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Gluten Free Peach Cobbler… I promise this is not an imposter!

Thanks to some ladies in Mason County, Texas I am able to bring to you a scrumptious gluten free cobble recipe.

I have had this cobbler while visiting my in-laws and also at our Mason Wedding Shower.  My in-laws actually enjoy this recipe just as much, if not more than a regular cobbler.  I LOVE this cobbler a la mode, but then again have you ever known me to NOT add ice cream to my desserts or meal?

The recipe requires a mix, but the rest of the ingredients anyone should be able to easily get or might even have on hand.  This is really nice, my Mom was asking about a gluten free dessert recipe and she was happy to only have to purchase ONE additional item for this recipe, instead of a million other gluten free flours and additions like some gluten free recipes call for. YIPPEE as my Mom would say 😉

Pamela’s Gluten Free Bread Mix is rather easy to find at the grocery store in their gluten free or specialy aisle.

Gluten Free Cobbler Recipe

1 cup Pamela’s Gluten Free Bread Mix

1 cup milk, might need to add a little extra to get a spreadable consistency

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups fruit of choice (we enjoy peaches)

sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar

Get Busy:

Melt butter in 12×9 pan, mix all other ingredients.  Add batter to pan, top with 4 cups of the fruit of your choice.

Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top before baking.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until brown.

Be prepared for a full tummy when you make this… I guarantee you that it will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave your tummy full and happy!

 

Night out on the town

By the end of today Aaron and I were both singing TGIF! For some reason this has seemed like a very long week to me!

Tonight was awesome… All because of this sweet stuff!

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I pretty much live for frozen custard! Tonight’s was by far one of the best, just because I like it soft and melty and the HEAT melted it at a great rate in comparison to my consumption. Sounds silly, but trust me there is nothing more disappointing than custard too frozen… Okay slight exaggeration. Aaron calls me an ice cream, custard, and fro yo snob. Wonder why?!

I promise Sheridan’s frozen custard was not dinner. We had a Living Social to use at the Shrimp Galley.

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We both got 20 boiled shrimp. Our total was $17.30. The Living Social was for $16 so we got a deal tonight for dinner!

Now we are driving to look at sheep. What else would we do on a Friday night out on the town? 😉 I know you’re jealous of my custard exciting life filled with sheep!

My tummy is full… Hope yours is too! My goal for the weekend is to try another new recipe and to mix up my work out routine.

Brazilian Cheese Bread- TO MAKE

One of my fellow Alltech employees, actually the one who sent me the KIND bars spoiled the sales reps in our territory when they were in California for training. I did not get to attend because of school and State FFA preparation. BUT I heard all about the gluten free “Brazilian balls”, as one of the reps called them.

I set out to do some research and found lots of recipes for them and they look VERY easy. I do not have tapioca flour so I will have to make it or buy it, but they are on my TO MAKE list!

Here is a picture of them from the allrecipes.com website

As well as the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil or butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk or soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 beaten eggs
             Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375  degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour olive oil, water, milk, and salt into a large saucepan, and place over high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat immediately, and stir in tapioca flour and garlic until smooth. Set aside to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Stir the cheese and egg into the tapioca mixture until well combined, the mixture will be chunky like cottage cheese. Drop rounded, 1/4 cup-sized balls of the mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Do these not sound so simple and delicious? Have you ever tried these? I have also heard you can dip them in marinara… any thoughts?

Sheep Weekend

Sorry for again a lag in posting.

I finally received my corrections back from the graduate school… and was busy making changes and edits. Thankfully I did not have too many, but nonetheless the formatting portion always takes a lot of patience and time. WHEW

This past weekend we ended up selling 19 head of lambs in Aaron’s family sale. A HUGE thank you to Gabe for all of his help with lambing out, taking care of, sorting, and helping prepare all of the lambs and most of all for SHOWING all of them. Poor guy had the workout of a lifetime bracing up all the lambs to people before the show and then showing all 45 lambs that were sold on the huge hay bail sale day. 🙂 Thank you also to the rest of the crew and Aaron’s family. I know a lot of work went into preparing the lambs, food, and everything else.

I cannot wait to see how the lambs turn out, we have gotten to be really close with a few our the families that buy our sheep. It makes going to look at lambs and check on them kind of like a fun outing for me. I get to catch up with the ladies of the respective households, have fun with the kids, and listen to Aaron give advice or feedback on how the lambs look. We lead a very exciting life and will drive on our free evenings to visit the families who purchase our lambs… well it is exciting to us!

This past year at San Angelo

This past year at San Angelo, one of our lambs won the light weight class. Jayden did a great job showing and he was a HUGE help at the sale this year… he helped me grab and pass lambs up to the sale block and helped load out lambs. His Dad bought a few of our lambs, so we are looking forward to another successful year with them :-).

Between all of the prep work for the sale, I did enjoy a couple bowls of ice cream and have to admit that Pecan Pralines n’ Cream Blue Bell might just have taken a first place rating above Homemade Vanilla.

I had never tried pralines n’ cream, but growing up my Dad always ate another brand of the same flavor. Upon trying this stuff I was addicted… but did not allow myself to splurge too much. Only 2 bowls of ice cream total the whole weekend… that’s major self control for me!I would still eat this in a heart beat though… 😉

I did consume things other than ice cream… like gluten free meat loaf made with just hamburger and eggs  and then the ketchupy mixture on top, brisket, chicken fajitas, and gluten free Cinnamon Raisin bread (I forget the brand, terrible blogger I know!).

I was EXHAUSTED after this weekend and we left about 5pm last night… after I rushed Aaron to get on the road. (He told me all about how I rushed him and he was not happy… hey I didn’t want to get back really late what’s a girl to do?) WELL… I drove while Aaron wrote a paper that was due first thing this morning… another reason why it was good we got on the road early! We were about 1.5 hours away when the Millers text about hail in Lubbock. Fifteen minutes later they warned us of tornadoes… so we hopped out really quick and grabbed some food at the grocery store for a quick snack to sub in for dinner and headed west to go to Brownfield and stay with the Millers. Looking at the radar we would have driven straight through the baseball sized hail and possibly some tornadoes! EEEEK. They saved us for sure and we were very thankful!

Today’s been a crazy busy day of work and school, we are off to look at a house at 5 and then grab dinner and head to pre-marital counseling. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Gingerbread clif bars: gluten free recipe

After a great 4 mile run I snacked on my normal baked tortilla chips and cottage cheese. I love the combo, but was trying to think what else I could make a snack on.

Then I remembered when we were in Dallas for our half marathon and Corey had made gluten free gingerbread clif bars. They were delicious!!!!

She sent me the link to the website with recipe and I got busy!

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First, I used my gluten free oats to make some gluten free oat flour. With the help of my bullet, I did it 🙂

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I combined the oats, oat flour, as well as baking powder and cinnamon. The recipe called for nutmeg and another spice, I just used pumpkin pie spice

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Then I mixed the liquid ingredients.

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I try to save dishes so mixed them
In the measuring cup instead of another bowl.

Mixed it altogether

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And greased the pan, which was way too big and baked it.

Completed baking-

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I didn’t make the icing that the recipe called for, but they turned out delicious anyways. Make sure to check out the link for the recipe. You won’t regret it!!

Someone else has discovered the awesomeness of Sunland Peanut Butter

Sooo remember when I talked about the amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter that Mr. Shearer gave me?!?

Well, look who tried it today PBFingers!!

To buy the peanut butter check out this LINK.

I promise you will not be disappointed when you order this:

This would not last long around me!

Enjoy your Friday and make sure to get your hands on this awesome peanut butter!

Here is the link for the little squeeze packets I tried. Great portion and snack sized convenience.

Stock up your pantry, desk, and purse with this convenient treat!

Full of deliciousness

Last night after school/work and Aaron got the wool contest somewhat pulled together for the State contest we headed to meet some of our friends.

We had a wonderful dinner at Rain Uptown! I just got a chicken salad, but I asked for their marinara sauce as my dressing and it made my meal!! Of course Jess, Dustin, and Aaron got pasta… This place does not have gluten free pasta otherwise I would have participated in the carb loading.

After chit chatting for a couple hours Jess had the genius idea to go to Sheridan’s frozen custard shop! 🙂 I did what I always do there and got a quart of vanilla… For myself and myself only haha. Aaron got a peach cobbler sundae but only ended up eating the custard because the cobbler was a disgrace to cobblers around the world!! Jess tried the lemon bar (not correct name) and she loved it and Dustin got a coffee chocolate almond deal that looked heavenly.

I am ready for the weekend after such a fun evening!!! Today is school/work then hanging out and staying with my office mate Kelsey. We are both in charge of registration in the morning for the Ag Comm CDE. Then to cap the day off Kelsey, Corey, and Moriah are throwing me a shower. Should be a great time and also the future sibling in laws will all be in town tomorrow.

Ready for the weekend?!?! This girl
Sure is!!!! 🙂