Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Gluten Free Gooey Snickerdoodle Bars

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This was better than I though and I thought it was going to be good!  If you like cinnamon you will like this.  Converted from this recipe.

Bars:
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups GF Flour (I used this one)
1/2 teaspoon xanthan IF not in blend
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cinnamon Filling:
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Glaze:
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray 9X13 inch pan with spray oil or butter 

Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs, vanilla and beat.  Add flour, baking powder, xanthan and salt.  Mix well.  
Spread half of dough into prepared pan.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the dough.
Use a small scoop to evenly drop the rest of the dough over the cinnamon sugar. Carefully and lightly smooth out the dough.  
Bake 20-25 minutes.
Make the glaze and pour over hot bars.  Let cool before cutting – IF you can wait.  I couldn’t, they are delicious warm. 

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Menu Plan #7 – 2014

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I shared a couple of garden/growing things I had done.  I took a picture so you could see it a little bit.  One of my readers told me it was a bad time to plant garlic (thank you!), but I figure I can use them the garlic scapes and they will look nice as they grow, also this has greatly encouraged me to plant garlic this Fall since these cloves sprouted quickly.  I am super excited by the sweet potato plant.  The plant has a lovely purple hue and it has abundant roots already.  I may or may not plant this in the garden, but will definetely root some more of them and try planting for harvesting.  They also grow white flowers, eventually.  The rosemary is from a huge plant that I inherited from my mom and the boys broke off a big piece of it.  I was upset at the time, but now am thankful, as the hard winter we had here killed my rosemary bush.  I actually lost 90% of the plants that I had because of the winter. 
I will endeavor to rebuild my plant inventory over the Spring and Summer.

Monday:

GF Amish Ground Beef & Noodle Casserole

Tuesday:

Caribbean Chicken
Sweet Potatoes


Wednesday:
Twice Baked Potato & Ground beef Casserole
(pinterest)

Thursday:


Friday:
Turkey Tenderloin
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans

Saturday:
Fish Tacos (Lord willing, I have been trying to have this for months!)

Sunday:
Lentil Soup

Coming Wednesday………. Recipe for GF Gooey Snickerdoodle Bars


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More menu ideas here and here.

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Menu Plan – 2014 #6

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Spring is in the air…. at least where I live it is.  We have lots of blooming trees and flowers.  I’m ready for the warmer weather, not sure I’m ready for the pollen!  The rain we’re having should help keep the pollen from swirling too much.  I have started some gardening.  I have planted potatoes – red and russet – in buckets.  We’ll see how that turns out.  I have also started sprouting a sweet potato in a jar, it has already started growing a plant out the top!  I also am trying garlic indoors, it too has sprouted up out of the dirt, so exciting. I want to start some other things but the weather here has been so crazy – warm/cold.  So, I haven’t done that yet.  What about you, have you started or plan to start any gardening?

Menu for the week:

Monday:
Creamy Rosemary chicken & Pasta

Tuesday:
Meatloaf
Baked Potatoes
Green Beans OR Salad

Wednesday:
Cider Glazed Chicken
Green beans
Rice

Thursday:
Tamale Pie

Friday:
Hot Dogs

Saturday:
Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll ups
Salad

Sunday:
Smoky Paprika Chicken Soup


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Thanksgiving eBook here.

More menu ideas here and  here.