Dori’s Gluten Free Rice Bread

img_4105-400x266This has been one of my favorite gluten free breads, and it is so easily made in the bread machine.  My friend, Dori Yacko, gave me this recipe years ago when we lived in New York.  She would graciously gift us with a freshly baked loaf of this yummy bread occasionally.  I just love it toasted with jam.


The white rice was a special brand that she used, and I found Erawan Rice Flour available at Lee Lee International Supermarkets in Chandler, AZ., or you can also find it online.




Wet Ingredients:
2 large eggs, (at room temperature) slightly beaten
1 c. + 2 tbs. warm water
3 tbs. melted shortening (I use Spectrum Naturals Organic Vegetable Shortening.)

Dry Ingredients:
1 pkg. gluten free dry yeast (Red Star)
1 1/3 c. Erawan White Rice Flour
2/3 c. brown rice flour
2 1/4 tsp. xanthum gum ( or guar gar)
3 tbs. sugar or honey
1 tsp. salt
1 c. + 1 tbs. powdered dry milk

Combine liquid ingredients and pour carefully into bread machine baking pan. Mix together dry ingredients and add to baking pan. Carefully place pan in the bread machine. Select normal/white cycle and start machine. ( Use the gluten free setting on my bread machine if available). Remove pan from the machine when bake cycle is complete. Remove bread from pan. Cool upright on a rack before slicing.

I have lost this recipe several times, and went into a panic, so now it will be online and available readily.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I have!

Have a Yummy Day,


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Menu Plan Monday – February 20, 2017

baked-lemon-chicken-4Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken
Roasted White and Sweet Potatoes
Cucumber Salad
GF Buttermilk Biscuits

(Appointment in Phoenix-Eat Out-Sweet Tomatoes)


(from last week’s menu)roast-pork-dinnerGrilled Roast Pork
Stuffed Red Potatoes

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Cuban Sandwiches (with Left over Pork)
Red Lentil Soup
Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundaes

Chicken Continental
Steamed Rice
Cranberry Gelatin Mold

(Make GF Raspberry Vanilla Pudding Bundt Cake
for Church Luncheon)
Left over Chicken Continental

Shrimp & Crabmeat Scampi
Cheddar Cheese GF Biscuits
Garlic Green Beans


Have a Yummy Week,


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Thankful Thursday – February 16, 2017

Related imageI am thankful for:

Image result for god's loveThe Love of God:
Lamentations 3:22: “The steadfast love of God endures all the day.”
Psalm 52:8:  “I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.”
Romans 8:39: “Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.
2 Corinthians 13:14: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
1 John 4:9: “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.”
    1 John 4:10:  “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

The Love Rick and I have for each other:
My card to him (of course, homemade) and his card to me (he picks the best cards)!
How very thankful we are that God saw fit to put us together.  We are so thankful to have been able to spend Valentine’s Day together for over some 50 years now.

Our daughter and grandson:
They always find something fun to do on snow day, like building snow tunnels,  sliding down hill @ 7:30 p.m., making gingerbread trains, and constructing Lego creatures. We just loved hearing from them and had such an enjoyable chat via the phone that day.
Oh my, how we love them!

The success of the Evangelist David Corn and his wife, Joy:
What an amazing week we shared with Evangelist Corn and Joy!  They were just unbelievable!  Evangelist Corn’s messages from the Word of God on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday enlivened our spirits and convicted our hearts.  Their “Magic and Morality” show last Friday night was packed out at Heaven’s View Baptist with over 200 first time visitors to our church.  Praise goes to God for many  who had accepted Christ as their Savior following the presentation.  We are so thankful for the “whosoevers who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, and were saved , and now will have eternal life.”  (John 3:16)
Doesn’t get any better than that!!!!

Pray you have an amazing week,

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Menu Plan Monday – February 13, 2017

Ham Steaks
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans Almondine
Butterscotch Pudding

Rick’s Favorites
Spaghetti and Meatballs & Sausage
Lemon Ice and Rice Crispy Treats

tuna-pie-dinnerTuna Pot Pie
Tossed Salad
Stuffed Eggs
Brownie Pie

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Honey BBQ Wings
Potato Salad
Corn on the Cob
Mile High Lemon Cups

(From last week’s menu)
Beef Stew over Cream Biscuits
Tossed Salad

Roast Pork
Stuffed Red Potatoes

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Cuban Sandwiches (with Left over Pork)
Red Lentil Soup
Ice Cream Sundaes

Have a Yummy Week,


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Thankful Thursday – February 9, 2017



Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

How very thankful I am for:


with others of like-faith.  We have had to most wonderful few days of togetherness at Heaven’s View Baptist Church starting with a great Souper Bowl gathering Sunday evening after church, the hearing such great inspiring, convicting messages from Evangelist & Illusionist,  David and Joy Corn from Houston, Texas (check out his Youtube site),  and  great encouraging preaching from pastors across our state at the State Meetings held at our church for the past couple of days.  How we loved hearing testimonies of how these AZ churches are making a difference in peoples’ lives.    I am also thankful for the hard workers in our congregation who were willing to serve to make these past few days such a blessing…I’m thinking food, music and set up and clean up!

Arizona – I love being in a warmer climate away from the snow, ice and cold of the east. I am grateful that we can daily go where we need to without being anxious about traveling conditions.  If we care to see the snow, we can head up to Northern AZ or Mt. Lemon in Tucson to get a quick glimpse of it, and then return to a warm setting within hours.

I love having sunshine almost every day.  I no longer contend with SAD, seasonal affective disorder, that sent be into that late winter depressional slump when we lived in the east.   Can’t say I miss the hot, humid summers either.  However, Rick and I do dearly miss our family there!

Basic necessities – How fortunate we are to have everything we need to make life so much easier.  I often think about how difficult life must have been without (hot & cold) running water, indoor bathroom facilities, electricity, air conditioning and heating units, dishwashers (mine is still my husband), refrigeration, washing machines, paved roads, cars, buses, airplanes, grocery and retail stores, telephones, computers, and electronics, etc.

I would have to admit that I would not like to carry buckets of water for all my household needs, wash clothes by hand, cook over wood coals, garden and preserve a years worth of food, raise chickens, pigs, and cows, be in AZ in 120 degrees without air, read and craft by candlelight, weave fibers and sew clothes, go out to the outhouse in the middle of the night, travel in horse and buggy on bumpy roads (oh, my aching back), and cut wood to heat the house.  Feeling really grateful right now!  Oh my, are we ever blessed!

 So what are you thankful for this week?


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Menu Plan Monday – February 6, 2017


State Pastor’s Meeting at Church
Eating at Church

GF Salmon Cakes with Horsey Sauce
Salmon Patties
Crudities with Green Onion Dip

Gluten Free Ranch Chicken
Corn on the Cob
Lettuce Wedges with ranch dressing

Shepherds Pie
Shepherd’s Pie
GF Cornbread
Hot Fudge Sundaes

Left over Shepherd’s Pie

(Church Planning  Breakfast Meeting at Cracker Barrel)
Shrimp and Crabmeat Scampi
Steamed Brocolli
Cheesy Biscuits

0069324f2_beef-stew-with-cream-biscuits_s4x3-jpg-rend-sni12col-landscapeBeef Stew over Cream Biscuits
Tossed Salad

 Have a Yummy Week,



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Fruited Baked Oatmeal

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This is a recipe my friend Linda gave to me, and  I love it because it is so easy to make and gluten free.  When she invited us for breakfast one morning, she served it with scotch eggs (find the recipe here) and fresh fruit, etc.    I make a recipe of this and it lasts the entire week for the two of us.

Baked Fruited Oatmeal

1/2 c. oil
1 c. sugar (I reduced it to 1/2 c. and added 2 packets of Stevia)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
3 c. oatmeal (I used quick cooking)
1 can fruit pie filling (your choice)

Grease bottom of pan.  Pour the can of pie filling in the pan.  Mix the other ingredients and place on top of pie filling.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  I like to top it with a bit of sweetened whipped cream.  This is really easy and delicious!



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“Love in a Box” for February 2017

This month’s “Love in a Box” package to our grandson is all about LOVE!  And do we ever love that boy!

call-to-glory-feb-2017There is nothing  more important than instilling Christian values into our
grandson’s life!  This is such a great kid’s monthly devotional.
You can preview and subscribe to it here.

Valentine’s Day Card made with Silhouette Cameo and Stampin Up’s Sending Love stamps and Love Note framelits.  We usually tuck in a little bit of spending money.

We know he will love these tasty goodies along with his usual packaged tick tac box.

A word search to keep him busy for just a few seconds.

And a little Valentine’s something for his mama.  I made this flower for the gift box on my Silhouette Cameo  #26763 and the bracelet pattern can be found here.

Have a lovely day,


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Thankful Thursday

thankful-thursdayToday I am thankful for:

My wonderful husband – I seem to put him on every Thankful Thursday post.  He truly is such a blessing to me.  He is always willing to do whatever he can to make my day easier whether it be some shopping, house cleaning, laundry, taking me out to lunch or dinner,  etc.  I  am so thankful for the years (some 50+) we have had together and especially these past 15 plus years of retirement.  I love his sense of humor that keeps me laughing everyday.  I do thank God for blessing me with such great godly man!

My family – What a genuine blessing they are.  Even though we may be miles apart scattered all over this country, we still get keep up with one another via social media.  How wonderful it is to be able to keep in touch, and to share our lives heart to heart…to watch the children grow, to be available for needful prayer, to encourage and uplift one another, to share our love one for other, and to let each other know what very much we miss each other.   Family is everything!

Sundays – My favorite day of the week.  How I look forward to every Sunday.  I love being in the House of God, near saints I love and know that they love me, to sing hymns to the Lord,  to hear convicting messages from the Word of God, to pray for fellow believers in need (physically, emotionally, spiritually), to give and receive encouraging words of like saints, and to teach a great group of young people in Jr.-Sr. High Sunday School.  I always leave our fellowship feeling revived and blessed no matter how poorly I might be feeling, physically or emotionally.  I can clearly see the rewards of being obedient to the Lord’s command for us in Hebrews 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Capitol Hill Outreach – What a privilege is was to attend a ministry meeting in the pastor-preaching-at-capitol-2Governor’s room at the Arizona State Capital this past week with Founder/Director of Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries,  Frank Raddish and his wife, Pam.  We so enjoyed a day filled with great preaching from not only our Pastor but also several other pastors from our state, along with hymn singing and uplifting special music.  We ended our day with a yummy late lunch at Rudy’s BBQ.  What a Day!

The Things I Get to Do  – How thankful I am that I “GET TO” do so many wonderful things in this life.  I have been trying to change my mindset from  “I HAVE TO” (duty, obligation) to “I GET TO” (a privilege and blessing.)  For example, even though I cannot find  a parking space close, I get to exercise more  by walking…even though the checkout lines are long, I get to silently pray for the people in front of me, etc.  I want to
turn my stressing  into blessing.  May God help me to lead a more  passionate, productive,  and calmer life.

Have a great and grateful day,


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What I Believe – Fundamentally


    In recent times, the term “fundamentalist” has become commonly used by the news media to refer to any religious group whom they consider to hold radical views. We may recall frequent references to the mid-east Islamic fundamentalists who have been viewed as fanatics, and often responsible for acts of terrorism.

Similarly, liberal society uses the term fundamentalist to identify any Christian whom they consider to be an extremist. Generally, they classify a Christian as a radical fundamentalist if they merely believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible, if they hold views against sexual permissiveness, homosexuality, abortion on demand, or any views which are politically incorrect. (See God’s view on these – Romans 1:18-32)

From the Christian perspective, fundamentalist has traditionally referred to any follower of Christ who believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and who believes in its literal interpretation and fundamental teachings.

For the sake of clarity, I would like to express what it means to us to be Christians and scripturally  why we believe what we believe.  As an evangelical, fundamental Christian and members of an Independent, Fundamental Church, my husband and I fully subscribe to these tenants fundamental to our faith in Jesus Christ founded upon the Word of God.  They are as follows ( from our Church’s “Articles of Faith”):

1)  Verbal Inspiration – We believe the Holy Scriptures, to be the Word of God in the Old Testament and the New Testament, to be the verbally, inspired Word and Revelation of God, inerrant, infallible, and God breathed.  (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21;  Luke 24:13-28; John 16:12-16; Jonah 1:1.)

2)  Deity and Virgin Birth – We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, that He is the incarnate Son of God, the second person in the blessed Trinity, Very God of God, for Whom and by Whom all things were created. (John 1:1-14; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; John 10:36.) Man is not an evolved beast, but a fallen creation. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7.)  He can only be recreated in righteousness in Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Titus 3:3-4; John 1:12-13.)

3)  The Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person who in relationship to the unbelieving world, convicts of sin, and unrighteousness, and judgment; that by His agency all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as born again and become partakes of the divine nature; that He  seals, endues, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and helps the believer.  (John 14:16-26; 16:7-11; Romans 8:26-27.)

4)  The Local Church –  We believe that the visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers who have received Jesus Christ as personal Savior.  Two ordinances are to be observed by the church:  Baptism by immersion and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.  The only scriptural officers are the bishop (or Pastor) and deacons. (1 Corinthians 11:21-23; 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1.)

5)  The Trinity – We believe in the Triune God:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three persons (1 John 5:1-8.)  The Holy Spirit is the infallible interpreter of the infallible Scriptures (John 16:7-15.)

6)  Blood Atonement – We believe in the substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ; that He, by the grace of God, tasted death for every man, and that all must be born again or are forever lost.  (Hebrews 2:9; John 6:44-69; 3:1-18; Romans 3:25; Revelations 1:5; Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 1:18-19.)

7)  Resurrection – We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that He ascended bodily into the heavens, and is at the right hand of God as our Mediator, Priest, and Advocate.  (Acts 3:12-16; John 20; Hebrews 9:24; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28.)

8)  Justification by Faith – We believe that man is justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1.)

9)  Eternal Security – We believe in the eternal security of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  (John 10:27-29)

10)  Kingship, Second Coming, and Judgment – We believe in the kingship of Jesus Christ. (Revelations 11:15; 19:11-21; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10)

A.  In this blessed hope, the personal, premillennial and imminent return of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for those who are fallen asleep in Christ, and for
His living saints. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:5-55; Acts 1:11; Titus

B.  That He must come with His saints to execute judgment upon the ungodly
nations.  (Jude 14:15; Matthew 25:31-46)

C.  That He will cast the antichrist and the false prophet into the Lake of Fire, and
send Satan into the abyss and establish His earthly kingdom and reign 1,000
years.  (Revelations 19:19-20, 20:1-6)

After many years of thinking we were Christians but were not, my husband and I became born again (John 3:3-21) Christians in 1985.  After almost 30 years of hearing Biblical teaching, we have concluded that Bible is the only absolute truth, and we fully endorse and subscribe to the above tenants of our faith.  It is our prayer that if you do not know Christ as your Savior, this might be the day that you sincerely consider placing your trust in Him.  We guarantee, that you will never be disappointed!

In His name and for His sake,


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