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Category Archives: Gluten Free Baking

Vanilla Orange Spice Cake

We’ve made it to September y’all, and fall is on its way! Temps all over the country are starting to dip, leaves are falling, and people everywhere are getting their bake on. So in preparation of the coming season, I dedicate this recipe to all of you who dream of citrus and cinnamon, cozy blankets, hot tea, and tall leather boots to crunch through those orange and red painted leaves- with the crisp autumn breeze running through your hair. Oh, fall- you couldn’t come soonView full post »

Sweet Strawberry Corn Muffins

Since I finally busted the baking code and feel pretty comfortable throwing things together, all we’ve felt like doing lately is…well…bake. Recipe after another is flowing from this tiny little kitchen and quickly filling up our ‘magic potion’ journal. I guess the happiness zone is sort of helping with that too-I’ll be honest, I wasn’t doing so well for a while. All the changes that came in the months of June and July caught up with my womanly emotionsView full post »

All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix (and grain free too..)

The key to every good and tasty gluten free baking formula is, of course, the flour. It will determine texture, density, nutrient content and over all flavor. With all of this in mind and so many gluten free flour options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which is the best mix to play with. I hope this post helps take some of the guess work out of that sometimes confusing, time sucking, and let’s admit, infuriating stand still in the baking isle. Y’all know whatView full post »

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread was one of the first things I ever learned to bake before going gluten free. It made me feel all Betty Crocker like, with my apron on, flour all over the place, the kitchen smelling like a bakery, and the kids…not to mention friends that dropped by- were always happy. I love feeding people. Especially when it makes them smile. You know what I mean?  Anyway, as you all know, removing gluten from baking changes things. And I’ve tried many ‘gluten free andView full post »

Pineapple/Habanero BBQ Pizza

It has been said; to receive full nutritional benefits of the food you eat, you must thoroughly enjoy it. I think there’s something to that. Indeed. So here’s to all those {healthier version} pizza nights, when every moment from making, baking to eating is savored and made happy. This recipe will be in three parts; sauce, crust, toppings.  The crust is similar to the one already posted on this blog, but to make things easier, I’ll post the full recipe with changesView full post »

Grain Free ‘Biscuit Pancakes’

I’ve never really been a baker. I mean, it’s so intimidating and…scary. and. scientific. Right? I remember when I first learned to cook, just after I married {some 11 years ago}…yeah…I bet you won’t believe who taught me. You may know , Rachael Ray? You know, the famous lady from the Food Network show, ’30 minute meals’? I totally learned from her. I mean, by watching her show, of course, and taking notes and then risking itView full post »

Lemony Chia Seed Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

Hellooo and happy Monday, to anyone that might be reading this today! Big smiles and waves. 😉 It’s super gloomy and gray in my corner of the world, it seems to be that way in January, I guess. Booo to winter blues… Luckily, we have bright, sunny and ‘in season’ food to cheer us up, yaaay. Like this whole lemon happy spread we have going on in the picture above. Yes. There’s something so cheery and uplifting about the color yellow, don’t you think?View full post »