Kember’s Gluten Free Donut Mix 

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Way back in April of 2016, I attended the GFFAFest in Austin, TX.   As some may know, I met Marilyn from Kember’s Gluten Free there.  She had an awesome assortment of mixes and spices there.  She was also sampling her Donut mix there.  I seriously could have ran off with her samples and eat them like Homer Simpson does donuts. 

They were tasty, actually I’m not sure that word does them justice.   She gave me some of the mix to try out for myself along with telling me where to find the pans to bake the donuts.


I have been nervous about trying to make these honestly.  I am not sure why, I am thinking it might be that the ones at the show where so very good, and I am not sure I could make anything that lived up to that standard.

The mix was super easy to mix up, didn’t require a lot of extra ingredients or odd measurements.  I used my stand mixer with a flat beater.   I had a little trouble filling the pans the first time.  I wasn’t sure how full to fill the pans, since gluten free products don’t always rise like other ones.


After baking them, I let mine cool and then realized that I didn’t have everything to make the chocolate glaze! So I storage mine with parchment paper.  I am not sure if that effected how moist mine where or not.  Next batch I make I will make sure I have everything.


I made the chocolate glaze and it was awesome.  I had trouble dipping the donuts in the glaze.  The glaze is hot and I am not graceful.  I think the next time I make them I will just pour the glaze over them instead of dipping.    I had extra glaze left over from trying to dip them, so I am pretty sure I could just pour the glaze over the donuts.  The glaze cooled quickly as well.

I bought some over to my mom’s house for all them to try since the brownies went over so well.


The Non-Gluten-Free members of the village approved!

On the package there is an option for donut holes along with a vanilla glaze.  I can’t wait to try those as well. I’m thinking it would be awesome on their pumpkin bread!

You can find the mix at some stores depending on where you live along with on Amazon and Kember’s website.

Kember’s also has other mixes and some seasonings that are awesome!

 

Zucchini Pizza Bites

I am always looking for ways to eat healthier.  It can be a battle for me for a variety of reasons.  One of them is that I still think I am in my twenties when could eat anything I want and it not affect my weight like it does now.  Then there is also the fact I love pizza, cookies, cake, and candy.    I have a desk drawer, that should be used for files, however it is filled with snacks.  Now don’t get me wrong, I like healthy foods as well.  I will eat vegetables with no problem.  I love broccoli and squash.  I just also really like junk food.  That being said, when I find a recipe for a healthier version of something, I try it

Recently, I was on Facebook and one of those videos with the recipes popped up.  I noticed it had something to do with pizza, and they used zucchini squash as the crust.  I like both of those things and it was pizza, bite size pizza in fact!

The recipe on the video and on the website was super easy to follow.  If you would like to see it for your self, you can click here. I added sausage to pizza sauce, I think it would have been just as tasty with out it.

I  decided to just fill the baking sheet with the zucchini squash, instead of making a few at time.  Hindsight: not a super great idea, since as I went the messier these things got since my arm got tired and I was edging on Hangry.    Per instructions i  spread olive oil on each slice and pre-baked.

 

Then I added my topping.  I wanted something more than just cheese, since I’m not a huge pepperoni fan, so I added some ground sausage as well.   If you are going to use pepperoni,  I would suggest chopping the pepperoni instead of what they show in the video.  Or just buy mini pepperoni.     I’m now tempted to try this with other veggies, like eggplant.   IMG_0060