Here's an easy recipe for wheat free thumbprint cookies! Accompanying photos below. :)
This dessert is great any time of the year and it's quick and easy to make!!! Change up the recipe by substituting different fruits. For this example I used raspberries and blueberries!
The custard has a nice combination of tartness and sweetness without being too sweet. Next time I'll try baking the custard without the fruit and add the fresh fruit to the top after it's been baked to give it a different touch.
Confession: I went overboard on a recent trip to Tokyo and bought hoards of matcha tea powders. Do I regret it? Absolutely not!!! I LOVE everything matcha and green tea! It's everywhere there! So now that I'm settled back home I decided to try the powders out.
For reference I had never use matcha powder before and had only had matcha when I ordered out. As a result it took some studying before I realized how to actually use it. Initially I thought you just use it like any instant powder. But when I poured the boiling water in, the powder didn't dissolve. It just floated around until it settled back into the bottom of the cup. It wasn't until I returned home that I learned there are some require tools to make matcha tea. First a bamboo whisk to mix the matcha, and then the bowl to mix it in. Second I learned the matcha is ready when it becomes frothy and foamy on top. Third you should never pour boiling water over the matcha powder. It burns it! After figuring those things out and doing a bit more research I decided to use a hand milk frother instead of the bamboo whisk to mix the tea. It was surprisingly easy so assuming you have at least these tools down here is a basic recipe for making a matcha latte.
This recipe is super easy. Looking forward to seeing what else I can put matcha in. I'm thinking smoothies, desserts, and pastries next!
Moist, fluffy gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese icing and topped with walnuts! Check out the recipe with accompanying photos below!
Cream Cheese Icing Recipe
Ever since my boyfriend was diagnosed as wheat intolerant a couple months ago, I have been searching everywhere for awesome wheat-free recipes to accommodate his diet. This buttermilk biscuit recipe is easy to make and makes light fluffy biscuits.
***To find the original recipe check out http://www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-buttermilk-biscuits-152283
This is my go-to recipe for shepherds pie. It's quick to make and very filling.
For the original recipe go to http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zippy-shepherds-pie/. I just made a few variations to fit the ingredients I had available.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes. Drain and return them to the pot. While the potatoes are boiling heat some oil in a skillet and add the onions and garlic. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Add the beef broth, ketchup, soy sauce, and curry powder and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add the cornstarch, tomatoes, and mixed vegetables. Cook until the mixture thickens and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish.
Preheat the oven on the broiler setting.
Add milk and butter to the potato mixture and whip until it is smooth. Spread over the meat mixture and sprinkle the top with cheese. Place the casserole dish in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted as pictured above.
This soup is so easy. I pour equal parts vegetable broth and water into a pot and turn the heat up on high so it boils quicker. While the water heats up I cook the meat on a skillet until it's almost done. I also chop all the vegetables and wash the pearl barley. Once everything is prepped I just dump it all into the pot. You want to wait for the water to start boiling again and then reduce heat to simmer. Put a lid on top of the pot at an angle and let it cook for 1 hour.
* I didn't add specific amounts to my ingredients list as you can add as much or little of any ingredients as you want.
I've been wanting to find a cookie recipe with cranberries in it and decided to try this one. It's very easy to make and the ingredients shouldn't be hard to find. I'll be posting the ingredients I used but as always you can experiment and add or use less of any ingredient.
INGREDIENTS: ♥♥♥Makes 2 dozen cookies♥♥♥
If you want to know the original recipe I used as a reference it is this one below:
The other day I suddenly craved muffins with apples in them and decided to search for recipes. To my surprise, I found a bunch and decided to experiment and make a few. These muffins are so easy to make and taste delicious. I can't wait to share it with you guys.
❤ For the original recipe go to http://allrecipes.com/recipe/apple-strudel-muffins/
I just made a few variations to it.
❤makes a dozen muffins
Sugar Cookies aren't my favorite type of cookie to eat but I decided to make some the past week after seeing the amazing cookies one of the girls at work made for valentines day. She went all out. Unfortunately I am not as skilled of an icing decorator but I had fun making them. Here's the recipe with corresponding pics. =)
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups whole wheat/all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Icing: *I didn't have cornstarch so I improvised
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoon almond milk
*recipe makes about 3 dozen
Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Cream together the butter and sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill dough for an hour.
Once the dough has been chilled take out of fridge and roll out about 1/4" thick. Cut into shapes. Place cookies on cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake for 7 minutes. Cool completely before icing.
For icing just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and have fun decorating.
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