Dempsey Bakery: a Slice of Gluten-Free Heaven

Whenever I eat somewhere fabulous, I feel inclined to write about it. Especially when that place serves ONLY GLUTEN FREE FOOD! Talk about not having to worry about getting glutened! Everything on the menu at Dempsey Bakery in Little Rock, Arkansas is gluten, soy and nut free. Many of their items are also dairy free and egg free as well!

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I visited here yesterday afternoon for lunch with one of my customers. She suggested it, as she has many friends with gluten allergies and knew this place had a delicious (safe) lunch menu. As soon as I walked in, I knew I was going to love this place! It’s ridiculously adorable and the rows and rows of gluten free goodies smell absolutely incredible!

First thing was first. We needed to eat lunch. We both enjoyed a sandwich made with homemade gluten free bread! (I opted for the Muffaletta on this visit, but I would definitely try the adult grilled cheese if I ever have a chance to visit again).

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After we finished lunch, I scoured the bakery options for treats to bring home with me. There were rows and rows of cookies, cupcakes, breads, dinner rolls and cakes. With so many options, I sure did have a hard time making a decision. In the spirit of Halloween, I opted for this delicious gluten free monster cake.

Adorable AND Delicious!

Adorable AND Delicious!

I also grabbed a few iced shortbread cookies and a gluten free hot milk cake. (Which is currently being saved in the freezer so it will last longer).

Interested in ordering some of this deliciousness for yourself? Visit www.dempseybakery.com to take a look at their complete menu. They will ship anything you order to any state! (Orders must be placed over the phone as their online ordering isn’t up and running yet)

As for me? I’m adding Dempsey Bakery to my “must-do” list for my next visit to Little Rock!

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Gluten Free Crescent Rolls

Read any of my previous blog posts and you will quickly learn about my love for all things Chebe Bread. Seriously, the stuff is amazing and makes for some killer gluten free recipes! (Including one of my favorites – the Buffalo Chicken Calzone!) But sometimes, you’ve got to stick with the basics. Chebe Bread is fantastic for basic, delicious dinner rolls.

About a week ago, I decided to put a little twist on my Chebe rolls. I was planning a yummy gluten free pasta night for the Hubs and myself – and what would go better with pasta than cresent rolls with cheese and garlic powder? Sounds great, right? Here’s how I did it…

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What you’ll need:
1 box Chebe Bread Mix (I used the Chebe Cheese Bread Mix)
Ingredients for bread (eggs, oil, water)
Melted Butter
Garlic Powder
Cheese

Follow the instructions on the box to prepare the Chebe Bread mix. I never stray from the instructions except to sometimes add just a touch more water if it seems a little too dry.

Once you’re dough is ready, roll it out into a flat circle. Take your melted butter and brush it over the surface of the dough until it is completely covered. Then, sprinkle on some garlic powder (let your taste buds decide how much garlic is too much!)

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After that, cut your circle into triangles, as if you were cutting up a pizza. Sprinkle each triangle with some shredded cheese of your liking.

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Roll up each triangle into a cresent roll and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes.

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The only thing left to do now is enjoy! 🙂

Jason’s Deli is the bomb dot com

For those of you who are gluten-free and love to eat out like I do, you will probably agree that lunch is the most difficult meal of the day. Let’s face it, you can only eat so many salads without croutons before you contemplate taking that salad fork to your eye and stabbing yourself. Okay, that may have been a little dramatic, but you get my point. I mean, don’t you sometimes just eye your co-workers deli sandwich or pizza in envy and think about cheating, just a little bit? But then you remember the days of sickness that will likely plague you from that gluten-filled misstep and think better of it… Then carry on eating your salad or bun-less hamburger.

This is why I have to thank the heavens for Jason’s Deli.

Oh my goodness how I love Jason’s Deli! And their wonderfully delicious sandwiches made with Udi’s Gluten Free bread! Sure, I could bring a loaf of bread to work myself and make my own deli sandwiches. But I know that it wouldn’t be as delicious as the incredible sandwich I had yesterday at Jason’s Deli.

Take a look at this masterpiece:

Piles of Turkey and Cheese - and that DELICIOUS Gluten-Free Bread!  Yum!

Piles of Turkey and Cheese – and that DELICIOUS Gluten-Free Bread! Yum!

Now THAT is a sandwich! And even better, their gluten-free sandwiches come wrapped up and labeled with a cute sticker explaining their preparation. I love this place. Tell the manager that I am thinking of moving in.

Other restaurants take note: Jason’s Deli has it going on. Can’t wait to go back again!