Monday, October 3, 2016

♫♪♥♥ Happy Birthday Flipper ♥♥♪♫

♫♪♥♥Happy Birthday♥♥♪♫

1 year ago - she was soooo Tiny ...
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Pumpkin Ѽ Apple Butter

Pumpkin Ѽ Apple Butter 


1 - 15 ounce can pumpkin puree

 (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 

( I make my own)



Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.

 Stir ingredients together until blended. Bring mixture to a boil , stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick and creamy.

 Cool and store in an airtight container I'm using mason jars which I sterilized first.

 Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

 Makes approximately 1½ - 2 cups.
- If mixture becomes too thick while cooking, you can easily thin it out with a small amount of apple juice.

-Note: You can also make this in a slow cooker. 

-This Pumpkin Apple Butter 

makes a great Fall Treat for Friends & Family !!!


My favorite way to eat is to spread the

Pumpkin Ѽ Apple Butter on 

a Toasted Glutino English muffin 


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October ✝ Scripture

Here is Sweet Blessing 

October's Scripture Writing Plan !

To every thing there is a season...

Ecclesiates 3

31 Days of Scriptures...

 May they be an encouragement 

and a blessing to you!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gluten Free Minestrone Soup

Gluten Free Minestrone Soup

  Original Recipe by :Ellie Krieger


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

1/3 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 28 -ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes (optional- I left this out  due to my husband doesn't like diced tomatoes in soup)                                                                              

1 14 -ounce can crushed tomatoes

6 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth

1 15 -ounce can low-sodium kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup elbow pasta(I am using Ggluten free Barilla)

Optional: I'm keeping this recipe dairy free however you can use  up to

1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top of soup


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add the celery and carrot and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the green beans, dried oregano and basil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; cook 3 more minutes.

Add the diced and crushed tomatoes and the chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in the kidney beans and pasta and cook until the pasta and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt.




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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gluten free 🍷 Wine Tasting

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Gluten free 🍷 Wine Tasting
A couple weeks ago I attended a Gluten free Wine Tasting 
and I was in charge of pairing the Food to the Wines.

Fruit & Cheese trays are always a great way to start. 
Then I also added some gluten free crackers
 to pair along with the cheeses. 

 Rosemary Olive Oil Crackers

Then you also need something sweet !!! 
Glutino Crispy cookies thins are a perfect pairing .
 Wine + Chocolate+Cookies = Happiness
a.k.a. everything pairs well with chocolate!
ChocChip Crispy Cookie Thins 
Crispy edges, chocolatey morsels, and rich butteriness! 
 If you need a wine to pair with chocolate chip cookies,
One of the best pairings for chocolate
 you could try a Cabernet Sauvignon(the King of Reds)

notes: Rich,smooth red with black cherry ,black currant, vanilla & caramel.
DblChoc Crispy Cookie Thins

Chocolatey morsels, and extra rich cocoa flavor! 
If you need a wine to pair with a decadent double chocolatey cookies,
  you could try a Banyuls(Dessert wine)
Zinfandel ( another best pairings for chocolate)
notes:black berry, black cherry, raspberry, & cocoa.

CranOrange Crispy Cookie Thins 
Crispy edges, cranberry bites, and sweet orange flavor!
If you need a wine to pair with a sugar cookie with fruit & nuts, 
you could try a Riesling(medium dry),Prosecco(Italian champagne), Chardonnay (oak,dry)Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Grigio
notes: buttery,creamy-vanilla,citrus,floral
Cheers to a great Gluten free Wine Tasting  !!! 
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