Monday, February 23, 2009

My gluten free scratch cake was featured in an article about gluten free eating, Celiacs and Autism! A link to the article. The cake recipe isn't the same one I used, but the photo's are mine. :) cool!

I went to my cake decorating class on Saturday in preparation for Tracy's wedding (June) and realized that I am capable of making awesome decorations. I really had a great time, got lots of practice and learned so much!

This is a 10 inch double layer cake. I used 2 Pamela's Classic Vanilla Cake mixes (one for each layer) and made my own frosting. This is an excellent cake mix and I highly recommend it.

gluten free and delicious!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Steve and I don't really celebrate holidays. Not that I don't think they are good ways for people to remember one another...we are just the type of people that never wait for those times to buy one another gifts (or for ourselves either). That said, we still usually get cards or tell one another "happy xxxxx-day" and occasionally go out to eat.

Last year for balentimes (i dunno why i started pronouncing it like that) I made steve a pop-up card

When closed it shows steve's face inside the heart and when it's opened I slide up for the kiss! It was so fun to make (I love making things) and he loves it and still has it sitting on his desk.

This year I made Conversation Hearts! I found the recipe somewhere online (I think it was linked from, but I cannot remember)

Anyway, they are cute, fun and delicious!

Hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Also, I lost my voice on Tuesday. Today is day 4 without a voice. It's also day 3 of what has become my daily short video documenting what my voice sounds like. It only started because I thought it would be back the next day and then when it wasn't I decided it would be back the next (which is today) and yet it still isn't. So I'll just do a short little video each day until my voice returns. Am I a goofball? Yes. Do I like being a goofball? More than you could possibly know!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's been a very long time since I've had a chocolate chip cookie. My sister, who also has problems with wheat, asked me if I had a good recipe the other day and realized that I hadn't come up with one yet.

Growing up we always baked from scratch and chocolate chip cookies were a staple in the house so I am a little surprised I haven't tried it yet.

Well, I made some this morning and they are good. They have satisfied my craving, but they aren't the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I know what changes I'll make next time and I'll post that recipe when I get it just right.