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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Club House Gluten-Free ‘Stuffin Muffin & Gravy / Pork Chops with Brown Gravy

I was asked to try Club House Gluten-Free products and then blog about them. I've used their mixes before, but not the gluten-free variety. I was excited to try the samples that were sent to me and I have to tell you, they're just as good as the original! If you don't have time or pan drippings to make gravy, these mixes only take minutes to prepare and can be made with water. Today I made 2 recipes using the gluten-free gravy mixes. I have a few more packets, so I'll post more recipes as I use them.

I noticed the gluten-free products at Walmart the other day, and Superstore a few days before that. They're pretty easy to find. The gravy was in the usual Club House mix section, and the baking/thickeners were in the gluten-free section.

• Club House Gluten-Free Brown Gravy Mix
• Club House Gluten-Free Gravy Mix For Turkey

I didn't get a picture of these, but also available are:
• Club House Gluten-Free All Natural Potato Starch
• Club House Gluten-Free All Natural Rice Flour
• Club House Gluten-Free Minute Tapioca

Club House Gluten-Free ‘Stuffin Muffin & Gravy

Since Thanksgiving is coming up (here in Canada at least), I know it'll be time for stuffing. Stuffing is something I usually only get to eat at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so when I saw this recipe by Club House, I thought I'd give it a try. Maybe I can eat stuffing more than twice a year after all!

You could use regular bread for this recipe, but if you want to keep the recipe gluten-free, you should use a gluten free bread like All But Gluten. I’ve tried a few of their products now and they are delicious. I really can't tell the difference between regular and gluten-free products.

For this recipe, I used the turkey gravy mix. Just follow the package directions. You can't mess this up, trust me! Cornstarch and potato starch seem to be the thickeners in this gluten-free mix (in case you were wondering).

I used bacon fat instead of butter, because it's not often I cook with bacon fat, and I couldn't resist. I also thought the recipe needed more poultry seasoning, but that's only because my mom goes heavy on it with her stuffing and I like it that way.

Club House Gluten-Free ‘Stuffin Muffin & Gravy
Adapted from a Club House recipe
Makes 12 Servings

  • 1 lb bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Club House Poultry Seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1 loaf stale All But Gluten Focaccia loaf (or 1 loaf sliced bread)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package of Club House Gravy Mix for Turkey (gluten free)
  1. Fry the bacon in a large pan until it gets crispy (not burnt). Transfer the bacon to paper towels, and drain all but 3 or 4 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
  2. Add the onion and celery to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. About 5 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Stir in the poultry seasoning and cook for a minute, then add the bacon and cubed bread.
  4. Add the broth and season with pepper. I didn't think that the recipe needed additional salt. Between the bacon and gravy mix it was salty enough for us. Let the bread absorb the broth while you grease your muffin tin with butter. Divide the stuffing among the 12 muffin cups. I made a little indentation in the middle of them so the gravy could pool up on top later.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are toasty brown. Top your muffins off with your fabulous Club House gravy!
  6. And wouldn't these be nice with some chopped apple or dried cranberries? You could add pretty much whatever you would normally put in your stuffing.
Pork Chops with Club House Gluten-Free Brown Gravy (on Toast)

This recipe is super simple. My older daughter wouldn't let me eat it alone. If it's approved by a 6 year old, you know it must be good. Again, the gravy is salty enough for my family, so I wouldn't season the pork with any additional salt. To keep the recipe gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free bread.

Pork Chops with Club House Gluten-Free Brown Gravy (on Toast)
Makes 2 servings

  • 4 thin boneless pork chops
  • black pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 package Club House Gluten-Free Brown Gravy mix
  1. Prepare the gravy according to package directions and set aside. Put a lid on the pot to keep it warm.
  2. Season your pork chops with pepper and fry them in a little oil over medium-high heat until cooked through on both sides.
  3. Toast your bread, then, top with 2 pork chops and some gravy.
Useful Links
Club House Canada online for more recipes and product information
McCormick on Facebook
McCormick on Pinterest (there's a gluten-free board too)

You might also be interested in my posts for gluten-free Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese and Greta's Miracle Brownies.

And for fun, check out my stash of Club House mixes. I have many of their spices too.

I was asked to do this review on ClubHouse Gluten-Free products by The Gluten-Free Agency. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.


  1. Just a typo in the Stuffin' Muffin recipe - bread should be "All BUT Gluten", you have "All Gluten".


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