Lately and GF Blueberry Muffins

Hey y’all! I have officially found out that I am absolutely horrible at resolutions. I haven’t posted anything in months and I feel like a bad squid. But I think I am finally getting my life together, thankfully! I have a schedule, I am finally running more, I am cooking more(and have some recipes that WILL make it to the blog! ;) ), and I am reading more. WHAT?!? Yes, I do read. My sisters don’t think so but I definitely do read. Just to let you know, I am not a big reader. In fact, I am a horrible reader. I can’t ever seem to be able to sit down and actually read a book unless its a good thriller. I could probably count the number of books I’ve read. Right now, I am reading a good book called My Antonia. It’s pretty good. I got past the first chapter. It’s not a thriller but I am determined to read it all. If I put my mind to it, I’ll somehow do it.

Besides telling you of my bad reading habits and the only book I have read in a while, I am here to show you what has been going on in my life lately. To tell the truth: err….not too much actually. Finishing up school, baking, watching movies, pretending to be the awesome girl I wish I was, instagramming, and eating. That’s basically my life right now. Oh and I can’t forget that one book that I am reading. It may take all year, but I’ll do it! I’m kind of exaggerating really…I have read a good amount of books and I do enjoy a good book.

Besides that, I have been practicing my awesome(not really) modelling skills while also juggling around the idea whether or not to post a good fashion picture for y’all. Finally, after selecting the best and most fashionable clothes of our day, I decided to use this awesome app called Photofy to run my pic through a few filters and also add a really cool MyTinyWay symbol at the top. So, here is the picture of my awesome modelling.


See? I get all the cool things on it! And yes, I know I am wearing Winne the Pooh overalls and yes I know how awesome it is to wear Winnie the Pooh overalls. Why else do you think I wear them?

Ok, now onto serious stuff: Blueberry Muffins. I don’t know about y’all, but our family has a TON of blueberries that need to be used pronto or else…well, we will have a stinky refrigerator. So, blueberry cobbler, blueberry muffins, blueberry bread, blueberry EVERYTHING! I love those little blue berries frozen by themselves as snacks. Those are the best. Yum!


These gluten free babes are the best and they are approved by my sisters as well so these go on the blog for sure!

Blueberry Muffin

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Option

Prep Time: 10 minutes       Bake Time: 20-25 minutes


  • 2 cups gluten free flour(I used Better Batter, but any other gluten free all purpose flour mix is sure to work)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar(I have not tried anything else besides just the plain white cane sugar, so I am not sure how honey or palm sugar will work. Use organic if that’s how you roll!)
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk(can use any other milk if dairy sensitive; coconut is my fav)
  • 1 egg
  • 6 TB (3 ounces) melted butter OR melted coconut oil for dairy sensitivity
  • 1 heaping cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen, and washed
  • brown sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together well. Make a well in these dry ingredients. Set aside.
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  4. Now, pour the melted butter/coconut oil, milk of your choice, and egg into the well. Stir well with a spatula. The batter will be pretty thick.
  5. Measure the blueberries into the bowl and fold it into the dough. You may pop a few berries but that’s perfectly fine!
  6. Scoop into the muffin tin and place in the oven. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
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  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until nice and golden brown on the outsides.
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  10. Eat!!

I hope you enjoy these muffins and I know that it is a pretty simple recipe but it is a great base for lemon blueberry, cinnamon blueberry, or chocolate blueberry to name a few good flavor combinations.

I have a few more blueberry recipes for you, so don’t go away for too long, I’ll be back! Have a wonderful day everyone!


Kelly Caffery

This post is shared on Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free Wednesday

Healthy Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins


Hello folks! How you be doing this week?? I’ve been doing pretty well… just busy with life and all sorts of fun things. To sum things up since Easter I have been working incredibly hard trying to upload school for high school. Can NOT wait until sumemr comes! Then I can eat all the cookie dough I want without having to stop for something silly like school work. ;) JK!! I don’t think school is all that silly. ;)


Anyways…besides eating not eating enough cookie dough and doing school like a crazy woman all the time, some other more interesting things have popped up lately! Down here in south Louisiana we have a festival every year called Festival International, where bands from all over the world come to play for us some cool music. There are also a lot of crafts and such that was being sold. This all happened last weekend and I am happy to say that we had an awesome time! My older sister, Abby, was in a production at the University of Louisiana for Les Miserables (and it was an awesome play btw!!), and she performed along with all the other people in the production at the festival Friday night. Then we went back to Festival Sunday and went to the French Mass.

Me and my sis Meg in car at Festival!

Me and my sis Meg in car at Festival!

Now, I don’t know French…at ALL! I know…I want to, but alas, not enough time for this girl to learn the things that she would prefer to learn. :( The problems of life, huh? ;) I am learning Spanish but will be the first to say that I am not the best at it. I prefer to read it than actually to say it and don’t understand it all yet. Not there yet…but I’m gettin’ there!

But this post isn’t about Spanish, French, or festivals! No, it’s about food! YAY, right? I mean, who doesn’t love food? And when it involves food like chocolate? Well, I am a happy camper and so are my siblings. Sunday morning I usually make waffles(the recipes of which will hopefully soon be perfected and put on this blog), but this past Sunday we didn’t have much time, so I did something much quicker: MUFFINS! Who doesn’t love a good muffin? I mean, muffins are SO easy and creative. You can put ANY combination of foods(strawberries and peanut butter anyone?), you can fit them to ANY allergy, they are beginner-level baking…I could go on, but I know that y’all want my muffin recipe, so I won’t delay its getting into your world any more. It’s paleo, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and almost sugar free, with the exception of two bananas and two tablespoons of honey…so they are pretty healthy for all y’all health nuts out there! (Btw, that is a sincere complement!) And I have been perfecting them because I HATE that eggy texture that a lot of paleo baked goods have and when it finally came out ‘right’, I was sooo excited! I am SOOO excited to give you this recipe! Enjoy!

So without further ado: 


Paleo Chocolate Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes         Bake Time: 25 minutes        Total Time: 40-50 minutes

Gluten free, dairy free, nut free, paleo, healthy, and YUMMY
Makes 12 muffins

  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 TB coconut oil or palm shortening or butter or whatever oil your heart desires!
  • 2 (or 4 if not using any stevia) TB honey or maple syrup
  • 1/8- 1/4 tsp vanilla liquid stevia(depending on how sweet you like muffins)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
    • 1/2 cup sifted coconut flour
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 large, ripe bananas
    • 1/4 cup light coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a standard 12-cup muffin pan.


1. In a large bowl, beat together your eggs, coconut oil, honey, stevia, apple cider vinegar, and extracts until well combined.


2. In another smaller bowl, whisk together your coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, mash bananas and milk together and set aside.


4. Whisk the dry cocoa mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined and thickened a bit.


5. Plop the banana mixture into the batter and stir carefully in with a spatula.


6. Scoop out the mixture evenly into the 12 muffin cups and place in the oven.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

8. Remove, cool a bit, then enjoy!!

I really hope y’all like these muffins because I did!


Btw, the frosting I used was merely some protein powder mixed with stevia and water. I hope to make up a newer healthy frosting for y’all, but that is all I got right now!


Shared on Fat Tuesday, Tuesdays Table, Allergy Free Wednesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, GF Wednesday

With love,


~Links I Like Week 2~

Hello everyone! I hope your Easter week went as smoothly as…well…as a smooth rock. ;) Ours was full of highs and lows, ups and downs, but we made it through and now I am writing another Links I Like post for y’all, with a new and improved picture lol! I knew I needed a knew pic because that other one was HORRIBLE!! I seriously need a creative expert over here because I am most definitely not one!


Other than that… I have been experimenting in the kitchen, coming up with a new recipe for y’all. Don’t worry, I have not forgotten that I LOVE cooking and baking. In fact, I haven’t really taken off from cooking as I cook dinner for my family a lot! :) I have just never taken any pictures, and really, what is a recipe blog without pictures of the recipe? I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE having pictures of the recipe I am making. Not a TON, but a good enough amount.

Also: my parents’ anniversary was this past Wednesday, April 8! So: Happy Anniversary to the best people in the whole world! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may have noticed that we went dancing, or to be more exact, cajun dancing! Yes, down here is south Louisiana, almost everybody loves to either Cajun dance or Zydeco dance. Zydeco is a little more difficult to dance to because of the beat, but I am still up to the challenge. So…that’s where I was Wednesday night: dancing my life away with my sisters and my parents.

We were tired... We had been swimming all afternoon prior to going dancing.

We were tired… We had been swimming all afternoon prior to going dancing.

Sorry for the creepy tired me-face!

Sorry for the creepy tired me-face!

Abby and my mom talking!

Abby and my mom talking!

So, yeah, we had a blast!

Now, onto what else I have been doing this week: Pinteresting(since school is out, YAYA!), Instagraming, dancing, swimming, and looking at posts I like. Some of these posts I liked SOOO much that I just have to share them with all you readers!

So, without further ado, my fav posts from this week:

Food Links First! (Mostly stuff I found on Pinterest and I tried and…er…fell in love with!)

Ummm…YUM!! There is no question about it: this is an all around snack/dessert winner in my opinion!

As summer gets closer and it gets hotter and muggier down here in LA, I am pinning more and more ice cream recipes and this one looks like a blast, considering my love of all things nut butters and all things chocolate!

AHHH! I haven’t tried these yet but they are gluten free poptarts! Isn’t it incredible? I cannot wait to bite into these little pieces of heaven! Poptarts were one of my childhood favs and, in all honesty, still are! The only problem I have with them is: not enough filling. With homemade, I can fix that right well! ;)

I was just patiently waiting this recipe….honestly. I was SO, SO patient! ;)

Workouts (Love to get sweaty? Then be prepared!)

This is interesting and I am always up for challenges, so… I am ready to hit this one hard in the head!

I love this website and I also love HIIT, so this is the newest form of exercise that appeals to me!

This…this looks like an easy and wonderful way to start your day! I have a hard time actually doing a morning workout and am more of an afternoon or before lunch type of workout person, so this is easy and quick for the mornings.

Favorite Instagram Photos

This picture of me and my sister

Funnies from Pinterest and other places

  • This problem we all have with showers


  • This dog who does what he wants only when he wants! My fav dog in the world!


  • And finally, this awesome parent who didn’t want to miss the moment:


Inspirational Posts and other Randomness

EDs play around in my life and so this post touched me in a good and inspiration way.

  • The Thing About “Healthy Living Blogs” – from MyFoodandFitnessDiaries

I am an avid reader of ‘healthy living blogs’ and this is a good read for anyone who is in-depth with this part of the internet.

  • What is your Body’s Natural Set Point? – from Real Life RD

This girl is so real life and I just love her! :) So…here is one of her most recent posts that really stood out to me. Our bodies are smart and they all have a natural set point, just listen!

  • Then there is this picture I found of Pinterest that is just awesome! (For all my Catholic Readers!)


With that, I will let you all go! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and other sillies! I hope y’all all have a wonderful weekend!


Kelly C.

Happy Easter!!!

Hey guys! How are all of my favorite peeps? How was your Easter? I LOVE Easter and this year was no exception. I was battling a little cold at the beginning of this week but it cleared itself up by Holy Thursday. This Holy Week was life-changing and I have got to admit: my Lenten Journey was not the best. I lost my morning prayers, I lost all motivation, and I broke many of my penances. I would blame it one stress and school, but that’s just not right…it was all me. And if you are Catholic, you know the struggle that we go through every year to be consistent in our penances for forty days and I find it even more difficult through Lent.

However, I was determined to make something of my Holy Week and even though it was not perfect(because I am far from a perfect human being… :) ), Good Friday came, we watched the movie The Passion, I cried, then Easter came and I felt refreshed, I went to Confession, and now I feel like I can start over my life in a new and lovely direction.


And I now I know that Jesus was waiting for me this entire time! So… this is my new beginning for now, lol! ;) I’ll give you an overview of our Easter and maybe, if you’d like, you can share about your own Easter adventures. :) ‘Cause life is an adventure and we all gotta ride the ride to get where God wants us to go. Sometimes, we need to step over our comfort zone. I’m trying not to take life so seriously and just chill a bit. Everyone is NOT judging you and those that are…well, too bad for them. They are spending time being useless. I am God’s princess and they can choose to see that or not. :)


(Hehe…I was brave enough this Easter to curl my hair and put makeup on! Yay me!)

So…my Easter started with some fun on Holy Saturday: egg dying, chocolate making, cupcake making, and cupcake decorating. :) We definitely had the time of our lives waiting for the tomb to open. Not sure that is what you are supposed to do, but we were preparing and trying(really hard) not to have TOO much fun by not singing. And we NEVER realized how HARD that is till we stopped! Oh gosh…is it hard! But it was a sacrifice for Jesus and all those suffering Christians in Iraq. :)


Here are the pics from our fun times!

Our 'majestic' eggs! Pretty pretty pretty!

Our ‘majestic’ eggs! Pretty pretty pretty!

CUPCAKE BATTER!! And I didn't eat any... willpower at its finest!

CUPCAKE BATTER!! And I didn’t eat any… willpower at its finest!

My egg with the weird bunny face...hey! I tried lol! :D

My egg with the weird bunny face…hey! I tried lol! :D

Finished cupcakes...more will power at work. Hey- I gave up chocolate. And the pink and green? Interesting icing flavors my mom found @ the store: watermelon and raspberry.

Finished cupcakes…more will power at work. Hey- I gave up chocolate. And the pink and green? Interesting icing flavors my mom found @ the store: watermelon and raspberry.

I painted my nails! Yay me!

I painted my nails! Yay me!


Homemade Almond Joys! YUM YUM YUM!!

For the almond joy bars I simply melted some milk chocolate chips in a double boiler. I stirred up 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut, 6 TB coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and a dash of salt in a small bowl. I put a small layer of milk chocolate in a mini cupcake lined pan, put a little bit of the coconut filling, stuffed one almond on top and then topped it with the chocolate. I used about 2 cups or so of milk chocolate and this make a good 30 or so. Thought I’d add the recipe I kind of threw together with what we had!

For the cupcakes I used this recipe and this recipe. Both were delicious and both were really easy! I accidentally over-baked the second recipe, and they still came out pretty moist. Just thought you’d like to know that little tid-bit of my kitchen problems. It proved that the recipe was definitely Kelly-proof. ;) BTW: I love ALL of Spunky Coconut’s Recipes! She is truly a very talented person and she is kind of my kitchen role model. So, definitely go check her out NOW.

Easter Day came, we sang for Mass(which was awesome!!) and then we went to my cousins house, ate a lot, played a lot, talked a lot, looked at old pictures, and generally had the most awesome day in the world. Thank you cousins for being such a blessing to me! :) :) I love y’all! 

Then we left around 4 pm, went home, had sister time, ate some more chocolate and ham LOL, then watched Big Hero 6.


We prayed our Divine Mercy Novena, then our dad read Treasure Island, and I fell asleep, then we crashed around 9 or 9:30, I think.

That was my day…I hope you had an equally awesome Easter with good food, good play, good talk, good family, and good memories to treasure for a life-time! Keep in touch! Love my readers


Kelly <3

So Good You’ll Want S’More!!

How is your year of the big 2015 goin’? Mine ain’t going very good, but life is to be lived so I will just have to keep going, right? RIGHT!! Actually, I failed a couple of my New Year Resolutions, if you haven’t noticed…I have NOT been posting two posts every week and I am NOT going to be able to run the Color Run. Big HUGE unhappy face: :(. But, I am actually OK with that because I am actually starting to run/jog a bit, so I am happy. Now for the reasons WHY I won’t be able to run: I am saving my money to go to Poland next year on a Pilgrimage and to World Youth Day!! Yay! I am praying that I can make it there. It’s gonna be a TON of cash, but I think I’ve got it a bit under control. We are fundraising, so hopefully I’ll make it there. :) ;) I’m actually thinking of getting a job! Who woulda known, right?

Now I ain’t making any promises, y’all, but I am really, really, really gonna try and start posting a whole bunch more on here. I am determined to get this thang going if it’s the last thing I do.

So….besides all that and school, that pretty much sums up my two month in 2015 so far. I know, kinda boring, right? I mean, what HAVE I been doing? I really don’t have a clue…I guess I have been trying to wing life so far and right now, I really need to start LOVING LIFE! Actually, yes, I challenge you guys, my dear readers, to stop in your seats, think of something you LOVE to do, and do it right now! I’ll wait…

Still waiting…(are you doing it?)

C’mon guys…I KNOW you can do it!

Did you do it? Yes? YAY!! Give yourself a high five! Personally, I just sat here and wrote, then went to grab something to eat. Please don’t imitate my actions…unless you are a writer, then by all means, just write and eat. Oh yeah, and think…Thinking is very useful. :)

Anyways…after you did something you love(whether that be yoga, food, bike riding, going on a walk, eating, playing an instrument, etc.), please, please come back and read this post and get the ooh-so-good S’more Brownies.

What?!?! Wait…what’s that you said? S’MORE BROWNIES!!??!! Oh my gosh…Am I in heaven? When you bite into this delicious concoction I have made up(actually, I am pretty sure it has already been made up, but please don’t remind me…), yes…you will SO be in heaven! And I will be there with you and we will be doing things we love, right? Hehe…see what I did there? I connected what I said earlier and put the two together! I am so smart! ;) (And really weird as well… :/)

So, here she is, in all her splendor…please do not eat your screen. I never read it anywhere, but I do believe that a diet consisting of computer screens is not a very good diet to live on and it may inhibit mineral absorption and may give a weird disease that no one knows exactly what it is, but the name looks deadly so you wouldn’t want to get it. So yeah-that is actually a good piece of healthy info- never eat your computer or iPhone screen, no matter how delicious it looks or appears to be.

So, without further ado…mah own delicious S’More Brownies!!!! And BONUS: They are gluten free!!!! Yaya!



Prep Time: 30 minutes       Cook Time: 30 minutes    Total Time: 1 hour

Serves 9 to 12


  • For Crust: – 1 1/2 cups gluten free Graham Cracker Crumbs (I used Kinnikinnick brand graham crumbs but feel free to use whatever you want. If you aren’t gluten free, that OK, you are still cool and you can use regular graham cracker crumbs. It all works and its all yummy!)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (I used plain ol’ white sugar, but feel free to use organic sugar or palm sugar. Sorry, haven’t tried any liquid sweeteners and if you do try, I’d reduce the butter to 4 TB)
  • 6 TB butter, melted ( I used salted, but you can use whatever you feel like{or whatever is in your fridgy})
  • For Brownie Mix: – 1 packet Krusteaz’s Gluten Free Brownie Mix
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • NOTE: In place of this, you can use whatever gluten free brownie recipe or mix you would like as long as it fits in an 8×8” or 9×9” baking pan. Also, I am currently working on a delicious brownie recipe for my blog, but while its in construction, my personal fav gluten free brownies from scratch is this one: Super Fudgy Paleo Brownies from Gluten Free On A Shoestring.
  • For Quick and EZ Marshmallow Topping(Kellified a bit from this recipe): – 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup OR maple syrup(my personal fav)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

OK, now we can get baking!! YAY!! :D

Directions: 1. OK, first, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8×8” baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Melt butter in a small bowl, then stir into graham cracker crumbs. Press into the baking dish then place in the oven and let bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.

3. Prepare the brownies according to package with my suggested ingredients or use your favorite brownie recipes.


Spread over slightly cooled crust and place in the oven again to bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean or mostly clean.

4. While the brownies are baking, prepare the marshmallow creme: place the egg white in a stand mixer and add corn syrup/maple syrup and salt. Beat for 5 minutes. It come together and look like marshmallow creme. Put the mixer on low, then add the powdered sugar. Beat until well combined. Add extracts and beat until nice and creamy.

5. Take the brownies out of the oven and let them cool for at least 30 minutes or until cool to the touch. I know…you can’t wait to dig into them, but just be patience. Good things come to those who wait! ;)


6. Now spread the brownies with the yummy and supa-dupa easy creme. Let your eyes feast on the beauty, then consume in any way you feel that is best! Another winky face: ;).



So…I sure hope y’all guys enjoy this recipe. Personally, it lasted about two hours and that was it. It was GONE!

And that’s all I have for you today. Stay tuned for more after this post. Love all you guys and wish you the best.

Yours in Christ,

Kelly C.

This is shared on Fat Tuesday, Tuesdays Table, Allergy Free Wednesday,

Gluten Free Dairy Free (Paleo and Egg Free Option) Gingerbread


Hey guys and girls!

I am still living and kicking, I promise. These past months have been a whirlwind of activities, school deadlines, rushed hours, late nights, early mornings, etc. etc. I mean it, I feel like we have done everything under the sun these past few months. To tell the utter truth, my calender is still on August. I am not joking. Just changed it…to October though because my mind must still be back there…somewhere where the skeletons lie. LOL! :)

busy meme

So… I’ve been crazy busy with life. What…you thought I might have been crazy with non-life? I’ll put your minds at rest: I am not and have no intention in busying myself with inorganic substances in chemistry or in anything else for that matter. I am pretty busy already with life…so non-life would make things so much more crazier.

Anyways, besides being busy, me and my sisters have been watching Linsdey Stirling…someone you guys seriously need to get into! I mean, that girl can hip hop dance! My favorite is Round Table Rival… the best in the whole world! And guys, I do not lie. At least, I try my best not to.


Well, now you guys know my weakness! Hip hop and violin playing! Hehe…yeah, I know. I’m a nerd.

Now…onto food! Speaking of food….


I am sure that all of y’all guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And for those of you who live out of the United States… be thankful anyways because God calls us to do so every single day of our entire lives! Everyone has something to be thankful for, I just now it, because God is good and He’ll always provide for us. We live such wonderful lives! Life is a gift; time is a gift; children are a gift; food is a gift; animals are gifts; family and friends are gifts; gosh, even school is a gift! And they are all given to us by Our Heavenly Father for the good of our souls and bodies. Yes, God wants us to be happy on this earth and He wants us to care for our bodies. It took me a while to realize that little bit of truth. I’ll brush up more on that later on, because today, I labeled the post “Gingerbread”, not “How My Life Has Changed”, so my background story will be kept for a later date. This week and the weeks to come, let us be thankful for everything that God has given us. And if you are in any way depressed, sit down, write down your problems, then write down your blessings. Work them out with a friend. Be open! God gave us each other because He knew we need support in order to survive this tremendous task of living! 

OK, now onto the recipe, sorry guys for trailing off… I was getting on a tangent.

Notes on Recipe: I try to make my recipes as easy for y’all as possible, meaning that I really try to make and create them for busy moms, teenagers, etc. I also try to make them to fit everyone’s taste buds while still being healthy and allergy friendly. So with that in mind, if you have any ideas for substitution, I am not sure if they will work because this is all I have tried so far. If you do experiment with it, please report back! I am always so incredibly happy to hear from all you lovely folks and it would be great if y’all could comment below about your substitutions if you tried any. Thanks for reading this far because this is kinda lengthy! Onto recipe now because by now, y’all are quite hungry, ain’t ya?

Now- I am so excited for Christmas!!! I mean, just walking around the store gets an almost 16-year-old girl on her toes about the holiday. Especially when it involves my birthday. I am turning 16 on December 25 and I am SO, SO excited. Sweet 16 is nothing to play around with, after all! I only go through teen aged years once and, despite the uncomfortable-ness of being a teenager, I really am thankful for it!

This little reindeer plate is the best, by the way! It is so X-mas-y! :)




The Bread that is the new black!

Dairy Free, Gluten Free with Paleo and Egg Free Options

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (60g) (I have not tried it, but white rice flour may work if needed)

For Paleo Option, use 1/2 cup almond flour(I use Bob’s Red Mill and homemade)Note: gram measuring will be different based on the different flours

  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot starch (60g)
  • 1/4 cup sifted coconut flour (30g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 TB Palm Shortening(or coconut oil or butter if dairy is not an issue)
  • 1/4 cup molasses (I used blackstrap, but feel free to use a lighter molasses)
  • optional: 2-4 TB granulated sugar(depending how sweet you want your bread)
  • 3 ‘flax eggs’ (mix 3 TB flaxmeal and 9 TB water and let sit for five minutes to let it thicken) OR 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree or sweet potato puree
  • 1/4 cup applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or butter a 9-by-5 inch bread pan and line with parchment paper and cut off excess paper.
  2. In a small bowl, measure the dry ingredients and whisk well.
  3. In a larger bowl, beat with a hand held mixer, the palm shortening, molasses, and optional sugar until creamy. Beat in the flax eggs or eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts.
  4. Beat in the pumpkin puree and applesauce. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet and beat until well blended. Add the apple cider vinegar and beat for 10 seconds. The batter will be nice, brown, and thick.
  5. Spoon batter into the bread pan, place in the oven, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until it has a crackled top and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean or with a bit of moist crumbs.
  6. If you want a nice and easy glaze to go with your allergy friendly bread, mix a heaping 1/2 cup organic or non-organic powdered sugar in a bowl with a tablespoon or two of milk. Add more milk/powdered sugar to achieve the texture you would like. Pour over the bread and cut into thick yummy slices.
  7. Enjoy your bread, guys and girls! We did!


Now, I can happily tell y’all that I will back around here more often and I will be giving you guys some of my recent recipes that I have been working on lately.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and First week of Advent! Love you all and wish you the very best in life!

Yours in Christ,

Kelly Caffery

I shared this delicious recipe on Fat Tuesday, Tuesdays Table, Allergy Free Wednesday

Pinning Lately

Hello my good readers! I am so sorry that this post has taken me over a month to write out to y’all! We have been horribly busy and things got a lot worse when school started! :/ But, I am very much alive and not lost somewhere! :) :) Yaya! Anyways, my baking and cooking have slowed considerably in these past two months. But, I am hoping that it’ll pick up again! :)

     My older sister started college, majoring in musical recording at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. She is getting around happily! :) And I think she likes it!

We went on vacation to Florida a few weeks back that was really needed because of our hectic schedule! It was so nice to relax on the sand in the sun… and get all burnt! Yes- I got burnt, but not as bad as I though I would. :)


Hehe- My foot is the one with the bandaid- figures because I can be pretty prone to scrapes and cuts!

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Let me just say, we had an awesome and spectacular time out there at Fort Walton, Florida!!! :) :) :D

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     So, after that, we have had volleyball, school(which I am in my glorious sophomore year! Yay me!), and a host of other little itty bits of stuff that make up our days! So, when life just gets way too busy, what do you do? I had been trying to get to the computer and actually write a post, but the most I ever did was check on my pinterest account before we had to go off to some other lesson, practice, etc. So-what do you do to keep sane?

     Well, you pray to God first and beg Him to order your life or to help you with this hectic and insane world…then you unravel on Pinterest. Let me tell you I LOVE pinterest! It is almost the best thing I ever signed up for! There are so many recipes, crafts, neat clothes ideas, etc… So, lately, I have just been hanging out with my Pinterest account, dreaming about my future life and house and home(like, I really, really want to live on a ranch when I grow up, if God doesn’t have other plans in mind!), dreaming about the next recipe that I can try for Sunday dessert or Sunday dinner, dreaming about all those crafts that I could do, and also about all those clothes I could be wearing.

     Oh and did I mention that I love fall clothes?? Oh yes, I LOVE fall clothes! Like, I wish I was living up north so that I could wear them all the time…no, never mind, I don’t want to live up north. You guys who do live up there are really brave, because I’d be freezing up there most of the time! ;) I mean, down here, we are literally like this, while the north is like that:

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HAHA!!! Pinterest funnies! :D

Anyways, I’ll show y’all some of my favorite pins of this past week and then say bye and give y’all a good recipe later on because I have worked myself up to actually baking again! :) :)

Seasonal Clothes:                                                                                                                                                                  



Cute fall clothes

  Cute fall clothes




Paleo Nutella Pizza on The Paleo Mom

Paleo Nutella Pizza on The Paleo Mom

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls!

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls!

Gluten Free Vegan Ding Dongs



Sweet Potato Tots!

Main Dish:

Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash

Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash




Every time! LOL

Every time! LOL



Well, I think that is a good amount of pins for today! I hope you enjoyed, but please check out my Pinterest page for lots more recipes, clothes, funnies, hair ideas, etc. I hope y’all have a wonderful day and weekend! God bless y’all now and forever!


Yours In Christ,

Kelly C.

What is your favorite thing to look at on Pinterest??
Mine would have to be the recipes, although I do enjoy looking at the geeky stuff(e.g. Star Wars, Avengers, Captain America, etc.)!