Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'll get off my soapbox right now. The reason for this particular post (besides the fact I'm one of those crazies that enjoys exercise)? I had minor surgery on Monday and I am told no exericise for 4 weeks!! Ugh. That is going to be rough. I will find other options though! I guarantee it!!
Be blessed & HEALTHY! & GET MOVING!! (sorry for screaming)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Be Blessed & Healthy!!
"and it looks like it's going to be a perfect day to maybe, hey, just lie in bed, sleep in......or simply WORK OUT THAT FLAB THAT'S HANGING OVER THE SIDE OF THE BED!!!" Monsters Inc.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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Saturday, March 5, 2011
The only way I could keep my little one from eating the whole bag was to promise we would come home and make some. They are yummy, yummy! I got the recipe from a GREAT cookbook. I think I have mentioned it before. Carol Fensters Gluten Free recipes. The sugar cookie recipe on page 419 are AWESOME. She uses a flour blend with sorghum, potato & tapioca flours. (1-1/2 cups sorghum flour, 1-1/2 cups potato starch & 1 cup tapioca, mix together) It's really easy to make the blend & put the rest in a bag & freeze it for next time. Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup for rolling
1 TB light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups Carol's Sorghum Blend
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter & sugars with mixer til smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla & almond. Gradually add flour blend, santhan gum, baking powder & salt. Beat until just blended. Shape dough into balls & roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheet & bake. The cookbook says 12 - 15 minutes but I had them in for 7 and that was plenty. Just keep an eye on them!! Yummy!!
I don't treat myself to sugary things often but this is very yummy & a couple hit the spot with my coffee.
I hope you enjoy it! I'm sure you can use pretty much any gf flour blend you have or even the Bob's Red Mill all purpose baking flour would work.
Let me know if you use something different and how they turn out! Would love to hear!!
We are going to make the peanut butter cookies next.
Be Blessed & Healthy!!