Gluten-free Cherry Chocolate ‘n Nut Blondies

I love simple recipes for bars or squares, simply because it takes less time than making cookies. You just put it all into the baking pan and put it in the stove. No more work needs to be done, you don’t have to change out pans, let things cool, etc. Just mix it, dump it, bake it, and go about your day.

Brownies are usually my go-to recipe for some quick bars. I have tried making gluten-free Blondies before, but they never seemed to turn out quite the way I envision them. But, I have finally done it. In my family’s mind, these were the PERFECT Blondies. Sweet, crisp, chewy, fruity, crunchy, and nutty all in on square that held together well, but wasn’t doughy or gummy. Yes, Blondie perfection.



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Yesterday, Julia Child was celebrated across the foodie world. It would have been her 100th birthday yesterday. With all that she gave home cooks, she is worth celebrating. Until I became interested in food, I never really gave the oddly tall woman with a weird voice much of a second thought.

But, since reading “My Life in France“, I totally admire this woman. She was determined, and she worked on her techniques and book until everything was totally perfect. Anything short of perfection was not good enough for her. If you have the chance to read “My Life in France”, please don’t pass it up, she was a really interesting lady with a rather fascinating life.
With all of the posts, pictures and quotes that I saw on Facebook, this is the one tribute that sticks with me, and makes me smile. Julia truly was an amazing “founding-woman” to all of us foodie bloggers. Happy Birthday, Julia!

Cooking, Cooking, Keep on Cooking… Bon Appétit!

7 Responses to Gluten-free Cherry Chocolate ‘n Nut Blondies

  1. Spencer August 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Looks delicious! The recipe doesn’t seem to hard to follow either.

    • Jeanine August 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      Nope, super simple to follow. Enjoy them!

  2. Barbara Borkowski August 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    This is about your Homemade Relish. I just finished makeing 9 pts. and it’s the best tasteing relish I’ve ever eaten. Thank you so much for the recipt. Drouth here in N. Iowa and the corn crop is destroyed. Expect high prices on all corn products and corn oil. Love your GF recipts and look foreward to every one. Hope you and your family are all just fine. Your North Iowa friend. Barbara Borkowski

    • Jeanine August 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      Glad that you’re enjoying the relish, Barbara! I heard about the hike in corn prices, not good!

  3. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) August 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    YUM, this looks amazing! :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week’s link up here:
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the “glutenfree bloggers” tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy :)


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