Sunday, October 30, 2011

Park City Pizza Company

For my birthday my husband took me to a hotel in Park City Utah.  The next day we were looking for something to eat for lunch.  During our search we found "Park City Pizza Company".  They had a giant sign on the front of their store that said "try our gluten-free pizza!"  I was craving pizza, so this was awesome.  It was a small restaurant, but they were really friendly, and knew exactly what we were talking about when we brought up Celiac disease.  When the pizza came I was not disappointed.  The size of the pizza was what they said it would be (A lot of pizza places I go to the gluten-free pizzas end up being half the size of what they say it will be.) and the sauce was wonderful.  Of course I got the supreme pizza which was quite lovely.  The meat was really good and the spices made the pizza just divine.  If you would like to see the menu to Park City Pizza Company go to Park City Pizza Company Gluten-free Menu.  The menu that they have at the restaurant itself has a lot more options, so I suggest going to the restaurant instead of ordering it online.  True, it's out of the way for most people in Utah, but if you're ever in Park City, I would highly suggest going to their Pizza Company.   

Friday, October 21, 2011

Amazing Chocolate Brownies

So I thought I would share one of my favorite deserts that even people that don't eat gluten-free love.  They're absolutely amazing chocolate brownies. ^-^  I hope that you all enjoy!

Mo's Amazing Chocolate Brownies:

1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted (1 1/2 sticks)
2 TBS water
2 large eggs  
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup gluten-free flour (recipe at the bottom)
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp xanthan gum

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 13x9 in pan.  (my favorite pan I use is 8x11x1.5 in, it makes the brownies nice and fat.)  Combine sugar, butter and water in a large bowl.  Stir in eggs and vanilla.  Combine unflour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum in a medium bowl.  Stir into sugar mixture.  Spread into baking pan.  Bake for 18 to 25 min or until toothpick comes out clean.  

Gluten-Free Flour:
3 cups rice flour (I prefer brown rice flour)
2 1/2 cups cornstarch
1 1/2 cups tapioca flour

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pizza Pie Cafe

So, after some gentle prodding (which I'm grateful for) I'm back at my blog to update it.  Sorry to everyone that has been waiting for a while, life has gotten really busy, and I haven't been able to keep up with my blog.  Anyway, I thought I would rave about a new place I've found.  Unfortunately, if you don't live in Utah or Idaho, you can't experience the awesomeness that is the "Pizza Pie Cafe".  My husband and I were driving and saw a tiny sign (no joking, if we weren't stopping at a stop light we probably wouldn't have seen it.) that said "try our gluten-free pizzas!"  That Friday night we were at Pizza Pie Cafe. ^-^  The way that Pizza Pie Cafe works is that it is a buffet of pizzas, and a lot of them.  The problem is, is that all of them have gluten in them.  To get the delicious gluten-free pizza you special order it when you pay before you enter.  Here's the amazing part, a full gluten-free pizza is the same price as a person going in to the buffet.  It's a big pizza, and you don't have to pay extra!  The amazing part was that I got to have a desert pizza too!  You don't get all the choices for desert pizza, but having a few flavors is better than having nothing.  They are very knowledgeable, so ask questions if you're worried. I found out that they really don't make any money from selling the gluten-free pizzas at the price they do, so make sure you let them know how grateful you are, and tell them how amazing they are for doing this for us!  There really is no menu that I can find online that I can send you to, but you can ask them what has gluten in it and what doesn't.  I love getting the supreme pizza, it is so good!  So, if you're craving pizza, and you don't want to sell the clothes on your back for it, Pizza Pie Cafe is definitely the place for you.  So go out and enjoy!!