Monthly Archives: February 2016

Goodie Girl Cookies

goodiegirlcookieslineupGoodie Girl Cookies was generous enough to send us a variety pack of their cookies after we went on an epic search through Orlando to find their slim mints. Those little cookies were worth the search. We tossed them in the freezer, closed our eyes, and enjoyed them as we enjoyed Thin Mints in our glutenness days. You’ll find affiiliate links throughout this post to help make your shopping easier. The reviews are my opinion and the very honest opinions of my kids.FEB_4078

We started taste testing the others today. I won’t lie, our expectations were high and I was ready to be disappointed. Afterall, not every cookie is as good as a thin mint. FEB_4084

First up: The bite size midnight brownies are just the right amount of sweetness with chocolate chips dotted through each bite. My daughter and I loved them, but my 4year old Vanilla ice cream loving son said they were “too sugary”.

Amazon has their “go packs” BOGO (buy one, get one) through Monday 2/29/16. These little packs are perfect for kids or snackers like me smile emoticon

Check out my affiliate link for easy shopping: http://amzn.to/1n53PmI

ggbrowniebiteskidggbrowniebiteskidhandsUpdates on the others are in the works….stay tuned.

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Sausage & Pasta

A great dinner doesn’t always have to be fancy. Since having kids I’ve found some of our best meals are the ones that take very little prep. We were out of town all weekend and the kitchen was looking a little sparse. 20 minutes after getting home, dinner was ready and on the table.FEB_4043

  • Slice and saute squash in olive oil (about 15mins)
  • While squash is sauteing, boil gluten free pasta
  • Cut up (precooked) sausage and toss in with the squash and allow to heat through.
  • Drain noodles and mix all together with salt, pepper, and oregano.FEB_4045

This gluten free pasta cooked up so well! Grab a box from Publix or use this affiliate link to have amazon ship it to you: Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, Penne, 12 Ounce

Valentine’s Day Breakfast

valentines day m&msMy three year old is currently OBSESSED with m&ms, so I had to splurge and spoil him with m&m banana pancakes for Valentine’s day. Pamela’s products make it so easy for the family to eat gluten free. Check out this affiliate link for Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Baking and Pancake Mix, 4-Pound Bags (Pack of 3)
. Its the only mix I use and my entire family gobbles these pancakes up. Just follow the directions on the bag and add half a smashed banana and some m&ms.valentines day pancakesWhat’d you make your gluten free Valentine this year?

 

BEST gluten free flour EVER made

I have had a gluten free allergy for a decade. In the early years, I was guilty of “splurging” and treating myself to a small bit of gluten and an evening in pain.

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I knew I couldn’t allow my love for food to punish my body. It was while pregnant (and always hungry) that I discovered my absolute favorite gluten free product.

I am a baker, an eater, a lover of food. I HAD to find a replacement for gluten and PAMELA’S GLUTEN FREE FLOUR filled that need. My husband has long since joked that I could be a spokeswoman for Pamela’s because I recommend her products to friends and family and occasionally strangers in Publix. If they’re holding something gluten free and glance in my direction, chances are I’m going to suggest they go grab a bag. That got me thinking, while I can’t be a paid spokesperson, I could grab an affiliate link and share my love for Pamela’s with all of you here in cyber land.

I use this stuff cup for cup in all my favorite pregluten free recipes.Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Baking and Pancake Mix, 4-Pound Bags (Pack of 3)

Don’t be scared. Just grab a bag. I promise you’ll be glad you did 🙂 Then come back here and share your favorite recipes with me.

The Mess My Kids Made Me

“Having kids is like having to clean up after a party you didn’t get invited to.”

“Buuuut moooooom….its not fair I have to ALWAYS do ALLL the cleaning.” my  year old whines when I ask her to pick up the 6 pairs of shoes SHE left in the living room today. It was a breaking point somewhere between stumbling over bikes, stepping on deathly sharp legos, and find myself picking up the 1,000th sock of the day that I finally felt inspired to read the book, my friend recommended. A book about cleaning, as if I have time or the interest in that, but a chapter in I felt a shift. Something was stirring inside of me and I knew this book was the answer to my prayers.

I grabbed an affiliate link for this book,

because I just knew it was something I could stand behind. Marie Kondo has found a method to help minimize belongings because without the stuff, there is no clutter…. no mess, no hair pulling, voice shreaking “CLEAN YOUR ROOM!”