Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas isn't Christmas without decorating cookies! This year I've slowly been converting all my favorite childhood recipes to gluten free versions and this Christmas gingerbread cookies were on the list. We rolled these out to about an 1/8 of an inch thick and decorated with royal icing. The great thing about this recipe is that the dough is firm and easy to work with and the cookies hold their shape beautifully while being baked! Enjoy! In a pinch a plastic sandwich bag works [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:33+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Gluten Free Gingerbread House

Happy Holidays from all of us at Columbia Gorge Gluten Free! It's that time of year again. Time for wreaths, Christmas trees and gingerbread houses. This year, because - let's face it - it's hard to find a gluten free gingerbread house kit, I decided to get creative and make my own! With some geometry and a little...bordering on a lot of "gingerbread house glue" it was a success! I made my own gingerbread house pattern and used skittles and spice drops for [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Gluten Free Pumpkin Nutella Bars

I’ve been on a pumpkin dessert kick lately and with the great pumpkin shortage of 2015 behind us (or is it?)…I decided to continue on my merry way. I’ve always been a fan of pumpkin pie and am continually trying out new gluten free pie crust recipes (as witnessed by the amount of pie crust pins on my pie crust Pinterest board), but this week I wanted to try something different. After all, pumpkin pie isn’t super portable in lunch bags and [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Gluten Free Bread Pudding with Peaches

Peach season is here! With friends visiting and the good sense to realize that one shouldn't only eat peaches over the sink (at least not without offering some), I've been on the lookout for great gluten free peach-filled recipes. I knew I wanted to make bread pudding and I knew I wanted to make it with peaches. Now, all I had to do was decide between bread pudding with grilled peaches and a bourbon glaze or a vanilla caramel sauce. In the [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gluten Free Strawberry Balsamic Tarts

This week, I had the wonderful opportunity to not only be introduced to a brand new swimming hole, but to be invited to pick fresh strawberries from a friend’s garden. Both were hidden treasures, to be sure. Normally, I would hull my strawberry haul and pop them into the freezer to add to our morning smoothies, but after thinking about it for all of 5 seconds, I just couldn’t do it. They were too fresh, smelled too good and after all, [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gluten Free Oatmeal Lace Cookies

With the weather being what it is in our little pocket of the Pacific Northwest, flip flopping between gorgeous sunny days and monsoon like deluges, the torrential downpour days have me wanting to crawl back into my jammys and sit by the fire. Needless to say, this weather has me craving comfort food and conveniently enough, it’s National Oatmeal Lace Cookie Day. Problem solved! Though I rarely need an excuse to make oatmeal cookies, these are a little different than [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Columbia Gorge Gluten Free in the News!

Columbia Gorge Gluten Free Baker Uses Chemistry Background In New Business By Amber Marra At the age of 17, Teresa Langen received some devastating news regarding her favorite hobby. The prognosis was wheat intolerance. Langen, an avid baker, tried to ignore the fatigue and discomfort she experienced when she ingested wheat for a few years, but finally came to terms with it shortly after moving to the area in 2000. “At the time there wasn’t much going on in the [...]

By | 2018-05-14T10:59:57+00:00 February 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

One of our chocolate-y contributions to the Lyle Chocolate Festival this year was a heavenly cream cheese filled chocolate cupcake confection. I couldn't resist experimenting with this recipe that an old friend had given me years ago. She had grown up with her mother making this homemade, Ding-Dong-like bite of deliciousness and it tasted just as good gluten free as I remember. Enjoy!

By | 2016-09-26T22:52:26+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Recipes|4 Comments

Eat Like a Local

We're working hard on getting the first dedicated gluten free bakery in the gorge ready for business so that we can eat gluten free and local everyday. We're always excited to support our local community and we couldn't be happier to report that our first year at the Lyle Chocolate Festival was a great success. It wasn't just our first year there; it was also the first year the event was held and we hope it continues! From 11 am until 6 pm, [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Lyle Chocolate Fest

Come join us on Saturday, February 7 in beautiful Lyle, Washington for the Lyle Chocolate Fest! The festival will include decadent chocolate tastings, tempting treats from local vendors and live demonstrations from local area chefs! Come for the chocolate and stay for the beauty. If you overindulge you can always take a post-truffle stroll on the nearby Catherine Creek Trail system (paved and rugged options available!) Or if you’re more ambitious, bring the bikes and enjoy the nearby Klickitat River [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:44:34+00:00 January 28th, 2015|Events|0 Comments