Birthday Wishes

Today is my birthday.  39 years young 🙂  Someone asked me this morning if I dread getting older.  I replied back heck no!  To me age is the great leveler.  The older I get the more I actually feel like I can relate to people.  I have always been an old soul but burying parents,…

Coconut Milk Chicken Soup

On Saturday my neighbor hosted a Essential Oil Make-n-Take Class for me.  It was so much fun and we made three DIY recipes using essential oils.  But if I am honest this soup here STOLE the show.  Literally.  My host made this soup to serve the guests and along with a Sangria all of us…

Gluten Free Apple Dutch Baby (Apple Puffed Pancake)

The other weekend we hosted some family in our home.  Brian loves to cook for guests and he wanted to make a breakfast dish that could feed a group yet be a cinch to cook.  Oh, and it had to be gluten free.  This should be easy…not.  But it was! Enter the Apple Dutch Baby.  This…

Einkorn Flour: A Wheat for the Gluten Free?

My husband has been gluten free for over 8 years now. In the beginning we were lucky to find one gluten free flour mix at the grocery store. Now there’s pancake mixes, flour mixes, cookies and cakes… and they’re all made with gluten-free ingredients that have been deemed safe.  But what if it didn’t have to…

Einkorn Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have always enjoyed oatmeal cookies, but often thought that they were missing that little extra something. For this recipe I added in ground ginger and ground clove.  Everyone who has tried them loves the dimension the extra spices give the cookies. Einkorn Flour has more protein and lower gluten levels than traditional wheat flour….

Gluten Free Black Forest Cupcakes

Growing up, my Omi (grandmother) made a traditional Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte or what we call a Black Forest Cake.  The cake featured sour cherries soaked in a cherry brandy known as Kirschwasser.  She then topped the cake with whipped cream, cherries, and fresh chocolate shavings. She learned this recipe from a tenant who was a baker back…

Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes

My son turned 2 years old last week. Everyone warns you the time goes fast and they are right.  I was looking at his baby pictures this past weekend and just couldn’t believe how much he has grown! Where did my baby go!?   So this past weekend we threw a birthday party for him to…

New Vitality Line of Essential Oils from Young Living

Young Living has just released a NEW line of essential oils, their Vitality line!  This is so exciting. Vitality is a dietary essential oil line, a line of oils specifically labeled for internal use.  From a consumer standpoint, these oils are the same exact therapeutic-grade oils we are used to, but the labeling makes it…

Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Compote

Another yummy combo using Einkorn Flour that we tried.  Try it and see for yourself. We are really loving Einkorn Flour for all our baking needs. So happy that we discovered it and Young Living. Ingredients 1 ÂĽ cups Einkorn flour 2 tablespoons coconut flour (optional for crisper waffles) 1 cup milk ½ cup pumpkin…

Pumpkin Roll made with Einkorn Flour

Einkorn Flour has quickly become our go-to flour for everything. It has been a game changer for us since my gluten sensitive husband has discovered he can eat this flour without getting sick. Seriously, it is amazing. Click here to learn more on why this flour is different from regular wheat flour and why you need to…

Chocolate Chip Cookies Using Einkorn Flour

Einkorn Flour: A Wheat for the Gluten Free? My husband has been gluten free for over 8 years now. In the beginning we were lucky to find one gluten free flour mix at the grocery store. Now there’s pancake mixes, flour mixes, cookies and cakes… and they’re all made with gluten-free ingredients that have been deemed…

Mickey Mouse Einkorn Flour Pancakes

Recently I ordered two things. A Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker and Young Living’s Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix. This weekend my family put both to the test and loved them! The Mickey Waffle Maker is more like a pancake maker, thinner than a traditional waffle, but each pancake turned out delicious and cooked in two minutes. I bought mine…