Monday, May 8, 2017

Wheat Free Cinnamon Scones...

God's Grace Overflows

Can you say Wheat Free 
Cinnamon Scones three times fast?

Ya, me neither...


I've been experimenting again...
I know that doesn't really shock you now does it?

Sometimes you just need to try some new things
 in your diet to see if they can eliminate
what is causing your tummy issues.

So, my in laws, my mom, aunt and myself
are not eating wheat and are trying
 to stick to a low carb diet.

So, since I do 98% of the baking around here
I thought I would experiment with
 almond meal and coconut flour scones.

So, what I did was use one of my scone recipes
and tweaked it to where it does not have any wheat flour.

Wheat Free Cinnamon Scones

1 cup almond meal flour
1 cup of coconut flour 
2 Tbsp. green banana flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, cold and sliced
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1/4 tsp. almond or vanilla extract

Combine the flours, brown sugar, baking powder,
 baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Using a pastry blender or your hands and
combine the sliced butter until it forms into pea sized crumbs.

In another bowl, stir in the coconut milk, 
the egg and the almond or vanilla extract.
Add to the flour mixture.  
Stir just till combined.

On a lightly floured surface, place your dough.
 Create 2 mounds with the dough,
 no more than 1/2 inch thick.
 Cut each circle of dough into 8 slices. 
Place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Lightly sprinkle with sugar if desired.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 13-15 minutes 
or until they are lightly brown.

Drizzle with an almond frosting if desired.


God's Grace Overflows

I was quite amazed at the flavor and texture of the scone.
They were almost flaky and you can 
definitely taste the almonds!

If you feel like experimenting something new,
try these and let me know how you liked them!

Thank you for stopping by...

Hugs & Blessings,

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Final Snow Storm?...

Hello Friends!  How are you?
How was your weekend?
How was your weather?

As you can see...
We got another great big snow storm.
Our area was one of the hardest hit during this storm.
We got over 2 feet of snow!

I took these with my phone as I wanted to
 show you how bad it really is out here.
This was taken off my top deck!

This is my back yard.
Our poor trees were bent over
and some of our branches snapped.
We were out there early Saturday morning trying to
 get as much heavy snow off our branches as we
 could so it wouldn't cause much damage to our trees.

This is the front of my MIL house,
very deep snow...
Can you find the wheelbarrow?

Another view of our back yard.
See the trees....we were all upset
 and a few tears were shed.
But, we continued to work together 
 to get the snow knocked off.

As we were outside I prayed.
I prayed for our trees. 
 I prayed and praised God for the moisture.
I prayed for safety for my hubby and son as they 
weren't home during the brunt of the storm.

This was taken several hours after we
 banged snow off the trees
and the wind started. 
Most of the trees looked more perky, well more upright.
Perky..not so much! LOL.

While my father in law was outside,
 he was praying and God reminded him that
only the strong survive!

This is such a good reminder to have.
Especially in times like these.
We fight and we endure.
We become strong in Christ!
We. Never. Give.Up!

Am I right?

As for an update from our view this Sunday:

We still have a ton of snow.
Lots of drifts some very high 
others just a few inches.
Our road plows are stuck!
So, no getting out on our roads today.
2 of my boys and his friend went to try 
and help people in town with down trees.
(Thankfully my oldest has four-wheel drive and a winch!)

I helped hubby gather wood for our wood stove.
Talk about a work out!
My in laws tried to go to church, but got stuck!
Thank goodness, hubby was home to go rescue them!

And...well...I'm just enjoying the warmth of my home
and a window view of the snow...

Maybe I'll make some cookies...

I hope you have a delightful week!

Thank you for stopping by...

Hugs & Blessings,

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chocolate Banana Muffins...

Hello!  How are you?
As it seems like most weeks, I am busy.
Planning and trying to get the last of my school prepared
for the last 5 weeks of our school term.

And, I just got a phone call to see if there
 is any way I can help with our
 Home School Book Sale & silent auction.

So, now I'm trying to rack my brain 
on what I can do to contribute.

Maybe I'll bake some of my yummy treats...

Good thing I have about two weeks to decide!

*********** about a yummy GF muffin recipe,
to start off your week?

Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins

2 cups old fashion oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 bananas ( 1 cup mashed)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 425.  
Spray cooking spray into your mini muffin tin
or you can use a regular sized tin.
Place your oats into a food processor 
and process until you get an oat flour.
Transfer to a large bowl and 
add in remaining ingredients, 
except chocolate chips.
Stir well.
Now stir in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 5 minutes, then lower your temp to 350
 and bake an additional 3-5 minutes.
Cool and Enjoy!

These are really yummy!!

They are kid approved
even with the baking of the banana!

Thank you for stopping by....

Hugs & Happy Baking,

Monday, April 17, 2017

Choosing Life...

God's Grace Overflows

Hello All!

How was your weekend?

Ours was wonderful.
We had a lovely church service
and then we came home and had a great big lunch.

I thought I was going to get to rest 
through the afternoon,
but then my hubby noticed my 
cabinets were coming off the wall
in the kitchen, so... my rest became work...

After taking everything out of my cabinets,
and wiping things down,
my hubby was able to fix and 
make my cabinets stronger!

So, this morning after the glue was dry
I put things back into the cabinets.
And rearranged my decor on top of the cabinets.

I have all ready accomplished a lot 
since I got up this morning!

I LOVE productive days, don't you?

Any who....moving right along...


I'd like to share a little thought
 I have been pondering on today,
if you wouldn't mind...

Today I choose life!

As Jesus died for you and me,
He chose a life for a life.

Amazing, huh?

So, why not choose Life!

Life is a blessing...

You only have one life
better make it count!

I choose to live and work and have
 my being in You- Lord!

Instead of looking at all that I don't have, 
I choose to look at all that You have blessed me with-
an amazing husband and best friend, 
children that I cherish,
a warm and cozy home,
a wonderful family, great friends,
clothes on my back, food in our bellies
Oh...the list is endless....

Thank you so much for being in and of my life, 
today and every day!

I cling to you Lord, 
each and every moment.

Live through me!!

God's Grace Overflows

I hope you have a great and delightful week!

Thank you so much for stopping by...


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Blessings...

Well, Easter is almost here...

The weather is beautiful!  
I'm still praising and thanking God for the wonderful
 moisture we have received.  
Our fields are turning green and
 little speckles of Spring flowers are in bloom.

Easter preparations are being planned...
Something simple, yet delicious.

And we must have dessert!

Do you have Easter plans?

Easter is a time to give Thanks to Jesus
 for all that He has done for us.

It's not just about the colorful eggs we dye
and all the Easter baskets we fill,
Easter has a bigger purpose.

Easter is about the one who died on the cross
for you and for me.

It's a time to celebrate!

It's a time to celebrate JESUS!!

Celebrate Jesus,
Celebrate the Risen Lord.
Celebrate Jesus,
Celebrate the Holy One.
He is risen,
And He lives forever more..
Celebrate His resurrection,.
Come on celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.
Jesus is risen,
Death cannot stop Him..
He is the King of kings,.
And the Lord of lords.
Celebrate Jesus,
Lord of all.
By Lim Tianyi

He is not here: for he has risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6

Thank you Jesus!
Thank you Jesus for loving us so much
that you died on that old rugged cross for us.

Thank you Jesus!


May you each be Blessed this Easter!

Thanks so much for stopping by....

Hugs & Blessings,

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Snow And...

Look...we got snow!

First it rained and rained 
and then it turned to a wet snow...

This is my view for today...

It's so pretty!

As you can see from the picture above,
the snow is still falling...
Beautiful little speckles of wet fluffy snow...

We prayed for moisture and boy howdy
did God deliver!
I think it wipes that drought word right off the map!

This photo was taking from my bedroom window
and as you can see here, we have a rather 
large pond of standing water.
That is from all the rain,
 from before the snow.

I just think it's amazing really!
God is so good to us!

Yes, there will be mud,
 but I'm prepared!

I'd rather have mud than 
blowing dirt any ol' day!

So, today...
I will continue to thank God for the moisture.
Praise Him for the mud to come.

Make some snow ice cream with my boys!

Build a snowman.

Bake something sweet.

Read a good book.

Maybe watch a sweet movie.

And just enjoy the warmth of my home!

We are all so very blessed!

What are you all doing today?

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Hugs to you,

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blueberry Lemon Scones & Rain...

I just love a good scone, don't you?

After all I can make just about any favor combo
 when it comes to these delicious treats.

I've made so many over the years,
 that I can make these by heart.
No recipe, just memory....
Now that is amazing really!

Blueberry Lemon Scones
 2 c. white flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, cold and cubed
1 egg
1/2 c. lemon flavored yogurt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

 Combine the flours, brown sugar, 
baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

Slice the cold butter into flour mixture. 
Using a pastry blender or your hands, 
combine until it forms into pea size crumbs.

 In another bowl, combine the lemon yogurt,
 the egg and the vanilla extract. 

 Add to flour mixture.
Stir until combined.

Now gently fold in the blueberries
 and lemon zest.

 On a lightly floured surface, place your dough.
 Create a mound with the dough 
and then divide into 2 equal portions.  

Place both onto a cookie sheet. 
 Now cut into 8 equal triangles,
 gently separate on the sheet.
(16 total triangles)

  Lightly sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
Bake at 400 for about 13-16 minutes or
 until they look golden brown.

** These can be made into a gluten free version
just omit the regular flour for GF**

Now all you need is a cuppa tea or coffee!



Moving right along:

Can you believe it's the last week of March?!

Where oh where did this month go?
FAST, it went FAST I tell ya!

For all of you that prayed for rain
Thank You!!

We got a big storm Thursday night into Friday.
We lost power for 13 hours!!
Thankfully the Lord spared our homes
 from any wind damage.
And we were Blessed with a ton of rain!
Puddles everywhere!

We also received more rain on Sunday!

The weatherman said we should be
 getting more rain this week! 
Yay!  God is Good!

Now, this is what Spring Time 
should be like in Colorado!

My hubby sold his old truck and we were 
able to get another vehicle
without having to take a loan out. Yeah!
He's all excited because we can four-wheel in it,
 plus use it as his daily driver!
He's been in the garage fixing it up 
since we came home Friday afternoon.
Boys and their Toys!

My hubby also sold his parents camper...

We are still waiting for our safes to arrive.
The shipping company is yet to be desired....
My hubby has been on the phone everyday 
with these darn people and no body can 
seem to get their stories straight.
This has been going on a month now
and we were supposed to get them 3 1/2 weeks ago.
So, he will be calling again today!!

I think good Customer Service is extinct!!

I don't think they will be 
getting a good review!!


I've still been cleaning and organizing.
I deep cleaned my kitchen after the dirt storm
 (before the rain)
I moved some things off my counter 
that weren't used or useful.
More like it was a catch all space.
I put my Kitchen Aid out, 
since I'm baking all the time.
Makes more sense, right?

The good wife that I am, 
will be heading to the court house to 
get plates for hubby's vehicle today!

And well...I think that's all for now....

What have you all been up to?


I hope you all have a delightful week!

Thanks for stopping by...


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