Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grandma's Cookies, with a Gluten Free Twist



 Having one gluten free daughter in the home, and another that we are going through an elimination diet to find the culprit of her continual acid reflux, I am often looking for gluten free options to our family's favorite recipes.  

This recipe originally came from the Arrowhead Mills website, but I have tweaked it to make it more like Grandma Kelly's Thumbprint Cookies and to remove the walnuts (there is also a walnut allergy in our home).


Grandma's Kelly's Gluten FREE Thumbprint Cookies



Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Mix
1 cup Pecans
3/4 cup Olive Oil (or oil of your choice)
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs

Grandma’s “Red Hot Icing”, Chocolate Kisses, or Jam
Directions
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Finely chop pecans, I use my kitchen aid attachment
Mix pecans, oil, and sugar until well combined.
Add the eggs and mix in well.  Add the GF all purpose mix and combine until the dough forms a ball.
Scoop the dough with spoons onto a cookie tray and bake the cookies for 6-7 minutes, until just golden.
Remove the cookies from the oven and press your thumb or a small spoon into the center, making a depression for the icing or jam.  Fill the depression with Red Hot icing or jam.


If you use Hershey kisses, just push them in.
Bake cookies for an additional 11-14 minutes, until brown around the edges.
Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before placing the cookies on a cooling rack.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekly Goals



Last Week’s Goals

Making Home
Read Aloud 3 More Chapters of Love Does, Read with my granddaughter
Write a Love Note
Complete Week 1 of MSM’s “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

Personal Growth  
Continue working on memorizing Ephesians 6:1-8
Increase run to 1 ½ miles, 3 times this week
3 Days strengthening exercises 
Read ~ 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, Where There Was No Church, The Power of a Half Hour, Million Little Ways,  Listen to 2 Chapters of Bonhoeffer audio book,
EAT MOVE SLEEP is a book I had on hold at the library for a couple of weeks, it came available last week, so I plowed through it.  I didn’t get much read in the other books.

Ministry Goals
Work on A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart, chapters 1 & 2
Take 5 photographs, edit and process
Write 3 notes of encouragement or gratitude

Household Business
Submit tax paperwork to accountant ~ arg, working in another country, renting an apartment there, but being a resident of our home and state has made this year’s taxes a little more challenging to complete AND one of the contribution statements we need to finish up hasn’t even been completed by the organization yet!  So, this task will be on the list for another week.
Find a replacement for my current INR testing site
Complete Section 1 of Udemy course,  this is going great and I am learning so much!


Goals for March 10- 15
Making Home
Complete Reading Aloud Love Does, Begin The Book Thief as a read aloud,
Read with my granddaughter
Write a Love Note
Complete Week 2 of MSM’s “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

Personal Growth  
Memorize Ephesians 6:9, 10
Run 1 mile, 3 times this week
3 Days strengthening exercises 
Read ~ 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, Where There Was No Church,   Listen to 2 Chapters of Bonhoeffer audio book
Take 5 photographs, edit and process

Ministry Goals
Write 2 notes of encouragement or gratitude
Gather supplies to make this
Schedule time to work on our church’s Compassion Wall

Household Business
Submit tax paperwork to accountant
Complete Section 3 of Udemy course