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Baking My Heart Out

I haven’t been here in awhile.  I have a confession to make.  I’ve done something.  I’ve done something unthinkable.  I found another passion.  I really, really did.  I didn’t find it by thinking about it, or dreaming about it, or wishing I could do it.  It just showed up in my kitchen.

Boston Creme

When I got to Seattle I read an article about all the cupcake shops.  Apparently there are 3 (maybe more) in Seattle alone.  3?  I remember writing several times, in various places, I just don’t get the cupcake thing.  What is going on?  Then as we settled into our house, and I began to get my groove back.  I started baking again.  I’ve always enjoyed baking.  I’ve always enjoyed surprising people who drool over my creations, by telling them later that they are gluten free.

Chocolate GaSmash

Eventually, I had to make cupcakes.  This cupcake craze isn’t getting any smaller.  I apparently needed to join it.  So I made cupcakes.  Then I made some more.  And more.  Now I really just can’t stop.  I’ve invented several completely original flavors.  Gluten free doesn’t mean tasteless and boring.

Whiskey Carnival

TJ brings my cupcakes to work and shares them with people in his building.  When you make a cupcake and you give it to someone. Do they usually react by saying it’s the best cupcake they’ve ever had?  Do they ask if you sell them?  And do they ask to buy 3 batches to ship to friends in faraway places?  No!  They usually say something like “I Love Cupcakes!  Thanks!”  Then I started thinking that I would love to bake and sell these from my home kitchen.  I love, love, love my kitchen and I love, love, love baking.

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

So…  there you have it.  That’s where I’ve been.  Baking cupcakes.  And the guys have been happily taste testing devouring all my gluten free goodies.  For now, the gluten free cupcake business is just an embryo.  I’ll keep you posted.

Other things I’ve been doing lately:

Kids Aren’t Allowed to Touch Rocks by Lenore Skenazy (author of Free Range Kids)

But How Do they Learn? another gem from Jeff Sabo unschooling dad.

The Public School Nightmare John Taylor Gatto brings us back to Prussian in this informative article.

Peter Grey Asks For ADD Stories Oh yes, ADD the only disease completely curable by removing the cause, something boring.


  1. Shady Lady says:

    Those cupcakes look AMAZING! I’m drooling…

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  3. Kayla says:

    Your links aren’t working for me for some reason. I clicked on the first one and was sent to a lovely photo of a chocolate cupcake. 😀 It’s okay, google is my best friend. Are you willing to send recipes for those cupcakes? 😉 They look so good!

    Also, I read Jeff Sabo’s piece last night. AMAZING! That guy is brilliant.

  4. Andrea says:

    I agree, the cupcakes DO look amazing. On another note, your website looks amazing as well.

  5. Heather says:

    Whoops! Hahaha. The links should be ok. The first one is broken. :-)

  6. Heather says:

    Thank Andrea! <3

  7. Sheri says:

    Isn’t wonderful when a passion just creeps up on you like that! Congratulations.

    Do you ship to Canada? 😉

  8. Heather says:

    I’ve been asked to ship. I have to figure out how to properly ship cupcakes without spending tons of money on cool packs or dry ice. Taking suggestions…………

  9. Heather says:

    oh and thanks!!! 😀

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  11. TJ says:

    It’s actually obscene how good these cupcakes are. No photo could ever do these cupcakes justice.

  12. Steph says:

    NICE! I love that they are gluten free, KUDOS!

  13. Heather – A quote just for you dear: “Cupcakes are like a party in the palm of your hand”

  14. Heather says:

    Love it! 😀

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