Gluten-Free Oatmeal Applesauce Snack Cake

If you are like we are at my house, everyone is looking for snacks.

Personally, I like snacks that are healthier and good too!

To accomplish that, I usually try to make something with more fiber and less refined sugar so I won’t worry about “health issues” when the “munchies” attack.

The applesauce, oatmeal and raisins in this recipe provide fiber, vitamins and other “health conscious” nutrients. And, to make it sweet, the fructose sugar in the apples and raisins provide a positively lovely, delicate sweetness and aroma. The brown rice syrup adds more sweetness and helps the bars stick together.

This snack cake is easy to make. It works well for snacks, lunch boxes and it even works well with yogurt. Of course, it’s a “no-brainer” to have or serve it with a big glass of milk.

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Rice Grits for a Whole Grain Cereal with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Currants

Rice Grits for a Whole Grain Cereal with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Currants

Have you ever had grits?

I absolutely love them on a cold winter’s morning. Grits make a delicious, hot, creamy whole grain cereal that you can top with brown sugar, cinnamon and currants or raisins.

Grits are most commonly made from corn. But grits can also come from rice or other grains. The broken pieces of grain – the “shorts,” “brokens” or “middlins,” better known in the U.S. of A. as “Grits” – readily cook into a variety of dishes.

Read this post to discover another gluten-free treat you can relish!

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Sweet and Sour Grapefruit

Floride Pamplemousses, Sucré, à la Jami

For those who don’t speak French, I’m remembering a family friend who just turned 20 a few weeks ago and who gave my husband, Al, what I think is a great idea. A loose translation of the title might be “Florida Grapefruit, Sweetened, by Jami.” Here’s the story…

… I had to skip church Sunday because of something that was going on at home (we were watching a friend’s 2 dogs plus 1 of our own, it was raining, etc… just one of those weekends). Anyway, while at church, Al saw our friend Jami standing in the foyer with a grapefruit in her hand, eating it like an orange… or something that wasn’t sour, so, naturally, she immediately caught his attention. To put it succinctly… He was horrified!

If you know Al, you would also know that in addition to being the…

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Gluten-Free Snacks - Oatmeal Bars with Molasses

Easy Gluten-Free Snacks – Oatmeal Bars with Molasses

Any time of year is my favorite time for gluten-free snacks, but in the summer I like to make things that take less time in the kitchen. These little bars of oatmeal and molasses are so easy to stir together that I don’t even need the mixer. I stir them together, pop the pan in the oven, set the timer and come back later.

These bars are sweet, so you might like them with less sugar than what I’ve called for. When I follow this recipe, my husband will eat them, too. That’s great because then I don’t need to make a separate pan of treats for him.

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