Monthly Archive: January 2015

Gaga Bea’s Puppy Chow [Gluten-free]

Our family loves to joke around, especially on my dad’s side. The first time I tried this recipe, I was really little, almost young enough to fall it.  When my grandmother brought it over, it was in some unique packaging – a dog food bag! Hence the name, puppy chow.  It’s really just a simplified version of Chex Muddy Buddies. We usually double it, because this doesn’t last long! Ingredients: One...

Grammy Z’s Grandmother’s [Gluten-Free] Orange Cookies

Grammy Z’s Grandmother’s [Gluten-Free] Orange Cookies It’s been over a year since I baked something from scratch.  I think I thought it would be less expensive to just buy the pre-made gluten-free, dairy-free cookies and treats.  Or maybe I was just afraid that what I tried wouldn’t turn out or it wouldn’t be like I remember.  Or, maybe I was just fatigued from learning a whole new lifestyle in the...

The Colfax and Community Fund Needs YOUR Help

The annual fund drive for the Colfax and Community Fund (CACF) is happening now.  Open your heart and become part of one of Colfax’s most worthwhile charities.  Contributions make it possible to continue vital support to agencies that depend on donations for services in our community.  If you can’t contribute financially, volunteer to be a board member. I am a member of the distribution committee.  My observations in the last three...

Francisco’s Meatball Subs

I hadn’t eaten meatballs in probably a year.  Fortunately, my craving was satisfied last night!  We had some ground, grass-fed bison meat, GF Glutino table crackers, Udi’s GF Hot Dog Buns, and Daiya DF Provolone Cheddar Slices, as well as a can of Classico Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce.  I hate to admit it, but I was so excited about our dinner last night that I couldn’t stop thinking about it during Yoga!...

My New Career

  On Monday I began my new career as an Independant Agent for Academic Entertainment, Inc.  AE connects schools and other organizations with programs that motivate and inspire.  In addition to assisting with Sales and Marketing, I’m also our social media manager and am helping with new business development and new revenue streams. The last three days have been a whirlwind of cold calls, social posting, and emailing.  I’m thrilled with...

Ugly Sweaters are always in season

We had so much fun last night!  It was the first ugly sweater party we had both ever been to.  The party was hosted by Whitman County Subway owners, JoReen and Cameron Brinkman.  (Francisco is in training for management.)  The point of Ugly Sweaters at the party was to encourage a festive atmosphere, and we also got an extra raffle ticket for prizes! The Brinkman’s have an annual Holiday party...