Gluten Free & God Seeking

Sunday, January 25, 2015

How Does the Prophetic Word in 2 Peter 1:19 Prepare Us For the Lord's Coming?

    During the time that Peter wrote his Epistles, there were ones who mocked the Lord’s second coming.  Especially in his second letter I've noticed that Peter talks repeatedly about the Lord’s coming. He points out strongly in 2 Peter 1:16 that the Lord's coming is not a "cleverly devised myth."   After saying that, he reminds the believers that they need to take heed to the prophetic word of God  because it’s like a lamp shining in this dark age  full of spiritual degradation:

I took this picture while walking on the
 boardwalk with my grandkids.
And we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hears.  2  Peter 1:19

     Not only is the word of God  a shining lamp, but it’s also the very thing that  prepares us for the Lord’s second coming.  This is brought out clearly on page 71 of chapter 8 of the Life-Study of 2 Peter:
….It is correct to say that the dawning of the day in 1:19 refers to the time of the Lord's coming back. On that day, the Lord will shine as the Sun of righteousness. The time that is is very close to the Lord's appearing may be likened to the early morning, at which time the Lord Jesus will be the morning star to His watchful believers….Actually, in 1:19 Peter covers two matters at the same time. He is saying that the entire world is a dark place and that this present age is a dark night. If we did not have the prophecies of the Bible, we also would be in darkness, for we would not have a lamp.  But the prophetic word is our lamp shining in the darkness. As we give heed to this prophetic word, we receive the shining light. Eventually, this light will shine until a spiritual day dawns within us, and a morning star rises in our hears. Therefore, Peter first is speaking of a spiritual day, a day that dawns within us. He also speaks of a future day, the day of the Lord's coming back (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of 2 Peter. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1982, Print).
       This last week I listened to Programs 37-39 on Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee. One of the brothers highlighted a point from chapter 11 in Program #38 that touched me: Our growth in life will not only prepare us for the Lord's coming but actually hasten it.  And  1 Peter 2:2 makes it clear that we spiritually grow by drinking the milk of the word.  So this fellowship encouraged me to keep coming to the word each morning.

I like to listen to the Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee while I'm cooking or typing. You can listen to live excerpts of these messages that were given in 1982 along with some outstanding commentary. 

What is the Sanctification of the Spirit in 1 Peter 1:2?

What is Obedience to the Truth in 1 Peter 1:22?
How Do Believers Grow According to 1 Peter 2:2?
How Does God Get the Living Stones in 1 Peter 2:5?
What Does 1 Peter 4:1-2 Say About Sufferings?
Why Does 1 Peter 4:17 Talk About God's Judgment?
What Does Partaking of the Divine Nature Mean in 2 Peter 1:4?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Granny's Lemon Cheesecake Squares (Made Gluten Free!!)

Here's a different kind of cheesecake.  Instead of being dense, it's light and fluffy.  And instead of going in the typical pie pan, it goes into a 9 x 13!  But I really think the lemon jello is what makes it amazing, with just the right amount of tang. 


  My friend Judi has brought this several times to love feasts, and after having it last week, I had to ask her for the recipe.  She told me this recipe is 56 years old (That make it really tried and true!!), and it was her Granny's special dessert. 










Granny's Lemon Cheesecake Squares

1.  What to do ahead of time:
(1)  Take out one 8 oz package of cream cheese to soften.
(2)  Put 1 can of evaporated milk into the freezer to get cold (30-45 minutes--it's okay Judi says if it starts to form some ice crystals.).

2.  Make your favorite gluten free cheesecake crust--enough for a 9 x 13 pan--Here's mine from my Heritage School Cookbook:
(1)  Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a sauce pan.
(2)  Add to it 2/3 cup of brown sugar and let dissolve.
(3)  Take off the stove and then add 2 cups of regular oats and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.
(4)  Press into a 9 x 13 pan.
(5)  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

3.  Meanwhile  prepare:
BOWL #1:   In a small bowl empty 1  box of lemon jello into a bowl and pour 3/4 cup of boiling water over it and stir to dissolve.

BOWL #2:  In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 t of vanilla.

BOWL #3: In a medium sized bowl Pour the can of cold canned milk and whip until it's thick just like whipped cream.


4.  Combining ingredients:
(1)  Take Bowl #1 the lemon jello bowl and add it to  Bowl #2 that has the whipped cream cheese and beat a few minutes until combined.
(2)  Then fold  the whipped evaporated milk from Bowl #3 into the lemon and cream cheese  mixture.

5.  Pour over the top of the cooled crust and refrigerate.

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--she's a great cook!)
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 for 12 years--She was an amazing cook!)

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)

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits   (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)

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) Blueberry Cobbler (My husband's grandma)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre 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   (Modified 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:
Banana Nutty 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 Internet search)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

What Does Partaking of the Divine Nature Mean in 2 Peter 1:4?

     Where would we be without God’s promises? Verses like He who has begun a good work in you will also complete it unto the day of Christ Jesus have strengthened my faith many times. For several years I have  been adding to my own personal list of promises.  2 Peter 1:4 lets us know that not only are God’s promises anchors for our faith, but they’re also the means by which we partake of God’s nature.
I took this on a walk around a nearby lake in December.
Through which He has granted to us precious and exceedingly great promises that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption which is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:4
     Now partaking of the divine nature may sound a bit strange because normally when we think about partaking,  we think about eating food. Actually that's the thought here. God's word is spiritual food.  The Lord Himself told us this in John 6 when he told the people who had gathered  that He was the true Bread that came down out of heaven (John 6:32-35). 
    Then He said something that many of them could not figure out, "As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me (John 6:57). The Bible tells us that many of them got stumbled by this and stopped following him.  Later on in verse 63 the Lord clarified to His disciples that He didn’t  expect them to eat His physical flesh but to receive His word as spiritual food! 
     When I was in college I learned that coming to the word in a prayerful way (See Ephesians 6:17-18) is how to receive God's word as spiritual food.  And I liked the parallel on physical and spiritual eating on pages 44-44 of chapter  5 of the Life-Study of 2 Peter:
Just as we are constituted physically of the food we eat, so the disciples were constituted of the God of which they partook. This should also be our experience today. If we enjoy God and partake of Him, we shall be constituted of Him.  Of course, we shall never become God in the sense of attaining to the Godhead or becoming an object of worship. However, we may be thoroughly constituted of God's nature. We all are constituted physically of the food
we eat. For example, someone may eat so much fish and be constituted of fish to such an extent that he even smells of fish. In like manner, we may become so constituted of God that we express God in all that we are and do. We may even give off a divine fragrance. If we partake of God day by day, eventually we shall partake of Him unconsciously. When others contact us, they will see in us the expression of the Triune God (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of 2 Peter. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1982, Print).
     In a spiritual sense we really are what we eat!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits


A few weeks ago my friend Judi shared with me her family's homemade biscuit recipe. (And you'll find some  of her other recipes down in the list below) I've been looking for a great biscuit recipe for many years. I could never find one that could rival the ones my grandmother used to make.  

 Biscuits have a way of making any meal special. They're also a yummy way to showcase your homemade jams.  And besides that they make the house smell amazing!

 This is her sister's recipe for 4 to 5 medium sized biscuits.  Depending on how many she's feeding, she simply multiplies it. This is a double batch that I made a few weeks ago. I used brown rice flour and sorghum so the biscuits are a bit darker in color, but they were so light and delicious!!
 
 
Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits

1.  In a medium sized mixing bowl put:
(1)  1/4 cup white rice flour, 1/4 cup brown rice flour, 1/4 cup sorghum flour, and 1/4 cup tapioca flour.
(2)  Stir in 1 t baking powder, 1/2 t baking soda, and 1/2 t salt.

2.  Add the butter & buttermilk:(1)  Cut in 2-3 T of butter
(2)  Then add 1/2 cup of buttermilk  (She said buttermilk works with the baking powder to help them rise)
(3)  Mix just until moist.

3.  Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes.





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--she's a great cook!)
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)

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)

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

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)

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) Blueberry Cobbler (My husband's grandma)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre 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   (Modified 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:
Banana Nutty 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 Internet search)


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Why Does 1 Peter 4:17 Talk About God's Judgment?

  What is the subject of 1 Peter?  It may be hard to figure out what it is.  But the Life-Studies make this and other background information about each book so clear. In the first couple  of chapters in this book, Witness Lee mentions that Peter’s Epistles center on God’s governmental judgment.    

My son took this when he was at Crater Lake this week.
   This week I read chapter 30 of the LIfe-Study of 1 Peter, and it gives a comprehensive view of God’s judgment from eternity past to eternity future.  I would strongly recommend that you read this Life-Study!   It’s definitely eye-opening in its presentation of this truth.  Here's the verse that opened up his fellowship:
For it is time for the judgment to begin from the house of God; and if first from us, what will be the end of those who disobey the gospel of God?  1 Peter 4:17



What helped me here was seeing the purpose of God’s judgment—I’m sharing  excerpts from  pages 267, 268, and 269:
The basic concept of God’s government is a basic thought in Peter’s composition of this Epistle….Of course in 1 and 2 Peter we cannot find the word “government.” But in these two books we see the means by which God carries out His government.  The means by which God carries out His government is by judging. Eventually after God’s judgment has been completed, there will be a new heaven and new earth wherein righteousness dwells....God’s judgment began to be exercised in the Old Testament, and it has been continually exercised through the generations. Today God is still judging. In the New Testament we see that God’s judgment begins from His own household and ends with the burning of the old heaven and old earth. That burning will be the last step of God’s judgment….By all these judgments the Lord God will clear up and purify the entire universe that He may have a new heaven and new earth for a new universe filled with His righteousness (2 Pet. 3:10) for His delight (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of 1 Peter. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1982, Print).
Another view of Crater Lake in Winter
  Why does God have to judge? This may even go against your concept that how can a loving God judge in such a way?  I hope this overview helps you understand why God needs to judge.

 I learned  from reading the Life-Study of Genesis that when Satan rebelled and took 1/3 of the angels with him (2 Peter 2:4), he threw the universe into total chaos.  Ezekiel tells us that  God judged him by casting them to the earth (Ezek. 28:13-14).  The Bible tells us in Genesis 3 that after God created Adam and Eve, Satan brought this chaos into them through his tricking Eve.
   So  In 2 Peter 2:5-9 we’re reminded  that God judged people in the Old Testament times with things like the flood. Then in 1 Peter 1:17, 4:17, we learn that in the New Testament times God’s judgment begins from His house.  And Peter makes it very clear that all the believers in God’s spiritual house are being purified daily by fiery trials (1 Peter 4:12). It touched me when I read that God is doing this so that He can finally have a testimony on this earth that  defeats His enemy. 
   I could really see from this chapter that God's judgment on people and situations is not haphazard but with a definite goal.  And it touched me when he said that by working on us first, we become the Lord's stepping stones so that He can establish His kingdom on this earth. 


I like to listen to the Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee while I'm cooking or typing. You can listen to live excerpts of these messages that were given in 1982 along with the outstanding commentary. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Northwest Crab Mac & Cheese (Made Gluten Free)

Shared recipes are the best.  And this one comes from a 5th grader I met who was doing a project. I'm always up to trying new ways of making the standard mac and cheese--I never even thought of crab mac and cheese.  My international students love fish, and so I was game to give it a try.


As I made this recipe tonight, I tweaked about half of it to cut down on the fat.  
I think the next time I make this I'm going to reduce the cheese to 4 1/2 cups. 

 I added more salt, and pepper, and some parsley to the sauce.  Next time I'm also going to add some of Costco's No Salt Seasoning to give the sauce a bit more of a bite. But isn't that what makes mac and cheese so versatile?  Have fun with it!






Crab Mac & Cheese

1.  Prepare noodles:  Cook 12 oz of gluten free macaroni according to the directions.  Drain and set aside.

2.  Prepare sauce:  
(1)  Beat 2 eggs and then add 2 T of tapioca starch, 1 can of evaporated milk and enough milk to make it 2 cups, and beat until combined. 
(2)  Add the seasonings:  1 1/2 t of salt, 3/4 t of black pepper, 1/2 t of nutmeg, and 1 t of Worcestershire sauce. I'm going to add 1/2 T of Costco No Salt Seasoning next time to this recipe.

3.  Grate cheeses:   Grate 2 cups extra sharp cheese, 2 cups of Parmesan Romano, & Asiago cheese, and 2 cups of  Gouda cheese.

4.  Combine ingredients: 
(1)  1 can of crab meat
(2)  Add the cheeses. 
(3)  Optional:  Chop 2-3 T of fresh parsley and stir in (this is my addition to this recipe)
(3)  Stir until combined.

5.   Prepare casserole:
(1)  Spread the drained noodles on the bottom of a greased 2 quart baking dish.
(2)  Pour the sauce over the top.  Stir a bit with your spoon.
(3)  Sprinkle with paprika.

6.  Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until done.  If you need to (and we did), broil the top a few minutes before serving.

Other Italian & Greek Pasta Recipes on This Blog:

Italian & Greek Chicken:
Incredible Gluten Free Chicken Souvlaki   (My son-in-law's marinade recipe)
Chicken Cacciatore with Peppers & Mushrooms  (My mother-in-law)
You've Got to Try This Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan!  (From my church cook book, Come & Dine)

Pasta Cassroles:
Oh So Good Vegetarian Lasagna  (From Internet search)
Delicious Gluten Free Chicken Tetrazzini     (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)

 Classic Pastas:
My Mom's Splendiferous Gluten Free Spaghetti  (My mother's amazing sauce!)
Ginger's Family Favorite Gluten Free Beef Stroganof   (From my friend Ginger)
Gluten Free Pasta Aioli - Sausage & Vegetable Penne  (From my daughter and son-in-law)
Incredible Gluten Free Pasta Primavera     (Combination of two Internet searches)
Fantastic Gluten Free Salmon Fettucine 
Easy to Make Gluten Free Shrimp Linguini   (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Mac & Cheeses
Fantastic Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese  (Modified from Internet search)
Gluten Free Comfort Food - Downright Delicious Gluten Free Tuna Noodle Casserole  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Pizza
Judi's Gluten Free Crazy Crust Pizza -  Spinach, Artichoke & Feta Pizza (From a friend)

Soups:
This is the Best Minestrone Soup!  (From my son's Internet search and tweaking)
Mouth Watering Italian Turkey Sausage Soup   (This is  my friend Debbie's recipe)

Salads:
Tasty Gluten Free Pasta Salad   (I've been making this salad for over 20 years!)
Jeremy D's Sensational Greek Salad  (From my son-in-law who is half Italian)
Michelle's Greek Quinoa Salad   (My daughter came up with this way to use quinoa)