GFW: Gluten-Free Monkey Bread, Chicken Paprikash, Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese, Star Wars Cake


As I said in my last post, Mr. GFE and I were on a road trip for Mother’s Day so it was a bit of an atypical one, but I saw my mom before we left and we will see Son in a few weeks. And one set of friends had flowers for me for Mother’s Day when I woke up and another couple who we traveled to see that evening had strawberry daiquiris at sunset, after which we shared dinner together. So “it’s all good.” I hope you all had lovely Mother’s Days, too!

And welcome back to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW)! GFW is the weekly blog carnival event that I co-host with my friends Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. All gluten-free food-related posts are welcome for this event, so GFW is a great opportunity to learn about living gluten free on many levels. Check out all the links throughout the event and link up your gluten-free food posts if you’re a blogger. Link up to just one of our blogs, but your post(s) will show up on all three!

My Highlighted Posts from This Past Week


~ On gfe:

Gluten-Free Trip Report: City Gite in Jarnac, France (Hosted by GF Patisserie & Celiac Husband) Take a virtual gluten-free trip to France via this guest post!

Comfy Bed City Gite Jarnac France

 Angouleme France Church Architecture

Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets City Gite Jarnac France


~ On All Gluten-Free Desserts:

Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Dump Cake  from A Year of Slow Cooking ~ gluten free (use gluten-free option), vegetarian

I love that you can adapt this recipe to your own favorite flavors by varying the gluten-free cake mix and fruit filling that you use. Shown here is Stephanie’s first choice of chocolate cake mix and cherry filling.


Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Dump Cake from A Year of Slow Cooking


The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week

Monkey Bread from Hope’s Kitchen ~ Melanie says her recipe is:  “Gluten free, egg free, nut free Monkey Bread, dripping with warm, gooey caramel and I’m not monkeying around.” Love it!

Gluten-Free Monkey Bread Hope's Kitchen

Gluten-Free Monkey Bread from Hope’s Kitchen


My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week

Chicken Paprikash from Elegantly Gluten Free ~ gluten free

Chicken Paprikash is one of those dishes that I immediately liked the first time I heard its name.  And while the name is fun and enticing, it’s the delicious ingredients that will keep you coming back!

Chicken Paprikash from Elegantly Gluten Free

Chicken Paprikash from Elegantly Gluten Free

Spicy Southwestern Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese from Go Dairy Free ~ Be sure to use the gluten-free option when making Alisa’s prettier and spicier version of a family favorite.


Spicy Southwestern Dairy-Free Mac and Neee

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Cake from Petite Allergy Treats ~ gluten free, dairy free egg free

Laura’s step-by-step tutorial for making this really “life-like” (sci fi reality like?) cake is terrific!


Star Wars Millenium Falcon Petite Allergy Treats

The Carnival

What you need to know before linking up:

~ Your link must be related to the gluten-free diet.

~ If you’re new, please read the guidelines.

~ Leave a link back to this blog or one of the co-hosts. We do not highlight or share any recipes that do not link back. (If you’ve never linked up to a carnival before, you can see how I like to link back in the last line of my gfe post(s) above.)

~ We appreciate you joining in!

Note:  Linking up indicates you are giving permission for us to share your submitted photo and your link via social media or in next week’s post if it is selected as the most popular post for the week or featured as a highlight.

Not just gf, but gfe!

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22 Responses to “GFW: Gluten-Free Monkey Bread, Chicken Paprikash, Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese, Star Wars Cake”

  1. Betty Rawker on May 14th, 2014 1:02 am

    Yum! yUm! YuM! Thanks for letting me be apart of this delicious gluten free party!!

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2014 10:28 pm

      Hey Andrea–Thanks for sharing that amazing looking cheesecake and a delicious lunch idea! :-)


  2. Megan | Allergy Free Alaska on May 14th, 2014 1:08 pm

    Glad you had a good Mother’s Day, and that you were able to get away with the hubby! ;)

    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Rich & Decadent Dairy Free Hot Fudge Sauce. It’s vegan & Paleo… and absolutely sinful (in such a good way). ;D

    Hope you have a wonderful week!!

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2014 10:32 pm

      Hey Megan–We were only gone 6 days, but it seemed like 2 weeks because we covered so much ground and saw so many folks! :-) Hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day weekend, too, but if you were making that decadent fudge sauce with your girls, it clearly was an amazing weekend! ;-)

      Loving all your posts lately and really appreciate ALL that goes into them. xoxo,

  3. Vicky on May 14th, 2014 1:42 pm

    Hi Shirley

    Thank you for hosting! I’ve looked at a few of the recipes! Lots more to see. I’ve shared my Mediterranean dip recipe today.

    Hope you have a lovely week!

    Vicky xo

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2014 10:33 pm

      Hey Vicky–Love your Mediterranean Dip recipe! Wish we could get together to catch up over a bowl! :-)

      Happy May Days! xo,

  4. Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love on May 14th, 2014 2:08 pm

    I can’t believe the millennium falcon cake — so awesome :). Well done!

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2014 10:34 pm

      Audrey–Every time I look at Laura’s photo of her cake, I am newly amazed! Of course, your Key Lime Pie looks pretty darned amazing, too. :-)


  5. Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free on May 14th, 2014 3:43 pm

    Hi Shirley,
    Thank you for featuring my Chicken Paprikash! With all the wonderful dishes last week, I’m so honored for you to do that :-)

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2014 10:35 pm

      Hey Pat–It was my pleasure. That’s the kind of dish that Mr. GFE will love! And me, too, of course. ;-)


  6. Alisa on May 14th, 2014 9:53 pm

    Thank you SO much for featuring my recipe Shirley! It actually is gluten-free (that is a box of GF pasta in the picture) – no gf version required :)

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2014 10:37 pm

      Hey Alisa–You’re welcome, of course. Such a pretty and appealing dish! :-) I’m erring on the side of caution with my wording as you used gluten-free pasta and noted that in parens, however, you simply said “macaroni” in your recipe before the parenthetical info. I don’t want anyone who’s new to living gluten free to unknowingly “gluten” themselves. ;-)


  7. Cheryl Harris on May 18th, 2014 7:37 pm

    I love your roundups, Shirley!

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