The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 2: Top Shelf Pizza

This is my favorite type of pizza. Just simple ingredients: creamy mozzarella, rich tomato sauce, salty parmesan and sweet basil. It’s great. Some call this Pizza Margherita. I call it Top Shelf Pizza, and apparently The Grove does too. The Grove is a restaurant located in Westlake Hills. They have a few gluten-free friendly options, including gluten-free pizza (Gluten-Free Kneads crusts). On rainy days, or days when I’m feeling just plain lazy, I love to call in orders to-go at The Grove. I often order their Top Shelf Pizza. Comforting, simple and delicious. [Read more...]

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 1: Dessert Pizza

Welcome to the first recipe installment for The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest! I am so excited to share this event with you all. I hope you enjoy all the recipes we have coming up the next several days. Growing up, I always loved dessert pizzas made with apples. This is strange, because I am not a dessert person at all. As you can tell from my blog recipe index; I love to create main dishes, snacks and appetizers. Don’t get me wrong…an occasional cookie, slice of cake or key lime pie are delicious.  But, I’d rather have something salty or savory. This pizza is special because it is both savory and sweet. You will enjoy this pizza time and time again! [Read more...]

A Sneak Peek…

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest 2011

The Details: Gluten-Free Pizza Fest 2011

Greetings food bloggers!

You might be wondering…pizza fest? What the heck is that? It is a time where food bloggers come together and share their best kept pizza recipes they have come to love. I have always loved pizza. In fact, it might be my favorite food of all time. I can’t wait to share this exciting event with you all!

ATX Gluten-Free is hosting a fabulous event February 7-11 and February 14-18. The event is called Gluten-Free Pizza Fest and it is 10 days of gluten-free pizza recipes on my blog, ATX Gluten-Free. [Read more...]

Simple Tomato Sauce (Gluten-Free)

Everybody needs a few sauces in their repertoire. Sauces are an easy way to amp up the flavor and add a unique spin to a recipe. I have several I love to use including: BBQ sauce, walnut-basil pesto, champagne-butter sauce, black bean sauce, roasted red bell pepper sauce, and now this lovely tomato sauce. Use this tomato sauce recipe for your favorite spaghetti dish, pizza sauce and more. [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Fried Sage

Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall vegetables. I love to use it in soups, sauces, salads and now pizza. When I first described my idea of this recipe to a friend, she looked at me like I was crazy. I figured butternut squash makes a great side dish, so why not use it as a topping for one of my favorite meals- pizza. I think I have turned her into a squash-pizza fan, because I have already been requested to make it again. This recipe turned out so well, and the Grand Marnier really adds a nice depth of flavor. Serve this as an appetizer or side dish during Thanksgiving. It will be an instant hit. [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: My Famous BBQ Chicken Pizza


BBQ Chicken Pizza with Balsamic Onions

Gluten-Free BBQ Chicken Pizza with Balsamic Onions. Tangy sweet onions with juicy chicken, creamy mozzarella and crispy crust. Enough said.

You will be singing the joys of gluten-free eating once you have tried this recipe. [Read more...]

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen

The Grove, a locally owned wine bar and kitchen, is located in the heart of Westlake. Their mission: to provide a casual, inviting atmosphere where families and friends may come together for a pleasant tasting meal and a wonderful glass of wine. They have succeeded at both and The Grove continues to impress me every time I visit. The best thing about the restaurant- their ginormous oak tree out back with the intertwining Christmas lights that give a unique, romantic atmosphere.

The menu does not list gluten-free items but they do offer a gluten-free rice pasta as well as gluten-free pizza crusts (Gluten-Free Kneads). Normally when I visit The Grove, I am in a pizza mood. Their pizzas are great and hit the spot every time. My favorite is the Top Shelf pizza-  a blend of marinara, garlic, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil. [Read more...]

Promise Pizza in Round Rock, Texas

Promise Pizza, one of the first (if not the first) eco-friendly pizza shops in the Austin area, and a cute one at that. I visited this recently opened pizza establishment last week and loved every moment of the experience. As you pull up to the Round Rock location, you see a line of their pizza delivery vehicles, which just so happen to be Smart Cars (Genius!) I love this idea as they are actually taking steps to help our environment. The inside décor is bright orange and green, a happy and bright atmosphere.

When talking to the manager about how they prepare their gluten-free pizzas, he went into great detail on how they handle with care and avoid most all means of cross-contamination. They use gloves and protect the surfaces when preparing a GF pizza. Promise Pizza also uses as many local ingredients as possible which is always a thumbs up in my book. Gluten Free Kneads [Read more...]