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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Roar Party ( Safari Party) for my Four Miracles!!!

So my husband and I decided to do one big party, (tech as usual i threw the party ) lol my hard working man showed up with all the other guests.
     So a Roar party what is a Roar Party?? Well lol my 3 year old daughter loves Katy Perrys Song "Roar" ( yes its the only Katy perry song she knows lol) So she wanted a Roar Party and all the other Siblings loved the idea so that is what I did , Handmade games , food and fun! :) Hope you enjoy !
and as usual we had the food in our work shop and the games out in Our Fruit Orchard .
   And a huge thank you to our Family and Friends for attending!!!
***and a special thank you to my sister in law Rebekah for taking some of the photos , Thank you so much!


MENU :Pineapple Tree - underneath ,grapes, cherries, pineapple, watermelon.
Coscto brand Hot dogs
Pirates Booty
Baked Beans , Chips, Strawberry Lemonade , water , and many variates of Dairy and dairy free Ice Creams and Sorbet's. & My besties Sugar Cookies and My Spice Cookies and Smore Cookies (photo not taken sadly)

Here is the Pineapple Palm Tree I made Using Real Palm Leaves ( leftover from a job)

Condiments, chips and beans and veggie Tray


Handmade Goodie bags with Stickers and Erasers and mini Slink-es and rubber balls.


extra special thanks to my Bestie Rebecca for hand-sewing the bean bags to toss!!!!


I wish I could of taken pics while folks were using all the games and such  but I was too busy hosting lol  :) It was such a blast and the games I made we can use this Summer and all the Summers to Come!!! :)

Thank s for looking have a great day!
XOXOXO JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Newly Turned 3 yr olds Frozen Tea Party & JoAnna's Gluten Free , *Allergen Free Vanilla Anise Cake

"LET IT GO" PARTY LOL heheh that is what Gabby calls the Movie "Frozen" .  When she turned 2 she wanted a Frozen party and I threw her one ( link here              )
 so when she requested another "Frozen Themed Party " I though a nice Tea party Frozen Themed would be nice :) So thats what we did , with of course handmade decor and food invited and made by me  :) My Little gal was so pleased!

By the way yes this party was back in March 28th - just now posting and was able to edit the photos and write out the recipe from my scribble notes.

Photo Booth I made ! Huge Hit!

Adult Beverage Table and my delicious Gluten free allergen free, Spice Molasses cookies

We love our Family , My sister Rebecca and my niece Astrid  :)

Astrid loves the hand sewn "Frozen Themed Pillow " I made for Gabby :)

Here is the Backdrop I made :)

hand sewn Bean bags , I made :) filled with Lentils :)

I am sorry to say I did not get an opportunity to take better pics of the cupcakes , but oh my goodness they were divine I have the recipe below as with other variations for making this Masterpiece of a cake!

I hand drew these tea cups myself so the girls could use them for the party :)

Healthy refined sugar free "Let it Go Punch " (Cranberry, blueberry and grape)

#Handmade #PartyFavors

Photo Booth surrounded by mostly handmade Frozen characters  !

Svens feed (Pirates Booty ) Troll Blankets Lunch Meat , Olaf Nose's (organic baby carrots )
 "Sister Friend " Print out curtsey of  :

Handmade Frozen Necklaces I made for the girls for the Party Favors !

Here is the Hand sew Frozen Themed Pillow I made for the Birthday girl !

JoAnna's Gluten free, *Allergen Free Vanilla Anise Cake

This cake is very reminiscent to Italian Pizzeles :) This cake is dedicated to my Sweet Youngest Miracle Daughter Gabriella , Happy 3rd Birthday !!  (March 28th 2015)




* Free of many allergens (or at least mine and i have quite the Long list ) lol.

1 cup  Sweet Brown Rice Flour

1/2 Cup Millet Flour

(if using regular flour just use 1 1/2 cups of organic flour) .2/3 cup of Tapioca Starch

1 tap Xanthum Gum ( omit if using regular flour)

1 Tab of Baking Powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of sea salt
2 Tsp of Cream of Tartar
1Ta1/2 TO 2 TAB b of Star Anise (ground to a powder I use my Coffee Grinder)
1 cup of Stevia in the Raw
1/2 cup of 100 %Pure Honey
1 cup Xylitol derived from Birch or 1 cup organic cane sugar , or organic coconut sugar.

4 eggs ( use 3 if using duck eggs like I do)
1 cup ]Dairy free milk and I add 2 tsp of raw apple cider vinegar let sit and it makes a mock Buttermilk.  (or use real Buttermilk if tolerated)

Fresh Zest of Choice - Zest from one of the following, Myer Lemon, Orange, Lemon, Blood orange or Lime or Grapefruit.

1 cup of Earth Balance Melted (or if u can have dairy use butter)
2 Tsp of Real Vanilla Extract
( In the Cupcake recipe I did not add the fresh fruit to the dough but in the Cake Photo Above I did if desired - add The fresh organic Strawberries and more strawberries for Decoration !

If using mock buttermilk mix that first so it has time to "culture it". Melt your Earth Balance (butter) .

  Mix your dry Ingredients together in a large bowl set aside.
In your Mixer Cream the Eggs and Sweeteners and zest then add everything liquid but the earth balance, slowly start mixing in , in intervals the dry mix and the melted Earth balance until incorporated. 

   Place in greased and flour dusted  cake pans or use cupcake liners if making cupcakes :)
350 for 20-25 min or more depending on your oven. *Ovens  temperatures Vary.

Cool - Frost If Desired .
Here is my Frosting Recipe
Strawberry Frosting (Frosting on the healthier side)

Now we normally do not use organic raw cane sugar but this is a birthday and we once in awhile will use organic cane sugar) 1/2 ( or more depending on how much you want) or washed, cut strawberries ( small cubes) 
1/2 Tsp of Raw Organic Cane Sugar
1 1/2 cup of Earth Balance
1tab of Vanilla extract (pure)

1 1/2 cups of Homemade powdered sugar (Easily done by taking organic raw can sugar and a cup or so at a time in your coffee grinder or Vita Mix and pulse till powdered ( u can also if desired a tsp of Tapioca flour or Arrowroot if desired )
1 Cup or arrowroot or Tapioca Flour.

Mix all ingredients but the fresh strawberries , in  your mixer with the whisk attachment until desired thickness ( I did tend to find i had to add more powdered sugar with the weather changes and such )
Apply to your baked goods as desired :)

Well folks i think that's it its so late I cant think anymore lol so Im Signing off!!

~Happy Baking~ Happy Creating!~
JoAnnaGlutenfreeChef :D oxooxox

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