Supermarket Superstar & Gift Card Giveaway

Some of you are thinking, “I saw this last week,” and you’re right, you did.  But besides the fact that some people probably missed it, and didn’t watch Supermarket Superstar, there’s another $50 gift card giveaway this week! (See below.)

Supermarket Superstar is a Lifetime television competition series that will give everyday Americans the chance to prove they have the next great food product consumers will love.  The second episode airs today, July 29, at 10/9c on Lifetime.

Each one-hour episode of Supermarket Superstar follows three home chefs as they pitch their product concepts to titans of the food world for the opportunity to have their creation launched nationally in a major grocery chain.


This show sounds interesting to me.  Not only is it about food, it’s about people like you and me living the dream of owning their own business.

For years my family has told me I should sell my gluten-free pizza crust.  They have always enjoyed it.  I remember eating at one restaurant after they started offering a gluten-free pizza.  My family took one look at that pathetic thing and said, “Oh mom, yours is so much better than that!  You should start a business and sell your pizza.”

So when I was asked to share a recipe that I would enter if I were on Supermarket Superstar, it had to be gluten-free pizza crust.  Below is the recipe for a single crust which is a slight adaptation of the larger recipe my family loves.


But first I have a great giveaway for you!  Lifetime is giving a $50 American Express gift card to one lucky winner.  There was a giveaway last week and again this week.  Congratulations to Rachel who won last week!  This week’s winner will be randomly chosen from comments that are dated today through Sunday.  So if you left a comment last week, you’ll want to leave another comment to be entered for this week’s giveaway.

Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this post.  You could also tell me what recipe you would make if you were on Supermarket Superstar, share something with us about owning your own business, or let me know what you thought of the show.

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • One entry per person
  • The giveaway begins July 29, 2013 and ends on August 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm eastern time.

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winners will have 24 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe

pizza whole baked

4.6 from 12 reviews
Gluten-Free Pizza Recipe
Recipe type: pizza
Dry Ingredients
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour (you can use white rice flour)
  • ¼ cup sorghum flour (you can use rice flour if you don’t have sorghum)
  • 1¼ cups tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons instant or bread machine yeast
Wet Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup warm milk 105-115 degrees (or water or almond milk)
Other Ingredients
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of choice
  1. Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of your mixer.
  2. Add the oil and egg whites and mix on low.
  3. Add the milk and beat on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray. Put the dough on the pan and spread out to the edges using your hand covered with a baggie that is sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Let the dough rise about 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400°.
  7. Bake the crust for 8 minutes. It should be a little golden on top.
  8. Brush the crust with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Add pizza sauce, cheese and toppings.
  10. Return the pizza to the oven for 15 minutes.
  11. Let it sit for 5 minutes after you take it out of the oven.


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  1. Mami2jcn says

    I would love to own a business with my husband. I have a marketing background and he’s an engineer so we’ve often thought about combining our talents.

    Thanks for the chance!

  2. Kelly D says

    I would make stuffed shells if I was on Supermarket Superstar. Whenever I make them my son tells me I should open my own restaurant. It’s a pretty simple recipe of Ricotta cheese, egg & spinach in shells and I make my own sauce.

  3. Jess McCarthy says

    I’d enter my family’s chocolate fudge recipe. It actually has peanut butter in it. Not enough that it has a strong Peanut butter flavor, but it makes it creamy.

  4. says

    What would I make? Oh boy. My dad remarks sometimes that we should get a booth at the state fair to cater to the gluten free people– I’m sure we’d get lots of business! So how about gluten free baked good. 😀

  5. Jessie C. says

    I would make sweet potato casserole if I was on Supermarket Superstar.

  6. Sandy says

    I think your pizza crust recipe is the best idea, so versatile.
    I’m going to try it tomorrow, as I’m doing some freezer cooking this week.
    Another good idea would be biscuits and make a cobbler.

  7. Terri says

    I have owned my own business twice and gone bankrupt twice. It is hard work and you must work 80+ hrs/week and at first (even years), you do not turn a profit. I made $10k profit my first year but that was a lot less than it took to pay basic living expense, and then I hired help and increased production and made $5k the 2nd year – poverty level living. I was known in many circles and had a great product (long story here), worked 80-100+ hrs/week, had NO upset customers, and it was a lot of fun, but there is a LOT more to it than that – timing, and ability to produce as fast as demand, and ability to advertise to increase demand just to name a few. The way to do it is to make money off of many other peoples labor, and then you have to “find good help” which is not easy even with all the unemployed people. After many years of working for myself I enjoy putting in my time getting my check and going home without any business concerns.
    I would enter my muffin recipe or my rice-crust quiche or a salmon recipe if I were to enter that contest. Many tasty foods are not good frozen tho – like the salmon recipe – no way to freeze and sell in bulk.

  8. Rebecca Avery says

    Many people have told me that my gluten and dairy free breakfast cookies that I make I should sell. It is my own creation and my freezer cooking group loves when we make them. My pastor even asked when he would be able to buy them after trying them!

  9. S. Harris says

    I would make good gluten free crackers if I was entering the contest. ALL of the ones I have bought have been at the least plain and boring and at the worst downright gross! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  10. says

    I would make GF waffles. I have a recipe that is to die for and I know it freezes well as I always freeze leftovers and reheat them weeks later. The frozen ones are just about as good as the fresh made ones.

    Your Pizza crust looks great. I will post a comment when I get a chance to make it.

  11. says

    I’m not sure that I have a recipe to share since I’m so new being GF. But I love the pizza crust recipe, I can’t wait to try that. I would also like a good saltine cracker alternative. I still haven’t found a GF version I like.

  12. Sheila K. says

    I would make my lentil/brown rice/veggie stew—it’s hearty, healthy, and delish!

    • Mary P Hall says

      I’d make my famous spicy chicken, which is similar to wings, only made with boneless chicken breasts and gluten free! They’re very yummy.

  13. Pat J says

    I would make my zucchini german chocolate cake. Everyone just loves it when I make it.

  14. kolpin says

    i’d make a low fat cheesecake…no reason you can’t be healthy when you eat dessert!

  15. Linda Townsend says

    OMG! That pizza looks so delicious… right now I’m thinking I would make it! Or maybe a seafood Pad Thai. :-)))
    Thanks for the contest!

  16. Kristin Whitten says

    I would stock up on various gluten free flours to make breads, cakes, and cookies.

  17. Maria Lopez says

    I would make my gf baked cheesy mac & cheese. SO good if I do say do myself! I’d also love to have my own real estate biz.

  18. Debra Benge says

    I’m glad to get the pizza recipe. I’ve only recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and am struggling to get GF recipes. Homemade Pizza has been a frequent dinner here, and everyone will be glad to see it back on the menu!

  19. Roger Merriman says

    Would love to start a restaurant that provided healthier options.

  20. Tammy Carter says

    I would make my sugar cookies that I make for my home baking business. They are great on their own or decorated. The crust recipe sounds good, I will have to try it.

  21. Trudi Petersen says

    How about a gluten free snack bar that’s not too sweet, not too nutty (kid friendly), and holds together well in a lunch box?

  22. Leslie Holcomb says

    The kids and I made your gluten free pizza crust recipe and it was delicious! Much better then store bought mixes! We enjoyed it very much!

  23. Sandra says

    Hubby has celiacs disease and he would love to open up a gluten free taco stand! 😉 LOL

  24. Rachel says

    I would make pulled pork. It’s always a huge hit at my house & gluten free!

  25. Vicki Gischia says

    I would make the gluten free version of my Grandma’s beef and noodles. It was and has been one of those “stretch” meals when the budget is tight! I’ve vamped it up with additional spices (she used salt and pepper only)!

  26. says

    I have often thought about opening a gluten free bakery in my area since there are none, but not sure I would want my hobby to become my job. And I am excited to try your pizza crust recipe!!

  27. Sarah says

    I hate I missed the premiere. One day I would love to own my own bakery. I love to make cheesecakes. My favorite of all time was a white chocolate macadamia nut cheesecake I made last year for a co-worker’s birthday. It tasted just like the cookie!

  28. Judy Simon says

    I have never seen the show, but your pizza sounds wonderful. Hubby still leans towards the regular “old food”… Maybe this will change his mind. Thank you

  29. Cheryl Langdon says

    Looks good. Can’t wait to try it – but not until the weather cools off some.

  30. leora greenhaus says

    I would make my salmon in tomato sauce or My gluten free chicken teriyaki baked chicken.

  31. Juli Poloway says

    With my 12 year old recently experiencing food issues and my daughter going to culinary school, my daughter, with my help, is interested in opening an allergy free bakery/ food establishment to allow her brother and others to eat out since we don’t have one near us.

  32. Roxanne Bacaro says

    I would make my grandmother`s recipe for authentic italian tomato sauce.

  33. Sherry Hill says

    I am new to making my own gluten free foods but am trying lots of recipes. Some taste like “real” food and others…right not I’m planning on making a variation of a gluten free chocolate torte. The pizza looks amazing. I have had several gluten free pizzas from local businesses and if they are too thin they become crackers and won’t hold much toppings. Yours looks just right!

  34. Rebecca Hall says

    Owning your own business definitely takes work! My husband and I work together at both businesses. What I do love is the flexibility of our schedules and that we do get to see one another a lot!

  35. Christina says

    I would make gluten free angel food cake. I would love to have a cafe one day my kids tell me how awesome my food is.

  36. Stephanie Norton-Bredl says

    Home made pesto tossed with tortellini, sundried tomatoes & pecans. Sprinkle w/ Parmesan. Serve room temp. Perfect for summer!

  37. Carrie says

    I recently began my own consulting business, so I’d love to see it grow and be successful!

  38. Cheryl says

    If I could make anything, it would be stuffed chicken rolls with gluten free sauce. My son and daughter-in-law raved about them when I made them for dinner one night!

  39. Heather S says

    I would make a variation of my grandmothers chicken Italian spice pasta!

  40. Daria Dominguez says

    I would love to make and sell mocha “cinnamon” rolls. I have wanted to start my own baking business but am limited by funds and city laws, permits (or lack thereof).

  41. Nicole says

    I would make a family recipe of broccoli salad that gets requested at all/any get-togethers we attend :)

  42. Jamie Griffin says

    I would make gluten free meatballs on Supermarket Superstar. They are healthy and full of flavor!

  43. Julie says

    I would make my husband’s shrimp fried rice. My favorite, especially when he makes it and serves it to me!

  44. Erin says

    Would probably make a chicken and rice casserole, which was one of my go to meals right when my son was diagnosed with celiac.

  45. says

    I have many things in mind, but GF danishes would be so helpful! I also love cheese cake, and I just want to buy one not make one! At Johann the gluteno crackers in the white box are much like normal salteens.

  46. Alice White-Kaminski says

    I have a recipe I converted to GF that my husband still has no idea it IS gluten free! It is a Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake…so yummy!!

  47. Jennifer Smith says

    If I were on the show I would make some type of grain free and refined sugar free cookie or cake!

  48. Mary WIKLE says

    I would love that show! I will look for it next week. And yes, you should sell your pizza!!!

  49. Jen says

    I would make super yummy vegan, GF scones (inspired by your Almond Flour Scone recipe)!

  50. Stacia Boston says

    I still haven’t found a decent pizza crust so I am looking forward to giving yours a try.

  51. Rosie says

    I would show how to make recipes for homemade pasta, some with fresh herbs rolled into it, how to make soba noodles, colored pastas, lemon pasta, etc.!

  52. Holly Ellerton says

    I missed the show, but if I was on I would make my GF peanut butter cups which are a hit with everyone.

  53. Nancy says

    I would make my lamb and turkey gf meatballs and gf pasta. My family loves this dinner along with gf garlic bread made from Udi’s French bread. I have often thought of opening a gf restaurant or bakery but I don’t have the money or good health to work the hours it would take to make it successful. I love to cook and bake though and I love your blog. I’m going to try the pizza crust this weekend!

  54. Shannon Ratliff says

    If I could own my own food business it would be a cheesecake/ coffee shop. I am a sucker for cheesecakes and I love my coffee. I am now turning all my past cheesecakes into GF delicacies, one pie at a time. So I would make my Reese peanut butter cup cheesecake, a GF version, on the show.

  55. says

    We don’t have cable so I have never watched this show but it sounds like it would quickly become my favorite! What a fun idea! If I had the opportunity to appear on their show, I might share my Cinnamon Raisin Bread (gluten free, egg free & nut free).

  56. emily l says

    Thank you for the pizza crust recipe! I would enter pumpkin bars – my family favorite!

  57. Sara says

    I haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet, but it sounds fantastic! I’m glad we’re finally getting back to the point where people want small business items, rather than from large manufacturing businesses. That pizza crust sounds amazing!

  58. monica meza says

    I would make my mother’s recipe of cookie cupcakes (they are amazing!)

  59. Jeanne says

    I’m not sure what I would make. I missed the show – rats! I’ll be sure to watch next week.

  60. Thais says

    I have been reading your blog since I went gluten free 2 1/2 years ago. One of the things I desperately missed was pizza and the store bought ones from the freezer section left a lot to be desired. It was around that time I found your blog. Somehow I knew I had to try making your gf pizza crust if I was ever going ti taste pizza the way it should taste. I went to the store and bought all the necessary ingredients including something called sorghum flour. I followed the directions to a tee including the plastic gloves being sprayed with oiling order to spread the dough into the pan rather than role it out.

    OMG! I found pizza that is amazing…even better than the gluten kin

    I finally had hope and proof that I could survive eating gluten free!

    Thank you Linda for creating this one of a kind crust!

  61. Tabathia B says

    I watched the show and didn’t really care for it but plan on trying to watch it again to see if I can get into the show’s idea

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  62. Colleen M says

    I would make enchiladas! They really wouldn’t be from my own recipe – just one that my family loves!

  63. Laura Jacobson says

    I would make my gluten free lasagna! My family that does not eat gluten free…cannot even tell the difference!

  64. Barb Jones says

    I would make my special recipe that I don’t even have a name for but it involves, spaghetti sauce, 96% hamburger, ground turkey, potato ginoche and daiya cheese. I would love to see a recipe for a good Chicken Fetticini Alfredo that is not only Gluten Free but Dairy Free. :)

  65. Marisa says

    I would make a variety of bakery cookies and pastries, like rainbow cookies, pignoli cookies, eclairs, cream puffs….

  66. Connie S. says

    I have tried several of your recipes! They are such a hit at our home! Delicious, easy to prepare, and gentle on the wallet…right up my alley. I think this pizza crust is great! The family loves it! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  67. Joan Funk says

    I would probably make this amazing flourless chocolate cake and dairy free sea salt caramel sauce. It’s earned me the title of magical baker lady at the local starbucks.

  68. Terry Fithian says

    I really enjoyed the show. I would like to see more recipes for gluten free bread. I.would to more gluten free bread choices in the stores.

  69. says

    What a great show! That looks like fun and I am competitive.

    I own a Gluten Free “Micro-Bakery” in S. Portland, Maine. Founded in March 2010 AllerGeena Gluten Free Baked Goods.

    I bake 7 varieties of delicious gluten free sandwich bread and rolls.
    We bake to order for local gluten free folks in Maine and also bake for a number of Maine restaurants and small grocers.

    I love owning my own business, I love baking and I love bread.

    I have my favorites, but if I was competing on Supermarket Superstars. I’d compete with my Fan Favorite Honey Buttermilk. However I wouldn’t want the world to know my recipes as it is my bread and butter. Cheers!

  70. miriam says

    Thank you for the pizza crust recipe! I am always looking for new ones as I haven’t found the perfect one for our family, yet. The hummus I make gets rave reviews whenever someone tries it.

  71. Nancy says

    I would love to make GF angel food cake. Since I will never be on the show I would also make GF crackers, can’t find decent tasting ones already made either. I am going to make your pizza recipe tonight :) Thanks for sharing. Pizza is another thing that just doesn’t taste good when it is GF, I have come close, so I am extremely anxious to have good pizza tonight!

  72. Terri says

    I commented before and would have lots of ideas to enter. I would love to win the $50 – can really use it – many extra necessity expenses this month.

  73. says

    I can’t wait to try your gluten free pizza crust! It looks scrumptious!
    I love owning my own pet sitting business. I wish I knew more gluten free restaurants so I could grab a bit to eat when I’m out pet sitting!

  74. Dorothy says

    I have not made pizza since going gluten free a year ago but yours looks so good I think I will give it a try! If I ever got a chance to be on the show I would make my grandmother’s secret recipe for linguica stew. I is just 3 ingredients in one pan and so simple to make. I make both the gluten free and original version(which is not GF). This recipe is very versatile as it can be eaten from pan to plate with hot loaf of cheese or garlic bread, served over pasta or rice and one of my families favorites served on a sub roll. I am always asked to bring this to pot lucks!
    I can not find this recipe anywhere else so I guess it really is our family secret.

  75. says

    I would make a gluten free peach and plum cobbler. It’s amazing! There is more fresh fruit than crust, but the crust that is used really compliments the fruit. Top it with whip cream or vanilla ice cream. Yum!

  76. Victoria says

    My “entry” would be between two things…either my GF green chile chicken enchiladas or my GF Kahlua chocolate cupcakes with Kahlua cream cheese frosting. Both are raved about by both those who need to eat GF and those who don’t.

  77. Melissa Keyser says

    My kids miss dairy, but ive made up for it my making lots of steak…we compromised.

  78. Julie Higgins says

    Thank you so much for this gluten free pizza crust recipe! I have been gluten free since November and pizza is the thing I miss most. I can’t wait to try it!

  79. Jovina OBrien says


    I think anything GF being introduced to the public is a wonderful thing. It is a trend that keeps growing. I joined your mailing list some time ago because I have two grown daughters who have to adhere to the GF diet and I wanted to be able to cook properly for them. I have gotten so many wonderful recipes and so much valuable information about the issues with Celiac and GF products. I thank you so much for taking the time and effort to pass on your knowledge to others in the hope that you can help in some way — let me asssure you that you help in so many ways.

    It can be overwhelming to have to adapt to any new diet, so any help you can get from someone on the front lines of all this change, is heaven-sent. I thank you for making a huge difference.

  80. Jeanne says

    I might make the recipe we came up with for a variation on flourless peanut butter cookies. They’re yummy and very moist! When I take them to church for Coffee Hour, people often grab two or three.

  81. sharon says

    My family loves all of my desserts and tell me I should open a bakery but I think thats because they love sweets!

  82. Morghan says

    I would make and sell specialty deserts that can be sold out of the freezer dept of any grocery store. I make all kinds of desserts for my dinner parties and my guests ask for my recipes. I never tell them that they are dairy and gluten free until they see the recipe. I then give them some product so that they can duplicate what I served them.
    Thank you for this opportunity to have a chance to win.

  83. Peggy Johnson says

    I would make my almond flour muffins. My neighbor, who is not gluten free, commented, ” who needs cupcakes when you can have these.”

  84. Mami2jcn says

    I watched the show (a rerun that aired yesterday after “Project Runway”) and I really enjoyed it. There was a lady I was rooting for who had a Portuguese stew that was a recipe passed down from her grandmother. My husband is Portuguese and I know how wonderful their cuisine can be. Unfortunately she wasn’t selected as supermarket superstar because it was determined that Portuguese cuisine doesn’t appeal to the masses. It was interesting to see the whole process of how the food was packaged and brought before a focus group.

  85. Mary-Frances Reavey says

    Gluten free homemaker is my go to website for gf inspiration – good job!

  86. Gale says

    Being from Cajun Country I missed my Gumbo, and other Cajun foods that require wheat flour. After smelling an awesome Gumbo I decided I had to try it with GF flours, question was what would be the best one. Turns out I prefer the Tapioca flour to make my roux, a bit of adjusting the seasoning covers any difference in the taste!! I can have Gumbo again!!!

  87. Diana R says

    I would make GF cinnamon sable cookies. Everyone that has tried them loves them.

  88. Diana Wojtasinski says

    There are not many restaurants with decent gluten free or vegan options in my home city, so I would open a Vegan and gluten free restaurant with awesome food!

  89. Angela S says

    I would make something that would be gluten and dairy free but able to freeze well. Maybe premade cakes or brownies.

  90. Chris says

    Haven’t watched the show yet and your pizza recipe sounds good, will have to give it a try.

  91. Brandi Lock says

    I’ve always bought pizza crust mixes that are gluten free, but your crust looks AWESOME!! Gonna try it. Thx for all of your great recipes.

  92. Betsy Barnes says

    The show looks fun! I would make my Hot Sausage Pasta Skillet dinner :)

  93. Deanna C. says

    I would make my special gluten free Mexican concoction if I was entering the contest. It consists of yummy organic ingredients with a little kick. It’s always a big hit. Thanks for offering this!

  94. Amber G. says

    I would love to own my own business! I would like to someday own my own food truck, serving up healthy, local, organic food to the masses!

  95. Lorraine Wittmeyer says

    Just want to says thanks for all you do to make living GF easier for all of us. If I had a business it would be a tea & coffee house with comfortable chairs, couches and a few tables and chairs. We would serve GF pastries. : ) Recipe to make would be a chocolate cake, GF of course, I have started taking to b-day parties so as not to be tempted by the other cake. Everyone has said it tastes good. Seeing everyone’s ideas has me drooling for some of their recipes! : )

  96. kolpin says

    i’d make some veggie-centric dishes, like my faux cauliflower mashed potatoes!

  97. nicole lillie says

    I would make my gluten free lemon custards! Even my baby loves them <3

  98. Devorie Raitport says

    I make the most deliciously moist chocolate cake. It’s so simple to make and easy to decorate for a birthday as well.

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