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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Red Velvet Cake ~ a Trim Healthy Mama S dessert

Red Velvet cake has been calling my name. 

I am not kidding when I tell you, I have been dreaming of

Red Velvet cake!

 

Christmas is not Christmas without it!

 

I told some of my blogging buddies that I was creating a Red Velvet Cake..

They have been patently waiting for it..

Here it is with just a few pictures I was able to snap before

it was devoured by my Church family.

 

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Red Velvet Cake ~ S~

1 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup flax seed meal (I use golden flax)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sweet blend ( I use my homemade sweet blend)

2 tablespoon unsweetened  coco powder

10 eggs

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 oz. of red food coloring

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)

 

In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.  Set aside.   In another bowl combine eggs, vinegar, vanilla.  Mix with electric mixer.

Stir in almond milk, and melted coconut oil into egg mixture.   Gently combine wet ingredients with dry.  Mix until its all combined well.

Stir in the red food coloring.  Pour into round, or square 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 for  30 mins.

( Your baking time may be shorter or longer depending on what its cooked in.)

Cool, then frost.

 

Cream cheese Frosting

 3 tablespoons Butter ( softened)

1 – 8 oz. softened cream cheese

splash of vanilla

1/4 powdered sweet blend

 

Cream butter and cream cheese.  Add sweet blend and vanilla.

Frost…

This frosted one square 9x13 pan of cake.

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Shelby

 

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Honey Bun for one

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I used to love honey buns…

Well, lets be honest.. I still love them.

But I will not eat them any longer.

(They are not healthy for me… LOL)

Last week temptation.. (I resisted… yay!)  hit when I saw a lady in the store

chomping down on one… It got me thinking..

I could make me one.. right?

 

Of course   I could…

 

Enjoy!

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HONEY BUN for ONE  ~S~

 

for the cake:

1 tablespoon flax seed meal

1 tablespoon coconut flour

1 tablespoon oat fiber

3 teaspoon sweet blend

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

2 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk

 1 tablespoon melted butter

 

Cinnamon Mix:

2 teaspoon sweet blend

1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon

 

 

Glaze:

2 tablespoon powdered sweet blend

1 tablespoon of softened butter

1 tablespoon  almond milk

 

 

Mix the cake ingredients together.

   In a sprayed ramekin, add half the batter, pour the cinnamon mix on the batter, topping with the rest of the batter.

Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 mins.  or Microwave for a min or so.. ( I don’t have a microwave so I don’t know the time it would take to get it done.)

Add Glaze to cooked cake…

Enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Destressing the Holidays

 
 
Holidays can always become very stressful for us moms.
 
We find ourselves with a list of party invites, family gatherings, our shopping lists and  don't forget the Christmas play practices, and the Church Christmas party.
 
All this is added to what we already have on our busy plates.
 
Sometimes we find ourselves just overwhelmed with it all..
 
While I may not be able to help you with your lists, I do have a
few tips that can help you in the school department.
 
How to have a stress free Holiday School Season:
 
Lighten the load...
 
I have found that a lighter load of official school work.. is the key to a stress free month.  Who said that you have to do every subject
every day of every week of every month!
 
Lighten your load this month, you can always catch up later!
 
 
Enjoyable projects...
 
Find things that your child and you enjoy and do them...
My girls love to help me bake, so doing December, we spend a whole lot of time baking... getting ready for all those parties!
 
 
Or you can...
 
Take this  month off
 
I know may homeschooling families that just take the month of December off!  A winter vacation if you will..
 
 
 
Happy December!
 
Shelby
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

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