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Dec 142017
 
Chocolate Cookies for the Holidays: Kris Kringle Kisses

Is it that time of year? Are you the baking type? The holidays might fill you with excitement or dread depending on what brings you joy I suppose. If you are not the joyful baker type, don’t worry, these cookies are easy and always a crowd pleaser. Kris Kringle Kisses 1 cup all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour. (Gluten free alternative: one cup gluten free flour plus 1/2 teaspoon ….

Dec 052017
 
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies with Immaculate Baking

*Sponsored by The Immaculate Baking Company. There’s a whole lot o’ baking going on! Are you tired of my song puns? I have a tendency to turn on the radio in our kitchen and dance like a goofball while cooking and cleaning. My kids are young enough to laugh and join in, but I’m guessing my days are very numbered in that regard. There have already been one or two ….

Nov 272017
 
Homemade Play-Dough  ( Non-greasy & Without Cream of Tartar)

It was a rainy day, so we decided to make play-dough as our indoor activity. Play-dough is the ultimate compromise when the kids want to bake, but you hate baking. And it keeps them occupied way longer! some of the recipes out there call for three tablespoons of oil, which makes it SO greasy. we altered the water, vinegar, and oil ratios to make it less like molding peanut butter ….

Nov 162017
 
Cranberry Tequila Sunset

All right, I kinda sorta promised a cocktail recipe on my cranberry sauce post. I think. Remember back in college when we all tried a drink for the first time and usually ordered horrible fruity stuff to cover the taste a cheap rail liquor? Well, this will be like that because it is a tequila sunrise, except it will be awesome because it is made with GOOD tequila and NO ….

Nov 122017
 
Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry recipe season! Yay! Today I am sharing a gluten free muffin recipe I created last year to use up some of my cranberry sauce. These muffins have a chewy and bouncy texture due to replacing the gluten with gelatin. If you wish to remove the gelatin for vegetarian purposes, you might achieve the same texture with gluccomannan. Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins 1.5 cup stewed cranberries 1/3 cup brown sugar ….

Nov 082017
 
Cranberries Stewed with Orange Essence

November tends to have theme. Turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cranberries! When we go to my mother’s house, we will often have that can no one can ever forget: the cranberry pectin cylinder that looks like Jello. What can I say? Grandma requests it. However, at home i like to buy fresh cranberries and try something a little more…..attractive. I created this cranberry sauce and use it in several desserts ….

Nov 012017
 
Low Carb Gluten Free Pizza Cabbage Bake

I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. It seems so silly to wait until some arbitrary date to make a positive life change. The time is NOW!! Good Things Come to Those Who Wait? Wrong. Good things come to those who make it happen! Which is why I am a fan of keeping a collection of keeping a collection of “diet friendly” recipes in my rotation. By diet friendly ….

Oct 312017
 
Life Lately Artwork Edition

It is snowing today. Five days before Halloween. Which is totally normal for up here, unfortunately. I am not a lover of cold. Today’s Life Lately is a bit different. Usually, I post a few kid and food pics and a short recap. This time I want to share something else I’ve been up to. I’ve been painting a lot lately. I needed to de-stress and get back to my ….

Oct 262017
 
My Experience and Recovery Timeline with PRK - Photorefractive Keratectomy

PRK What? PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery to fix nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It was basically the only vision correction surgery around before they figured out how to cut open a flap and perform regular lasik. I have worn glasses for many years. and even though specs have become rather trendy in recent years, I absolutely hated wearing them. I am a very active person. I like ….