gluten free

SimplE Chic Shower

Last week we had a little surprise shower for one of our team members.  Scotty’s Brewhouse in Champaign was great at accommodating a large party with such short notice and did not have a problem with me decorating the space.  You will never guess where the majority of the decorations came from.  Give up?  TARGET!  This momma to be prefers to not be the center of attention, so rather than having a gift opening session, I put together a basket of necessities and used the other gifts as part of the decoration.  Great Harvest Bread Co. has the MOST delicious cookies, if you haven't had them yet be sure to treat yourself sometime.  The cookies are best earlier in the day as they bake them fresh each morning.  How cute do they look on this adorable (five) dollar section cake stand.  In the white buckets we had enjoy life double brownie cookies for our gluten free friends.  The surprise was a success and we can’t wait to meet baby dos!

Fresalsa & Cinnamon Chips

Fresa = strawberry in Spanish, so fresa + salsa = fresalsa 

This delicious blend of strawberries, mango and pineapple is a perfect treat for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!  Or a refreshing warm weather (healthy) treat!  Served with flour tortilla cinnamon "chips" and enjoy life sugar crisp cookies for my gluten free friend. 



1 pint (or 2 cups) fresh strawberries
1 mango
1 8oz can of pineapple tidbits drain & set juice aside
For a “fresher” recipe, switch for one cup fresh pineapple
1 fresh mango, diced
2 tbsp strawberry jam
2 tbsp grade A maple syrup
2 tbsp pineapple  juice


Wash and dice fruit  (if you take the easy route on the pineapple, no need to wash, just dice)
Toss in a bowl and set to the side.
In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, juice, and jam until blended.
Pour the mix over the fruit and toss together.

For best results, chill in the fridge, but can be enjoyed right away!




6 small flour tortillas
1 egg
3/4 cup pure cane sugar
4 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a small bowl combine cinnamon and cane sugar, set aside.
Whisk egg in a small bowl or cup
Brush the top and bottom of one of the tortillas with the egg, coat with cinnamon sugar mix.
Repeat brush, stack sprinkle until you have three tortillas piled. Then repeat with the second set of three tortillas.
Slice into 6 triangles
Place on your baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.
Flip them over and bake for five minutes.
Let cool & Enjoy!