Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Michelle's birthday

 There are three of us that get together every Monday night after the kids are asleep and we have Girls Night. It has become a tradition that we have loved.
 Well this last Monday we got to celebrate Michelle's (middle) birthday.
I made gluten free cupcakes and Heidi (right) made an incredible vegan chocolate pudding. A little sparkling cider and some presents and we had the perfect little party:)
I love these girls:)

Our first New Hampshire snow man

 Unfortunately Tanner fell asleep before our snowman was finished so he missed these pictures:(

Tanner joins our messy days

 I think Tanner enjoyed this way more than Braden.
 In fact Braden didn't know what to do with himself:) He just sat there while Tanner took over.
Oh how I love my little boys.
Check out the last time we did this when Braden really got into it. Here
Just scroll down till you see  "Another Messy Day with Friends"

Our little man is growing up.

Valentines Dinner 2013

 There is nothing better than a holiday dinner at Wendy's:)
Braden LOVED the frys. He could not seem to get enough. It was really funny:)

fine motor skills

 Take a paper plate and punch holes all around the edges. then take a shoe lace and teach your little one how to weave the shoe lace in and out of the holes:)

Of course every one has a different version of what to do with the shoe lace:)

GF cupcakes

For my friends Birthday I made gluten free cupcakes. They turned out better than I could have hopped for. I loved them.

The recipe came from Here

  • 2 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used sunflower seed oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk
I added the psyllium husk because I think it makes everything better in the Gluten free world:) 
Pre-heat oven to 350 and I cooked these mini ones for 12 min.
If you are doing regular sized ones cook them for 18-22 min

GF (gluten free) pizza

This pizza was AMAZING. I loved it. We had to make it a couple times before we got it the way we like it. Now we love it. You can tell cause I bit into it before I remembered I needed to take a picture:)
I got the recipe from THIS link. I love her blog so much!!!

  • 2 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend
  • 1 additional teaspoon xanthan gum*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plain sparkling water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
 I  used psyllium husk instead of xanthan gum.

This recipe makes 2 pizzas for me because I like mine SUPER thin. 

preheat oven to 425
First mix the dry stuff then pour in the wet stuff and stir till just combined. 
Take half the mix (if you like it thin) and spread it on a pizza stone with a wet spatula. It will be very sticky and very frustrating:)
Then pre-bake it for about 15-20 min. I like mine VERY crispy so you may have to adjust the cooking time to fit how you like your pizza.
put your toppings on and cook for an additional 10-12 min. Mostly you want the cheese melted and a little bubbly. 
Play around with it till you get it the way you like it.