Rice Crispy Treats oldie but goodie gluten free

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Gluten free rice crispy treats

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Gluten free crispy rice from Walmart

Made these old fashioned goodies today for my daughter who’s home sick from school. Hopefully they’ll make her feel a bit better.

All you need is:
4 cups of GF crispy rice (giant generic bag from Walmart)
1 stick of butter
2 -10oz bags of Kraft mini marshmallows
Well buttered 9×13 pan
Directions
Melt butter in large sauce pan once melted add the marshmallows and melt completely
In a large bowl add crispy rice and marshmallow mixture till well incorporated.
Add mixture to 9×13 pan (dampen hands under water this will allow you to push the mixture into the pan with your hands becoming to messy)
And Enjoy!

 

Power Balls – clean eating snack

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These are easy to make and are a nutrishess snack great for clean eating as well.

Power balls

Ingredients
* 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
* 1 1/2 cups of walnuts
* 1/2 cup raw honey
* 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries
* 1 Tablespoon light olive oil
* 2 tablespoons flax seed
Directions
* In a food processor, pulse the oats, walnuts and flax seeds then add chocolate chips, cranberries, olive oil and honey until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Form balls from the mixture (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each) and place them on the baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
* These are great for a snack and super healthy.

Great cake for the holidays and birthdays

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Gluten Free vanilla cake and icing

 

Gluten Free Vanilla butter cake and Frosting
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 sticks softened butter
3 3/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour + 1 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum(recipe on this blog)
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
*To make buttermilk- add 2 TBSP of vinegar( reg clear) to a 2 cup measure then fill rest of cup with whole milk. I usually make this first and set aside before I mix anything else.
After making buttermilk and mixing the dry ingredients,
Cream together sugar, eggs, and butter till thick consistency
Then add flour mix and buttermilk to creamed mixture, alternating dry with buttermilk. Batter will be thick.
Bake in 9×13 greased and GF floured pan. Grease with butter or organic shortening.
Bake at 350 degrees for approx 35 minutes. If top starts to brown and center is not done, turn heat down to 325 til done baking. Done when knife comes out clean.
Let set before flipping out of pan- I let it set about 10 minutes.
Cool before icing

Gluten Free Butter-cream Icing:
2 sticks of softened butter
2 lb. bag of confectioner sugar
***I use less than that I depends on your taste so I’d suggest on starting off with 1/2 the bag and build from there unless you have a super sweet tooth if so then have at it -Lol
1 TBSP vanilla
Pinch of salt
Add water a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.
*For chocolate icing- do above recipe then add cocoa to desired taste-

Chicken BBQ Time Again….

Come and enjoy a homemade meal made by the good folks of Christ Church McKeansburg 1751 Chestnut Street, New Ringgold, PA 17960 on Saturday October 25th from 11AM-6PM

Meal includes 1/2 of a chicken, baked potato, homemade pepper cabbage, homemade apple sauce, roll and drink. Ask for your meal without the roll and you are good to go. They put the dinners together as you order.

Cost for adult platter is: $8 Child platter is: $4
You can dine in or take out.

There are also a lot of different homemade desserts to purchase for your sweet tooth, including gluten free ones.

If you would like to purchase tickets in advance please call 570-943-2822 we sell out fast!

Proceeds help families in need.
Come and join us for a wonderful meal stay for the great fellowship!
Key lime pie
This Gluten Free Key lime pie will be available for dessert.
As always enjoy the day! Jane

Twin Sisters Thousands of Miles apart…

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Here is a story that ABC ran. If you haven’t seen it yet it is a story about how twin sisters both born in Korea and grew up thousands of miles apart. How they where reunited many years later is amazing.

As an adoptive mother myself this just spoke to my heart and I had to share it.

http://abc7.ws/1bmwEoF

Waiting out Wednesday…..

As we wait on this Wednesday to arrive the day when my Dad will have another surgery and prayerfully his last one.    I will be cooking and cleaning, what can I say it’s what I do when I become stressed or anxious.  Yes, I know I’m not suppose to be anxious but hey, I am human. As for cooking and cleaning they are just a coping mechanism, a corky one but hey, it could be worse. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who does that,  at least I hope not.  Now on the other hand when I become upset as in “mad” upset, usually at my husband, LOL I eat. So I either have a clean house, an extra 5 pounds or I’m somewhere in between.  What can I say, I’m a work in progress.

Tomorrow we are expecting another small snow storm about 4 inches.   I’m hoping for a snow day, that’s right I’m also one of those Moms who wants their kiddo home for the day.  If she does have off I will spend more time cooking than cleaning.   Jenna wants to make these yummy gluten free Italian cookies.  We made them over Christmas and the recipe is on the blog.Image

I just need to get to the store for more butter before the storm hits, that’s if there is any left on the shelves.   In between cooking there will be playing in the snow and drinking hot chocolate.  Oh yeah that sounds like an awesome day to me.  As for the cleaning goes, there will be a whole lot more of that on top of what I already have to catch up with. But as they say, your kids are only little for a short while so…enjoy them!

“Housework can wait”

Come in, but don’t expect to find all dishes done, all floors ashine.

Observe the crumbs and toys galore. The smudgy prints upon the door.

The little ones we shelter here don’t thrive on a spotless atmosphere.

They’re more inclined to disarray And carefree even messy play.

Their needs are great, their patience small. All day I’m at their beck and call.

It’s Mommy come! Mommy see! Wiggly worms and red scraped knees.

Painted pictures, blocks piled high. My floors unshined, the days go by.

Some future day they’ll flee this nest, And I at last will have a rest!

Now you tell me which matters more, A happy child or a polished floor?

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This is more my motto now a days.  Not like when I was first married and before children.  I had to have a spotless house, yes I was one of those folks.  These days I try and like a clean house but there are so many more important things going on in my life.  Kids, family, friends and other endeavors, I just don’t stress about it anymore. 

Too me it’s more about the kindness and joy that comes from your home not if it smells like pine-sol.   So I say enjoy life and take more moments to truly live them!

As always enjoy the day! Jane

Matthew 6: 25-34

 

 

Baking Gluten Free Christmas Cookies for Everyone, Come Join In The Fun!

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Want to make homemade gluten free Christmas cookies this year but aren’t sure how? Stop by, Vintage This Re-purpose That 1070 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg, PA 17961 on December 19th at 6 PM. The Gluten Free Clan will be cooking in the kitchen with demonstrations on how to make those yummy Christmas cookies. Bring your apron and join in on the fun! This is a FREE event and there will be cookies to make, samples to taste and recipes to take home. Also Vintage This Re-Purpose that is staying open a little later just for us so if your looking for that unique Christmas gift you will be at the right place!

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

 
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I love mac and cheese especially this time of year when the weather starts getting a little more chilly.
If you would like to have some mac and cheese to curl up with while relaxing next evening here is what you will need.
Use butter or cooking spray to coat the inside of a crock pot
8 ounces uncooked gluten free elbow macaroni
One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
Dash of paprika

Directions

In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray or coat with butter, mix the gf  macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot. 

If you use rice noodles your cooking time will be less I would check it at the 2 1/2 hour point.  If using quinoa noodles 3 hours should be good, but as we all know using gluten free noodles they tend to cook much faster.

Enjoy!

Peach Festival Saturday, August 17th

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It’s Peach Festival Time at Christ Church McKeansburg 6 South Race Street, New Ringgold, PA 17960 from 3-6 p.m.

Come for all kinds of goodies stay for the great fellowship. We will have Peach sundaes with homemade hot milk sponge cake and gluten free hot milk sponge cake, Heisler’s ice cream and local peaches.
There will also be sausage sandwiches, grilled chicken wings with homemade peach BBQ sauce, homemade Peach salsa and chips, homemade peach jelly and syrup, hot dogs with all kinds of homemade condiments to top them off with, homemade sticky buns and other homemade goodies!

To quench your thirst there will be Guers products and an old-fashioned lemonade stand.
For the kiddos there will be face painting, games, and entertainment for all ages.
Music by Joy.
Come on out and join us for great food and fellowship!