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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gluten Free flour blend...

Hi all. As many of you know I recently moved from one state to another and have been mostly trying to just get settled in...Since then I have also went back to work after 2  1/12 years of enjoying life at its simplest form, all the while still trying to test and improve on a new gluten free all purpose flour blend.

Although it has been a winner in most recipe's it still needs a little tweaking. I realize I haven't written on the blog for quite awhile and for this I do apologize, as it is not my intention to have stayed away so long.

I am still trying to clear out our house in a different state to put it on the market, while also trying  to  manage a new job, and the blog, and  it has had its disadvantages. I am afraid it has been my blog that has suffered the most.

I have still yet another trip to make out of state this week. I also need to accomplish some work on the other  house in between driving to and from, all of which must be done in one day....I hope you will bear with me until I can faithfully return more of my attention back to the blog.

Until then I hope you have a great week in your gluten free living!!!

Sharon

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix......

Well Christmas and New Years  have come and gone, and as always I am in the kitchen experimenting with new flour mixtures and recipes. It has been a very hectic past few months to say the least. I had to pack a whole house to move. Clean and get ready our new home. Wait for carpet shampooers, loading and unloading persons, as well as starting a job, all after enjoying the peace and quiet of retirement. I still feel like I am in a whirlwind learning things at my new job, feeling overwhelmed leaving a part of my life behind even though I look forward to new adventures and being once again close to my family. I guess I  shall do as they say...."When life gives you a basket of lemons...make  lemonade"...Well in this case it's chocolate chip cookies!!!

I have been accumulating recipes using a new flour mixture I have come up with in the hopes of one day publishing a cookbook. Baking has always been something I have enjoyed doing and it relaxes me when stressed. I don't know if its the sweet smells that permeate the air from the oven, the hands on when preparing a recipe, or the wonderful taste of the finished treat....Whatever the reason I reach  for my flours, bowl, and recipes, when I feel low.

A few months ago I started using a special blend I accidentally fell upon when our local store didn't have one of the flours I needed and I had to "sub" it out. LUCKY me....This new combination it seems has made the fluffiest pancakes and chocolate chip cookies I have had in my whole course of gluten free living....As you can see from the photos, the cookie on the left is a basic gluten free flour mixture most of us can purchase in the stores locally. The cookie on the right uses my new flour mixture and tastes as close to the original "Nestle Toll House Cookies" recipe that I have ever had along my journey.

I would like my readers opinion on this mix, and will send the first 5 people who respond to this post the cookie mix absolutely free to try. All I ask is that they give me their opinion on the results they have after making the cookies.

If you are interested, leave a comment with your name and address in the comment forum below this post. No information  is ever seen by the readers as all comments are moderated by myself personally before ever being posted to the site.

I really have to say this is the best chocolate chip cookie I have eaten in years...My family rants and raves about them, and didn't even have a clue they were gluten free!!!

Hope to hear from you soon, and as always have a great gluten free day!!!
Sharon