Easiest Dairy Free / Vegan Caramel Sauce Recipe EVER!

Since everyone is looking to gain a few extra pounds these days, I thought I would share this amazing vegan caramel sauce recipe. ;)


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  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond (or other) milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1 T vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  1. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, white sugar, almond milk, vanilla, and salt. Don't add the vegan butter yet!
  2. Cook over medium heat until sugars dissolve, then increase the heat to medium-high, and let mixture come to a boil.
  3. Stirring constantly (I used a tiny whisk), let the mixture foam and boil until it reaches a thick, but pourable consistency. This takes 5-10 minutes, but check it often to make sure it isn't burning. 
  4. As soon as it starts to thicken, remove from heat (it will continue to thicken), and add the vegan butter. 
  5. Stir to combine, and pour into glass jar or over dessert while hot.

This caramel will thicken in the fridge overnight. If you were to dip an apple in it and leave it out on the counter, it would harden to a thick, sticky consistency, but never harden to a candy shell. WARNING: Highly addictive. Enjoy!


DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend


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This is a simple, 4-ingredient gluten free flour blend, that can be used in place of all purpose flour in most recipes. Prep and total time might be longer if you spill the ingredients all over, like I did... ;) 

  • 1 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (this is optional, and not necessary)
  1. Blend together with a whisk, and store in a secure container in a dry place (I like to use glass jars with lids—a large mason jar works great).
  2. Gluten free flours react differently in different recipes. But for the most part, you can use this GF flour in place of all purpose or whole wheat flour in a 1:1 ratio. For extra binding (since there is no gluten) you can add a little xanthan gum (depending on the recipe).
  3. This blend works great in cookies, muffins, rolls, biscuits, cakes, breads, and even as a batter/breading for frying. You can use it in pizza crust mixes, as well as pancake mixes.


*This is a recipe adapted from a few other blends found in books and online. 


How to balance a creative life and motherhood (can it be done??)

Hey, everyone! Sorry, I've been a little MIA lately. Busy, busy life. But I did find time to sit down with my sweet friend Kristine Bullen (mom, musician, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire). We had a little chat about being a creative mother and finding time for all of the craziness that entails. Watch as I steamroll right over Kristine with my wealth of advice. ;) You can find more from Kristine on her blog HERE, or her YouTube channel HERE.


How to style a faux hawk with pixie hair

I'm back with another hair tutorial! This time it's the Faux Hawk! For product info, click over to my You Tube page and see the description below the video.

Maya Turns 6!

I don't know when it happened, but my little baby girl became a lovely, spunky, clever, charming, helpful 6 year old! We celebrated in style with a princess party, of course! Then we got all dolled up in our finest and went to see the new Cinderella movie. What a sweet girl she is growing up to be, and I am so fortunate to be her mama!