Today we received an awesome food box from American Gluten Free @americanglutenfree This box was their first Kid's Club Box. All items in this food box are gluten free and dairy free!
Isabella was so excited to receive a whole box full of gluten free goodies! 🤗
Three of the items may already be gone. 😉
I'm especially excited to try out the gluten free brownie mix by @kingarthurflour and the extra crispy Coat & Crunch mix by @aleiasgf for some chicken tenders.
Thanks @americanglutenfree for sharing this awesome box with us!
Do you have plans this weekend? If not, you should head on over to the McKenzie River Artisan Faire in Vida, Oregon, just 20 minutes east of Springfield. It's located at the Vida Community Center on Thompson Lane and is happening from 10am-5pm each day. I'll be donating some of my gluten free cupcakes for the bake sale and I'll have a booth with my other business, Hunter Bear Designs, selling hand painted wood signs, barnwood decor and more! Check out @hunterbeardesigns for a preview.
Hope to see you there!
✨💜 CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Winner will be posted soon! 💜✨
Giveaway... Why? Well, because why not?! Plus, I'm combining two of my favorite things, cupcakes and hand painted signs!
One lucky winner will win their choice of the "love and cupcakes are all you need" sign seen here made by my other account Hunter Bear Designs, AND if you happen to live in Oregon in the Eugene/Springfield/McKenzie River area (or close to here and are willing to drive) or in Redding, CA because I go down there frequently, you will also win one dozen gluten free cupcakes donated by me at Sweet Isabella's Cupcakery: A Gluten Free Bakery. 🤗
Here's how to enter:
1❣️ Follow me @sweetisabellascupcakery
2❣️ Like this photo. (That's your entry)
3❣️ Go to @hunterbeardesigns and repeat steps
4❣️ Comment with your favorite dessert for an extra entry and tag one (real) friend who might like this. .
Giveaway runs from Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 16 9PM PST. Winner will be announced on Monday on this post. Winner will be chosen by a random number generator. .
Thanks for playing and good luck! 😘
. . **Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram or any of its sponsors in anyway. Must be 18 years of age to win and live in the US.
Happy 5th birthday to my Hunter Bear. 🎉🎈🎉 He is just the sweetest, most kind hearted, ALL boy, little guy. He makes me such a lucky and happy momma.
Hunter loves the Power Rangers and can't wait for the new movie coming out, so he requested a Power Rangers cake for his birthday. This is definitely an old school mask, but an easier one to do. 😊 🎂Gluten free chocolate Power Rangers cake filled and topped with an orange buttercream for Hunter's birthday dinner tonight. 🎂
Two birthday cakes/ cupcakes down✅✅, and one more set of cupcakes to go for tomorrow's party.
It's Friday! Which means it's DONUT FRIDAY (or in today's case, Gluten Free Dairy Free Apple Fritter Friday)! Who else does donut Friday? It's something we do whenever we go visit my mom in California, but it's not as easy here in our small town. When one of your kids can't have gluten, and the nearest store that carries gluten free donuts is 45 minutes away, you try to make your own. So, this was my first attempt at frying donuts. I've tried baked donuts before but they just didn't taste like authentic donuts. These, on the other hand, taste just like donut store apple fritters, minus the gluten! Another recipe courtesy of @gfjules. I didn't have apple cider, so I substituted apple juice, and I didn't have her flour blend so I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour, and these turned out fantastic! The kids, husband and I have already gobbled up a few.
Original recipe: https://gfjules.com/recipes/gluten-free-apple-fritters-recipe/
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I'm always testing new bread recipes.... This one comes from @gfjules and is her Gluten Free Sandwich Bread recipe. Its definitely more light and airy than others I've tried, thanks to the sparkling water added. I didn't have her bread mix so I just used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour. Looking forward to trying this at lunch today. 🍞🍞
Recipe from: https://gfjules.com/recipes/gluten-free-sandwich-bread-dinner-rolls-recipe/
Gluten free/sugar free chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with gf/sf chocolate and vanilla frosting. Homemade chocolate hearts (using gf/sf chocolate), and homemade sprinkles using Xylitol and food coloring. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
I will be absolutely honest. I don't think I've ever wanted to cry over a batch of cupcakes before but this order of nine dozen sugar-free gluten-free cupcakes put me to the test. I tested out sugarfree frosting two weeks ago and it worked perfectly so I thought that it would be so easy, but yesterday I ended up spending six hours trying to get the frosting to work and it just would never get to the right consistency. I felt so defeated that I even resorted to having my husband pick up sugarfree frosting from the store just in case I couldn't get it to work. All night long I agonized over the fact that I would have to put store-bought frosting (not that there's anything wrong with store bought, but I'm a home bakery) on my cupcakes that I worked so hard to make, and it just drove me crazy. I woke up this morning, put my daughter on the school bus and raced to town (a 25 minutes drive) to get more ingredients to try a different sugar-free recipe. Thankfully, this other recipe worked and I got my nine dozen sugar free gluten-free cupcakes frosted and decorated and delivered just in time today. Yesterday was Valentine's Day, but you wouldn't know it with my kitchen being a disaster for the majority of the day and all my attention on these cupcakes. I had planned on making the family a nice dinner, but thankfully my husband picked up a meal for us to eat since I was still trying to get the cupcakes right. I definitely have some making up to do since I've kind of neglected my family for the last 24-30 hours to get this order done. Luckily, I have an amazing and understanding family and today after I clean up my mess they will get my undivided attention. I'm looking forward to just playing barbies, legos, dress up and superheroes with my babies and cooking that nice dinner for my husband (and kids). Phew... cupcakes done. I'm out (drops the 🎤).
Had to to test out some sugar free cupcakes today for an upcoming party at a retirement home where half the residents are diabetic. I made these gluten free and sugar free red velvet cupcakes topped with a sugar free cream cheese whipped cream topping.
Sugar free is definitely an acquired taste, and I'm not quite happy with the cupcake yet, so I'll be messing with this a few more times to get the flavor just right.
And a shoutout to all the women who are marching today. My heart and support is with you! Thank you for representing all of us! 💜
❄️❄️Starting this snowy Monday (we have a good 4 inches and it's still trying to come down) with some coffee ☕️(of course), blueberries and gluten free lemon bars made from some gorgeous lemons off my momma's California lemon tree🍋🍋. This recipe is awesome. Super easy and only 5 ingredients!
Easy Gluten Free Lemon Bars
-1 cup cold butter cut into small pieces
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 cups gluten free flour
For the lemon layer:
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-1/4 cup gluten free flour -zest of two lemons (finely shredded)
-juice of 2 lemons (about 3/4 cup juice)
To make the pastry base:
1. Using a pastry cutter or in a food processor blend together the butter, sugar and flour.
2. Press evenly into the bottom of a greased & parchment paper lined 9 x 13" baking pan. 3. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F or 325°F if using glass bakeware.
For lemon topping:
1. Whisk together the sugar, flour, eggs, zest and lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Allow the topping to sit for 10 minutes before whisking together well again and pouring over the baked shortbread base.
3. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the custard appears to be set. Cool completely! Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool and cut into pieces. Enjoy!
I adapted this recipe to be gluten free. The original recipe can be found here: http://www.rockrecipes.com/super-easy-lemon-bars/ #sweetisabellascupcakery#glutenfree#lemon#lemonbars#glutenfreelemonbars
For our annual family Christmas party this year, the food theme was Mexican, so along with my homemade gluten free crockpot refried beans, I made these gluten free baked churros. They were delicious and vanished pretty quickly!
Recipe adapted from @gemma_stafford to be gluten free. Original recipe can be found here: http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/homemade-churros/
One thing that a lot of people do around Christmas time, but that we've never been able to do, is decorate gingerbread houses... why? Because they are full of gluten. 😏 I think in Miss Isabella's 7 years of life, we've decorated one gingerbread house but she wore gloves while doing it. It was fun, but it shouldn't have to be like that. I've even looked into buying gluten free gingerbread house kits and they are almost $50 😳 and I can only find them online.
I knew I could probably make them but had never tried. So, today things changed. I made gluten free gingerbread houses and let the kids turn my kitchen upside down so they could decorate. They had an absolute blast! This will definitely be a new tradition.
Just because my child has celiac disease doesn't mean she shouldn't be able to participate in holiday (and simple every day) activities. That's why I started Sweet Isabella's Cupcakery! My kids make me such a lucky mama, and I'm so happy and blessed to be able to make sure Isabella (and Hunter) never feels deprived.
Plus, we get to create new memories like this... so that's just icing on the cake. 🎄👨👩👧👦🎄 #sweetisabellascupcakery#glutenfreegingerbreadhouse#glutenfreegingerbreadhouses#glutenfree#homebakery#happymama#makingmemories#christmastime#christmastraditions
More Thanksgiving prep: Homemade Gluten Free Gingersnaps and Pumpkin Pie Dip.
Need a simple last minute appetizer or dessert? Make this Pumpkin Pie Dip and serve it with gingersnaps, apple slices or pear slices. 🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘🍘
-1 8 oz package of cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)
-2 cups powdered sugar -1 can (15oz) pumpkin
-1 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp ground ginger
Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger. Beat well. Cover and chill for at least an hour. This can be stored for up to 5 days in fridge. Makes about 3 cups. ✨Ta Da ✨
These Gluten Free Dairy Free Soft Dinner Rolls came out super yummy and actually soft, like a dinner roll should be! I will definitely be making these for Thanksgiving (although a little less uniform like the original recipe suggests). I used an all purpose gluten free flour with xanthan gum and almond milk (I didn't have rice milk on hand), as well as Earth Balance butter substitute. Delish!
Recipe courtesy of @simplyglutenfree Recipe can be found at https://simplygluten-free.com/blog/2011/11/gluten-free-dairy-free-soft-dinner-rolls-recipe.html
I don't know what it is about baking, but it calms me. I can be mad, sad, grumpy, or just in a funk, but if I start baking, I am immediately at ease. And sometimes it's like my mind and body crave being in the kitchen.
Now let me clarify... I love baking, but cooking isn't my favorite. And it's not that I can't cook. I can! 😉 But, when it comes to dinner time, sometimes I am really not in the mood to make dinner, but obviously I have to because we need to eat. Plus, with my daughter's celiac disease, I have to cook to keep her healthy. I can't just go out and pick up food from a local restaurant because I don't know how they prepare it, so cooking is a necessity. But, baking on the other hand, is a passion for me. I'm constantly thinking about food and what I can make next, and I have no problem spending a few hours in the kitchen baking.
Today was one of those days where I just felt I needed to bake something. I've been thinking about pies for Thanksgiving, so with the kids' in agreement, I decided to try these little hand pies. These gluten free cherry hand pies are perfect for dessert (maybe with some ice cream on top) or for a sweet little breakfast. I can't wait to have one after dinner tonight!
In addition to the honey oat bread, I decided to try a new bread recipe tonight (yep, it was an exciting Saturday night🤗). This one is a gluten free "sandwich" bread. The only problem is having to wait until it cools to try it. 😩 I'm working on patience though... it may be 10:15pm, but I will be having a piece tonight!
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It was a cookie kind of day, and these gluten free chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies are so yummy! 🍪 Crispy on the outside but soft and chewy in the middle; the perfect combination! You wouldn't even know they are gluten free!