Cinnamon-Banana-Nut Muffins

Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins

 In general, muffins are one of the easier recipes to make, and this also applies to gluten free baking. They especially lend themselves to the novice gluten free baker. You can truly make them your own by including any number of healthy ingredients, leaving out dairy, substituting a  healthier type of sugar, and, of course, substituting your own gluten free flour preferences. We should mention that we have not made this particular recipe with a commercial gluten free flour mix, as we prefer to make up our own, largely as a result of allergies to so many of the ingredients included in many of the commercial blends. Continue reading

Lemon-Coconut Cupcakes

Lemon-Coconut Cupcakes

What is it about cupcakes? They seem to be appearing everywhere you look, on TV, in books, magazines, and the bakery around the corner. Reminiscent of childhood, parties and picnics, everyone loves them to the point that it has nearly become a global obsession. Perhaps it is because cupcakes are the sort of dessert anyone can make, regardless of cooking expertise. Most require few ingredients, are easily prepared, and individually sized, meaning no guilt need creep up when eating one.  Thanks to this ever increasing clamor for cupcakes, countless blogs, books and bakeries have all sprang up in honor of the humble dessert. Check out this article for a discussion about the meteoric rise of cupcakes to global popularity. Continue reading

Dowd and Rogers Gluten free Dark Vanilla Cake

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