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Friday, September 19, 2014

Gluten Free/Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - My Way



That's right...I've jumped on the gluten free band wagon.  

Haha...not really.  Just thought I'd see what all the fuss is about.   

Wondering if I can really feel better without gluten.  

I've already discovered that I feel much better without processed white sugar.  So I wondered if I could make a good tasting chocolate chip cookie without gluten AND white sugar.  

Skeptical?

So was I.  

I came across a site that offered a DIY "best gluten free flour recipe".   I couldn't locate Sweet Rice Flour, but I did find this for $3.99 at Ocean State Job Lots:
If you or someone you love (like a daughter-in-law, for example) is allergic to nuts, then this is NOT a good option because they have a disclaimer that states this is manufactured in a facility that uses tree nuts and soy.  :(

Any who....onto the recipe:

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I was surprised how much like a 'regular' chocolate chip cookie this tasted like.  I only found it to be a little bit grainy in texture.  

But the real test is what did the family think?  

16 year old daughter said,"Wow, not bad!"
Hubby...well he had more than one so I think it passed his taste buds test.

Unfortunately those are the only 2 left to try my experiments :(


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Lies of Full-time Christian Ministry

Many years ago I attended a high school graduation at a Christian School.  A young lady from the church I attended was graduating. I overheard this comment about her as I was walking into the building........


"Isn't it great that she is going to go into full-time ministry?"


My first thought as a wife and stay-at-home-mom was...."What?  If she was going to marry and have kids she's not in 'full-time ministry'?"

Sadly, this person believes the lies.


A few months ago a new wife asked for prayer because she felt that she wasn't serving God because.....

 she wasn't in full-time ministry

Sadly, she believes the lies.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Dreaded Question Answered!

As moms our days are filled with pressure from everywhere....the phone, the laundry-dishes-dirty floors, diapers, spills, school, fixing boo-boos, paperwork, errands and on and on and on.......and then 4PM arrives and the daily, dreaded question is posed by someone, 


"What's for dinner, mom?"

 and I don't have an answer......again.

What if I told you there's a book that lays out 52 weeks of meals?    Recipes for an entree, side dish and dessert.  Fifty-two complete meals. I bet that would make your day.....

Well, get ready to have your day made! 


Six Sister's have come to the rescue with their new book: 

Purchase here for only $17.90
Gotta say I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!  
I would love it even more if it were spiral bound, but when someone does the meal planning for me I can get beyond the fact that the book doesn't stay open to the recipe I'm working on :)
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What's Your Worldview?

Have you ever been asked this question...."What's your worldview?"  and you weren't sure how to answer? Or you didn't even know what they were talking about, worldview?, what's that? you wondered.


Well, I have a book for you....





Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Healthy Goodies with the help of NuNaturals

I am not a baker, not even close!  I don't understand the 'science' behind baking.  Science you ask?  Well, of course....when you bake with this you must have that so this will do what it is supposed to do.  I just don't know what this and that are :)

When I do bake, or have in the past, I always try to make it as healthy as possible.  Back in the day that meant no white, processed sugar. Today it means so much more...no dairy, no gluten, no sugar.....ugh!  That is just too hard!  That must be why I don't bake very often anymore.  

NuNaturals contacted me to ask if I wanted to review some of their new items.  I guess they liked what I had to say about their stevia last year!  Oh you missed that?  Well, click here and you too can read about the yummy treats I made using NuNatural's stevia.

Thankfully, they not only sent a TON of products but recipes to try out these products.  

One of the items they sent is PreSweet Tagatose.  If you have no clue what PreSweet Tagatose is, you are not alone, I didn't either. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

The 'Son of God' Scroll from Biblical Reproductions


I was a bit excited when this package finally arrived at my house, because I didn't know what Biblical Reproductions was going to send to me.

Here's what was inside:

'Son of God' Scroll rolled out encased in plexiglass  




Backside

Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 For One Another Challenge: An 8 year old's example

Here is an example of how one gesture of love shown to another can really touch lives.....

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-8-year-old-turns-20-into-priceless-gift/

This is the kind of  news story I love to hear!

Let this 8 year old motivate us to show appreciation and love to those around us.  We never know the change we can make!



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Passing the Mommy baton, picking up the Gramma torch

April 13, 1987....I became a mom.  And my life changed forever.  Seriously.  I never realized how that small child, that little being I was now responsible for, would change me.   My thoughts here on that topic.......

Then child # 2 arrived on June 12, 1989.....read her story here

Ok, so our family has 2 girls...of course we can't stop there....Gotta try for that boy.  Read about the day I heard, "it's a boy" on June 23, 1991.

Life took on a whole new dimension with that 3rd child. Talk about 'let's just stay home cuz it's so much easier". 

If you do the math you will see that I now had a 4 year old, a 2 year old and newborn at home. 
Can you say, 
"will I ever again have time for myself?"   

Moms, if you are at this stage and thinking this, let me assure you, you will have time for yourself again, I promise!  And when you do, you will wish for the time when you didn't...crazy isn't it?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Delving into Biblical Reproductions





Have you ever gone to a website and were so overwhelmed that you just clicked away?  There was just sooooo much going on that you didn't know where to begin?

Thankfully, that's not the case at Biblical Reproductions.  I find their website easy to navigate with just the right about of information.