Rice Pudding


Do you ever cook way too much rice for dinner?  Do you hate leftovers but hate to waste the food?

Me too.

This is the perfect recipe to use that leftover rice and give it a totally different spin.  It won’t just be dinner leftovers… it’s dessert!  Or even breakfast!



Rice Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Rice Pudding


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/12 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional raisins-- we have an avid raisin hater at our house so no raisins here.


  1. Mix the rice, milk, sugar and salt in a sauce pan on medium heat and stir constantly until thickened. Lower heat and add cinnamon and raisins (if you're using them). Cook and stir for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. If you'd like, sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
  2. Serve warm or cold.
  3. We prefer warm and we like to eat it for breakfast.
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Gluten Free Waffles


Gluten-Free-Waffles_1214Adult 5 stars-Kids 5 stars

I’ll be honest and tell you that the first time we tried gluten free waffles and it was huge flop.   They just fell apart in the waffle maker and so we thought we could add a little more milk and try to make them into pancakes.  FAIL.  

When I told my husband I was going to try again, he wasn’t very enthusiastic to say the least.  
But as they say, “never give up”, and I didn’t and guess what?   I made the BEST gluten free waffles ever!  


The kids love these circus waffles!  This is my waffle maker, 3 Circus Waffle Shape Maker.

Gluten Free Waffles
Yields 10
A perfect waffle
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  2. 3/4 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot
  3. 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  4. 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder Aluminum Free
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 1/2 cups milk
  9. 1 teaspoon honey
  1. Mix ingredients together until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto hot waffle maker. Cook 3-4 minutes. (Depends on your waffle maker.)
  1. You can separate your eggs and beat the egg whites until fluffy and fold into batter for a more light and fluffy waffle.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Gluten Free)


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (gluten free)
Yields 12
A delicious moist muffin
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/8 cup COCONUT FLOUR
  5. 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  6. 2/3 cup arrowroot flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  10. zest of two lemons
  11. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  12. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  13. 1/2 cup buttermilk, yogurt, or kefir
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  15. 1/2 teaspoon Gelatin
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin pan. Mix wet ingredients first, then add dry. Mix until just combined. Use a 1/4 cup scoop and put in muffin pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Gluten Free Crepes


We have had a love affair with crepes since we were married almost 12 years ago.    Thankfully our children enjoy them just as much as we do.  In fact, when asked what we should make for breakfast my 4 year old immediately responds with “crepes”!  So when we decided to go gluten free we worried that crepes would be something difficult to replicate.   Well, we tried and we SUCCEEDED!  I love successes in the kitchen!

Gluten Free Crepes

Serving size: approx. 15 crepes


1 3/4 cup of your favorite gluten free flour blend-  I used 3/4 cup Almond Flour
3/4 cup tapioca, and 1/4 cup Organic Coconut Flour ,   

1/2 tsp celtic sea salt

3 eggs ( room temperature )   I just put them in warm water for a few minutes

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.   The batter will look fairly watery, but I swear it works.  Heat a medium size pan to medium high, add a bit of butter or oil and add 1/4 cup of batter or less, swirl it around until it is the size you want and cook about 1 minute, so it is barely moist on top.  Use a spatula to flip and cook other side for another minute.

We love to eat these with yogurt and our home canned peaches, sometimes we also add raspberry jam.  SO good!



Apple German Pancake–Gluten Free


Adults 5 star–Kids 5 star

So our journey of eating gluten free has been fairly easy through certain meals, but I admit our struggle has been breakfast.

This recipe was a hit with everyone.  While it is not as fluffy as our normal german pancakes usually are, we all enjoyed the texture and flavor… dare I say MORE, than the original version.   It also seemed to keep us fuller, longer than the original.

Apple German Pancake–Gluten Free


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

5 Tablespoons of butter

Cut butter in pieces and add to a 9×13 inch pan and put in oven while it preheats, so that the butter melts and browns slightly.  Usually about 7-10 minutes is all that is needed.

2 medium diced apples– we leave the skins on but you are more than welcome to peel them before dicing.

4 Tablespoons of honey

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

–Mix together and set aside

In separate bowl mix together–

6 eggs

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour

1 1/2 cup coconut milk or regular milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat all ingredients together until smooth.    Pull pan with butter out of oven and add apple mixture and then add the egg mixture.  Put in oven and bake for 22-25 minutes.

Top with organic maple syrup or powdered sugar.

Homemade Pop Tarts

The kids loved making these homemade pop tarts.  They were super simple and tasty.  They are also super versatile so even your picky eaters will eat them since they can pick their own filling!


Homemade Pop-Tarts

Pie Crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter shortening ( I have used half butter and half shortening before)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water ( you may not use all of it )

Mix your dry ingredients together in a food processor.

Add your shortening or butter and pulse until crumbly.

This will make enough dough for 2 pie crusts or 8-12 pop tarts depending on size.

Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch think or thinner and cut into rectangles about 3X4 inches.

Filling ideas

  • Jelly or jam
  • Nutella and bananas
  • Applesauce
  • Apples and cinnamon and sugar with a tiny bits of butter
  • Peaches and cinnamon
  • Butter/Cinnamon/Brown Sugar

Be creative and let me know what different fillings you have tried!


Put your filling on a rectangle and place the other rectangle on top, take a fork and go around the edges and press down to seal.

Beat one egg and brush on top of pop tart for a golden flaky crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

You can also frost the tops with a powdered sugar glaze.


Stuffed French Toast-Blueberry





This french toast recipe was super easy and delicious!

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

  • 6-8 slices of bread

  • Cream Cheese
  • Blueberries
  • 3 eggs
  • milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon

Mix eggs, milk or cream, vanilla, and cinnamon together, set aside.   Whip your cream cheese so that it is easier to spread, if you would like you can add a bit of sugar to the cream cheese.  Spread cream cheese on all your bread slices, add some blueberries to half of the slices, and then add another slice of bread on top.  Dip in your egg mixture and then cook on a 350 degree griddle.  Cook a few minutes on each side until both sides are golden brown.  Approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.

Top with more blueberries, maple syrup, or as shown above, honey syrup.

Healthy Banana Bread

This recipe is healthy and SUGAR free! It is also delicious. Your kids won’t even know that it doesn’t have an ounce of sugar in it. Well, sugar free that is besides the chocolate chips, but you can leave those out and it would still be delicious!


Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  •  3 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil (softened)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons of plain or vanilla yogurt or you can use buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or you can use white flour)
  • 2 teaspoons Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Mix all your wet ingredients together.    In a seperate bowl mix your dry ingredients together.


Slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Next add your nuts or chocolate chips or both!


Put in loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

Let sit for 5 minutes and then remove from pan and let cool on a kitchen rack.