Friday, October 17, 2014

Hands Down BEST Gluten Free Dessert EVER

Happy Friday friends!

Funnily enough, this post started with “Happy Monday friends!” and then pretty much sat in my draft box until today. This week really got away from me – work was busy, busy, busy, and Parrish was out of town. Tis the season I guess.

It stinks that I just now found the time to write this post though because I have been DYING to tell y’all about my Baby Shower in Upstate South Carolina last weekend!

Not only was it filled with all the Fall Festive touches that I love:

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AND a coffee bar (yes please!) complete with homemade coffee creamers:

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But my two sisters and my Mom really hit it out of the park with the food! All gluten free of course.

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting:

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and two new-to-me treats from Bumbalooza:

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Banana Bread Mix which Bestie used to make Mini Banana Bread Muffins and Gooey Oatmeal Bars – both were AWESOME!!!! And locally made in NC – bonus points!

The Banana Bread:

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was super moist and flavorful! In fact, I’ve been munching on these ALL WEEK and they’re still moist! I will definitely be making a batch of my own again!

And the Oatmeal Bars. Oh y’all. THE OATMEAL BARS were INSANE!! SO GOOD! Seriously. Buy them. Make them. Enter them in to a Baking Competition and WIN – these Oatmeal Bars will blow your mind.

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Multiple folks asked bestie for the recipe and were shocked that these came from a mix.

I’m not going to comment on how many dozen squares I ate….. but the great thing is that the bars are dense and rich, so you can cut them in to small bite size pieces and they’re perfect. Plus you don’t feel so indulgent because the bites are so small!

In addition to the sweets, my sister Susan made tasty Mini Hotdogs and my Mom baked Gluten Free Sausage Balls – neither of which lasted very long!

I’m sure my pregnancy hormones have something to do with it, but honestly friends, just reflecting on my baby shower makes me a little weepy. I am so incredibly lucky and blessed to have such a loving and supportive family.

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But even more, Baby Ravelli is so lucky. He’s going to be surrounded by so much love. AND laughter! He will have Great Aunts that hug him tight; grandparents that will listen to his stories – no matter how silly they are. He will have cousins to run and play and grow with. He will be so loved.

When I found out that I was having a boy, a piece of me shed an invisible tear for the super cute girl’s clothes I wouldn’t be needing. BUT after my shower, I am now convinced that baby boy’s clothes can be just as cute!

I mean…. seriously LOOK at this tiny cardigan:

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Squeal!!!!! It’s so cute!!!

And with that, have a happy Friday and a great weekend!

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