Gluten Free & God Seeking

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What is the Purpose of the Offerings in Leviticus 1:2?

     At the end of Exodus God's glory came down upon the tabernacle that the Israelites had built (Exo. 40:2, 33-35). And the following book of Leviticus opens up with God's speaking not from the heavens or from Mt. Sinai like He did before but from this tabernacle, which was also called the Tent of Meeting.  From my reading I saw that now God had a dwelling place on the earth the most important thing on His heart was to tell His people how they could  have fellowship with Him. 

Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When any one of you presents an offering to Jehovah, you shall present your offering from the cattle, of the herd or of the flock.  Leviticus 1:2

   In Leviticus God speaks about five basic offerings--the burnt offering, the meal offering, the peace offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering.  I was fascinated when I read on page 4 of chapter 1 of the Life-Study of Leviticus  that it's through these offerings that God's people could worship Him: 
In Leviticus we have the redeemed's worship and living.  We should not follow the common understanding of worship. According to the common understanding, to worship is to bow down or to hold a service with rituals. This, however, is not the denotation of worship in the Bible. In the Bible, worship denotes our contact with God to enjoy a common portion with God for our fellowship with Him. In Leviticus worship is a matter of contacting God by enjoying a common portion with Him. The issue of this is fellowship with Him and with one another in His presence. This is to worship God (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Leviticus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1989, Print). 
Family walk in December
     It's obvious that fallen people couldn't enter into God's dwelling place without some kind of provision.  And long before this God had already ordained the way of forgiveness back in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve had sinned. Undoubtedly Adam and Eve witnessed God slaying the lamb on their behalf and making coats of skin to cover them (Gen. 3:21).  Surely this story impressed Abel's heart and inspired him to became a shepherd, and in Genesis 4:4 we see that it was his offering that pleased God and not Cain's vegetables.  Later in the account of Noah after his family had safely passed through the flood, he offered burnt offerings to God (Gen. 8:20).  

      Over and over  this way is seen throughout the Old Testament because God is holy, and sinful man must come to God through blood. And in these Old Testament stories I saw the importance of the blood to forgive man's sins and make it possible for him to have fellowship with God. This made me think about how Hebrews 9:22 which says, And almost all things are purified by blood according to the law, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.  And this made me realize that both the old covenant (Exo. 24: 4-8) and the new covenant (Matt. 26:28) were enacted by blood. 

    In both chapters14 and 15 Witness Lee credits the Brethren with their teaching on the offerings in Leviticus as types of Christ. And like he has said many times, in his exposition he is standing on the shoulders of the men and women of God who preceded him. I'm looking forward to what I'm going to see in these chapters!

    You can listen to excerpts of Witness Lee's speaking the Life-Study of Leviticus on Life Study of the Bible  with Witness Lee.   You can also read the online Life-Studies of Leviticus and check out other resources available to enhance your study of the Bible on Living Stream Ministry's website.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chewy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

   I made gingerbread cookies with my grandkids in December, but I also wanted to try out a new recipe in my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook for molasses cookies.  I thumbed through my Heritage School Cookbook, and found a similar one which added some spices, so I made that modification. They call for 2 teaspoons of each but I went with half that because I didn't know how they'd come out. 

 They were a bit thin, but delicious!  And their size gave me the great idea of making homemade ice cream sandwiches something I don't get to have that often! For the last few batches I added about 1/2 cup more flour to beef them up a bit.  

CHEWY GLUTEN FREE MOLASSES COOKIES


1.  Cream butter & sugar:  1 cup of butter, 1 cup of brown sugar [I used 3/4 of a cup], and 1 cup of black strap molasses until light.

2.  Add 2 eggs ONE at a time.

3.  In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients:   1 1/4 cups of white rice flour, 1 1/4 cups of sorghum flour, 1 cup of tapioca flour, and 1/2 cup of brown rice flour.  Stir in  2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt.  I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger because I saw that in my Heritage School recipe book and I thought I would try that out.

4.  Drop by teaspoon  onto a lightly greased baking sheet.  I used my spoon to round them off.  Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.  I found out I had to lightly grease it after each batch because they stuck a tiny bit.  I also took them immediately off the cookie sheet to cool.  Make a small first batch to see if you need to add any additional flour.

Other Gluten Free Baking & Desserts on This Blog:

Breads & Coffee Cakes: 
Gluten free & Low-fat Banana Bread    (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Celebrate Fall With Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread  (A friend's recipe)
Delicious Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Favorite Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Bread  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Claudia's Blueberry Coffee Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From a former neighbor)
Here's a Zucchini Bread with a Hawaiian Twist! Gluten Free Pineapple Zucchini Bread (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Cakes:
Gluten Free German Apple Cake   (From my grandmother)
You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free Carrot Cake (From my daughter's husband's grandma--whew)
Judi's Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake    (From a church friend)
Judi's Gluten Free Orange Chiffon Cake    (From a church friend)
Marilyn's Spectacular Gluten Free Oatmeal Cake   (My mother-in-law's specialty!)
The Best Gluten Free Black Bottom Cupcakes   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Delicious Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Grandma's Gluten Free Applesauce Cake   (From an Internet search--tastes like my grandma's!)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Banana Cake   (From my grandma)
Rosie's Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Overwhelmed By Your Bumper Crop of Zucchini? Try Claudia's Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake!   (From my former neighbor Claudia of 12 years)

Decadent & Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake  (From my Come & Dine church cookbook)
Debbie's Delicious Hot Water GF Chocolate Cake   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Debbie's Less Oil Carrot Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Jud's Crazy Cake (You Can Easily Make It Gluten Free!)  (From a church friend)

Cookies:
The Ultimate Gluten Free Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Mom's Go To For Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
The Best Gluten Free Recipe for Snickerdoodles    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownies    (From a church friend)
Mark's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies - Made Gluten Free!   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Judi's Gluten Free Oatmeal Craisin & Coconut Cookies (From a church friend)
Marie's Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies (Also Great Gluten Free!)   (My friend Marie's recipe)
Bebe's Gluten Free Whoopie Pies  (From my friend Debbie)
Scrumptious Gluten Free Blackberry Cake   
Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons  - (Recipe on Baker's bag of coconut)
Dale's Gingersnaps Made Gluten Free  (From my Come & Dine cookbook)

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits   (My friend Judi's sister's recipe)

Crisps & Pies:
Lena's Rhubarb Crunch (A crisp with a gluten free top and bottom crust!) (My daughter-in-law's mother. She's an amazing cook, which I think most of us moms become after a few years!)
Delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Ginger's Outrageous Apple Pie    (From a church friend)

The BEST Lemon Meringue Pie with Mrs. Lauralicious Gluten Free Pie Crust  (Internet)
My Grandmother's Favorite Banana Cream Pie  (A recipe from my grandmother)
Granny's Lemon Cheesecake Squares   (From my friend Judi's granny)
Simple & Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Pie   (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Judi's No Fail Gluten Free Pie Crust    (From my friend Judi)

Desserts with Fruit:
Sensational Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake   (From the back of Costco's organic sugar)
Terrific Gluten Free Strawberry & Peach Trifle  (Modified from an Internet search)
My Favorite Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Just Like Grandma's (But Only Gluten Free) Berry Cobbler (My husband's grandma's recipe)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle (Made Gluten Free)   (A recipe I picked up from a berry farm)
From New Zealand - Triple Berry Pavlova  (A friend's recipe - Heritage School Cookbook)

Holiday Cookies & Baking:

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies  (Modified from back of the Libby's pumpkin can)
My Family's Favorite Gingerbread Cookies (Now Made Gluten Free!)  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Grandkids Favorite Gluten Free Peppermint Sugar Cookies  (From Syre School Cookbook)
Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie   (With extra spice-- from back of Libby's pumpkin can)

Perfect Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake   (From back of cream cheese box)
Gluten Free Polish Fruitcake  ( Modified from Internet search)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Nordy Bars  ( From my Syre School Cookbook)
Grandma Pitcher's Old Fashioned Sandies (Made Gluten Free)  (My husband's grandma)
Make a Family Tradition & Make Your Own Fruitcake    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Muffins:
My Favorite Banana Nut Muffins   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Gluten Free Tremendous Pumpkin Muffins   
(From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Bursting with Blueberries Gluten Free Muffins   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Toni's Outrageous Gluten Free Corn Muffins    (From back of a Bob's Red Mill package)
Sassy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Puddings & Ice Cream: 

Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (And other ice cream favorites!) (From searches)
Baked Coconut Pudding   (Something I worked out from my Aunt Sue's rice pudding recipe)
Tangy Lemon Pudding   (From my daughter-in-laws family reunion cookbook)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at the Tabernacle in Exodus - The Golden Incense Altar


    For many years on New Year's Day my husband and I like to write out our prayers for each of our children, and now that's spread to our grandchildren and other family members.  This year all of them are home so we drafted most of our prayers earlier this week. Yesterday I started typing them out.  If you've never done this, I would encourage you to take some time today or in the next week to reflect on the people in your life and write out a prayer from your heart.  When I went back a few weeks ago and read what I typed up last January, I was surprised at how God had answered many of these prayers.

    As I was working on these prayers, I realized it totally relates to the post I drafted at the end of December on the golden incense altar!  In the book of Exodus it's the last piece of furniture that God revealed to Moses. In chapter 147 of the Life-Study of Exodus  Witness Lee says that's because the golden incense altar is like the motor that causes the entire tabernacle to work. You're probably going huh right now, but keep reading and you'll see why in the excerpt below.  

First, here's a verse that he puts in this chapter to show that the incense altar represents our prayers: 

As you can see in this model, the incense altar stood next to
the curtain that separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.
And another Angel came and stood
 at the altar, having a golden censer, and much incense was given to Him that He should add it to the prayers of the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.  Revelation 8:3 

On pages 1590, 1594-1595 Witness Lee explains the importance of the incense altar in the tabernacle:
With respect to the tabernacle, there are two altars: the altar of burnt offering in the outer court, the first altar, and the golden incense altar in the Holy Place, the second altar.  In the sight of God, the priestly service begins at the incense altar, at the place where prayers are offered to God. I believe that it will be very helpful to our Christian life to dwell on the importance of the priestly service beginning at the incense altar....When we study the incense altar, we are studying the greatest matter in the universe....Furthermore, we need to realize that whenever we pray in the spirit, Christ is praying in our praying.  The New Testament speaks of praying in the Lord's name. To pray in the name of the  Lord Jesus is to pray in Christ. When we pray in this way, Christ is actually the one praying (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Exodus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1982, Print).


 I had a wow moment when I read that through the prayer we offer at the incense altar, all the furniture in the tabernacle begins to function. First people are brought to the altar of burnt offering to confess their sins and then they are motivated to come to the laver and receive the washing of regeneration [TItus 3:5].   After that our prayer at the incense altar motivates these newly saved ones to come to the showbread table [the word of God] and receive a daily supply of grace. Our further prayer then causes them to receive divine light when they read the word. Finally our prayer helps others come all the way into the Holy of Holies to be in God's presence.  

May the Lord lead us to pray more prayers in 2017 that help Him to carry out His will on this earth!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Marilyn's Alaska King Crab Legs

One of my brother-in-law's clients is a commercial fisherman.  He gets so much salmon, halibut, and Alaska king crab legs that he shares it with the family.  My mother-in-law has been cooking up king crab for years, and so I asked her how she did it.  These are her instructions. 


   I  learned from a website that most king crab legs have been previously cooked and then blast frozen to preserve their taste.  We went to Seattle to have lunch with her yesterday, and she made up some of the crab legs.  While she worked, I took pictures and asked questions.

  These crab legs were fantastic! 



Marilyn's Alaska King Crab Legs

1.  Put frozen Alaska king crab legs into a roasting pan that is lined with foil. 
2.  Cover them completely with foil.
4.  Fill roaster about 1/8" full of hot water.



5.  Put the lid on and bake them at 375 for 45 minutes.  
6.  Take your kitchen scissors and cut down the middle of the legs.  As you can see, these ones had already been precut.



Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.  

My mother-in-law told me she likes to serve rice and cole slaw with these crab legs.  We had cole slaw and french bread. She always buys some gluten free bread or muffins for me. 

List of Other Fish Recipes on this Blog:

Our Best Gluten Free Recipes for Grilling Salmon  - (from Family & church cookbook recipes)
Crispy Gluten Free Oven Fried Fish Sticks   (From the box of Albers Cornmeal)

Asian:
Salmon & Vegetable Curry    (Modified from Internet search)
Make Your Own Sushi!    (A Korean church friend taught me how to make this)
Tasty Gluten Free Sweet & Sour Fish   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Mexican:
Rachel Ray's Recipe for the Best Fish Tacos   (Modified from an Internet search)
incredibly

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Taking a Closer Look at the Tabernacle in Exodus 27 & Exodus 30 - The Burnt Offering Altar & The Laver


Although God's journey begins in the Holy of Holies ours begins in the outer court at the burnt offering altar.  I learned in my reading chapter 104 of the Life-Study of Exodus that this altar represents the cross of Christ.  It was made of acacia wood, which represents that Christ as a man died in our place. It was overlaid with bronze which signifies that God put on Christ His righteous judgment. I learned that this bronze came from  the censers of the 250 men who rebelled against Moses in Numbers 16.  And I also learned that bronze always represent God's judgment in the Bible.

  After I read a few chapters, I realized the burnt offering altar is actually a lot like my BBQ. It was about 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 feet with a grating for roasting the sacrifices.  The burnt offering altar is so large that all the furniture in the tabernacle can fit into it. Witness Lee says that this means that the cross of Christ is the basis for all of our spiritual experiences. And God had a special requirement for this altar that the fire on it would never go out. 

    On this altar God told Moses to offer burnt, sin, trespass, meal, and peace offerings.  All of these offerings are explained in detail in the Life-Study of Leviticus, which I just started. So you'll hear more about that in January. I really liked the explanation of how God and man begin their journeys at the two ends of the tabernacle, and I read that on page 1205 of this chapter: 

Does the record of the tabernacle in Exodus begin from God's end or from man's end? The record begins from God's end, for it begins with the ark.  The description of the ark begins the divine record concerning the tabernacle. This indicates that the record begins from God and proceeds towards man. However, when man comes to the tabernacle, he does not begin from God's end. He begins at the altar, that is, he begins from man's end. Whenever a person comes to the tabernacle, the first thing he meets is the altar....When God came from His dwelling place to the earth and went to the cross, what was His main intention, His main goal?  His main goal was to bring man to Himself. This means that God came out of the tabernacle to bring man into the tabernacle....We need to go to the showbread table, the lampstand, the incense altar, and eventually reach the ark.  (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Exodus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1982 Print).
      The other piece of furniture in the outer court was the bronze laver.  It stood near the  entrance to the tabernacle.  This was like a giant sink that the priests used for washing.  Moses had the laver lined with all the mirrors of the serving women.  Those mirrors made it easy for any dirt to be reflected so the priests could get thoroughly washed. 

        These excerpts that I chose out from chapter 156 on pages 1669, 1671, 1672,1674 show its function in both the Old Testament and our spiritual experience today:
Whenever the priests were to come to the altar to offer something to God or were to come into the tabernacle to serve, they first had to go to the laver to wash their hands. Unless the priests washed in the laver, there was no way for the tabernacle to operate....The Bible, however, speaks of two kinds of defilement, the defilement that comes from sin and the defilement that comes by the earthly touch. Whenever we are defiled by the earthly touch, we need to be washed by the water in the laver....Because the entire world is unclean, it is very easy for us to be defiled....According to the New Testament, the washing power of the laver is the life-giving Spirit. Titus 3:5 speaks of the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit....The laver typifies the washing power of the life-giving Spirit brought forth by the death of Christ  (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Exodus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1982 Print).
You can see this same washing in Ephesians 5:26--That He might sanctify her [the church] cleansing her by the washing of the water in the word.  In my Recovery Version of the New Testament the footnote there says that the Greek word for washing is actually laver.   It's encouraging to know that whenever we come to God's word, there's water there that can wash us from all the defiling things of this world. 

Other Posts on the Life-Study of Exodus:

Why Did God Use So Many Women in Exodus 1 & 2?
Taking a Closer Look at the Conflict Between God and Pharaoh in Exodus 5
What Does the Name Jehovah Mean in Exodus 6:2?
Why Did God Really Send the Manna in Exodus 6?
What is the Meaning of the Bitter Waters at Marah in Exodus 15:23?
How are the 10 Commandments Like God's Engagement Covenant in Exodus 20?
How Can You Keep the 10 Commandments?
Why Did the Israelites Build a Tabernacle in Exodus 25:8?
Taking Another Look at the Priesthood of the Believers in Exodus 19:6
Seeing God's Spiritual Building in Exodus 26 - Part 1 of 1
Seeing God's Spiritual Building in Exodus 26 - Part 2 of 2
Taking a Closer Look at the Tabernacle in Exodus 25 - The Ark

Taking a Closer Look at the Tabernacle in Exodus 25 - The Showbread Table & the Lampstand

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Homemade Gluten Free Butter Cookies

Every winter I like to make cookies that my grandkids can help roll out and decorate.  On Monday I made some gingerbread cookies with two of my grandkids, and yesterday I made these butter cookies. Both of these recipes are from my Heritage School Cookbook.

  Of course this recipe wasn't made for gluten free baking, and I noticed that I had to roll in quite a bit more flour.  But even before I got diagnosed with celiac disease, I remember having to add 1/2 to 1 cup more flour to get the dough to roll out without sticking to the cookie cutters.  But I think the fun of watching my kids and now grandkids cutting out the shapes and decorating them makes all the time and effort worth it!  



Homemade Gluten Free Butter Cookies


1.  Cream butter & sugar:  In a mixer or medium-sized blow put 2 cubes of butter and 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and cream until light and fluffy.

2.  Beat in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

3.  Prepare dry ingredients - In a bowl mix together:  2/3 cup of rice flour, 2/3 cup of sorghum flour, 2/3 cup of tapioca flour, 1/4 cup of brown rice flour, and 1/4 cup of coconut, millet, or other gluten free flour.  Stir in 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.  

5.  Chill one hour.  Sprinkle white rice flour over  your board and roll out and then use your cookie cutters.  

6.  Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.  

7.  Cool and decorate.  


Other Gluten Free Baking & Desserts on This Blog:

Breads & Coffee Cakes: 
Gluten free & Low-fat Banana Bread    (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Celebrate Fall With Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread  (A friend's recipe)
Delicious Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Favorite Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Bread  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Claudia's Blueberry Coffee Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From a former neighbor)
Here's a Zucchini Bread with a Hawaiian Twist! Gluten Free Pineapple Zucchini Bread (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Dot's Old Fashioned Pumpkin Bread   (From my father's friend)
Cakes:
Gluten Free German Apple Cake   (From my grandmother)
You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free Carrot Cake (From my daughter's husband's grandma--whew)
Judi's Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake    (From a church friend)
Judi's Gluten Free Orange Chiffon Cake    (From a church friend)
Marilyn's Spectacular Gluten Free Oatmeal Cake   (My mother-in-law's specialty!)
The Best Gluten Free Black Bottom Cupcakes   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Delicious Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Grandma's Gluten Free Applesauce Cake   (From an Internet search--tastes like my grandma's!)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Banana Cake   (From my grandma)
Rosie's Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Overwhelmed By Your Bumper Crop of Zucchini? Try Claudia's Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake!   (From my former neighbor Claudia of 12 years)

Decadent & Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake  (From my Come & Dine church cookbook)
Debbie's Delicious Hot Water GF Chocolate Cake   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Debbie's Less Oil Carrot Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Jud's Crazy Cake (You Can Easily Make It Gluten Free!)  (From a church friend)

Cookies:
The Ultimate Gluten Free Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Mom's Go To For Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
The Best Gluten Free Recipe for Snickerdoodles    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownies    (From a church friend)
Mark's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies - Made Gluten Free!   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Judi's Gluten Free Oatmeal Craisin & Coconut Cookies (From a church friend)
Marie's Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies (Also Great Gluten Free!)   (My friend Marie's recipe)
Bebe's Gluten Free Whoopie Pies  (From my friend Debbie)
Scrumptious Gluten Free Blackberry Cake   
Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons  - (Recipe on Baker's bag of coconut)
Dale's Gingersnaps Made Gluten Free  (From my Come & Dine cookbook)

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits   (My friend Judi's sister's recipe)

Crisps & Pies:
Lena's Rhubarb Crunch (A crisp with a gluten free top and bottom crust!) (My daughter-in-law's mother. She's an amazing cook, which I think most of us moms become after a few years!)
Delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Ginger's Outrageous Apple Pie    (From a church friend)

The BEST Lemon Meringue Pie with Mrs. Lauralicious Gluten Free Pie Crust  (Internet)
My Grandmother's Favorite Banana Cream Pie  (A recipe from my grandmother)
Granny's Lemon Cheesecake Squares   (From my friend Judi's granny)
Simple & Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Pie   (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Judi's No Fail Gluten Free Pie Crust    (From my friend Judi)

Desserts with Fruit:
Sensational Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake   (From the back of Costco's organic sugar)
Terrific Gluten Free Strawberry & Peach Trifle  (Modified from an Internet search)
My Favorite Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Just Like Grandma's (But Only Gluten Free) Berry Cobbler (My husband's grandma's recipe)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle (Made Gluten Free)   (A recipe I picked up from a berry farm)
From New Zealand - Triple Berry Pavlova  (A friend's recipe - Heritage School Cookbook)

Holiday Cookies & Baking:

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies  (Modified from back of the Libby's pumpkin can)
My Family's Favorite Gingerbread Cookies (Now Made Gluten Free!)  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Grandkids Favorite Gluten Free Peppermint Sugar Cookies  (From Syre School Cookbook)
Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie   (With extra spice-- from back of Libby's pumpkin can)

Perfect Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake   (From back of cream cheese box)
Gluten Free Polish Fruitcake  ( Modified from Internet search)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Nordy Bars  ( From my Syre School Cookbook)
Grandma Pitcher's Old Fashioned Sandies (Made Gluten Free)  (My husband's grandma)
Make a Family Tradition & Make Your Own Fruitcake    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Muffins:
My Favorite Banana Nut Muffins   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Gluten Free Tremendous Pumpkin Muffins   
(From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Bursting with Blueberries Gluten Free Muffins   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Toni's Outrageous Gluten Free Corn Muffins    (From back of a Bob's Red Mill package)
Sassy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Puddings & Ice Cream: 

Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (And other ice cream favorites!) (From searches)
Baked Coconut Pudding   (Something I worked out from my Aunt Sue's rice pudding recipe)

Tangy Lemon Pudding   (From my daughter-in-laws family reunion cookbook)