Paleo/Grain Free Biscuits

I remember the first time I made these biscuits … I had them on my radar to make for a few weeks … I priced almond flour. All I wanted was one measly cup of almond flour. And it was going to cost me like $10. Yikes. In case you didn’t know, I’m kind of a frugal at heart girl. $10 for one pound of flour is NOT frugal. But a little research, and checking the post over and over and drooling, I finally thought “heck, I’ve got almonds coming out my ears in this house!” … and then I found that I could MAKE MY OWN ALMOND FLOUR! I was so excited so I hopped right to it and got baking!

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That first batch was good, but not the best. My almonds had the skins on so the biscuits were a little funky looking. The flour wasn’t smooth and as you can see in the picture, there were a few chunks there and they ended up looking like cookies instead of biscuits. Still tasty but not what I was aiming for.

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So I ended up giving in and buying a bag for a little UNDER $10 (which now, I just buy the stuff at Trader Joe’s!) and tried it with the super fine ground stuff. I’ve tweaked the original recipe quite a few times to get the right result for ME …

1 cup of almond flour
1 tsp baking powder, slightly heaping
1/2 tsp salt
3 egg whites (extra large)
1/3 cup of butter, COLD and cut in cubes

Mix first 3 ingredients and give a good stir. Add in the butter cubes and mix up til little pebbles/peas start to form.

Give egg whites a little whipping and stir in to the flour mix. Mix well. Using just 3 extra large eggs made the batter a little thicker.

Make 4 piles on the baking mat. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Ohhh and Ahhh and think, wow, the REAL DEAL does make a difference!

Dough/batter was much more manageable than first time

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These really do taste like biscuits and are nice and flakey moist. You can bake them a little longer if you’d like as they are NOT hold in your hand material BUT you need to watch them carefully as that almond flour will burn before you know it and then, well, that’s a no no!

Go ahead, give these a try … I’ve used them for breakfast with fried egg and bacon and for dinner with italian beef!

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We head to MD Anderson on Thursday for our 2nd follow up and scan. We are not overly optimistic … there are some lingering issues from the chemo and I think Mark is feeling some of the things that first made him go to the doctor before his diagnosis. We try not to think about it too much as anxiety doesn’t do anything good for you! PLUS we don’t know what the next step is if the Folfox stuff is finished.

We are settling in to the house, somewhat. I’m trying not to go too much in as we are only here temporarily. BUT geesh, I could not wait for Comcast to get here and fix the cable and internet! Took forever. They finally had a technician out on Sunday afternoon (yes, Sunday!) and the issue was STILL not resolved so they came back again on MONDAY morning and fixed 3 of the 4 boxes. Of course, the master bedroom has NO cable still and the WIFI is on the other side of the house so Hubby is going to look for an amplifier or whatever those things are called.

Thank you for sticking with me through this move … it’s not been easy and has been more stressful that I admitted out loud! BUT I’m trying to get settled in hopefully once we have the cable and internet running to full capacity, things will fall in place 😉

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The Latest and Greatest

I’ve gone quiet …

Mostly because we don’t have WiFi or internet yet at the temporary home.

We sold the boat on Tuesday. That was a surprise!

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We closed on the house Wednesday. That was sad.
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We close on our new condo Friday. That’s sad as well. Not sad in the way the house sale was but sad, nonetheless.

We are staying at a friend’s home … fully furnished, large and right around the corner from the old house. Well, across the bridge and south. But still close by. It’s the total opposite of our old house but quite interesting.

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Mark had his 10th and what should be his FINAL Treatment last Tuesday … he convinced the local oncologist to sign him up for one more before we head back to MD Anderson but now says he may not do the 7 day pill regime, just the infusion. Those pills really, really mess him up and make him feel like crud. To the point where he wanted to just ditch taking them half way through the week. Not GOOD. BUT if he chooses not to take the bonus round of pills, that is his choice … I have a feeling Dr. B at MD KNEW that 10 would be the maximum to tolerate …

We are in FULL BLOWN MOVING mode. We close on our sale 8/8 and our purchase 8/10. Of course, we have some extensive work to do to the condo we are buying … I’m hoping to add about 500 more square feet … IN MY DREAMS! OMG I didn’t think we had this much stuff! Mark has been taking care of the garage and I get to take care of the inside … 4 bedrooms, 3 baths … 2 kitchens … LOTS OF STUFF. Staging furniture was moved out on Monday. Our movers come on Saturday. We have a temporary “home” for a few months, thanks to a wonderful open and generous heart of someone who is seriously the BEST and most kindest person in the whole wide world … we will have a FULL house (which is a custom built really retro home) that is fully furnished and functional for as long as we need it. Seriously, I can NOT wait to share pictures of this place … the person who offered this up to us is just wanting to give a good place for Mark to lay his head at night to deal and heal his body … does that just not give you the chills? Oh, and the cats? It’s ok, there’s been 17 cats and dogs in that house over the years, it will be just fine…

I will forever be in debt to this person in my heart even though they do not ask for anything in return. I don’t even have the words STILL to share how I feel.

Ok, ok, let’s get on with the party since I’m LATE today …

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Mark had his 10th treatment earlier today and isn’t feeling all that great today.  But he did come home with this cool Llama pillow.  A local church makes them and brings them around to all the infusion centers.  How cool … and wonderful. Mark said most of the patients were happy to receive these little gifts.

Mark has one more treatment in 2 weeks … the same week we close on the sale of our house and the purchase of the new condo. THEN we go to MD Anderson the following week for a follow up scan and testing … thoughts and prayers are always appreciated!

Last week we had some great shares and thanks for those of you who keep coming back every week and sharing your great ideas and projects!

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Awesome Italian Potatoes

Here’s a super quick, awesome side dish to add to your next summertime Sunday Dinner at the grill!

Ok, let’s get one thing straight … these are NOT Italian Potatoes in the sense that anyone Italian grandmother would be making for Sunday dinner.

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There. I put it out there …

They are, however, an awesome, easy side dish to make if you are grilling for a Sunday dinner.

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So there. I put that out there as well!

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I made these awesome taters on Saturday night … OLD recipe in this house but it’s been YEARS since I’ve made them … will be sharing later this week so make sure you check back!

I had a few technical difficulties last week so thank you letting me know that you were not able to link up. Still don’t know what the issue was. It was a crazy busy week and I just didn’t have time to sit down and figure it out. Here’s hoping that once this house stuff is all over and done with I can get back to my fun job – BLOGGING!

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Mark goes in for his 9th treatment day … and hopefully everything goes according to plan. To start, his 7 days of pills did NOT show up Monday like they were supposed to. His onocologist has moved back to Chicago and and the new doctor did NOT give him a warm and fuzzy feeling which is NOT a good thing … but like I told him, he only has 2 more after this so suck it up and let’s re-evaluate when its done …

That there picture is my awesome Honey Mustard Dressing which I plan to share this week with you so make sure you come back and get the recipe!

Last week we had some great shares, yet again! I want to thank all of your for stopping in and sharing!

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