Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gluten-Free Goodies

This post is for my friend Serena, her youngest is allergic to almost every food on the planet, poor kid :(
So I turned my cornbread recipe into a gluten-free one for her, then I went one step further and made them into corndog muffins.
I got the recipe for corndog muffins from Monica's Blog- Lick The Bowl Good. She has a ton of really wonderful recipes, and gorgeous pictures. Here is a link to her recipe- LINKY.
And here is my cornbread recipe-

Gluten-Free Cornbread

1/2c. butter
1/4c. sugar
1/4c. honey
2 eggs
1/2t. salt
2c. corn flour
1c. corn meal
1/2t. b. powder
1c. milk
1c. corn
1t. dried parsley- optional
1/4t. chili powder- optional

Oven 400
Beat together the butter, sugar, honey, eggs and salt. Mix in the flour, cornmeal and b. powder. Once that's combined mix in milk and corn. Bake in 2 greased muffin tins, for 15-20 minutes. Or you can go over to Monica's Blog and turn them into corn dog muffins :)

This got 7 thumbs up, 4 from the Kiddos, and 3 thumbs up from my Hubby- how he got 3 thumbs is beyond me. But it seemed to be a hit :)

(Serena when you make this you can substitute egg replacer for the eggs,
I hope you guys like it :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

B is for Banana

On my counter this morning sat a pile of ripe banana's, once they start to age a bit nobody in my house will touch them. So I found myself browsing some online recipes for bananas, usually I just make banana bread but that takes an hour to bake and I didn't want to be heating up the house for that long. I found a recipe on AR for Banana chocolate chip cookies that had pretty good reviews, people had made some various changes to it though. The link for the original recipe is there, I changed the ingredients up a bit and this is what I ended up with-

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
3c. whole wheat flour
1t. b powder
1/2t. salt
1/4t. b. soda
1/4c. sugar
1/4c. brown sugar
1/2c. butter
2 eggs
1t. vanilla
2 mashed bananas
1c. chocolate chips

Oven 375
Beat together the butter and sugars, add in the eggs, mix well.
Then beat in the bananas and vanilla. With the mixer running, add in the b.powder, b. soda, and salt, mix well. Add in the flour, mix until well combine and then add in the chocolate chips.
Scoop out by spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet, bake for 5-10 minutes.
This got 4 thumbs up from the Kiddos and is going to be made again at my house :)

I used 2 of the remaining bananas to let the Kiddos make an afternoon snack-
I melted some chocolate chips for them to dip them in, then they rolled them in graham cracker crumbs and froze them for about 2 hours. It's a semi-healthy snack, I suppose there are worse things :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

No cooking for me

Make that no eating for me, because I am still cooking for the rest of my family, just not cooking anything new that I would'nt be able to try.
About 3 weeks ago I had my wisdom teeth pulled, (pulled I say, not removed because I was wide awake in the dentists office).You expect pain for the first, oh I don't know, week maybe? But at the end of week 2 I was still having quite a bit of pain. And since the holes were just wide open and not stitched shut I was being very careful to leave them alone. But after 2 weeks there was still pain and with that I had begun feeling something stabbing me in the cheek everytime I moved my mouth. So I stuck my tongue back there and sure enough! There was something poking out behind where they pulled my tooth!I guess bone fragments are not an uncommon thing when you have your W. teeth removed, but I had never heard of them. Since that first one about a week ago I have had 2 more come up, not far enough for the dentist to be able to pull them but far enough to cause pain, aching, and to stab me in the cheek in 3 different spots.So long story long, I am still on a mostly liquid-slash-mush diet (not a big fan of mush) because it hurts to chew. And can't eat much, so I have no recipes or pictures to share with you all.
The good news in all this, being on a liquid diet for 3 weeks, I lost 20 lbs :) Almost makes it worth it, almost :)

I have been doing quite a lot of sewing this summer so I have a few pictures of that to share, if anyone wants instructions on any of them holler and I will try to explain.

A tutu I made and stitched onto my nieces onesie. 2$

Pocket purses, I made each of my girls one, and also 1 for each of my nieces.
These were pockets from pants that the kiddos wore out, or grew out of.

This was an adults size sweatshirt I found for 2$, I took off the sleeves,
trimmed up the sides,and re-sewed them, so it would fit her better,
then stitched on the hood from a different sweatshirt.

This is a little sundress I made from a men's t-shirt- 1$

Sundress and matching leggings- I used 3 t-shirts to make this little outfit
(leggings too) total cost- 2$.

Capri's made from a womens dress shirt- 1 $

Sorry about the sideways pictures, I may have this new computer working but I don't have the new photo program anywhere near figured out!
I hope you are all having a great summer!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Back for some more

Sorry I have been MIA for awhile, my computer crashed and I have spent the last several months pouting and refusing to get used to a new one. Until about a week ago I gave in and decided to give it a try.
I don't have much to share with you all, just a quick HELLO, and I hope everyone's summer is going well. I have lots of catching up to do so I am cutting this short. I am going to leave you with some pictures I took of the kids Birthday treats, 3 of my kiddo's celebrated their birthdays since I have been on here and we also had a baptism to celebrate.
Hopefully I will have some things to post soon!!

Thank you!!!

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