Friday, September 16, 2011

"Kitty Photo Shoot" much for getting this pic!!! Kitty (Mia) thinks that I should be photo shooting her since she is posing so pretty!!! She is such a ham!!! Look at me... aren't I CUTE!!! I guess I can try again when she is napping. She also thinks that everything I am working on is a play toy...NO..mischievious Mia!! You cannot bat my hard work around the house!

Primitive ABC Witch Pinkeep Pillow

I just love this little Primitive ABC Witch pinkeep pillow. Just in time for fall!!
Pumpkins,cat,witch and bat make this a perfect decoration to put in one of my wooden bowls for Halloween. I thought that it needed a little something else, so I searched thru my box of findings and came upon this cute little key which I attached to the pillow with a tiny black pin......Just what it needed!!! Such a simple little project...but it just makes me happy!! If you like this stitchery, find it at "Primitive Stitchin" website.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

GF Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies..Yum Yum!! But this is not your average cookie, they are gluten free.
For many years my tummy has given me problems and about a year ago it was out of control. I was told that I had IBS or some similar condition, but always felt like something else was going on. Why am I so extemley tired and why do I always feel like I am sick? So a friend suggested that I go gluten free for a week or so and see if that helped. WOW!!! I didnt believe it! My tummy felt much better and my digestion seemed normal.So..GLUTEN FREE it is!! I have to admit that it has not been all that easy and I occasionally have a pitty party for myself, but it is worth the trouble.
It will be a year in October since I have been GF and I have done a lot of trial and error especially when it comes to baking. Some baked items just are not good! But, this oatmeal cookie recipe is good and I make it a satifys my sweet tooth and doesnt cost a fortune. Here is the recipe that I got from one of the GF blogs with a few changes. Although these are good, dont ditch your favorite Oatmeal cookie recipe for this GF recipe....because they arent the same as good old fashioned " white flour" cookies.


1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teas. vanilla
1 large egg
3/4 cup GF flour ( I like Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 teas.xantham gum
1/2 teas baking soda
dash of salt
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/4 teas cloves
1 1/2 cups GF Oatmeal(Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup of walnuts, pecans, raisans,or whatever you prefer.(Optional)

Beat together..butter, sugars,egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and slowly add to the wet ingredients. Add the oatmeal last and mix. Bake at 350 aprox 10-12 minutes.