Sunshine Chicken –

1lb chicken
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Gluten Free Low Sodium Tamari Sauce
1/4 cup Honey or Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Gluten Free Ketchup (corn syrup free, also)
2 cloves Garlic, minced.
Optional for added flavor:
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Pinch of dried ginger
Pinch of dried mustard
1-2 tablespoons Molasses
1 tablespoon dried, minced onions

Place chicken in casserole dish. Mix all other ingredients in separate bowl. Poor over chicken and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Serve over rice and enjoy.


New York Cheesecake With Raspberry Sauce –


We celebrated Matthew’s 19th birthday yesterday with this delicious dessert. This cheesecake is so easy to make and definitely a favorite in this house. Of course, we made this one Rachel Friendly, so I’ll share the original recipe and place the alterations in parenthesis.

15 graham crackers, crushed – any cookie of your liking can easily be substituted (For this we used 2 packages of these.)
2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 (8oz) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or 1/4 cup white rice flour)


  1. Preheat oven to 35o. Grease a 9 inch spring-form pan.
  2. In a medium bowl mix graham cracker crumbs (or cookie of your choice) with melted butter. Press onto bottom of spring-form pan.
  3. In a large bowl mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk. Mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla, and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5-6 hours (this prevents cracking). Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

(Optional) Raspberry Sauce:
1 cup raspberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon tapioca starch

Mix water, berries, and sugar together in a medium sauce pan and place over medium-low heat until gently simmering. Mash with fork. Sprinkle tapioca starch on top, mix in, and allow to continue simmering until it reaches the desired consistency.