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I came across this single serving microwave cake on Pinterest and I had my doubts, BUT Robby really loved this sweet dessert. One of his all-time favorite things are cinnamon rolls but having those belly issues lately that I have mentioned, has changed his diet to a gluten free one for now. As you can imagine this has been a roller coaster for me trying to meet all of his restrictive needs but that’s why I am so thrilled he loves this as I can make it in under five minutes and he gets all of his favorite flavors! Win, win!

NOTE – the recipe I found called for this to bake in the microwave for one minute but my cake took over one minute thirty seconds. So depending on your microwave, times may vary.

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (use the scoop that comes in the powder)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon granulated sugar for the top
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for the top

1 Tablespoon butter or coconut butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon almond milk
Pinch of cinnamon

Grease a microwave safe bowl with cooking spray. Add the protein powder, baking powder, coconut flour, cinnamon and 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Mix well. Add the egg and mix into the dry mixture. Add the milk and vanilla mixing well. Batter will be thick, add a slight amount more milk if needed. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the top and sprinkle over the batter. Microwave between 1-2 minutes until the middle is cooked through, you will see the edges slightly pull away from the bowl. Mix the glaze together and drizzle over the top of the cake.



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I made this for a family gathering and everyone really enjoyed them! One of our family members has been having belly issues.  I won’t get into the details but this can easily be made gluten free and served with gluten free tortilla chips instead of on a bun. I have been surprised with how simple it is to make recipes gluten free, well minus the bread part! Anyway, these are sweet and slightly tangy, simple to make and great to re-heat for leftovers! This was easy to double for a group as well! No canned sloppy joe mix happening here!


1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons chopped green peppers
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 hamburger buns split

In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, drain excess liquid in the pan.  Stir in ketchup, chili sauce, sugars, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve on buns.


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I love one pan dishes, so simple and this is great for a weeknight dinner but fancy enough for company too! I let my market pick the vegetables for me and I highly recommend you do too! All the great vegetables are coming out in our stores and farmer’s markets. The citrus butter on this dish goes a long way, such a great pop of flavor on the salmon and vegetables. I cut my zucchini in about 1/4 to 1/2 inch rounds. Try to cut the veggies all in similar size so they all cook the same.

4 salmon fillets
1 bunch of asparagus, cut into one inch pieces and the ends trimmed off
1 bell pepper, any color, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
Zest of one lime

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix the melted butter with the grapefruit juice and lime zest. Set aside.  Place the salmon and vegetables on the sheet pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle all of the melted butter mixture over salmon and vegetables. Cover with tin foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm.



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As you know I have made many, many Taste of Home recipes but this is one of my all time favorite recipes for so many reasons. I don’t consider myself a baker and most definitely not a bread baker. Aren’t there bread machines for such things? Well, when I read this recipe I thought this was too good to be true. There was no way the bread is going to taste so good with such little work. Well, boy was I wrong! The bread was amazing and just as easy as the recipe says! But another thing I love about this recipe is that you can add herbs and spices to the bread adding different flavors. One of the volunteer field editors added course salt and rosemary to the dough! How good does that sound? I should also tell you how good this makes your house smell while it bakes. So easy and so delicious…I will be making this over and over!

NOTE– A number of people made this in various pans, loaf pan, round pan even a pie plate.  I needed to cover my bread with foil after the first 20 minutes of baking.

1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110- 115 degrees)
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Let sit for just a couple minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients to form a wet dough. Cover and let rest in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Stir the dough down, transfer to a grease 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1 more hour.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Bake 20 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Check to be sure the bread is not browning too much. If so, place tin foil over the top. Bake another 20 minutes.  Remove bread from oven and remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.  Serve warm or at room temperature.



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This is a one pan dinner that comes together in no time. You can serve this over pasta, over rice, in a lettuce wrap or in a tortilla for a quick dinner. You can easily change up the vegetables to whatever your family enjoys. I love the one pan dinners, don’t you? Clean up is such a breeze!

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch pieces
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 small head of broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup real maple syrup
3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

Optional for serving
Cooked rice
Cooked pasta
Lettuce leaves

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  In a small bowl mix the maple syrup and soy sauce and set aside.  In a large bowl combine your chicken pieces and all of your vegetables, add the maple syrup mixture and stir to coat all of the ingredients. Place all of the ingredients on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake for ten minutes. Stir and bake an additional ten minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Serve in a tortilla or anyway you choose!



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