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Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

Before our son was born we ate cornbread all the time. Whenever we were eating chili, stews, BBQ, some soups, etc. there was cornbread as the side. But when we had to go gluten free for our son the cornbread side dish quickly disappeared. 

When we lived in Georgia our gluten free options were a lot better so I started finding a lot of gluten free cornbread mixes but none of them were the same. I tried many gluten free cornbread recipes online but none of them were that great, granted finding a good gluten free all purpose flour makes all the difference. 

Anyways, after a couple of years I tweaked recipes to suite our tastes and this is how I have been making it ever since. Now if you like traditional southern style cornbread without any sugar in it then this recipe probably isn't for you. I like my cornbread to be somewhat sweeter and despite my hubby being a born and raised Georgia boy he also prefers the sweeter cornbread. 

I prefer to make cornbread muffins because they cook quick…

Two Weeks of Gluten Free Dinners-Freezer Meals Addition

Did you know that not that many homes in Wyoming have air conditioning? There's really not much of a need for it during most of the year except there are times that it gets super, super hot and all I want to do is be able to crank the AC. We were in a rental house last summer but the temperatures at one point were in the 90s and the house was easily 80 degrees. The only saving grace during that time of year is that the summer nights are still pretty cool so you can open a window and by morning the house is tolerable.

The reason I bring up not having air conditioning in the summer, and many of you who do have it are still the same way, is because I don't want to have my oven or stove on too much when it's warm outside. Now that we are coming into the warmer season I wanted to have most of the meals in my meal planning be crock pot, air fryer or on the grill dinners. There will be times I will have to use my stove BUT if I can limit it then that's great. The first day of …

Homemade Freezer French Fries

Have you ever been in the grocery store and seen a great deal on a big bag of potatoes but didn't know how you would use them all before they went bad? On my last shopping trip I only needed a few pounds of potatoes but found a 10 pound bag of russet potatoes for $1.99. I went ahead and bought the big bag because it was cheaper than the smaller bag and I knew I could make some homemade french fries or freezer mashed potatoes with them. Since coming to the end of my 2 week meal plan I didn't have any other meals left that required potatoes so I knew I could use up the rest of the bag to make fries. 

I know it may seem like a lot of extra work to make your own fries but there are a lot of benefits to making your own and honestly it really doesn't require much to make them yourself. A big positive of making your own freezer fries is that they're cheaper! I just made about 4-5 pounds of french fries for under $1.00! Another great thing about making your own is that you cont…