Buttermilk Blueberry Banana Muffins

Geez, it’s been forever since I posted a recipe!  Mostly because of all the craziness of the move plus my new kitchen leaves a bit to be desired.  Just the other day I finally got a working oven!  So needless to say I’ve been behind in my baking.

I actually made this recipe a few months ago when we were still in Florida, right after we had picked fresh blueberries.  You know what’s awesome?  Blueberries are in season in Florida in June.  We moved on June 30th.  Then we moved to Indiana and guess when blueberries are ripe in Indiana?  July!  All together we have picked over 50 lbs of blueberries this year!

Gluten free muffins - super moist, just like bakery muffins!

I wanted to get this recipe up since blueberries are still somewhat in season and relatively cheap at the grocery stores.  Oh yeah, and because this recipe is awesome.  Most of the store-bought gluten free muffins are a bit on the dry side.  These are anything but…. 

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Blueberry Cobbler

I bought 25 lbs of blueberries the other day.  Then I went back and bought 10 more.  So I hope y’all like blueberry recipes!

Blueberry Cobbler:  Gluten & Grain Free, uses coconut flour

This one is pretty versatile though.  I don’t see why you couldn’t use just about any fruit.

And you know what I just realized??  This cobbler is grain free!  I think with minor modifications it’d be paleo as well.  I love when I accidentally create something that falls on the “healthy” spectrum.

Blueberry Cobbler:  Gluten & Grain Free, uses coconut flour

I made mine in an iron skillet but a casserole dish will work just as well…. 

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Grilled Peaches

Summer time dessert!  Quick & Easy & Allergy Friendly!

Folks, I totally thought Recreating Happiness was going to be put on hold for awhile.  As you probably know I’ve moved to a new house.  And it’s super great and awesome and I love it so far….

Uh, but the oven is 21 years old.  So far I have burned black the bottoms of a few rows of muffins, I’ve burned the top of a loaf of my favorite Honey Oat Bread, and I had to bake my Sandwich Bread for well over an hour to get it fully cooked.  Yesterday I tried making Orzo Pasta Salad but after waiting nearly 30 minutes to get my water to boil I gave up and just sort of steamed my orzo (did not really work all that well btw).

Needless to say recipe creation involving an oven or stove is on hold until I get a new one (any suggestions?).  Thankfully a kitchen reno is in the plans but it’s still several weeks or maybe even months before it’s all done.

Thankfully it’s summer time and my fab husband bought me a grill for my birthday, hooray!

Look at these beauties waiting to go on the grill!

Summer time dessert!  Quick & Easy & Allergy Friendly!

I did go ahead and peel them because they slipped off so easily.  However you can leave the peels on if you’d like – once they cook they’ll come right off, but then of course you’ll lose some of your “grilly-ness.”

Once grilled they’re even more gorgeous:

Summer time dessert!  Quick & Easy & Allergy Friendly!… 

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Honey Oat Bread

Sometimes the best blog posts are silent.  Enjoy  :)

Gluten free Honey Oat Bread!  Sweet crust, perfect "gluten-like" texture.  Perfect with butter & jam or makes one heck of a sandwich! (thinking: turkey, avocado, tomato, cheese...mmm)

Gluten free Honey Oat Bread!  Sweet crust, perfect "gluten-like" texture.  Perfect with butter & jam or makes one heck of a sandwich! (thinking: turkey, avocado, tomato, cheese...mmm)

Gluten free Honey Oat Bread!  Sweet crust, perfect "gluten-like" texture.  Perfect with butter & jam or makes one heck of a sandwich! (thinking: turkey, avocado, tomato, cheese...mmm)

Gluten free Honey Oat Bread!  Sweet crust, perfect "gluten-like" texture.  Perfect with butter & jam or makes one heck of a sandwich! (thinking: turkey, avocado, tomato, cheese...mmm)

Gluten free Honey Oat Bread!  Sweet crust, perfect "gluten-like" texture.  Perfect with butter & jam or makes one heck of a sandwich! (thinking: turkey, avocado, tomato, cheese...mmm)

Gluten free Honey Oat Bread!  Sweet crust, perfect "gluten-like" texture.  Perfect with butter & jam or makes one heck of a sandwich! (thinking: turkey, avocado, tomato, cheese...mmm)

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