GF Sweet and Sour Meatballs

From Grandma Ward’s Treasure Box! This recipe came directly from Grandma Ward’s typewriter! To make a gluten version – use regular bread instead of GF!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

1/2 cups milk (scald)

2 tsp salt 

2 slices of GF Bread

2 lbs of hamburger

1 egg 1/4 tsp of pepper

1/8 tsp garlic salt

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

1 tsp dry parsley


1 can pineapple chunks, drained 

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp of salt

2 Tsp. cornstarch 

1 1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

2 Tsp. GF soy sauce

8 tsp of Orrington Farms Beef Bouillon (or other GF versions)

For Meatballs:

Pour milk over crumbled bread and then add meat, eggs, and seasonings. Mix well and then form into walnut sized balls. Brown meatballs in shortening. Shake the pan to help balls retain their shape. Add pineapple and pepper to meatballs to start the sauce. 

In a new sauce pan, mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch together and then add pineapple juice a little at a time. Then, add vinegar, soy sauce, and bouillon and heat to boiling. After it boils, pour over meatballs and simmer for 20-30 minutes. 

For added color, add 1/2 cup bell peppers cut in strips during the last 10 minutes. 


GF Caramels

From Grandma Ward’s Treasure Box. 

GF Caramels

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup dark corn syrup

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and then add milk and mix well. Return to heat and boil at medium-low for 30 minutes while stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla and pour into a buttered 9 in square pan. 

Cool for 2 hours and then remove from pan onto a plastic cutting board. Using a serrated knife cut caramels into 1 inch squares. Store in wax paper or plastic wrap.  

Makes about 48 pieces. 

GF Chicken Wings

Just in time for Super Bowl parties! Here is a fantastic chicken wing recipe. This comes from Grandma Ward’s recipe box! Sure to be a crowd pleaser! This recipe didn’t start out gluten free but is easy to switch over – just be sure to use GF soy sauce and chicken broth.


GF Chicken Wings

1/4 cup oil

1/2 cup GF soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth

3 Tbsp white sugar

3 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp dried ginger

2 cloves crushed garlic

5 lbs raw chicken wings


Combine all ingredients and coat well. Bake on a cookie sheet for one hour at 350º.