Not long ago, we came across the Betty Crocker gluten free baking mixes in our local grocery store. Usually, most boxed baking mixes are something which I tend to completely ignore, filled with too many sugars, over processed starches, and lots of other bad ingredients. Not to mention the fact that most of them are not gluten free. To be fair, there are many companies on the market today that are slowly trying to break this stereo type. In fact, many of the largest manufacturers, brands like General Mills, King Arthur Flour, and Betty Crocker, are even coming around to the idea of adding gluten free alternatives to many of their most popular product lines. Continue reading
Dowd and Rogers Gluten free Dark Vanilla Cake
One of our beloved dogs had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. Happy to report, that she survived. On our last follow up visit with our vet, we learned that she has a heart murmur and requires extra supplements and a lot more rest, but he was hopeful that she could make a good recovery. Considering that she is a large dog and 12 years old, she is doing rather well. Continue reading
Chestnut Flour Crepes
Crepes are very popular throughout France, but are also loved in many other parts of the world. The word ‘crepe‘ is French for pancake, and originates from the Latin word “crispus,” meaning crisp. In France they were originally called galettes crepes, meaning flat cakes.
The traditional ingredients include flour, eggs, milk, butter and a pinch of salt. For those of you that have traveled to France, and Paris in particular, you, no doubt, noticed the presence of Creperie stands throughout your travels, and were invited to try these irresistible treats at one point or another. Continue reading