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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you Nestle! I decided to try making traditional Toll House cookies substituting the flour. They turned out amazing! I’m so glad I tried it! Making some more this weekend. 🙂

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Gluten-Free Nestle Toll House Cookies

  • 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (I used Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. bag) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine both flours, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Beat in one third of flour mixture at a time just until combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy! 🙂

I’m sharing these with my friends at Fiesta Friday. Co-hosted this week by Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Scarlett @ Unwed Housewife. Won’t you check out the party? 🙂


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Super Bowl 2016

Today I’m breaking with tradition just a bit by posting on Sunday and taking a loot back at last year and some recipes to enjoy tonight.

First up is cheese sauce. Which makes a fantastic chip dip when some diced jalapenos are thrown in! Or, you know, just cheese is good too. 🙂

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And what are chips without some salsa to go with them? This is a super simple salsa recipe that only takes a few minutes to put together.

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Tonight I’m actually going to make a variation on my gluten-free orange chicken. Yum! Although not a traditional football food, this meal continues to satisfy no matter the occasion.

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And of course what meal would be complete without dessert? I’m thinking these gluten-free brownie cookies sound just perfect!

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Want something more traditional? Try these gluten-free chocolate chip or M&M cookies. They are also quite perfect.

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Want something a little bigger? How about combining the two for this brownie cookie cake? What’s even better is that it’s absolutely perfect while it’s still warm, served up with some vanilla ice cream.

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Enjoy! Be sure to follow along on Facebook for more updates and recipes.

Bacon Brown Sugar Cheesecake

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I have a bacon brown sugar cheesecake to share with you. I know it sounds a bit weird, but it’s actually pretty good. If the meat in dessert is too strange, just omit the bacon for a brown sugar cinnamon cheesecake.

I will also warn that my husband and I like cinnamon, so it may be a bit strong. If you like a more delicate cinnamon flavor, then add a little less than what I have here.

(If you just want the recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

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The lovely crumbled bacon.
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Our crust all mixed and ready.
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It’s starting to come together.
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Add the bacon.
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All mixed in. Just look at that texture!
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Ready for the oven.
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Fresh baked. For once we’re baking the bacon! (Still not sure about cooking the cookies…)
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All dressed up and ready to enjoy.

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I’m sharing this with my friends over at Fiesta Friday. Maybe I’ll see you there! And we can always connect on Facebook. Have a happy one!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip (Or M&M) Cookies

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend! This past week has absolutely flown by for me. It’s been far busier than I imagined, though not as busy as I’d planned.

In light of the new week, I think we all just need some cookies. What better way to cheer up a Monday?

I used this recipe, and I’m so happy that I found it! (Actually, my husband found it…) I was so surprised at how similar they were to regular chocolate chip cookies.

They were absolutely perfect straight from the oven, which is my favorite, and until this recipe, I hadn’t found a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that was good warm.

The first time I made them, I used white chocolate chips and M&M’s instead of regular chocolate chips.

I’ll be making another batch of these later today, hopefully to try something a little more exciting with them. But let’s face it, chocolate chip cookies are almost always good.

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Just look at that beautiful dough…

 

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Enjoy! And Have a wonderful week!

Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! Mine was great!

This past Sunday I had a group to go to, and decided at the last minute to make brownie cookies with white chocolate chips and walnuts. They were so good!

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I used this brownie recipe. I used arrowroot in place of the cornstarch, then mixed in the white chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter. Dollop the batter on a parchment lined cookie sheet, spacing just as you would most other cookies. Throw them in the oven (350) for about ten minutes, and enjoy!

I had to cut the recipe down to two-thirds because I was down to only two eggs. It worked out beautifully because it was the absolute perfect amount for the group! We even had two cookies left over! Which my husband and I ate right before heading home. We couldn’t very well leave them alone on the plate, could we?

I also discovered the wonder of fried turnips. I just shredded them, minced some red onion, added some spices and coconut oil, and fried them in a pan. They are absolutely incredible in place of shredded potatoes to go with breakfast! I actually preferred them to potatoes and I’ll certainly be experimenting with them in other (potato substituting) ways as well.

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I’ve also had a minor kale obsession lately. Hey, it could be worse.

I also made some fermented carrots and cabbage. 😀 I’m so looking forward to the finished product!

Morning
And this was my morning.

It’s kinda sad really. I’ll read stories where the poor people (like Charlie’s family in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) live on cabbage soup… I know I’m supposed to feel bad for them, but I can’t help but be a little jealous.

Have a wonderful week!

Gingerbread House

Happy Monday, everyone!

Can you believe that Christmas is in only a few days from now? Crazy!

It has certainly sneaked up on me this year, although I’ve become more prepared as it’s neared.

As I mentioned on Friday, I’ve done some more Christmas baking. Honestly, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, and I’m a tad overwhelmed with it all. Too many cookies!

My husband loves it though, which I suppose is good considering it’s just the two of us and I couldn’t ever eat all those sweets on my own.

We did, however, have one bigger project planned. A gingerbread house.

I used my modified version of the grain-free gingerbread cookies. It would have worked perfectly if only I hadn’t screwed up. But screwing up is just a part of life, and, well, I guess that’s just how it goes.

Even with the absolute mess of it all, I can’t help but share it with you. Besides, the mess is what made it so much fun! Who cares about being perfect anyway? Where’s the story in that? I’m always up for a good story, so this one worked out perfectly!

Here was my fatal mistake.

Mistake

Stacking the house pieces on top of one another, and storing them in the oven–which I inevitably ended up preheating for some other baked goods, and I didn’t realize I left the gingerbread in there until I went to put the other tray in.

What difference did that make, you may ask? Well, for starters, the pieces stuck together. This wasn’t overly terrible, I still could have managed–but what really killed it was the softness.

They went from nice, sturdy, solid walls and roofs to a soft, soggy mess.

Of course, that didn’t deter me, and I decided to proceed anyway.

This is what it resulted in.

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The sugar glue helped, but not enough. Besides, the roof also sagged in.

After assembling and beginning to decorate, the roof caved in, or, fell off. So we did a… deconstruction… of sorts, and here’s what we ended up with.

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Simply beautiful.

We’re saying that a pipe burst, and apparently sharks are hiding in the pipes. Ooo… freaky.

Not really sure what else is going on here, but we still had fun decorating!

Have a wonderful Monday! I hope our lovely house has brought you just a little bit of joy.

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Yesterday was filled with so much cooking and baking in preparation for Christmas. Can you believe it’s less than a week away?

I’ve really been slacking off this year in the baking area this year. I’ve attempted to make amends, though I’m not sure this is good enough.

Thus far I’ve made snowballs, thumbprints, gingerbread, the dough for some lovely jam filled cookies, and a gingerbread house which I’m so excited to put together and decorate!

Then there was of course the white chocolate mint fudge, eggnog white hot chocolate, and… oh, who am I kidding? I don’t believe there was anything besides those. Oh, yes there was. I also made some eggnog fudge.

Here’s what I spent my Thursday on.

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Snowballs

My husband so meticulously lined up the little hugs. He's much more organized than I am, I just threw  mine in a pile.
My husband so meticulously lined up the little hugs. He’s much more organized than I am, I just threw mine in a pile.

Thumbprints

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m sorry this post is so late. Today I have some yummy treats for you! Gluten-free (grain-free) gingerbread cookies! I started with this recipe from The Coconut Mama.

It looked great the way it was, but I wanted to use molasses to give it that traditional gingerbread taste.

The addition of molasses changed it just a bit, so I decided to make my own card for what I did.

After the cookies were done, we decorated them.

These were my two favorites.

Snowflake

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I’m really looking forward to having a gingerbread house this year! When I was growing up we would make them every year. I haven’t made one in so long. Hopefully I’ll have a post about that sometime this week.

Is gingerbread a traditional part of your Christmas celebration?

Have a wonderful week!

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Christmas And Fiesta Friday

Happy Friday, Everyone!

In light of the Christmas season, I’ve decided to post a little extra this month. It should be filled with baked goods and candies, maybe some decorating or projects as well!

I’ve decided to participate in Fiesta Friday this week. Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook invited me to join in on the fun last month, and I’ve been waiting for a good time to begin! This seems like as good a time as any whereas I’ve been so busy throughout the month of November that I haven’t had the chance yet!

So, in preparation for Fiesta Friday, I made these cinnamon apple cookies last night! Then proceeded to enjoy them with a warm mug of hot chocolate, which made for the perfect cozy evening.

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The recipe still needs a bit of tweaking, but I’ll be sure to post it after I’ve experimented a bit more!

Have a great weekend! I’ll see you Monday, or perhaps a bit sooner on Facebook.