My gluten free weight loss journey week 2


  This past week was a real challenge for me.  We had company over last weekend, and I over ate.  We had pasta, one of my most challenging foods.  I took way too much.  I gained back 2 pounds. Weight loss is a journey, but it can be really discouraging when you gain weight back….

Chocolate Covered Cherry Trifle


  This recipe wasn’t originally meant to be a trifle.  I experimented with an idea for a recipe, and it didn’t turn out the way I planned.  But I turned my frown upside down by re-working the idea into a delicious dessert. I started out with my favorite King Arthur Cake Pan Cake recipe. I…

And two for tea…review of The Republic of Tea


  I posted a review the other day of The True Tea club, and how I was not really impressed with them.  I ordered a sampler of teas from The Republic of Tea, and so far, I am liking them much better. Sampler packs are a great way to not only discover new tea, but…

#TBT Retro recipe: Death by chocolate peanut butter brownies


    I originally posted this in August of 2015.  I have since come a very long way in gluten and dairy free baking.  I also now have to substitute sun butter for the peanut butter. In previous blog posts, I have shared my failures and triumphs in baking. Just a couple of weeks ago…

OMG! Chocolate Bacon Brownies


  Yes, you read that right.  The best of both worlds.  Chocolate and bacon.  You might have heard of chocolate covered bacon or candied bacon, but not bacon brownies.  I hadn’t either until I came across this recipe at King Arthur. I have to give a word of caution here.  These brownies are NOT healthy….

Gluten free chocolate pan cake that actually tastes like cake


A couple of weeks ago, I posted that I was going to try to bake with King Arthur measure for measure flour.  Well, today I took the plunge- I made their chocolate pan cake with this flour substitute. I have to admit I was skeptical-I have seen many cup for cup flour substitutes, and have…

Heart health myths you might believe


  Drink red wine, pop an aspirin and eat dark chocolate-that’s the way to heart health, right?  Well, you might be wrong about that. Lately in the media, the focus has been on gluten free products, to the detriment of overall health.  As there are myriad myths about the gluten free diet, so there are…

Come over to the dark side…converting baked goods to gluten free


    A few months back, I posted on how to convert your favorite baked goods to gluten free.  In case you missed it, here is the link from King Arthur Flour. Today I practiced what I preach-I converted a Hershey’s chocolate cake to gluten free.  I’m happy to say it turned out great!  Here…

Mooh!ve over butter


Once upon a time, everyone loved butter.  I remember one summer growing up, my mother switched over to margarine but didn’t tell my dad.  It was summer and the butter dish sat as it always did on our kitchen table.  Remember those? We would only refrigerate it between meals in the summer and would leave…