Sneaky Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I made sugar cookies the other day with a gluten free flour blend from Gluten Free Gobsmacked. They were delicious!  When I first had to go gluten free, I would scour the internet looking for specific gluten free recipes. Now if the recipe is dense like cookies or brownies, or the flour is just used to thicken a recipe, I use a flour blend. It saves me time, energy, and frustration from searching all over. It doesn't always work though, as I have found out by using a chocolate chip recipe I have used previously that weren't gluten free. The cookies turned out tasting like chips ahoy, only lighter and less salty...
Anyway, I made my own chocolate to using a combination of two recipes, first using Heavenly Homemakers, then Whole New Mom. Soy is a no no, and soy free chocolate chips can be quite expensive. Did it hold up to baking? Nope. Did I follow the recipe? Nope. Did it taste delicious? Why yes, yes it did. I do not even like semi sweet or dark chocolate all that much, but this is divine. It was a semi-sweet chocolate with a bit of a crunch. Now, I wouldn't be saying it's good if it isn't. If it's good, it’s good. If it's meh, it’s meh.
With all this Christmas cookie baking, I have now realized that I am not a Christmas cookie marathon baking kind of girl. No siree. That being out of the way, time to think of Christmas dinner. This time, I'm doubling the amount of people I have to cook for, and I have to plan ahead. Maybe Swiss chard or some type of vegetable medley will do on the buffet. Sides and mains, no biggie. Everything else, umm...ha ha.

Time to go off  and maybe have some fun.
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