and lots of yummy, good-for-me food!

  170. mcsquared

    This is my first gluten-free Thanksgiving, and I'm pregnant, which heightens my vigilance. While I have the support of my husband and in-laws, getting the entire family to create a gluten-free meal is apparently out of the question. Maybe next year when one of them has been diagnosed… Not that I wish this upon anyone, but if only they knew how easy it is to create such gluten-free goodness. Anyhow, I've been instructed to cook whatever I want to eat, which is, well, just about everything one wants to eat on Thanksgiving, from mashed potatoes to stuffing to pumpkin pie. When most others are asked to make one dish, I'll be making about five. I'm not complaining; if it's the only way to be completely safe (and keep my baby from potential harm), I'll do it willingly, and with THANKS. One highlight I'll whip up is a super-easy cranberry relish using raw cranberries, an orange plus its zest, and a tad of brown sugar. I use a blender to combine the ingredients b/c I don't have a food processor, and it comes out great. Generally I make it one or two days in advance.

    Thanks for all you do for us. This year I have a lot to be thankful for…my baby, my newfound health, and lots of yummy, good-for-me food!

  171. NMW

    Shauna – you opened the kitchen door for me when I was first GF 4 1/2 years ago. I didn't really cook before, but the first thing I confidently made for myself was your chicken soup for one. I've expanded that to making my own stock/broth, varying ingredients and preparing large batches so I always have that yummy comfort on hand. I know I'm not the only one who has gained confidence and pleasure in the kitchen because of you (and Danny).
    I am always grateful for that first push, step and leap into GF life.

  172. Victoria Wallace

    I love love love your blog and FB page ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my friend's has a food blog which I also love: http://eggsonsunday.wordpress.com/ I alter many of her recipes to be gluten-free. She too is a David Leibovitz fan!

    GF for over 10 years and my girls just tested positive for celiac this month. One of my daughter's favorite desserts this time of year is Creme Brulee. Thankfully, for her, this is GF ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee: http://eggsonsunday.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/pumpkin-and-brown-sugar-creme-brulees/

  173. peanutgallery7

    I actually was a decent cook in the kitchen in every area EXCEPT baking!!! So having 2 GF boys in my house has motivated me to try baking 1 new item a week. Mnay end up in the garbage, but several have been downright delicious!! With your blog I am motivated more then ever!!!

    Thanks so much…It is wonderful seeing a family embrace being Celiac!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

  174. Brandy Jean

    Last year was my 1st GF Thanksgiving & I have been practicing new recipes for this year's feast. My youngest son's lady love cannot eat the glutens so to mkae her understand she is welcome in the family we all eat GF for any meal she can partake with us!

  175. zonecoach

    I tried your gluten free pizza the other day and it was soooo much harder without a mixer. Kitchen Aid Mixers get great reviews. I have been lusting after one for a loooong time but just haven't sprung for one. Having a mixer for Thanksgiving would be amazing.

  176. Brandy Jean

    I already have new GF recipes for this my 2nd GF Thanksgiving… but after checking these recipes out there will be more new offerings, thanks!!

  177. Chris

    oh, yummy, Shauna – Thank you for putting that all in one place! I'm hosting this year (my 2nd GF gobble gobble day) and I want to make it interesting AND delish. Can't wait. I'm sure my husband will love it, he's quite the amateur chef.

  178. Kristen

    Thank you SO much for this, and all your other posts! This is my first year of Thanksgiving with no gluten. I'll admit, I've not been looking forward to it much. But now, with you help, I actually am excited to make a gf meal!! I think the trickiest thing for me to give up will be dinner rolls. I have a few gf bread recipes to try, and Im sure Ill find one thats completely satisfying to my Thanksgiving breadtooth ๐Ÿ™‚

  179. Kristen

    Thank you SO much for this, and all your other posts! This is my first year of Thanksgiving with no gluten. I'll admit, I've not been looking forward to it much. But now, with you help, I actually am excited to make a gf meal!! I think the trickiest thing for me to give up will be dinner rolls. I have a few gf bread recipes to try, and Im sure Ill find one thats completely satisfying to my Thanksgiving breadtooth ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. Jennifer

    While some need a gluten-free Thanksgiving, my niece is allergic to, well, everything else. Here is a guest article I wrote about preparing a Thanksgiving meal with allergies to common foods and food additives in mind. Would love to have you read it!

  181. Mรกs allรก de 365 sonrisas

    Ohhh i love autumn and all food related. I adored your pumpkin pie. Congratulations for the book, i have already one and i would like a second one. You explain so well your story that is basically the same as mine,
    hugs
    marta

  182. Kim

    This will be my first GF thanksgiving and I am so happy I have you – you are a true God Send! And I would be even happier with a new kitchen aid mixer – I was just going to add one to my Christmas list! xoxoxoxo

  183. jillain

    Well, this will be my 1st GF Thanksgiving… After battling with infertility for 3 years, I am going to see if GF is the way to go to beat this battle!!! I have alot of things saying that gluten is tied to infertility. I guess it can't hurt, right? I can't wait to make some gluten free apple crisp!!!

  184. The Escandon Family

    Thanks for all the great tips and ideas! This will be my first GF holiday season and I am looking forward to it ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite green bean casseroll will be whipped up with Pacific's new GF cream of mushroom soup! YAHOO!

    Looking forward to the drawing ๐Ÿ™‚

  185. Wendy K

    Hello Gluten-Free Girl, Chef and Lu,
    I do not have to eat gluten free, but I enjoy your blog and want to thank you for how you've really made me think so much more about what goes into the food I eat. I have just purchased a few new types of flours in order to try to improve the variety and healthiness of the foods I bake for my family. Thank you so much for motivating all of us strangers out here, Gluten-Free or not, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  186. Kelly

    Hey life changer!!!

    I just finished reading, "Gluten Free Girl" which I LOVED! I've been struggling for years with many of the same symptoms as you did specifically being so TIRED!!

    I've made half hearted attempts in the past but now, I am at a point where I will NOT poison my body simply to eat a cracker and other junk! It's sooo not worth it. I am worth it! Your book gave me the courage to understand that I'm not alone!

    I finally made the choice to live gluten free. I'm on day 6 and can already notice a huge DIFFERENCE!

    Thanks for being you and for sharing your ideas, thoughts, love. Here's to a happier, healthier me!!

  187. Heather

    Shauna –

    I'm going to try your pie crust recipe but wondered how long it will keep in the fridge? If I make my pies over the weekend will they keep until Thanksgiving or do I need to wait until a couple days before? I've never done pie before gf or otherwise. Thanks.

  188. Kayla P.

    Thanks so much! I think I will have to try your rolls, and I'm terribly intrigued by the pumpkin mash. I have a red kuri squash that needs to be used, and I have no idea what this squash is like. Does anyone know if it would be good in this "mash" (instead of– or combined with– the pumpkin)?

  189. Di Adra

    I just want to say THANK YOU!!!! You havev helped my son & I make this GF transition SO much easier!!! I'm taking my life back & not caring if people look at me weird. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please consider me for the mixer, I'm a baker at heart and I know this would help so much to try new recipes from the cook book I'm in love with, you might have heard of it…

  190. Linda

    Thanks for the great ideas for Thanksgiving! And thanks for the chance to win the kitchenaid! I would LOVE to have that to help me get through the holidays! My mixer is actually older than I am (from a garage sale) so this would be wonderful!
    Linda M

  191. Kate

    I am so excited to try all of these this year. I am going home for Thanksgiving and have made sure that my mom and family have every single recipe. They have already asked me about all the different flours, lol. Last Thanksgiving, before my diagnosis, I couldn't even eat, I was so miserable. I am looking forward to a Thanksgiving where I am healthy and can enjoy every delicious gluten free bite!!! Thank you for your wonderful recipes!!!

  192. sg

    Wow..that's quite the list! And amazing dishes. My Thanksgiving-esque post is for a side dish. Roasted vegetables with pomegranate sauce. It's a seriously delicious combination of roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and cauliflower, and it's naturally gluten free. Love those kind of recipes for Thanksgiving. It's here: http://simpleginger.com/?p=770

  193. Heidi

    I'm so glad to have found you! My girlfriend was recently diagnosed as allergic to wheat, and having a difficult time adjusting. I've sent her a link to your blog, and hope she will make good use of it.

    I love Thanksgiving…. parades in the morning, football in the afternoon, and delicious food all day long! ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Susan

    Awesome post: so many great recipes. My Thanksgiving will be gluten free minus a few pies my son might bring!
    I will have 2 dressings this year – our usual sausage one which everyone looks for and a new one made gluten free with brown rice instead of the bread cubes…all the sausage used will be GF.My Turkey is GF and the rest of the side dishes will also be GF. Im so excited!

  195. Sirena Shamounki

    i always love your thanksgiving posts! And I will be traveling out of the country this year during thanksgiving! But I am hosting several brunches and dinners at our place over the holidays and this food can really be enjoyed during the whole winter entertaining season.

  196. Melissa

    Thanksgiving is my version of bakers Olympics (seriously why isn't there an Olympic Event for Baking?). I LIVE for this holiday each and every year. This year marks my FIRST gluten free Thanksgiving and I'm so excited to make it happen!
    My all time favorite Thanksgiving food is the Turkey. I love the crispness of the skin, the aroma of it when it's perfectly cooked, the beautifulness siting ready to be carved. And of course homemade Turkey Pot Pie created with the leftovers.
    I have numerous friends/family that have recently been diagnosed with Celiac and each of them has received a care package from me that includes a copy of your amazing cookbook with post it tags for the recipes they must make before trying anything else gluten free!

  197. Stacey

    Thank you for these recipes! My husband was diagnosed just before Thanksgiving last year (literally, just days before), and his Thanksgiving meal consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, and plain green beans. This year, though, since we've got things a bit more figured out, we'll have GF gravy, GF stuffing (made your recipe for Christmas Eve last year, and he LOVED it! He had been hurting, not eating stuffing for Thanksgiving), GF green bean casserole, along with our usual meal.

  198. Lizard

    This thanksgiving I'm making GF mac and cheese, my family has an obsession with the stuff, and I make it real southern homestyle. I also plan on making another GF pumkpin pie (Another? Yes, I made one two days ago and it's gone already!) and Stuffing. We found Udi's bread at our local Health food store so I plan on using up some of the old bread we have that could use some spicing up! Grandma is truly the celiac and may decide not to come with us to my parents…but I'm leaving things at home because her side of the family isn't quite as baking friendly. We're really trying in our household to make everything Grandma Friendly (GF, haha!) since there's no need to do anything otherwise. Thank you for your inspiration through the past 2 years living with her, life is considerably better when you can say "Of course you can have some"

  199. Sarah

    Love your Thanksgiving idea's! The photo's are beautiful too! I love cooking gluten free for the holidays, it's so nice hearing all the compliments of the dishes I make and then seeing their jaws drop when they realize it's gluten free! I think people have such a negative connotation with gluten free, it's as if you're telling them it's FAT FREE!!

  200. Sharla

    I'd love the Kitchen Aid Mixer you say you bought for me :). I realize this is a contest – a great one. I will be making a complete gluten-free dinner from Gluten-Free Girl's Thanksgiving recipes this year along with some tried and true favorites. You can find some of my gluten-free recipes at http://www.recipesrightnow.com under Health or Gluten-Free – Enjoy, please enter me in the contest & Thanks A Bunch For All The Great Recommendations and Recipes – Gluten-Free Girl Rocks!!!!!

  201. Sharla

    Hi – I'd love the KitchenAid Mixer you say you bought for me…I'll be making a complete Thanksgiving Gluten-Free dinner for myself (I have Celiac Disease) and my husband who has Diabetes Type II this Holiday from all your wonderful recommendations and recipes. I'd love to have a Kitchen Aid Mixer to use in preparation of your recipes along with some family favorites of mine which I have been previously paid to publish on http://www.recipesrightnow.com, my Gluten-Free recipes can be found both in the Health and General sections. Enjoy, thanks for the contest and please let me know if I'm a winner – Cheers and Much Gluten-Free Love – Sharla aka KitchenDancer!!!!

  202. Amber

    This is my first gluten-free Thanksgiving and I am not sure how I'm going to navigate it. We'll be heading to two different houses and I have no idea what the menu will be! I'll be eating beforehand and probably bringing a dessert to share.

  203. raindrop

    I am very excited for the meal I have planned using a lot of your recipes! This is our 5th gluten free Thanksgiving and looks like it will be the best one yet!

  204. adb6

    I don't have a blog but I would love to try my hand at baking a gluten-free pie or cake. Heather's Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies that you listed sound pretty darn good too!

  205. sclark

    I just found your blog and "liked" you on FB so i get to stay up to date on everything. I am just starting to explore gluten-free recipes and haven't been too excited until I came across your blog… I don't HAVE to eat gluten-free but have found I feel better when I limit things with gluten in them. I'm super excited to start trying out your recipes! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving :o)

  206. W&M

    I have 2 gf kids, so my entire thanksgiving will be gf. I will be making Maida Heatter's chocolate pecan pie with your gf crust (dessert comes first because it's most important, right?). I am also making gf cherry pie, but I haven't totally worked out the recipe yet. We will be having turkey stuffed with gf bread (Udi's)/gf cornbread, celery, onions, chestnuts, and fresh herbs; gf gravy; mashed potatoes (these are gf anyway), fresh cranberry relish (cranberries, zest of one orange, flesh of same orange, 1/4 finely diced granny smith apple, 1/4 – 1/2 c sugar), spinach-artichoke casserole (Southern Living recipe, just substitute thick gf white sauce for the condensed cr of mushroom soup and omit any flour); garlic herb carrots julienne; maybe some rolls. Thanks for all your work perfecting these gf recipes!

  207. W&M

    I have 2 gf kids, so my entire thanksgiving will be gf. I will be making Maida Heatter's chocolate pecan pie with your gf crust (dessert comes first because it's most important, right?). I am also making gf cherry pie, but I haven't totally worked out the recipe yet. We will be having turkey stuffed with gf bread (Udi's)/gf cornbread, celery, onions, chestnuts, and fresh herbs; gf gravy; mashed potatoes (these are gf anyway), fresh cranberry relish (cranberries, zest of one orange, flesh of same orange, 1/4 finely diced granny smith apple, 1/4 – 1/2 c sugar), spinach-artichoke casserole (Southern Living recipe, just substitute thick gf white sauce for the condensed cr of mushroom soup and omit any flour); garlic herb carrots julienne; maybe some rolls. Thanks for all your work perfecting these gf recipes!

  208. W&M

    I have 2 gf kids, so my entire thanksgiving will be gf. I will be making Maida Heatter's chocolate pecan pie with your gf crust (dessert comes first because it's most important, right?). I am also making gf cherry pie, but I haven't totally worked out the recipe yet. We will be having turkey stuffed with gf bread (Udi's)/gf cornbread, celery, onions, chestnuts, and fresh herbs; gf gravy; mashed potatoes (these are gf anyway), fresh cranberry relish (cranberries, zest of one orange, flesh of same orange, 1/4 finely diced granny smith apple, 1/4 – 1/2 c sugar), spinach-artichoke casserole (Southern Living recipe, just substitute thick gf white sauce for the condensed cr of mushroom soup and omit any flour); garlic herb carrots julienne; maybe some rolls. Thanks for all your work perfecting these gf recipes!

  209. lauren.candee

    You guys are the greatest!! Thanks for being so generous.
    This year I am so grateful for the wonderful relationship I have with my husband and my two young daughters. I love the town in which we live, where gluten-free products are easy to come by and living gluten-free is well accepted. I love waking up each morning thinking about what wonderful new food item I will create for my family that day, with the help of my kitchen-loving three-year-old..
    Even though so many things are hard in our lives, we have each other. I am so truly blessed this holiday season.

  210. Vix

    This is only slightly an original recipe. It's a mix of one from Better Homes and Gardens and another from Epicurious.

    3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
    3 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
    1 pound ground pork
    1/4 cup brandy
    2 large eggs
    1 (15-oz) jar peeled cooked whole chestnuts, coarsely crumbled ( approx 3 cups)
    1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    I roll into balls and bake at 375 degrees for about 40 mins because I like my stuffing crispy and not actually stuffed in anything. In fact, I'm not even sure why I still call this chestnut stuffing since it is more like a meatball. Anyway, I think it's fab!! A fave in our house for years.

  211. alyce

    No blog for me, so just a comment. We are making gluten-free stuffing and I've offered to make gravy. So the big offenders will be covered. (we're going to a friend's house and one of the guests is gluten intolerant; we've had said friend inspect our recipes & kitchens) ๐Ÿ™‚

    my word verification was "adish"

  212. Yasmine Galenorn

    I have to keep gluten free, and I also have a number of food allergies and intolerances. So Thanksgiving will be gluten free, garlic free, onion free, orange free, and a number of other 'frees'…

    I make my cranberry sauce with raspberries instead of oranges. I'm perfecting gluten free stuffing this week. I'm buying gluten free pumpkin pie because I am on a deadline and have no time to make it. Turkey? Additive free, with only herbs and butter and olive oil.

    And we'll have a houseful of friends, and the day will be wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you, for all the work you do for the GF community.

    Yasmine

  213. Margaret

    Last year for several months I ate gluten free thinking I had Celiac's disease. Blood results came back negative for Celiac's and I was told that most of my symptoms could be attributed to my pre-existing Crohn's disease. While I am still not convinced I don't have a gluten sensitivity, I had given up on eating gluten free for half a year or more.
    This post is inspiring enough that I may just start baking and eating gluten free again.
    It also reminds me of my thanksgiving last year. My friend invited me to his family thanksgiving because my family all had to work that day. His family went out of their way to make the whole meal gluten free for me. It was absolutely wonderful and totally unexpected. It also included a very tasty rice/sausage stuffing for which I should try to get the recipe. I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and the best of luck in their gluten free feast preparations.
    – Margaret M.

  214. Joy Archer

    P.S. Next time you do one of these contests, can I suggest that for the eligibility part, the blog post must include the title of your book somewhere. Because that's the whole point, isn't it? And I would be happy to boost your book to my audience, and having the reminder is helpful.

    Keep on keeping on,
    Joy

  215. abby jenkins

    first time here and HELLO!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! Everyone in my family, generations of us, are kickin gluten to the curb and feeling so much better. Losing weight, gaining focus.

    I can't wait to get all my siblings and nieces and nephews (well the ones that cook or even pretend to) your book for Christmas…

    now back to Thanksgiving THANKS IMA GIVING TO YOU for these recipes!

  216. Nancy

    I have been gluten free for almost 3 years and have not had stuffing!! I am so excited to have found this website!!! This year I will be thankful for stuffing and both of you. Thank you! This is as exciting as the first time I had gf bread!

  217. Debbi

    I am so excited about cooking for the holidays this year. I give my thanks to you, your cookbooks and your inspiration. My daughter bought me "gluten-free girl" and gluten-free girl and the chef" for my birthday. What delightful reading and terrific recipes. After not having a working oven last year, I am planning 2 Thanksgiving dinners this year. Thanks for all you do! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

  218. Tiffany

    Wow, what an awesome prize! Especially the collection of gluten free flours. I'm always struggling finding flours that aren't also produced in a facility that uses wheat. I had that sentence on labels ๐Ÿ™‚ Any ways, I'm from Canada so have already celebrated Thanksgiving … here's what I made:

    Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Pumpkin Parfait: http://glutenaversion.blogspot.com/2010/10/curried-butternut-squash-soup.html

    And an older post on Thanksgiving with Bacon and Cashew Stuffing in Acorn Squash: http://glutenaversion.blogspot.com/2009/10/please-pass-stuffing.html as well as Lemon Hazelnut Green Beans (my fav): http://glutenaversion.blogspot.com/2009/10/please-pass-stuffing.html

  219. Disney Heather

    It's my first GF Thanksgiving, and tonight I am thankful for your blog, and for the wonderful GF stuffing mix I picked up at Whole Foods today. Looking forward to making some of our favorite dishes GF – and thinking I'm not going to tell the others and just see what they have to say!

  220. kendra

    what a generous giveaway! i'm contemplating gluten-free stuffing this year. we'll see though… link later <3

  221. Kendall Marie

    Love this post! so many good ideas! Thank you for always sharing with us all ! You are an inspiration to me.

  222. beyondriceandtofu.com

    It's hard to decide what I like best at Thanksgiving… my wild rice dressing, my MIL's cornbread dressing, roasted Brussels sprouts, apple crisp, crustless pumpkin pie, spiced cider…
    If I get time before we haul across country this weekend, I will post my wild rice dressing.

  223. anitah

    This year was my second Thanksgiving EVER. I'm Australian, but now live in Canada and am really loving a new tradition (for me, anyway). This year I had a three month old baby in toe so didn't contribute as much with the cooking (we share Thanksgiving with our new good Canadian friends) but I made enough GF bread for the stuffing. Then my friend finished it off with nuts, seeds and cranberries and chicken stock. She couldn't stop telling all her friends and the other guests how good my bread was for stuffing. It is somehow more wholesome and because I use a variety of grains in my bead recipes as well as nuts and seeds it is really packed with flavor. This year, however, I was so flattered and pleasantly surprised that I could eat EVERYTHING that was served up. I am dairy free too, so that is a tough feat. Mash, sweet potato with marshmallows (now that is a yummy invention!), lemon meringue pie, choc cake, gravy, stuffing, turkey and everything else. It is such a nice feeling to be catered for like that and to also know you aren't going to be sick due to error or contamination. Thank you to my friends who fed me and made me feel "normal". It was better than Christmas…

  224. *Diana*

    I don't have a blog … but this is an amazing dish. I start by roasting some cubed butternut squash. While that's in the oven, I chop a leek or two (depending on how much squash I'm making) and saute it in some butter, with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Yes, nutmeg. ๐Ÿ™‚ When the squash is nice and roasty, I add it to the leeks. Add some crumbled goat cheese and warm it gently through. I've heard about adding hazelnuts to the party but we have a nut-allergic girl here so … we eat this one as I described. It's dreamy, and doesn't last around here!

  225. anitah

    This year was my second Thanksgiving EVER. I'm Australian, but now live in Canada and am really loving a new tradition (for me, anyway). This year I had a three month old baby in toe so didn't contribute as much with the cooking (we share Thanksgiving with our new good Canadian friends) but I made enough GF bread for the stuffing. I chopped the bread into 1.5cm chunks, dried it out, then my friend finished it off with nuts, seeds, dried cranberries and chicken stock. She couldn't stop telling all her friends and the other guests how good my bread was for stuffing. And it was! It is somehow more wholesome and because I use a variety of grains in my bread recipes as well as nuts and seeds it is really packed with flavor. This year, however, I was so flattered and pleasantly surprised that I could eat EVERYTHING that was served up. I am dairy free too, so that is a tough feat. Mash, sweet potato with marshmallows (now that is a yummy invention!), lemon meringue pie, choc cake, gravy, stuffing, turkey and everything else. It is such a nice feeling to be catered for like that and to also know you aren't going to be sick due to error or contamination. Thank you to my friends who fed me and made me feel "normal". It was better than Christmas…

  226. Lexie

    Wow! What a roundup. Hopefully you are getting SOME down time on you CO tour. Would love to know what time the potluck is in Boulder. Hmmmm.

    -Lexie | Lexie's Kitchen

  227. Coach Laura

    Shauna and The Chef, this is my fourth GF thanksgiving. I turned to your blog the first year, even before your first book. I've learned so much from you about flours and cooking and the "feel" of GF baking. Now I use family recipes and turn them GF and mix old traditions and new ones. I use pre-made pie crusts when we bake for non-GF family members instead of the homemade wheat ones I used to make but the rest of the family enjoys them just the same. Thanks for all you do…you are still a teacher at your core. It is your calling! Happy Thanksgiving.

  228. Amy W.

    I'm making my first completely GF Thanksgiving for family this year. I've been experimenting with bread recipes to find one that my non-GF guests will like. I can't wait to test out some of the recipes you've posted here!

  229. Susan

    I think gluten free is such a healthy way to eat besides a necessity for many.Thanks for all your ideas. My favourite part of Thanksgiving is my mom's stuffing–which would benefit from a gluten free version.

  230. Kathryn

    Favorite food at thanksgiving dinner?? How can I choose. I really love it all. Greenbean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes…and lets not forget about the desserts. However, we always seem to be lacking in the veggie department. This year I have volunteered to bring brussels sprouts and I think I will use the recipe you provided. Thank you so much!

  231. e.b.

    I will be passing on this post to so many people! It seems there are more and more friends and family going gluten-free… and it sure helps to have you as a guidepost. I'll be doing a Thanksgiving dinner completely free of gluten, dairy, and soy to accommodate my family. Thank you for your many inspirations!

  232. The Golden Papaya

    What a great compendium of recipes and blogs! Amazing. Thank you.
    My favorite dish for Thanksgiving is sweet potatoes. Nothing candied or with marshmallows (gross!), just baked in a casserole with butter and pecans on top. Pineapple isn't bad with it, either.

  233. The Golden Papaya

    What a great compendium of blogs and recipes. Amazing. Thank you.
    My favorite dish for Thanksgiving is sweet potatoes. Not candied and no marshmallows (gross!), but baked in a casserole, with lots of butter and some pecans or walnuts. Not bad with pineapple, either.

  234. Lori Beth

    You have just made my day!! Such an awesome giveaway. I've been following your blog for about 9 months now. I hate baking, b/c the few times I've tried I have failed (and it's expensive to fail GF and DF) This will be the first Thanksgiving my daughter is going to want to eat most everything on the table, so I am on a mission to make sure she has lots of options. Of course I came to your blog first for help last night and found your stuffing and then today I wake up and find this absolutely beautiful, wonderful, life saving post with all of these delicious sounding recipes in one place.

    My GF & DF goals for this Thanksgiving for her are stuffing, pumpkin pie (which she has been asking for), pumpkin bread (which I have already got down), mini pecan pies, & cranberry compote.

    I have passed on your blog to a good friend who is in process of being tested. She believes she and both of her little girls have celieacs. She has been a great support for me as she loves to bake and is inspiring me.

    Have you all heard of better batter flour? SHe just started using it and swears it is awesome. I make my own GF flour mix b/c I was not a huge fan of Bob's Red Mill.

    Anyways just letting you know that you all are awesome for this blog and all the help and inspiration you are for the rest of us. I am thankful for you this Thanksgiving

  235. KriskoPop

    This will be my first gluten free thanksgiving and you are fabulous for helping to make it easier for me :). I really want to make the brussel sprouts salad too!! YUMMY. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  236. KriskoPop

    Yumm!! This will be my first GF Thanksgiving (holiday season) and you just make it so easy ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait to try the brussels sprout salad!!! Everything looks so good. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

  237. HCGpower

    I am so glad I found you so long ago. I just found out that my Sister is in lots of need of any gluten free recipies so we will take the challenge this year to make lots gluten free. Plus I have a boy who has to stay gluten free through the holiday so hsi wrestling weight stays low. Thanks and here is to creating in the kitchen.

  238. Asha @ FSK

    Hey Shauna, This is such a fantastic event. Being an Indian, wheat was only one of many grains and flours we used. It also helped that it was the costliest. I am so happy that through this recipe exchange there is so much knowledge spread about other flours, which are glutenfree and nutritious.

    I made a glutenfree dessert and side recently. An Apple and Red Grape Cobbler and a Butternut Squash and Potato Gratin. Link below

    http://www.forkspoonnknife.com/2010/11/farm-to-table-simple-baked-meals.html

  239. Beth

    Paula Deen's Turnip Mashed potatoes are making it to my table this year. I followed the suggestion in your book to have the waster 'taste like the ocean' when boiling the potatoes – what a difference it makes! I also used my ricer to 'smoosh' them (is that a technical term?). They were fabulous.

  240. Alison

    Although I'm a foodie now, I still have a few remnants of my picky-eater youth hanging around my table. Until recently, I had to have canned jellied cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I couldn't abide "real" cranberry sauce. Well, thanks to a friend who turned my on to cranberry compote, I have finally kicked the habit. Here's a link to my blog where you can find one of our favorite gluten-free recipes: http://onemeatoneveg.blogspot.com/2010/11/cranberry-compote.html

  241. Leanna

    My roommate has recently had to go gluten free. We are slowing learning how to cook gluten free. Thanksgiving will be a challenge…well, I thought it was going to be. Thanks for this.

  242. Christy

    If only I could ever receive such a wonderful gift as that… I would love a Kitchen Aid mixer. I don't have a nice mixer; only a small hand mixer. Having celiac disease comes with the need to be able to cook and bake gluten free items at home. The local health food store, Natures/Wild Oats was closed a while ago, so to get gluten free items it a big task. Fred Meyers is starting to carry more items, but I have to go to at least three or four stores in nearby towns to get all the items I need. Anyway, I am going to try your stuffing recipe this year to go with our family Thanksgiving meal. Thank you for your contribution to all of us with celiac disease through your blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

  243. Christy

    If only I could ever receive such a wonderful gift as that… I would love a Kitchen Aid mixer. I don't have a nice mixer; only a small hand mixer. Having celiac disease comes with the need to be able to cook and bake gluten free items at home. The local health food store, Natures/Wild Oats was closed a while ago, so to get gluten free items it a big task. Fred Meyers is starting to carry more items, but I have to go to at least three or four stores in nearby towns to get all the items I need. Anyway, I am going to try your stuffing recipe this year to go with our family Thanksgiving meal. Thank you for your contribution to all of us with celiac disease through your blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

  244. Christy

    I will post your link on my facebook, try to get more people to see all the recipes and info you have for those of us with celiac disease. The local store closed two or three years ago just after I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I only have a small hand mixer, so baking is cumbersome for me. I drive to three or four to get gluten free items I need. Two of the stores are about forty five minutes away, the local Fred Meyer has increased their GF selections, but it gets discouraging. I am looking forward to making your recipe for gluten free stuffing, as long as I can get some decent gluten free bread. I will also make pumpkin pie using whole foods gluten free pie crust. If I were to ever receive such a wonerful gift as the Kitchen Aid mixer, it would greatly enhance my options for baking and cooking. Thank you for all you do to support those of us struggling through celiac disease and the gluten free diet. Happy Thanksgiving!

  245. Christy

    I will post your link on my facebook, try to get more people to see all the recipes and info you have for those of us with celiac disease. The local store closed two or three years ago just after I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I only have a small hand mixer, so baking is cumbersome for me. I drive to three or four to get gluten free items I need. Two of the stores are about forty five minutes away, the local Fred Meyer has increased their GF selections, but it gets discouraging. I am looking forward to making your recipe for gluten free stuffing, as long as I can get some decent gluten free bread. I will also make pumpkin pie using whole foods gluten free pie crust. If I were to ever receive such a wonerful gift as the Kitchen Aid mixer, it would greatly enhance my options for baking and cooking. Thank you for all you do to support those of us struggling through celiac disease and the gluten free diet. Happy Thanksgiving!

  246. wilramsonpal

    LOVE that you have so many recipes from all of the different blogs! It's my first Thanksgiving going gluten free, so all of these recipes are very encouraging!

    I don't have a blog, but I just experimented with your gluten free stuffing last night! I wanted to try and make it at home before I make it for my family for Thanksgiving. It turned out fabulous. I can't wait for the rest of my family to try it, too!

  247. Cyfaill

    I'll be making gluten free rolls, turkey, candied sweet potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, cranberry sauce, a cake, and pumpkin pie. I don't have time to post recipes yet, but now I'm all inspired to do so!

  248. Marion

    this will be my first holiday going gluten free, and I want to do a turkey with all the trimmings. so thank you so much for all the great ideas and recipes. My daughter bought me your cookbook for christmas so I'm looking forward to that.
    I'm also greatful for that my mom's health is getting on track and my Dad is there cooking up a storm for her.

  249. mindi

    What a great collection of recipes! Thank you! This will be my first year baking a gluten-free pumpkin pie–my and my son's favorite Thanksgiving treat.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  250. Torey

    Will be taking some GF things to a gluten filled home. . .gravy, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. I'm making our own due to contamination issues.

  251. SheilaM

    Oh, goodness! New to GF foods and didn't realize how many there were! Thank you for your blog and all the amazing recipes! Definitely want to try the apple pie cheesecake.
    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  252. Debbie

    My family and I moved to New Zealand a few months ago, but that doesn't mean we will be skipping a traditional, gluten-free, YUMMY Thanksgiving. Yet, I will have to learn to bake the traditional foods without the flours I am used to using in the US- they just aren't available here. I know at least this old stand-by, from before the GF years, will be as delicious as ever (thanks Robin, for the template):

    Peeled Sweet Potatoes, cut in 1/4 inch rounds
    Peeled tart apples, core removed, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
    cranberries
    Butter (1 to 2 TBSPS)
    Brown Sugar (about 2 TBSPS)

    Alternate rows of potatoes and apples (overlapping them a little), in a buttered large pyrex. Sprinkle as many cranberries as you would like over the top. Dust a small amount of brown sugar, over, and then small knobs of butter (I use about 1 to 2 TBSPs). COver with foil, stick in 400 degree oven until potatoes are soft but not mushy.
    Healthy, super easy, and delicious!

  253. Sara

    What a great post; so many things to try! This will be my first gluten free Thanksgiving and I think it's going to be great, mostly because I will be surrounded by family. My favorite dishes, mashed potatoes and green beans with red onions, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, are naturally gluten free. My mom's already checked with me to make sure everything else is ok for me to eat too. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  254. Hinkleman Family Blog

    I don't have a blog, although maybe someday I will ๐Ÿ™‚ This will be our first gluten free Thanksgiving. I always the gravy at Thanksgiving dinner so this year I am looking forward to making a gluten free gravy! Thank you for all of your help in entering the world of gluten free eating. It seemed so daunting at first but I am actually excited for Thanksgiving dinner!

  255. camille

    Thank you so much! I will try your recipes next christmas. I am sure my boyfriend's family won't notice it's GF! ๐Ÿ™‚

  256. Jennifer Warnick

    This is our first gluten free thanksgiving and I'm confidant that no one will miss it! I can't wait to read all the posted recipes afterward!

  257. Christina

    I love the stuffing at Thanksgiving. I think I've found a great Focaccia bread recipe to use as the bread base to make it gluten free.

  258. Mary

    Thanks so much for posting (and cooking!) your early Thanksgiving dinner. This will be my first year making a gluten-free Thanksgiving, so I need all the help I can get!

    -Mary

  259. spicybohemian

    Thank you so much for this post and for your blog! I have been following you since 2006 (through my travels everywhere) and your blog is the first place I found recipes for gluten-free cookies. Your recipes have gotten me through many a Christmas and holiday season feeling like a "normal" person as I baked cookies and pies I could finally eat (and that everyone loved!).

    You're also the person who finally inspired me to start a gluten-free blog this year. I am so happy to be able to join you in spreading the word about all the delicious holiday gluten-free recipes out there. No one should feel deprived during these joyous moments!

    Here is my first contribution to the gluten-free Thanksgiving recipe box: Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Biscuits.

    http://spicybohemian.blogspot.com/2010/11/gluten-free-sweet-potato-biscuits.html

    Thank you, thank you, thank you again for everything you do!

  260. Heather

    I don't have a blog so will write my experience here:
    I have so many things to be thankful for. This year we will be traveling away from beautiful Colorado for Thanksgiving, so I am making a few treats to take on the road. We have found a place to serve us a gluten free meal for dinner- but I was trying to figure out what to have for breakfast…then your blog came and I was inspired. I just got done making my first batch of gluten free doughnuts. Some have sprinkles, glazed, even a little coconut. Oh how I have missed those delicious treats. I am going to make a new batch before we leave and enjoy Thursday morning with a strong cup of coffee.

  261. Starry-I'd

    I don't have time to bake anything this week, since I'm already behind on baking the gluten-free Lebkuchen I promised to take to my son's International Night Celebration tomorrow night!

    My all time favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing. The stuff-into-the-bird kind. The cubed bread kind. The full-of-onions-and-celery-and-ground-sage kind. The kind without sausage or cornbread or tamarind or cumin or raisins. Just plain Thanksgiving stuffing, like what has been done in my family since the dawn of time.

    Last year, I tried a gluten-free corn bread stuffing. It turned out fine. But it didn't satisfy my desire for our Thanksgiving stuffing. It wasn't the same and clearly I was hankering for the same stuffing we've always had.

    This year I'm hankering for the same ol' stuffing again. And I plan to make it, with the help of your web site! I will make a loaf of gluten-free bread, cube it and use that in my stuffing.

    We have an offer to join friends for Thanksgiving dinner this year, but that would mean I would miss the opportunity to try making gluten-free stuffing again, but without the cornbread this time. Oh… and to try gluten-free pecan pie again. Last year the center of the crust was soggy. I've got to try again!

    As for your wonderful prizes, thank you. Thank you for offering them. I already have your cookbook and over a dozen gluten-free flours and a KitchenAid stand mixer (17 years old and still going strong!). What I really need is a OXO digital kitchen scale and a Cuisinart food processor. Then I can really tackle all of your recipes!

    Happy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving!

  262. Laura Sue

    Shauna, I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now and have not thanked you adequately. Today's post, finally, has made me cry. The reasons are complex, but it is partly because I am not celiac. I am "gluten-intolerant." Eating gluten doesn't make me sick. It makes me feel very uncomfortable and itchy. It makes me have an auto-immune response that is not "serious." It's been getting worse lately. TMI, I know. My point is that because I'm "not that bad" I haven't insisted that my family support me. Now my mother has invited us over for Thanksgiving. In the 5 years since my diagnosis, she and my father have been reluctant to make any concessions to my special needs. They don't seem to be very interested. They are in their 80's and I'm reluctant to put myself forward. So I am finally to the point of sad. Sad that I have let this happen. Sad that they don't seem more interested. Sad that I clearly haven't explained it so that they are. Just sad. I hope that this is a "good" sad that leads to change. Your support has been invaluable through the years. It means so much that you understand and that you care. I haz a sad, but maybe now I can do what needs to be done to take care of myself and to help my family to love me.

  263. sacha

    My favourite Thanksgiving food is most definitely my grandmother's rice stuffing. Delicious AND naturally gluten-free! If I had a cooking blog, I would definitely want to share this one with the world!

  264. Nicole

    I made a special gluten-free (and sugar-free, grain-free and vegan) sweet potato tart just for you. Thanks for the challenge!

  265. leona

    Ooo, such goodies! I will definitely be trying out some of the GF recipes you have offered this Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Your prize of GF flours would be most appreciated! Having no blog of my own I am hoping to win with a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  266. Allison

    Just bought your most recent cookbook… love the Black Cod recipe! Thanks for making gluten-free delicious.

  267. d

    I can't wait to make the Brown Sugar Hand Pies & some of my great-grandmother's cornbread stuffing (GF, of course!)! This is my first year being GF, so wish me luck! :0)

  268. barbara

    What an awesome giveaway! No (active) blog at this time… but my favorite thanksgiving recipe is for gravy – and lots of it! I stir rice flour into the turkey drippings, add in chicken stock until we get the perfect velvety consistency… all while whisking and stirring like a madwoman. I don't have any exact amounts… just keep adding in the ingredients until it "looks right." I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  269. Swiss

    Will be making sage risotto insteadd of bread stuffing since I
    do not eat any flour. It is very yummy and gluten free.

  270. Marny

    I am working on posting some of my recipes on my blog, but haven't gotten around to it yet (toddler time comes first).
    You, your husband, and your recipes are amazing. I know that we are trying to get you both here for our 2nd gluten free expo in Charlotte, and I hope we can get the funds together to do it! (Side note-I'm organizing a GF bakesale to raise some funds for the cause..YAY!!)

  271. Julie

    No kitchen related blog here (barely have a blog at all for that matter.) My brother is gluten free and I'm quickly trying to figure out how to make dinner rolls and pie crust for him…here's hoping it goes well!

  272. 6512 and growing

    Wow, what an amazing project of community unity! Beautiful.
    Everything we make at our table will be GF. We eat wild elk and deer roasts with applesauce. And buttercup squash we grew plus braised chard from our greenhouse and local mashed potatoes, chocolate cake and apple crisp.
    I am on a quest for GF bread and pie crust recipes. I think i hit the jackpot. And I will forward a link to all my gluten free buds.

  273. Katie

    After years of wondering why he had chronic acid reflux, my boyfriend was recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance. In our case, it would now be gluten-free boy and the chef! We were already eating healthily, and we've decided to look at his diagnosis as an opportunity to get creative as cooks. Thanksgiving and the holidays will be no exception! I'll likely make the lovely apple crisp that was recently featured.

  274. Brenda

    This will be my first gluten free Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for you, Shauna and Danny; and all the people with more experience and expertise who have taken the time to post really wonderful recipes so that my family and I can share a wonderful meal. Thank you.

  275. Betsy

    Last Thanksgiving was the first time I attempted to make my GF pumpkin pie from scratch. I never roasted a pumpkin before or ground my own spices. I participated in Christopher & Tia's challenge of making your pie from scratch. I made a pumpkin pie with chocolate crust. Here's how it all went down:

    http://www.glutenfreebetsy.com/2009/11/betsys-not-from-can-pumpkin-pie.html

    This year I think I will attempt a flakey gluten free pie crust.

    Also – I have been working with the libraries in my area as a gluten free resource. Earlier in the month we discussed gluten free holiday recipes and someone brought in your stuffing recipe to share!

  276. Becca B

    This will be our family's first Thanksgiving gluten-free, and thanks to these recipes, no one will go hungry! This Thanksgiving, I can't wait for the baked sweet potatoes. Thank you so so so much for collecting all these recipes, it's great to know that Thanksgiving can still be delicious gluten-free ๐Ÿ™‚

  277. Ruth

    Thanks so much for this- my first gluten free Thanksgiving so really appreciate all the ideas and recipes. Can't imagine a Thanksgiving without stuffing and pumpkin pie so looking forward to trying some of these great posts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  278. Valerie

    I haven't learned – or attempted to master – the gluten free bread baking but I've tried my hand at desserts. I've made pumpkin cake (which I'll make again for Thanksgiving), peanut butter cookies, and cheesecake. So many flours, I'm kind of scared. Never really that good at chemisty. But I make a mean soup! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for all the gluten-free ideas – I'm super excited to try my hand at them.

  279. Valerie

    I haven't learned – or attempted to master – the gluten free bread baking but I've tried my hand at desserts. I've made pumpkin cake (which I'll make again for Thanksgiving), peanut butter cookies, and cheesecake. So many flours, I'm kind of scared. Never really that good at chemisty. But I make a mean soup! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for all the gluten-free ideas – I'm super excited to try my hand at them.

  280. Heidi

    What a great blog you have. I've been gluten free for over a year and need new inspiration – I've eaten as many rice cakes with almond butter as I can! Can't wait to try your recipes. My favorite recipe for holidays is quinoa with roasted squash, pine nuts a handful of parsley and a touch of ume plum vinegar (you can find it at Whole Foods). Yum!

  281. Michael Paul

    Thank you, thank you, for the extensive recipe bank. I started reading your blog just after I moved to Seattle, in 2007. I saw an article in the paper about your first book, and came to your site out of curiosity. Little did I know how handy your recipes would be. Just a few months after our daughter was born, we came to the conclusion that she has some sort of dairy sensitivity/intolerance/allergy (not yet tested). So, we're now a mostly dairy-free household. And, we've tried to adopt your spirit of feeling inspired to try new foods, instead of feeling limited. So, thank you.

    I'm beginning a marathon of dairy-free pumpkin pie making in preparation for Thanksgiving. We'll be with family, so I know that the meal won't be completely dairy-free, and I want my daughter to be able to safely enjoy her first taste of pumpkin pie.

    And, thanks for the AWESOME giveaway. We would be thrilled to win any of the prizes, but especially the KitchenAid (my dream kitchen appliance.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  282. (wife.)

    I just started eating gluten-free e few weeks ago (I have ulcerative colitis) and am utterly stunned by the positive difference in how I feel. So I've only started to discover the world of GF blogs (though I'd been reading yours for a while :-D), and I'm having so much fun experimenting with new flours and new recipes.

    For Thanksgiving, I'm hosting but a few people are bringing things with gluten. I'm making everything else but am most excited about Lynne Rossetto Kasper's Crisp Apple-Scented Roast Turkey with Ciderย–Calvados Gravy and a butternut squash soup with fried sage and creme fraiche. Thanks so much for all these fantastic recipes!!

  283. Alicia

    I think that my favorite Thanksgiving food is GF pumpkin pie. But, if I make that delicious cinnamon roll recipe that you posted a while back on Thanksgiving–that might be my new favorite! Love your recipes.

  284. onewetfoot

    Here's my recipe – Cinnamon-Cardamom Rice Pudding with Honeyed Rosewater Sauce:http://bit.ly/d4t7iX

    I'm bookmarking this post and will keep coming back to it for recipes. I've only been able to look at a few so far and everything seems fabulous!

    Thanks for creating this resource.

  285. Angela Cappetta

    Just fantastic. Thank you SO MUCH for these ideas. Lately, the GF lifestyle is very hard on me, feeling deprived, etc. Am trying to suspend the disbelief in the disease and focus on wild rice based dishes.

  286. onewetfoot

    I really love that you're compiling this list of recipes. My partner has celiac disease and it can be so hard to make sure that food is safe for him at holiday gatherings. I'm going to bookmark this post and keep it as a reference for us and for our family and friends.

    Here's my recipe:

    http://onewetfoot.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/cinnamon-cardamom-rice-pudding-with-honeyed-rosewater-sauce/

    (This was a second attempt to post – I think I messed up the first one. If it's a duplicate, I apologize.)

  287. patti

    This will be my very first gluten free Thanksgiving. Of course, this is the year it will be at my mom's house! They are very confused about what I can and cannot have (mom though I could have some apple pie if I just didn't eat the crust). I was thinking I was going to miss out on crescent rolls, but now thanks to your collection, I am bringing my own!!!!!
    My sweet little seven year old boy was reading with me and he said "mom, if they make gluten free turkey, we need to make that too." So sweet! Whenever we are at a store or restaurant he always says right away "my mom can't have gluten."

  288. fallingintofavor

    What a blessing! – both the giveaway and the recipes. My favorite Thanksgiving meal would be a tie between stuffing and mac & cheese. Two meals I thought I'd never be able to eat again because of gluten. This will be our first gluten free Thanksgiving; I'm looking forward to it too ๐Ÿ™‚

    *Lenci

  289. bfkoontz

    Today I am working on GF and dairy free pecan pie for my wonderful husband, a test run for next week. I am using the crust from the pear tart in your cookbook. Then I need to work on GF dressing and I am going to make a loaf of GF bread so he will have something to make leftover turkey sandwiches on. I can't wait to cook nonstop the next few days!

    Thanksgiving day is our 10th wedding anniversary, so we have something extra-special to be thankful for!

    And I am thankful that I can cook such wonderful meals for my husband to keep him healthy! Thank you Shauna and Daniel for your help!

  290. Michelle

    This is my second Thanksgiving lactose-free and my first gluten-free. I am SO excited to be having so much delicious foods and thankful for a family that is supportive of my new diet. I will be bringing bread, stuffing, cookies, pumpkin pie and an appetizer to the table this year as well as share my cooking talents in the kitchen! I have never been so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving!!!

    http://windycitycooking.blogspot.com/2010/11/countdown-to-thanksgiving.html

  291. Sharon O

    We harvested 15 Fairytale pumpkins from our backyard this year. The flesh is neon orange and very sweet when roasted, so we're going to try a gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan crust. Also currently experimenting with GF pumpkin dinner rolls. The GF pumpkin spice cookies were a hit, even with my father in law who really didn't care whether or not they were gluten free but finished them off regardless! Love your blog, keep up the good work!

  292. Tom

    This is the first Thanksgiving that my son, Bryndin and I will be eating gluten free. We started trying this diet after Christmas last year to help with symptoms of his Aspergerย’s. We have found it has a tremendous impact on his behavior and self control. He has been able to be integrated into a regular classroom fully with few limitations and is doing wonderfully all because he no longer eats gluten. I was following the diet with him and found it made me feel better, I have been tested but the results were inconclusive due to my already being gluten free; my doctor did not understand that I had to eat it for it to show up. For Thanksgiving we have a tradition of eating Monkey Bread for breakfast while watching the parades. So as the time nears I have been searching for a good recipe that will be Gluten-free and still have that pull apart bread feel we remember and love. I have found a few that I will be trying and hope they will work out. I will also be making GF pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and stuffing to take to my mothers so my son and I will not be left out of anything. I love your blog Shauna, it has taught me a lot and given me get ideas as I try to make things as normal as possible for us. It is wonderful that you are making a difference in so many peoples lives, including my own. I would appreciate being put into your give-away drawing.

    ~Dawnetta

  293. Ngoc

    I'm planning to make a GF French silk pie. This is a favorite of my boyfriend's family, they'll make any excuse to go to Baker's Square in order to get some. When the chain closed down all of the restaurants by us, they missed it so much.

    Future MIL has celiac's and I hope she loves it too ๐Ÿ™‚

  294. Jenafusion

    WoW- Just came to get a GF stuffin recipe, next thing I know, I'm making some muffings, taking pics and posting on my blog about this.

    Hope I get a cookbook, at least. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    If not, that's fine- I'm asking for it for xmas…

    Here's my post about my adventure: http://jenafusion.blogspot.com/2010/11/free-holiday-giveaways-galore.html

    ALSO, I must admit, I'm not a daily reader of the blog, nor have been GF for very long, so this might be redundant. But, there are LOTS of GF mixes available, that weren't even a few years ago. (My aunt has been celiac for 20 years, mixes did not exist then) What I would LOVE would be a similar challenge for people to create goods by altering the mixes. Like all the major food companies do. So, then they publish the recipe on the box. One of my old favorites was a cookie made from a cake mix.

    I've been experimenting with making things pumpkin this fall. The Bob's Red Mill pancake mix was pretty good as pumpkin.

    Even the King Arthur's recipes on their site don't use their own mixes… Anyone else have some altered mix recipes to share?

    GF girl and chef- thanks for all you do for all of us out here!

  295. Lauren

    Thank you for doing this Shauna. Looking at all of the recipes is such a joy. Our thanksgiving has past, but both parts of it were lovely. The day we spent wandering around San Francisco and the beautiful meal at home. My favourite foods of thanksgiving change each year. Sometimes the sweet potatoes, or the turkey. I love that the best parts are either already gluten-free or easy to make gluten-free.

    I wrote about some of my favourite recipes, because I've been under the weather and haven't been in the kitchen in weeks. Hopefully soon :).

    http://www.celiacteen.com/2010/gluten-free-holidays/

  296. loralee

    We loved apple pie and all baked apple stuff. This is our first corn free and gluten free Thanksgiving and I was wondering what I am going to do. So I decided to make up a simple apple bake.
    Cut up eight lg honeycrisp into a bag inside a crockpot. Sprinkle your favorite seasonings. I love ground cinnamon, nut meg, and clove. I put a 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top. Then I set my crock put to cook for 6-8 hours. Stir once or twice. I cut off the skins this time but I do like the skin on also. Your preference. This is great alone or on top of ice cream. Good eating!

  297. Annah

    Ahh, we've had a gluten-free Thanksgiving for many years, as my best friend has celiac, and we need to feed her. Now I've gone GF, too.
    My sweetie makes outstanding cornbread stuffing:
    Bake 2 pans of cornbread – use 1/2 corn meal and 1/2 corn flour and otherwise, just follow the recipe on the box.
    Do this a day or two in advance, so it can dry out a little bit.
    Saute 1 whole onion, 3 sticks of celery and some fresh sage, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper together until the onions are soft.
    Then crumble the cornbread up, mix it with the onion mix in a big bowl.
    Chop up 2 apples (tart ones are good), coarsly chop about a cup of hazelnuts, and add a 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds. Add a cup or so of fresh parsley, chopped up.
    Taste it. It may need more salt or pepper, or herbs; this is the time to adjust.
    We do stuff our bird with half the stuffing, put the balance in a baking pan with foil on it, and bake it for an hour or so, then uncovered baked for a bit to crisp up the edges. We like to mix the stuffing from in the bird with the other, so there's a mix of textures.
    Yum!!

  298. celiacinthecity

    This is wonderful, thank you for this post!

    I've posted my own, with some not-so-traditional family favorites. And of course there is a shout out to your site and book.

    http://www.celiaccity.com

    What a giveaway, fingers crossed!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sarah

  299. inloveandjoy

    What an amazing list of recipes. What creativity!!

    My favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing with gravy. Nourishing. Filling. Comfort food.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Leslie/inloveandjoy

  300. Anne

    What an amazing giveaway! My favorite food for Thanksgiving is my mom's corn casserole. I usually make it a few times throughout the year, but I haven't had it since we found out my husband is gluten intolerant a little over a year ago. The recipe is filled with saltine crackers. I haven't yet attempted a rework of the recipe. This year we are contributing gf dressing and a gf pecan pie to the meal.

  301. GFmomof2

    Hi there. I'm aging myself by admitting I'm not a blogger, but I LOVE following your blog! And I've become a decent GF cook myself in the past 4 years. Now 3 of the 4 of us are gluten free, as well as dairy free and egg free (although we'll occasionally cheat with the eggs), so cooking has become more adventurous. SO happy to find you and be able to cook with you! What an inspiration!

    Our favorite Thanksgiving foods are sweet potato brulee (made with sweet potatoes, rice milk, maple syrup, and vanilla with a pecan and brown sugar crust) and wild rice casserole ("real" wild rice from Minnesota baked in white wine with grapes sauteed in sherry and a few other ingredients). I've also adapted a stuffing to be GF, DF and EF by baking my own bread and cornbread 2 days ahead. It's perfect for stuffing on Thursday morning when I mix it with celery, onions, carrots, mushrooms, herbs and GF turkey sausage. Always a winner at our table!

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Congratulations on the tremendous success of your new book! So many of us are thankful for the two of you!!!

  302. spicybohemian

    Hi there! I know it's close to cut-off time, but I just posted a new recipe for Gluten-Free Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust on my blog. I've already left a comment with a link to my Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Biscuits, but I thought I'd share this one too! Here's the link: http://spicybohemian.blogspot.com/2010/11/apple-pie-with-oatmeal-cookie-crust.html

    Thanks again for doing all that you do! You're such an inspiration to all of us out there who are living the gluten-free life!!

  303. Melissa

    My family gets together and everyone has a specific task, certain dish, or cleaning job to help the thanksgiving feast. By the time we sit down to eat, everyone has helped and all are smiling and laughing. I'm also thankful that Thanksgiving is the precursor to Christmas Eve…when my italian family does CRAB AND SPAGHETTI–I had my own pasta last year and it was just as wonderful! Thanks Shauna and Danny!

  304. Toucan Scraps

    this sounds like a fantastic idea.

    we don't do Thanksgiving here in the UK, so I shan't be joining in your challenge.

    But being a gluten free family, I'm going to follow your blog.

    thanks

  305. Rachel

    Here's my entry for the prizes – and I want to thank you for this opportunity! I actually tested and adjusted a recipe for the first time in my life when baking, to make it just how I wanted. It was so much fun!

    Would love the goodies, especially the mixer, as I do everything by hand.

    Blog post here: http://www.rachelgrundy.com/2010/11/gf-for-the-holidays/

    Happy holidays to you and yours!

  306. wilramsonpal

    This year I'm making your GF stuffing, and also trying to make a pie crust for my pumpkin pie that's GF! I don't have a blog, though, so I can't post any pictures. Happy Thanksgiving!

  307. Renuka

    Hi,

    This is my first time here, I love the blog, so many ideas….and the giveaway is out of this world. I have always wanted to try gluten free and have been not knowne where to begin. I hope to make some of your recipes soon.

    I recently make this sweet corn cake at my blog http://www.cuminandcardamom.blogspot.com and it will be part of my thanksgiving table, here is the link http://cuminandcardamom.blogspot.com/2010/11/sweet-corn-cake.html

    I hope you like it. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.

  308. Trish

    My best friend is allergic to alliums (garlic, onions, etc), so we're actually doing a Thanksgiving feast, gluten and allium free! Also, mostly apple free.

    I'm going to brine the turkey in a homemade brine with dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and ginger, since most commercial stocks and bouillon all include onion and garlic. This is the first year we are cutting out the onions, and boy is it a challenge. We make a slurry gravy from the drippings, since its easy to make a smooth gravy this way.

    Cornbread stuffing, made with home made (allium free broth), parsley and celery, with truffle oil to replace the onion flavor.

    Mashed potatoes; maple yams/carrots/acorn squash; fresh green beans; and home made cranberry sauce.

    I also make a cranberry and apple crisp, tossing the cranberries in with the apples, and making the crisp topping out of quinoa flakes, brown sugar, spices, butter, and whatever nuts I have on hand. Pumpkin pie rounds out the traditions, I'll be making mine with a gingersnap cookie and pecan crust!

  309. Redbirdie

    This is my first gluten free Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to not being sick afterward! I am doing most of the dishes and invited people over to share so that I can be satisfied with the food.

    I baked your beautiful dinner rolls last night and froze them to thaw Thurs am. I saved a lot of gluten free bread ends and dry pieces in the freezer over the last few months and have already cubed it to make dressing. I found a recipe for pumpkin pie that uses gluten free gingersnap cookies for the crust. I don't know what my favorite will be this year, all the recipes look so good! Dressing was my favorite before going gluten free so we shall see.

  310. Maya

    Thanks so much for this post! I can't wait to try some of these recipes.

    On my first GF Thanksgiving, I had only been GF for 5 months. I was sad about the prospect of watching my parents and siblings eat all my favorite foods.

    My father, who had never baked anything in his life, spent hours in the kitchen and made me an apple pie from scratch (even the crust!). It was such a sweet way to show me that he cares. Ever since then, Dad's apple pie is still my favorite Thanksgiving dessert (and still the only thing he ever bakes!).

  311. Yvonne

    This is amazing! I am NEW to GF living, as of two months ago. I am *so* happy to have come by your site, and I am so glad you are here with all these delicious recipes! Thank you for the time & effort you've put in to help people "newbies" like me on how I should encorporate a GF lifestyle.
    I look forward to cooking a GF holiday thanks to YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep up the GREAT work, and LOVE how those chocolate brownies look too! My youngest daughter Cera (age 10), wants to be a chef, and is going to make those for my birthday next week! Thanks soo much!!

    Beautiful family! Simply beautiful!

  312. C

    My favorite dish is stuffing, and making it gluten free is something I am going to try this holiday, as we have several guests coming to dinner who are on special diets. That being said, I can't wait because i load mine with bread, whole grains, wild rice, dried fruit, nuts, bacon and veggies – basically everthing I can find! Thank you for all the WONDERFUL posts and have a FANTASTIC Holiday!!

  313. b.

    thank you so much for the recipe inspiration. my dad was diagnosed with celiac disease earlier this year and this was our first gluten-free thanksgiving. We made your stuffing recipe with udi's bread and it was amazing.

    I've been reading your blog for years, but now that my father and possibly myself have been diagnosed as gluten intolerant, your words of advice and inspiration resonant more than ever.

  314. Bonita

    I want to start by thanking you for your inspiration. You have given me a challenge and a push in the right direction. I was blessed with the help from my husband and children in the making of a delicious GF Thanksgiving. We had turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, GF cornbread stuffing(yum!),GF baked cheesy macaroni and cheese(yummy).The list goes on, but I have to mention that my daughter made the most delicious, moist GF pumpkin squares(they were a challenge to make, but so worth it!). Thanks to you and so many others that encourage and think outside of the "gluten box", food is worth eating once again. Many blessings to your family!

  315. helen

    Just wanted to share some gluten free thanksgiving success. I am a twenty year old American student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. My first year, I fed 25 on thanksgiving in a friends house. My second year? 35, my own house. This year, my little sister, who happens to be coeliac, announced she was visiting me for the week of thanksgiving.
    Let me tell you, saying grace took on a new meaning, in a house with no dishwasher (washing dishes usually constitutes a swish in a tub of hot soapy water with an old sponge- we're students, okay!) and other people cooking constantly. "Dear lord, please no cross contamination!"

    and then there was thanksgiving. 45+ guests. three turkeys in three kitchens.
    and we did the whole thing gluten free.
    there was turkey (dry brined and roasted)
    there was gravy, homemade (thanks for the recipe. i ended up winging it confidently, knowing that my gf flour would work just fine!).
    there were whiskey glazed carrots.
    there was sweet potato with streusel topping (the gf flour blend i used substituted just fine!)
    there were mashed potatoes with garlic and sage
    there were roasted brussell sprouts
    there were cheesy corn muffins
    there was homemade cranberry sauce with port and figs.
    there was pie. lots and lots of pie. she stashed a crust mix in her suitcase and we used that.

    four days of cooking, six rolls of tinfoil, four rolls of clingfilm, two rolls of parchment paper and one brand new strainer…

    and we ate and laughed
    and the only people who knew that the whole thing was gluten free were the ones who cooked it… the friends who had offered up their kitchen and found themselves given a 40 minute lecture on avoiding cross contamination.

    and alice was not sick.

    and we had plenty of gf leftovers for dinner the next night too! party on!

    i expected and imagined this would be stressful and scary. it was NOTHING OF THE KIND. it was joyful, it was special, it felt like loving, felt like community.

  316. helen

    Just wanted to share some gluten free thanksgiving success. I am a twenty year old American student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. My first year, I fed 25 on thanksgiving in a friends house. My second year? 35, my own house. This year, my little sister, who happens to be coeliac, announced she was visiting me for the week of thanksgiving.
    Let me tell you, saying grace took on a new meaning, in a house with no dishwasher (washing dishes usually constitutes a swish in a tub of hot soapy water with an old sponge- we're students, okay!) and other people cooking constantly. "Dear lord, please no cross contamination!"

    and then there was thanksgiving. 45+ guests. three turkeys in three kitchens.
    and we did the whole thing gluten free.
    there was turkey (dry brined and roasted)
    there was gravy, homemade (thanks for the recipe. i ended up winging it confidently, knowing that my gf flour would work just fine!).
    there were whiskey glazed carrots.
    there was sweet potato with streusel topping (the gf flour blend i used substituted just fine!)
    there were mashed potatoes with goats cheese, garlic and sage
    there were roasted brussel sprouts
    there were cheesy corn muffins
    there was homemade cranberry sauce with port and figs.
    there was pie. lots and lots of pie. she stashed a crust mix in her suitcase and we used that.

    four days of cooking, six rolls of tinfoil, four rolls of clingfilm, two rolls of parchment paper and one brand new strainer…

    and we ate and laughed
    and the only people who knew that the whole thing was gluten free were the ones who cooked it… the friends who had offered up their kitchen and found themselves given a 40 minute lecture on avoiding cross contamination.

    and alice was not sick.

    and we had plenty of gf leftovers for dinner the next night too! party on!

    i expected this to be difficult, it was anything but.
    the only things i still need to master gf: cornbread and parkerhouse rolls. just didn't have the time or money to invest in all that flour, or the time to test in advance!

  317. Claudia

    I tried Kim Maes's stuffing- with a few modifications to make it easier and vegetarian and everyone I fed it to loved it, I made stuffed butternut squash with the leftovers and they got gobbled up immediately- by all gluten tolerant people!

    So the easier part…I used mixes for the bread since I'm still struggling with making GF bread from scratch.
    I a made a batch of cornbread using pamela's cornbread mix and used the entire batch. I made a loaf of french bread mix from the GF pantry and used about 1/3rd. I cubed and toasted it as described by Kim.

    As for actually making the stuffing I melted a pat of butter in some olive oil then caramelized 1 lb of cremini mushrooms, sprinkled generously with fresh thyme, I added the rest of the veggies to this. I made a few more changes; (mostly to accommodate my pantry) I added only 2 apples, no raisins, toasted walnuts instead of almonds, and instead of pumpkin I used an acorn squash, more sage- personal taste, and a bit more like a quart of broth, I may have ended up using more bread because I needed more broth to make sure the stuffing seemed moist.

    This made a ton of stuffing! After Thanksgiving dinner everyone wanted to take some leftovers and I still had some to make stuffed butternut squash.

    For the squash I just melted about 2 TBS of butter added about 1 tsp cinnamon about 6 sage leaves julienned and enough olive oil to spread on 4 butternut squash halves, then sprinkled with sea salt. I baked these flesh side up at 400 F for 45 min, then scooped out some flesh, chopped it and added it to the stuffing then filled the squash with the stuffing mix and baked for another 20min.

    It was so good and no one missed the gluten!

  318. Monique

    Thank you so much for posting a seasonal section regarding Thanksgiving! My mother was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and since this year is my turn for Thanksgiving my husband and I were trying to come up with some gluten free recipes for her to enjoy while we eat the other stuff. Thank you again!

  319. Aksel Bratvedt

    Wow that was awesome treat.. I really hope I have with me my wife and my kids to celebrate thanksgiving, (sigh).. Anyway, Happy thanksgiving! I got hungry with all that pictures!

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