Best Ever Gluten and Dairy Free Carrot Cake

I know right … that’s a big promise to live up to … I mean the THE best ever? Are you kidding me? No. No, I’m not. This is by far THE BEST EVER dairy free and gluten free carrot cake that you will ever taste. It’s an incredible combination of moist, crumbly, melt in your mouth cake with that BAM of sweetness in the dairy free cream cheese icing. That’s right … I said DAIRY FREE! This cake is by far my favourite cake of all time. And let me tell you, I’ve tasted A LOT of gluten free cakes. Cake is my thing. I will take this delicious carrot cake over pretty much every other cake on the planet. Take note Honey, this is my favourite! (My birthday is coming up … hehehe) This is also a favourite of Ollie and Charlotte’s as well. They would even choose this cake over chocolate fudge cake … if that doesn’t say it all then I don’t know what would! You can also switch it up and alternate baking times to make yummy gluten free, dairy free cupcakes! But, don’t take my word on all this deliciousness … make it today and let me know how much you love it! Continue reading “Best Ever Gluten and Dairy Free Carrot Cake”

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Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Wings

I think I start off every post talking about how I’ve been away so long and how sorry I am about that! Well, not this time. I’ve been away, but no apologies this time. Sorry.

Darn … I just did it again didn’t I?

This past month has been a whirlwind for me. I’ve been busy doing all sorts of things around the house and with the kids’ classrooms. We were even able to fit in a day of downhill skiing with the family. I wasn’t sure how the kids would fair, but as it turns out they are now better skiers than I am! It’s so fun to watch kids learn something new. They just catch on so quick and seriously, they aren’t afraid of anything! I must admit that I was pretty nervous getting to the top of the bunny hill … thinking about how I was going to have to ski my way down. In my defence though, it has been over 15 years since  I was skiing. Of course, I didn’t want to show the kids my deep, burning fear, so I grinned and skied down that hill! Guess what? Continue reading “Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Wings”

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Okay so winter is back. And, in full swing. Mother Nature teased Saskatoon a couple of weeks ago with temperatures on the plus side and I had visions of dancing around in shorts and tank tops. Sadly, it was just a teaser and winter is back with snow and all. Oh well, it’s the first week of February and I suppose the weather could be worse right? I mean we could have the snow that Atlantic Canada does … yeah, maybe I’ll just keep my mouth shut about the weather!

I have been diligently working on a new cookie recipe in my kitchen. My kids love it when I work on new recipes. What I love most about my kids is that they are brutally honest. I know that they will tell me the truth whether or not I want to hear it. So, if the first and second or maybe even third batch of a recipe needed tweaking, they’d let me know loud and clear. Well, after two batches, I got the thumbs up from not only kiddies, but the hubby as well. And, I must say these cookies are FANTASTIC. Continue reading “Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

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Gluten & Dairy Free French Toast


A few weeks ago I shared some of my 2015 resolutions. So far, I am happy to say that I’ve stuck to each one of those. Isn’t it funny how some people make resolutions for one thing or another, not really committing to them, and by the second week in, it’s already over. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through my life it’s that if you are seeking change in your life, you have to want it. You have to believe it. You have to live it each day. Commit to it and move forward. But, it can be a struggle each day to stick with that commitment. I have also learned this. I hope you’ve stuck with your New Years resolutions and continue to live them each day!

When I first committed to being gluten free, I had no idea what was in store for my family. I didn’t know what was in store for the boy. But, after watching him for 2 and a 1/2 years I knew that something needed to change. So for us, going gluten free was the only option. We watched in amazement as we saw him light up. It was like he came out of his shell. He started sleeping. His constant tummy issues stopped. Those nasty black circles under his eyes disappeared. His moods stabilized and he became himself. We were elated that changing something as simple as his diet could unlock his door. That was just the beginning for the boy and we’ve never looked back. Continue reading “Gluten & Dairy Free French Toast”

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Grandma’s Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing

Christmas is just around the corner. Literally. I can’t believe it. I’ve been running around the last couple of days like crazy trying to get my last minute stuff done. I don’t know why, but this year I’ve been behind since the beginning of December. Perhaps it’s hubby’s fault. Yeah, it’s his fault! (I’m just kidding honey!) He’s been away for work and back and now he’s away again. This whole thing of him being gone for a 4 or 5 days at a time is a little difficult to manage at times. But, I’m doing my best. And, it seems around Christmas time there is just extra stuff to do. Like holiday shopping and wrapping. Not to mention, kids’ Christmas concerts, parties and gatherings. Oh yeah, and let us not forget, decorating, cleaning house and oh yeah, baking?!?! I always ask myself why do I put so much pressure on myself to get everything done? Seriously, who’s going to know if I don’t? Just me. Right? Just me. Why is it that women just want things perfect for large holiday gatherings? Seriously, why do we always put so much pressure on ourselves? I know that every woman around me is the same. Always wanting things to be perfect, but in reality, who’s gonna know the difference? I know that I just want my little family to be together for the holidays, not to have a perfectly decorated house, a meal made to perfection or anything else. I just want to be together. So, whatever gets done, gets done I guess and whatever doesn’t, well, that’s okay too. I will be hosting Christmas dinner this year and I know that even though the days leading up to Christmas are super busy, I will make a point to carve out some time to spend with my family. Continue reading “Grandma’s Gluten Free Turkey Stuffing”

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