gluten free

A Little Cinnamon, Please

After my flop making the gluten free pita bread. I turned my attention to what I want to eat for breakfast tomorrow and the next few days. I’ll be working all day and in the office for most of the day. Some clients want a video session because covid cases has increased in my county.

So out comes the box of gluten free muffins…

Krusteaz Gluten Free Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix

It’s a simple recipe with simple ingredients. My type of pace for baking!

Before they went in the oven to bake:

After they came out of the oven:

Tonight’s snack

I had a late lunch, a Cinnamon muffin and fruit, mango, watermelon and cantaloupe, was a nice snack before bedtime.

Relaxing Activities

Tonight I’m going to rest under my weighted blanket, read, do my Bible study and watch some vlogs I enjoy about simple living. And I might work on the shawl I have not finished knitting. And while knitting watch something on Netflix or Hulu. Then go to bed.

Here’s my Bible study journal and Bible-the New Testament and the book I’m reading by Joyce Meyer Healing the Soul of a Woman. I find this book a gift to read. It will be a book that gets read many times before I pass it to someone else.

Happy Evening


autoimmune · gluten free

Learning to Bake Gluten Free

This is my first attempt to make gluten free bread from scratch. I made the gluten free breads from Simple Mills box. Those are good, but I grew up making muffins, cakes and brownies by scratch. I used a recipe on a blog I found on Pinterest. I was not sure if I made this correctly. The directions slightly confused me, because I am not familiar with all of these different flours.

The interest link is

Tapioca flour, rice flour, psyllium husk. And the list can go on!

The Flours

I decided to use 1 to 1 Bob’s Red Mill baking Flour, Not knowing if this was a good substitute, when the recipe stated “substitute it for regular flour. So I didn’t use the tapioca flour or the psyllium husk.

Time will tell if I used the correct flour.


It was simple to put together and mix. But I found it needed more water. I couldn’t shape it in a ball. I added a little olive oil in bowl too.

Put it in a bowl with cling wrap to tighten it so it can rise. I put mine with towels around it in front of my electric fireplace.

Section off 5 pieces and roll in a ball. Put back in the covered bowl for 10-20 mins.

It was a FLOP

So it was a flop. I am not surprised. I think it was the flour mixture.. the blog I was reading was thorough and organized. Not at all the writers fault. I need to learn how to bake gluten free!

What’s Next?

I ordered gluten free cookbooks about making bread and baking. I need to understand these flours.

The challenge of gluten free, soy free and dairy free is learning how to make recipes and relearning recipes without those ingredients.


Here’s what I had for lunch instead.

Broccoli salad with tomatoes and spinach and arugula, hamburger, and toast with bruschetta.

Happy Day


cross stitch · needlepoint · Uncategorized

Stitching Stockings

Yesterday was another relaxing day. I cleaned my house, finished organizing my art studio and then I did some cross stitching. I’ll be posting my organized art studio soon.

Tea Time

I couldn’t start my day without some tea. The goal for 2022 is to use more of my items around the house. I had this one mug (2 tea cup) size tea pot for many years. It comes with tiny cups, but I wanted to have more tea than those serve. It will be a frequent tea pot in my posts!

The tea of choice was green tea.

But First A Nap

I admit it, not much stitching happened. I ended up taking a nap. My cats and dog joined me. Nothing like a nap on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon.

Cross Stitching Winter Gatherings

I just ordered a delivery for a few new cooking items. 2022 will be a year of trying to bake more and learn how to bake gluten free. I’m missing some of my favorite meals and need to learn. Look for my recipe in a post coming shortly.

Happy Day