Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tasty Gluten Free Applesauce Muffins

These muffins are good. Not good for gluten free. 
They are GOOD.
 Period.
They are "I could eat the whole batch of a dozen muffins at once good."


I have these gluten free applesauce muffins for breakfast. They are especially tasty with tea. Or if you like, coffee.
You have to try them at least once.
I found the recipe on Oven Love, but changed a few things.
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Here's how I make them:

I gather all the ingredients and set them on the counter. It's easier than going back and forth from cubbard to counter to pantry....you get the picture.
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I set out 2 bowls and fill the first one with the dry ingredients.

1 1/2 cups of almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
   1/2 cup of Mama's Best gluten free flour (if use 2 cups of almond flour, they'll be Paleo too)
   3/4 tsp salt 
   1 tbs of cinnamon 
   1 tsp of baking powder 
   1 tsp of baking soda
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In the 2nd bowl, add all the  wet ingredients.
Blend 3 eggs together
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add:
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup applesauce
Blend together.
Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla
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Blend the dry ingredients together then add the two bowls together. 
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Fill 12 muffin cups up to  almost full.
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Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
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Let cool and eat!!!
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If you'd like to follow me on Pinterest, I've pinned lots of yummy treats. Here's the link to my YUM board
Happy Eating!

Pam 


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Keep It Organized




Hello Friends!


How's the organizing going???


Oh, if only spaces would stay neat and tidy. You know the Bissell's tag line...


Life's messy, clean it up!

No matter how organized I am, and how everything has it's own place,
things get messy and need re-organizing


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Since January is the traditional time to organize, I'm on a mission to clean and organize every space in the house.
Ha! We'll see how that goes.
The Master Bath seemed like a good place to start.
Under the sinks were first, then I opened the linen closet.
Things didn't look tooooooo bad.
But the baskets were hiding the mess.
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The first  to begin is clearing off one shelf at a time, taking everything out.  I wiped down each shelf
then put everything back. Each baseket and container was cleared out, wiped down, sorted and put back. Between the trash and the pile for the Goodwill, I filled a whole trash bag.

Don't let the lack of a big chunk of time get in the way of keeping things neat.
If you only have 15- 30 minutes, clean out a shelf at a time. Do the easy shelves first - it will motivate you because you've accomplished something and you'll keep going.
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I had a big chunk of time, so I organized the linen closet in one day. (I took breaks in between)
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I can't stress enough to use baskets and containers to coral your stuff- Big baskets, medium basket, small baskets - I use them all. 


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So what space of yours is begging to be organized?

Kitchen? Closets? Bathrooms? Garage? Crawl Space?

Yep, all of the above for me. 

Thanks or stopping by.

Pam


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Getting Organized In The Kitchen


Let The Organizing Begin!!!

It's a new year, which means it's a great time to organize those spaces  you use every day. Our Kitchen is one of two spaces I can think of that are in desperate need of organizing.


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Thank goodness Mr. DIY had a couple of hours to spare and made an organizer for our 2nd most used kitchen drawer 

I laid everything out in the drawer the way I thought they would fit best.
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Then, I drew how large each section would be on graph paper.
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Mr. DIY purchased some 1/4" thick 3" x 4 ft. poplar boards at Lowes. The finished width is 2 1/2", so he only had to cut them to length.
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He used a thin plywood purchased in 2 x 2 sheets for the bottom.
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 I didn't want to put a clear coat on the wood, but wanted to protect the wood, so I used some Contact Grip Prints to line the bottom of each section.
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I measured each section, then cut them out. Each section needed a little trimming because no board is ever 100% straight. 
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I added some liner at the end in the sections where the knives will go to protect the drawer for their pointed tips. 
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So glad we can check this drawer organizer off the project list.

What areas in your house need organizing???

Pam

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