Sunday, May 31, 2015

May -Being Positive

The Month of May was in full bloom !
April showers brings May flowers !
31 days of being positive.
Floral Quotes Reap a bouquet of Happiness !
151 days down …
214 days to Go !!!!


Friday, May 29, 2015

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•Happy Birthday Rick•*¨*•.¸¸♥

¸¸.•*¨*•Happy Birthday Rick•*¨*•.¸¸

We celebrated my husband's Birthday 
on Wednesday at the Rays Game !!! 
Grown men will be boys 
(Such a kid at heart ) 
when it comes to baseball !!!
 We had so much fun !!!
Ofcourse for me the best part 
besides cheering the Rays for the win 
is  Ball park food ....
I was happy to find a Gluten free stand !!!
Gluten free beer & snacks hits a home-run for me !!!!
Unfortunately the Rays lost 
but we did get 2 free Subway subs 
for a no-hitter 10 strike outs !!!
 After the game ....
We did some errands and walked the park, and by that time we both were worn out 
(I guess were getting up there in  Old Age 
 so my husband decided he wanted to celebrate  his Birthday dinner at home with Steaks on the grill so that is exactly 
what we did !!!!!
 Make  a Wish ....
My husband enjoyed his Birthday !!!
He liked all his presents !
¸¸.•*¨*•Happy Birthday Rick•*¨*•.¸¸
I love you !


Monday, May 25, 2015

Gluten Free Italian Lemon & Rosemary Olive Oil Mini Loaf Cakes

Makes: 8 mini loaf cakes

  • 3 cups + 2  tablespoons AKI AP Flour^GF (substitute any Gluten free brand All purpose flour)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder(gluten free)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda(gluten free)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Lucini Extra Virgin Oil (Use a good quality Olive Oil)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt ( I used a non –dairy coconut yogurt)
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice(about 2 large organic lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 Large organic free-range eggs
 1-2 cups powder sugar, 1-2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon lemon extract 


  • Preheat the oven to 350°. 

  • Spray the mini loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray and dust with Gluten free flour.

  • In a mixer combine Gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and chopped fresh rosemary. 

  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar, olive oil, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon & vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined. 

  • Add the wet ingredients slowly to the flour mixture, mix on medium high speed until well blended. 

  • Pour the batter evenly into the 8 mini loaf pans. 

  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of mini cake comes out clean.
  • Cool and remove mini cakes from pan on a wire rack.

  • Make the glaze in a small bowl by combining powder sugar, lemon juice and lemon extract then whisk together until smooth then drizzle glaze over the mini loaf cakes.

  • Optional sprinkle tops of mini cakes with Sugary lemon zest.

Product Review 
*Note: This AP Flour contains Milk Powder

Akulinary Innovations AP Flour worked really well with this recipe. 

I  just noticed on their website that they now have a dairy free AP Flour mix !!!!
The Gluten Free Italian Lemon & Rosemary Olive Oil Mini Loaf Cakes came out perfect !

This cake is not too moist nor too dry ...perfect for dunking in coffee !!! 
A perfect combination of Lemon and Rosemary with the olive oil makes this cake delicious!