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Girl geek foodies making healthy cooking fun and easy.


Gluten Free Cheez-It’s… Goldfish.. Ducks and Tulips? (Spicy Cheddar Crackers)

Day dreaming about food is such a pain. I know, I should probably be saying that it’s the most joyous thing about being so integrally involved with a food blog. But it’s not. It’s really not.

Here’s how food blogging often works for me. I get this serious craving to eat a particular thing. Oh for example (just off the top of my head, you know) .. Cheez It’s. The craving is so severe that I start picturing little cheeze-it everywhere. Or even those cheese goldfishes. That diamond print on my Bounty: Cheez-It’s. The square warts on my office ceiling: Cheez-It’s. The smile on my Chester the cat desk decoration: Smiling Gold Fish. My computer screen: Cheez-It’s. The kleenex box, the tiles, the square pillow, the square cup holder, every toddler that is munching on those damn fishes! Oh.. it gets pretty bad.

Okay. Besides having intense imagination, there really isn’t anything wrong with this I suppose. Everyone gets cravings. And there is the most obvious solution – just grab the keys and head off to the grocery store to buy a box of Cheez It’s.

HA! I laugh in my own face. Driving to the store Read More


Sugar Free Sunday & Little Visitors – Tips and Tricks for Aunts and Uncles

Welcome to one of the sweetest weekly virtual potluck get-together ever! Yes indeed — it is Sugar Free Sunday! We host it every Sunday to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration to start the week right? You bet!

Full Disclosure: I am not a parent. I am an aunt. This is not intended to be parenting advice – merely observations and techniques that have worked for me when I get the pleasure of having lovely little ones visit.

I’ve been living in a mostly sugar free household for over a year and a half now. (Yay!!) I say mostly because I do have my rare slip ups and accidents. I’ve also been blessed with amazing family and friends that love to visit me. (Yay!!) Most of these wonderful human beings are not sugar-free; so when they visit I do end up having a few items that are sugar-full in my kitchen. Not many – but some. Most of my adult visitors are game to try being sugar-free but my little visitors – well – that is quite a tough problem.

Recently I had two very special little ones visit me who are at the age where sugar is a common part of their diet. Read More