Had fun playing with my Cricut machine.

Had fun playing with my Cricut machine.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Carve Out Some Time For Pumpkin Goodies!

I've been doing some beeboppin' around today for My Let's Get Cooking Series brings you fall time goodies from Gluten Free Homemaker's blog.

Pumpkin recipes galore including:
Gluten free and dairy free pumpkin pie!!
Pumpkin Sheet Cake
Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin Chili
Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
and many more!!

What are you waiting for??

Jump on these recipes and take the chill out of your home with some baked goodness from Linda's blog.


~Let's Get Cooking Series~

During my Let's Get Cooking Series, I plan to beebop and hop around the net to some blogging sites that I frequent and give you some tips and tools to find great gluten free recipes to make your home life easier in the kitchen. As a wife, homeschooling mom, daughter of a Mother who lives nearby who needs constant care, I lead a busy life. I know that your life never stop either!

All the recipes in this series can be made either gluten free or with gluten, so don't run away if you are one of my readers that is NOT gluten free.

So the Let's Get Cooking Series is kicking off today with some AWESOME recipes from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures. Hop on over and check her out! Tell Lynn that Moe sent you from Adoptive Mom Home Schooling An Only Child blog.

40 Ground Beef Recipes
Lynn's Kitchen Adventures has some wonderful meals that could be easily made gluten free. Stop by her blog and  check out the 40 recipes that she has on there.

Taco Soup photo from Lynn's Kitchen Adventure blog
We are pinching penny's right now in our household due to my husband being hurt at work and ground beef tends to go a long way in recipes. I plan to make a number of these in the near future.

Many of these recipes look like they could be easily changed to gluten free and also look freezer friendly. Easy swap outs would be regular noodles for gluten free noodles. I think that these recipes will be easy enough for a Gluten Free newbie to try out and enjoy.

Lynn also has a Gluten Free button on her site for more recipes. Always check your ingredients and make sure that you are using gluten free.

Warm up with a nice hot meal on the cheap!

 Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pumpkin + Fall = BAKING

What The Fork Food Blog has this incredible looking recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese frosting.

Now if you are dairy free don't cringe!! You can make this with some yummy dairy free cream cheese. I am going to make this tomorrow and I will post my thoughts on it. I can't wait to take the damp chill out of the house with a cake baking in the oven.

I've looked around Sharon's blog and WOW!!! Tons of yummy looking treats on her blog, many look like they will freeze great for holiday baking too.

Check her out!

p.s. As we move into the holidays and get busy, please be watchful as to what you eat and cook with. Even though you are busy, don't make careless mistakes that will make you sick. Keep gluten free snacks with you and when you are out on the town, check the restaurant menus before you step through the door or go through the drive thru. Did I tell you that Red Robin is my favorite place now? No!! They did not give me anything for saying that, but I will tell you that there is nothing like their French Onion Soup (ask for gluten free and make sure they hold the croutons and bread) and an order of fries (fried in a dedicated fryer!) I would say that the soup rivals Panera Breads or St. Louis Bread  Company's gluten filled french onion soup.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

YUMMY Fall Gluten FREE Recipes

As you have read, my focus has been on getting the new homeschool year planned out and started...next week I will share how our first week of homeschool crashed and burned, yet was profitable for the Homeschooled Young Man.

As I was taking a much needed break from life, I came across this wonderful website from My Gluten-Free Kitchen...YUMMY is all I can say. I printed out several of her recipes and plan to make them this week. I just love the fall time of year! I want warm, soft foods like casseroles and Michelle over at My Gluten-Free Kitchen has just the recipes.

Here recipes are all gluten free, but some of her links to other websites/blogs do not have gluten free recipes, but many of them that I looked like could be easily made gluten free. Such as replace soy sauce with gluten free soy sauce or replace noodles with gluten free noodles. All easy fixes so check her out!

Just a few recipes she offers up
Buckeye Brownies
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Visit Michelle and enjoy some wonderful fall recipes.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back To School Fall Craft

Head over to Spark & Chemistry's blog for this AWESOME Leaf mason jar candle holder just in time for homeschool art class. This would be for junior high or high school aged students. These are super cute and actually pretty easy. No glitter involved either :)  I think the hardest part of this art project for me would be the raffia, I am not a great tying bows.
Pretty cool way to start fall, with some pretty candle holders. We love to light candles in our homeschool during those rainy dreary fall days. Makes the house seem warmer and the day brighter.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Easy Art Project

In my last post I told you that I would get some ideas from a friend of mine that has taught art. Here is one she sent me. Easy First Day Art Project. For boys you could have them draw Medieval shields instead of the flowers. What a neat idea!

We start school this coming week, I am excited, nervous, thrilled and not fully prepared yet...lol. We are in the process of finishing up 4-H records and getting the club scrapbook put together. So lots of stuff to do this Labor Day weekend.

Have a good one!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Art Class & The Homeschool

Why is it that most back to school pictures and ads contain art supplies? Most public schools do not incorporate art into their education, so why should we? Are we as homeschoolers incorporating art into our home education? BIG gasp here!
I may have just stepped on a lot of toes here, but I think I fear art more than I fear Algebra! lol. I know nothing about color wheels nor do I have any clue about the critical pedagogy of art. Nevertheless, I do like to shop at Hobby Lobby and Michael's...lol...and I have a ton of art supplies, brand new and still in the package!
Nowhere in my home will you find glitter, I despise the stuff. I remember the day my little man got his official title of "Homeschooler." I breathed a sigh of relief and said to myself, "Never will there EVER be another glitter covered art project brought into this home!" YEAH!
You know the evil glitter; it goes everywhere, gets on everything, including our bodies. LOL...nothing like finding that you have glitter all over your face when you go out in public.
Often times I giggle inside when I am talking to someone and they have glitter on their face, I think, "That poor Mamma."  I am so anti-glitter that if I get a card in the mail and it has glitter on it, I won't even take it out of the envie...lol. I keep the card in the envie, read it while carefully prying the envie open and then toss it out.
So, what will your art class look like this year?
I'm thinking of asking a friend of mine who has taught art to be a guest blogger this fall. Got anything you want to ask about teaching art? She has taught all ages and she is good at what she does (shhh, don't tell, but I don't think she likes glitter either!).
Next time I will share how I, the anti-glitter homeschool art teacher has incorporated art into our homeschool.