I needed some corn dogs yall…but how?

I don’t know what took hold of me, but I just had to have a corn dog. With plenty of mustard! I felt like I would go insane without one!

Since I can’t eat the traditional corn dogs because of the wheat flour, I decided to experiment. I came up with my very own gluten-free diy-corn dog. Tell me what you think! Everybody around here loved them!

Gluten-Free Corn Dog Muffins
(Photos at the end of the post)

Ingredients

4 hot dogs
Rice Flour Cornbread (half the batter)
Muffin pan with paper liners or 12 silicone cup cake cups

Directions

Put the hotdogs in a pan of water. Bring them to a boil.

In the meantime, make half the recipe for the Rice Flour Cornbread. Add 2 tablespoons extra sugar if you like a sweet corn dog batter (I like sweet).

Distribute the cornbread batter evenly in the muffin pan or individual silicone cups . . . about 1/4 cup each. This takes a little bit of skill here. The trick is to stir the batter each time before getting some of it out.

Once the hotdogs are finished cooking, let them cool enough to handle. Then cut them into 3 even pieces. Use the first hotdog you cut as a measuring tool for the others.

Place 1/3 of the hotdog on top of the cornbread batter. Gently push the hotdog down into the batter.

Pop them into the oven. Bake about 15-20 minutes. Check them frequently. You don’t want to over-bake them.

Serve hot with your favorite condiments!

(click on photos to englarge them)

Gluten-free Senbei rice cracker snack

One of my favorite places to pick up wheat/gluten-free items is Asian markets. I especially like rice crackers.  They are thin, crunchy, and great for snacking.

I buy the Senbei crackers that are slightly sweet and have icing. I love to top them with peanut butter or almond butter, and sometimes raisins or other dried fruit. It’s a great protein snack! Yummy!

If you buy any type of rice cracker, read the ingredient label.  If it contains soy sauce, then it has wheat in it.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

When my mother was growing, her father grew a field full of corn — the kind that was only for popping! Can you imagine that! I missed out on a lot!

But here is something you will not want to miss out on. A recipe for making your own microwave popcorn! It’s super easy.

What you need is:

  • 1/4 Cup popcorn
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Brown paper bag (cheap at dollar stores)
  • Butter (or as Paula Dean pronounces it “buuudder” as if it rhymes with udder)

Directions:

Melt butter. Set aside.

Put the popcorn in the bag. Sprinkle in the salt. Pour in the oil. Fold down the top of the bag. Put in the microwave for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes! When finished popping, pour into bowl, and drizzle with melted butter! Mmmm…..

I think the kids are really gonna love this one!