These are to be baked in a special pan. I have only been able to find them by Wilton. If you find some, I highly recommend buying them. They are a great tool to have in the kichen.

Mix up the following ingrediants:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cups all-purpose gluten free flour

  • 1 cup cornstartch

 Chef's salad is a generic term for a salad with anything and everything on it. This is a very simple thing to make and they are so yummy. A chef's salad is simply a really good sandwich with no bread and extra vegetables. Start with a bed of greens.

  • Romaine
  • Iceberg
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Boston
  • Bib
  • Endive
  • Arugula
  • Baby Spinach

Then add some vegetables

7 Layer Dip is a very simple way to have a "Mexican" themed dinner or snack. You can make it in one large container or small single serves. It is best to use clear glass containers so the layers are vissable. Layer any ingrediants you would enjoy in a burritto or on a taco.

for example:


shredded cheese


sour cream



shredded cheese

black olives


green onions

I stumbled on this recipe 02-26-2010. I changed it up every so slightly. The secret to this is to leave it in the fridge. The longer the better. It seems to get better with time. It is great for pot lucks and parties. It is great for watching a movie with the kids.


Carmel Apple Slices:

Do you ever have those times when you smell something and it transports you back in time? Peanut Butter Blossoms are a Christmas tradition in our family. They also happen to be one of my favorite cookies. This morning I got out of bed and decide I was going to make them gluten free. I peeled the kisses a few nights ago with the help of my husband. So the hard part was already done. All I had to do is get my back end in gear and make me some cookies. I did and  I was so excited to find I like them better gluten free.  I even had someone outside the family try them.

Hot Ham Sandwitches are a great way to make many hot sandwiches all at one time. I know it is "spelled wrong". It started as a joke about being Samantha from Bewitched and went on from there.

Things you need:

We have been having a lot of restless nights as of late. The children seem to be taking turns sleeping and being awake. With three of them we are outnumbered and very worn out. We do the best we can. I drink coffee and take crazy pills. Sometimes I just cry. It is okay: Sometimes you just have to sit down and let it all out. I think some people forget that we need to do this from time to time. It is a release and a cleansing. I have done it more then I would like to admit since becoming a mother, but I think it may just go with the territory.

chicken kiev with rice

Chicken Kiev is one of my first thoughts when making a meal for someone for the first time. It is not that difficult to make, it looks impressive. and it tastes divine.  It is best served with mashed potatoes and green beans almondine. This is not the traditional method to make this dish. There will be no pounding or stuffing. Just simple coating. Chicken Kiev is a popular dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs, then breaded and either fried or baked.

Saturday morning are not like they used to be. I remember sitting in front of the T.V. to eat cereal and watch cartoons. They didn't run cartoons on any other day. Oh, well, the hands of time point in one direction. We did eat cereal. Cocoa Pebbles. They are gluten free and my children will eat them. That is a win win.

After breakfast we started to get ready for the day. Getting grubbies on and slathering on the sun block; filling masson jars with ice, water, and lime-ade.

That is me sitting in a hospital bed yesterday. I went livingroom surfing on one of Squishie Face's books and wiped out big time. I landed on my back with my right arm and leg folded behind. There was no swelling or bruising so I did not go in right away. The pain became nauseating and unrelenting. I am getting older so I reluctently went to the E.R.

  • 8 ounces strawberries, washed, hulled, and cut into large dice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese


piano on the side of the road

What's with today today? It has been a strange day today. We woke up before the kids at about 4:00a.m. They woke soon after. I had a hard time making breakfast but I got through it.

owls in a pot


The day started as it normally does. Get up, get kids to school. Then my mother needed help with a book shelf she bought from one of the thrift stores. Her husband doesn't think he should help with such things. I digress.

Chocolate Pancakes :)

 This is one of those recipes that is not very exact. I do hope it gives you enough of a direction so that you can follow your own ideas to their conclusions. The idea for this recipe start with a bunch of posts I saw last year for Valentines day Red Velvet Pancakes. I t hung out for quite sometime and didn't make a lot of noise. One day I was going to make pancakes for my kids and didn't have all the ingredients I needed. I did, however, have a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix. Why not make chocolate pancakes?



Popover Pizza is a casserole. It is called Popover because when you make it you make it upside down. When you serve it you cut a piece and flip it over on to the plate so your crust is on the bottom and your meat is on the top.

Kids always seem to love this one. Adults seem to like it too they are are just not, usually, as boisterous about it.


 I asked my husband what soup should I post. The first words out of his mouth were "Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Soup." I knew I had a winner. Then I took a minute and realised that I do not have an actually written down recipe for that. I usually start with a pot of water and go from there. So I will do my best to walk you through the process. Prep Up:


Do you want to make a big impression on people? Then, you should make a mess of Bar-B-Q Ribs. They are so much easier then I ever thought. I also get slabs of ribs 3 for 1 at one of our local grocers every couple of months. You can also usually find them in the bulk stores for fairly good deals.

I simply love this dish. We grew up eating it. I have made a few adjustments here or there, but it still reminds me of our house in Michigan. I need to find a scanner or go to a photo place and scan up all these photos I have. They would be fun to share.

This recipe has been in the works for quite sometime now. I was close a few times. The problems I would run into were they would tend to not taste good once they cooled or they would have little to no flavor to begin with.

Garden 1

Zucchini is blooming. The lavender is out of control. In the back you can see some basil both purple and green. Trellised behind are a few tomato plants.


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