Gluten free muffins and ice cream

I made a second attempt at gluten free muffins.  Not as successful as the first attempt.Very dense and heavy.  Still trying to find the ideal baking time.  Baked for 33 minutes but could have probably used more time. Also omitted the xanthan gum as I have a friend who can’t eat it.  I’ll add it again next time and see if it affects the texture. Also used quinoa flour which gives it a nutty taste. Will see if I can find a substitute for that too.

I stopped by My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe yesterday. Been meaning to try this one for a while. I thought that paying $3.25 for a fairly large single scoop was a good deal.  The ice cream was pretty good, I think the flavor was mud slide. Tasted like mocha with vanilla. Perfect treat after swimming. They have 72 flavors, I think I will be back for more.

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Blast from the recent past

I had a craving for a Priazzo one day. Unfortunately, Pizza Hut doesn’t make them anymore. So I Googled it and came up with a reasonable facsimile.

Introducing the Epic pizza pie! Used dough and topping for three regular size pizzas. Double crust. Stuffed with spicy Italian sausage, Mennonite ham sausage, red onion, green pepper and a five cheese blend.Circa 1985.


First cut.


What’s left after we devoured it.


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What, may you ask does coconuts and a beautiful sunset have to do with this blog? It blends a couple of my passions; the appreciation of the great outdoors and nature, and the use of simple ingredients to bring out their flavors. My cooking is a combination of many things. Fresh quality ingredients, strong flavors, and sometimes a preference for the outrageous, bordering on unhealthy. My taste in food is adventurous; come with me on a journey of refined and not so refined taste.