Is Spelt Gluten Free?

I have recently been seeing more and more “gluten free” recipes calling for spelt  flour.  With the holidays approaching when people will be doing more baking I decided to tackle this issue. The short answer to the question “Is spelt gluten free?” is no.  The FDA in Questions and Answers on the Gluten-Free Labeling Proposed Rule explainsContinue reading “Is Spelt Gluten Free?”

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Did someone say cake? Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins I love a good challenge. Some of my best works of art have come from challenges requiring working around a theme, colors, materials, techniques etc. So several years ago when I was invited to participate in a recipe challenge using caramel and apples I was readyContinue reading “Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake”

Apple Pickin’

Bob and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary today.  Believe it or not, over the last 25 years driving as far as 60 miles to an orchard to buy apples has more than once been  our anniversary celebration. Have you ever been to an orchard where apples are grown? Check to see if there is an orchard thatContinue reading “Apple Pickin’”

Mom’s Easy Potato Soup

When I was putting together the list of soup recipes for yesterday’s post I couldn’t find my mom’s potato soup.  Surely I had shared that here.  Well apparently not. So here it is. My mom like to make this on Sunday afternoon and we would have a bowl before going back to church for eveningContinue reading “Mom’s Easy Potato Soup”

Soup Weather’s On It’s Way

That little nip will soon be in the air and we will be wanting to warm up with a nice bowl of soup.   Bob and I love soup.  At our house soup is homemade.  If you’ve never made your own soup it’s not hard.  Here are a few of my favorite soup recipes or ideas fromContinue reading “Soup Weather’s On It’s Way”

It’s National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month by Presidential Proclamation 5219, signed by then President Reagan on July 9, 1984.  But did you know that today, July 17 is also National Ice Cream Day?  Ice cream is certainly one way I enjoy my journey through life. Let’s think about ways we can celebrate ice cream. Try aContinue reading “It’s National Ice Cream Month!”

Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: The Blueberry Breeze

Copyright 2013 by RA Robbins This dairy free smoothie gets its creamy texture from frozen bananas. If your fruit is not frozen, you will need to add ice cubes to your smoothie. This will make it a little icy, but it does work. But how healthy is this smoothie? Blueberries are very high in antioxidants…