I recently reached a milestone birthday, the one where there are no more Taylor Swift songs left to sing about your age. That’s right, last week I turned 23, and I will seriously miss jamming out to 22 in my car.
Fortunately, the title of this post doesn’t refer to my age, but rather the star recipes of my birthday dinner. My family pulled together some awesome recipes that I’ve blogged about in the past and revamped them to be better than I’ve ever had before.
The best part: I had nothing to do with the preparation or clean up of this gluten free and allergy friendly dinner! And, it was safely prepared. 🙂
To start off the night, my mom prepared a fresh salad with homemade dressing, beef tenderloin, and a side of sweet potatoes. We were a well-fed group! You might recall beef tenderloin from my previous post, “Gluten Free To Go (Fancy Style).” It’s by far one of my favorite dishes to pack when I’m bringing my own meal to restaurants or family dinners. However, it’s 10 times better when it’s warm and fresh out of the oven.
Plus, the sweet potatoes are my go-to side to fill my “bread craving,” which while it doesn’t really exist anymore is still integral to my diet! They’re simply cut and baked with olive oil, salt, and pepper. BUT, that wasn’t all, after dinner we enjoyed a dessert prepared by my younger sister.
Do these look delicious to you too?! Or familiar? They’re the cookie dough pies my sister and I created for Sister’s Day last year! I must admit she stepped it up quite a bit. The raspberry sorbet was MUCH better than the sour green apple I wanted to use so badly last year. And, she got the color scheme down perfectly with SPRINKLES too. Here’s a peek at the inside of one of these delights.
If you want to make these simply place muffin cups in a muffin tin, coat each side with a layer of cookie dough, cool, add in the ice-cream/sorbet, and leave in the freezer. For step by step instructions, check out my original post on the cookie dough pie: Keeping Tradition Alive Celiac Style! And, the cookie dough is the same recipe as my Cookie Dough Balls.
Sending the greatest thanks to my family for a wonderful celebration! What’s your favorite gluten free or allergy friendly birthday treat?! And, until next time, happy cooking!
P.S.: Want to know some great birthday presents for your celiac/allergy friends?! Check out my old blog post on the “Perfect Allergy Free Gift (or Two)!,” and be on the lookout for some more ideas in an upcoming post!
P.P.S.: For those of you planning on making my Cozy Gingerbread Cookies, I updated the recipe to include an ingredient I missed the first time around… brown sugar! I’m not quite sure how I missed it. 🙂