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A Change In The Weather

chocolate orange cake 2

Hello Blogging friends! I know, I’ve been horrible about posting, but I’ve come up with a solution. You see, typing out recipes really trips me up. I so often throw ingredients in a pan (pot, bowl, whatever) and just make what I feel like eating. Because of that, I have a hard time being diligent posting recipes.

However, I still love food and I like taking pictures of it, so I’ve created an Instagram account. I’ll be posting food photos there and if you’d like a recipe for something, I’d be more than happy to type out a post for it! 🙂

So hop on over to Instagram and follow my feed. I’d love to follow your food blogs back, I’m always up for new food adventures. Happy blogging. 🙂

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Monday, everyone!

This past Monday was spent entirely on a bus. Yes, the entire day on a bus. Wasn’t too bad, but I obviously didn’t get a chance to really make anything.

However, Sunday afternoon my mom and I made some gluten-free cinnamon rolls for a tasty snack. We used South Beach Primal‘s recipe, which you can find here.

We did change the filling to be a more traditional brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, with some pumpkin butter mixed in. And also subbed out the honey for maple syrup instead.

My mom also made a pumpkin cream cheese icing to top them off. I was quite impressed!

Cinnamon roll

Cinnamon rolls were always our Christmas morning breakfast, So I’m happy to have found a recipe to use for them this year! I’ll probably make some orange cream cheese icing, since that was always my favorite.

I hope you enjoy these cinnamon rolls if you decide to give them a try! Do you have a traditional Christmas morning breakfast? I’d love to hear from you in the comments and connect with you on my Facebook page.

Have a wonderful week!

Thoughts Of Thanksgiving

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I’m going to be finding recipes for our Thanksgiving meal plan. I’m so excited about it this year because I get to do a lot of the planning! Thus far I have a list of dishes, I just need to find some gluten-free options for certain things like rolls and pie crusts. I have a few ideas, but I’m not quite sure which ones we’ll be going with.

I do know that we’ll be having my breakfast casserole for breakfast and my garlic mashed potatoes and possibly autumn rice and acorn squash to go along with dinner. I was hoping to get a turkey this week to do a post for you, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Next year!

We’re going to my family’s this year. I haven’t been there in three years and my husband’s never been. I am so looking forward to it! A real family Thanksgiving!

Last year it was just the two of us, and I have to say, it was quite relaxing and wonderful, but I’m looking forward to spending this one back at home.

I think Thanksgiving is more about the gathering, being with the ones you love, and just celebrating everything that we have. When I was a kid, we just had our immediate family, but there were enough of us that it still constituted a group.

We might also have a dear woman over, who has been like a grandmother over the years. I love the idea of spreading the joy of Thanksgiving by sharing it with others!

Do you have a large group of family and/or friends for Thanksgiving? Or do you enjoy it being a smaller group of closer ones? Do you have any unique recipes or traditions? I’d love to hear from you!

Did you get a chance to check out my gluten-free yellow quinoa cake? If not, be sure to check it out! Scroll to the bottom for the recipe. I’d also love to connect with you on Facebook where I’ll be sharing smaller posts and we can interact more.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Black Bean Soup

Happy Monday, everyone!

After a cold, long, and busy day (in a good way) a warm and comforting bowl of soup sounded absolutely perfect! To be more specific, Panera’s black bean soup sounded pretty amazing.

We don’t have a Panera’s nearby, and I wouldn’t have wanted to go out anyway. Are they even open at 10 pm? So I looked it up online.

I found this recipe. I had almost everything I needed for it, except for the red peppers and celery. Red peppers tend to give me a headache, and I don’t care much for cooked celery anyway, so I decided to try it with what I had.

I ended up adding a couple extra carrots to make up for the other missing veggies, and it was too watery for my taste, so I also added an extra can of black beans.

It wasn’t quite like Panera’s (possibly because I changed it), but it was still a perfect way to warm, relax and unwind.

I would definitely suggest giving it a try on a chilly day! It’s the perfect balance between light and heavy that leaves you feeling satisfied, but not overstuffed.

Do you have any favorite soups for a chilly fall/winter day?

(Sorry I don’t have pictures this week, I have a more exciting post planned for next Monday!)

Have a wonderful week!