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This last year has been a little crazy, OK, a lot crazy. We’ve had issues with Sarah; Hannah, Rachel & Caroline dealing with Chronic Lyme disease, Papaw’s death & Caroline’s emergency surgery. Needless to say, it’s not a year we want to repeat. We are starting 2014 off with an optimistic outlook.  It’s a year of new beginnings and we are looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us.

This blog has been woefully neglected in the last year due to the aforementioned events. Our hope is to start posting what we are doing in our homemaking adventures. We will be sharing our photography, our recipes, organization and other homemaking skills/tasks, I may do a series on small space living with a large family, food budgeting, monthly shopping and money & time saving tips. 

Our food journey has taken on many different complexions over the last few years. In an effort to combat the Chronic Lyme and other auto-immune issues we have changed our diet. We believe that what you eat can drastically affect your overall physical and mental health. We have experienced this first hand. Our recipes will cover several different diets and restrictions. We will have recipes that are one or more of the following: gluten free, egg free, grain free, dairy free, corn free, soy free, sugar free, low carb, high fat, or Trim Healthy Mama

We try to keep our food as clean as possible while also keeping our budget in mind. We don’t buy organic meats, our budget just doesn’t allow for it at this time. We believe that food should be tasty, fun, affordable and pleasing to the eye as well as being good for you. 

This week I am focusing on cleaning out and organizing our middle bedroom. It is very small and for the last few months has been the room that you put things into that don’t have a home. There are no before pictures (I didn’t want to be cast on hoarders) but when I finish, I’ll post some. This room is going to be used for storage of some of our 8 million books, our craft/office supplies and is home to our deep freeze. 

Please take time to stop by our other blogs (there are links in the right side toolbar). Caroline also has her photography website. You can also find Rachel and me on Twitter.  We also have Facebook pages for our different sites.

Joyful Homemakers

My Titus 2 Journey

Lavender and Honey

Currahee Photography

What are your homemaking goals for the upcoming year? 

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We currently have very little of our Pamela’s Bread Mix (which we use as gluten-free all-purpose flour) left so I have been coming up with more ideas for baking with little or no flour. Today while looking at different chocolate baked good recipes I found a recipe for gluten-free chocolate and cinnamon cupcakes. The nice thing about these cupcakes is that they use oat flour, which is easy to make.

I was trying to decide between chocolate or vanilla icing but after my Mom, Caroline, and I tried the batter we all agreed vanilla would probably be the best. I made a simple buttercream which I piped on top of the cupcakes and garnished with a little ground cinnamon.

I am very pleased with the way the cupcakes came out. The oat flour gave them a  nice texture and taste. They were also really satisfying with the vanilla buttercream on top. They could make very nice muffins if I altered the recipe a little to make it a little more healthy. What are your favorite types of cupcakes to make?

Ladyfingers

Aug
2012
03

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For my birthday on Monday I am making myself some tiramisu, as I did last year. Last year I had a lot of fun making the mascarpone and ladyfingers in advance, though this year I am making some changes.  This time the ladyfingers are gluten-free and I am using a mascarpone substitute so that I don’t spend my little energy on making fresh mascarpone.

To make the ladyfingers I used the recipe from Joy Of Baking and replaced the cake flour with Pamela’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix. The bread mix does not fold into the batter as easily as cake flour does so next time I will probably try mixing the flour into the egg yolk mixture first.

{Make sure you eat every last bit of meringue before you wash the bowl!}

{While people are not looking you may want to sneak a couple of the ladyfingers, just leave enough for the tiramisu!}

Ladyfingers are quite fun and easy to make. I plan to try making some flavored ones pretty soon and experiment using them in various trifles.