Really? Wheat? I went to the doctor. He said my blood test showed negative for celiac (whew!) but that it isn't always accurate (90%) and that I still may have a wheat sensitivity. I have pretty much stopped eating wheat and I feel so much better. Still. No pizza? No whole wheat toast or cracked wheat in the morning? No pancakes? No spaghetti? No cookies?
I know, I know. There are "gluten free" recipes. But gluten free flour is so... chalky. ick.
So, i got a recipe from a friend for a wheat-free peanut butter cookie. Yum! right? Well, yeah. But... crumbly. Of course, i didn't take any pictures, because who takes pictures of food that's not pretty?
But I do have that recipe if you want it. Sharon gave it to me. She got it from this website.
So, last night, for Michaela's cookie social, I just decided to take an old standby:
This is a picture of Jen's buckeyes.
Or maybe just I'm just missing Jen. It's been 10 years since we visited her in her Colorado Springs home, but if there is ever someone who epitomizes the gracious host, it's Jen. I have just had to imagine her home in Centerville, but whenever we have visited, she has known all the places to take us and made all the best local recipes to share with us. Her home is lovely and comfortable and now she is moving to Japan. Waaa! That's so far away and, oooh, wait! Maybe I can visit her there.
Ok, here's the recipe:
(do they look like the eye of a male deer? or a chestnut? does a chestnut look like the eye of a male deer?)
1/2 lb. peanut butter
1/4 lb. butter
3/4 lb. powdered sugar
6 oz. semi-sweet choc. chips
3 oz. milk choc. chips
1/4 bar paraffin (this ingredient makes Jen oogey so she leaves it out and adds a dollop of shortening)
I don't weigh ingredients, so i just melted 1 cube of butter in the microwave and globbed out what was left in my peanut butter jar and mixed in the sugar until it was the right consistency... kinda like play dough. Then i just dipped them in semi-sweet chips because that was what i had. i didn't add either paraffin nor shortening. they tasted great. Again, not so cute. Yummy but not cute.