Scratch Made

As a way to both be more aware of what we’re putting in our bodies and be more conscientious of our budget, this week we made several meal items on Sunday to last us the week. It worked beautifully. We decided to make: Roasted chicken Chicken stock (makes 3 jars) Black beans (2 quarts) Enchilada…

Just keep baking

For my birthday I bought myself a rectangle tart tin and this weekend tried it out by making my first tart. Even though my family ate it like champs, I’d say that it was overall a failure. This is where I have to remember to just keep baking, it will get better. Hopefully. So here’s…

New Year, Simplify

In 2017 I watched the documentary The Minimalist and started culling my entire life. I had so much stuff that it felt stifling to keep up with it. My goal wasn’t to be exactly like them, with only a few items. It was to: Have organized spaces that work efficiently for our family. Remove any…

Winter Toddler Activities

Lately it’s been pretty chilly. So playing outside hasn’t been high on my priority list. In order to keep little ones entertained during the winter, here are a few activities we’ve tried. Recipes at the end. 1. Playdoh We’ve made several different types of playdoh and all have been a success. Meaning they were actually…

Gluten free chewy double chocolate chip cookies

On my journey into gluten free baking the goal has been to make delicious food and not compromise on flavor or texture. I’m not striving for “good for being gluten free”. It’s not a choice to have Celiacs, and I don’t want to feel like I’m missing out; and I certainly don’t want my family…

Great Gluten Free Bake Off

Recently my son and I have been binge watching The Great British Bake Off on Netflix. It’s such a different type of baking show. No drama, nice technical bakes, and the judges give thoughtful feedback. I love that the only prize at the end is a cake plate and personal satisfaction. My son turned to…

Travel Snacks

In July I started a new job and have really loved the fresh start. As part of the job, I’ve been traveling a few times a month. Mostly to Midland, Texas. It’s not exactly a Gluten Free Mecca, especially when food is catered in for meetings. Here are a few tips and tricks to surviving…

Set Free

I’ve received several questions about my recent weight loss and so wanted to write a blog post to explain a few of the details. To understand my motivation you really have to first know a little about what kick started my journey. I have a condition called Intermittent Intercranial Hypertension. Essentially that means I can’t…

My love affair with Chick-Fil-A

If there is one thing that’s going to throw me off eating gluten free it’s Chick-fil-a (CFA). I have an unhealthy addiction to everything about them – The fried chicken, the iced coffee (every day), the sauce, the kid friendly atmosphere, the fruit cup, the people…  Lucky for me they offer grilled chicken that is…

Christmas Vacation Road Trip

This week I’ve been off work and the Huz has been in Alaska visiting family. So I packed up the toddler and we hit the road bound for San Angelo. We were having a pretty successful road trip, stopped in Eastland for gas and talked to everyone. The little one can make friends anywhere. He’s…