Skagit Valley Herald Feature/Rachelle Himmelman

Baker Discovers World Without Gluten:

I had so much fun doing this interview with the Skagit Valley Herald.  I love cooking and baking and when I was diagnosed with Celiac I was in such an utter loss of what to do, after countless hours of research and learning how to gluten free bake I have finally found my niche.  I have discovered this niche through trial and error and realized I just couldn't give up although there was times I really did want to give up.  I find it very important to tell people that you need to keep plugging away until you find that happy place for yourself.

I really hope to publish a cookbook one day for everyone to enjoy!

Facebook at Gluten Free Cooking And Baking Recipes By Rachelle,

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at:

I also would like to give thanks to Jules at:
She has a wonderful flour blend that I love to use.  I refer to it as the "cadillac" of cup for cup
flour blends.  Thank you Jules!

Gluten free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cupcakes

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love chocolate? I love chocolate my family loves chocolate, I mean everyone loves chocolate ok good now that we have that established lol. I was thinking the other day about how much much my husband loves chocolate and knowing that he was needing some goodies for his lunch I thought these Gluten Free Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies would be just the perfect thing for him and the kids.  So I got myself to thinking about just how chocolately I wanted to get and that is when I came up with this perfect blend of cocoa, chocolate chips, and toffee and if that wasn't enough a little white chocolate 
to make things a little more tasty.

I think this is the perfect cookie that will satisfy that over whelming chocolate 
craving here on out, with a tall glass of milk or a bowl of ice
cream I think this Gluten Free Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies
are amazingly good.

Gluten Free Products In My Pantry

I have been asked numerous times what I keep on hand in my pantry for gluten free products.

I have started a list of my most important things that I must have to bake gluten free as there is so many amazing products out there nowadays for gluten free cooking and baking as it is so hard to choose what is the best thing to use, I have been through enough gluten free products to even count with some good and others not so much.  I love trying new things as well I never stick to the same ole thing unless I'm making something for a dinner and I know the product is a for sure thing.  I ALWAYS try new products at home and the family tests them, sometimes they say "Wow mom that was great, or ewwwwww gross".

The products I use are what I have chosen that works best for my family as you might try something and not like it so much.  I would love to have your input to some of the gluten free products that you use I think it would be so much fun to see what kind of products that are offered all over the globe.

A Collection Of Favorite Recipes 2013

I just want to say thank you to everyone for my half of a year of blogging it sure has been an adventure to say the least, I have learned so much and yet have so much farther to go.  I have had some awesome support from my long time friend Serena from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch, she is not only my friend but I consider her family and love her dearly.
I have to say that this has been one heck of a year and I have been through many challenging things this year.  I certainly hope this new year will bring a plethora of new and exciting recipes for you all to enjoy, so for now here is my top 8 favorite recipes this year.

My Gluten Free Go To Tools

Gluten free cooking and baking can be very tricky and challenging and through trial and error you will find your go to tools that you will use on a consistent basis while your cooking and baking which will help you find that balance. I certainly have found mine and could not even imagine not having some of these very basic tools in my kitchen, I have so many more but for now I will give you my basic set of my very favorite go to tools and as you read through some of my recipes you will now know what I use so that you can use the same or something similar to be able to follow the recipe with the same results.