Just me. IRL. And other confessions.

You know what I’ve kind of been missing?

Friday Photos.

They went on for about a year, and then because my work schedule changed, and I started dreading doing the posts, I put them to rest for a while. (not that long ago)

Maybe because my phone is full of photos, or maybe because I secretly liked the structured schedule of it, I’m missing those posts already.

You too?

So I thought I’d bust out a post today. Which happens to be Friday.  With photos. Just because.

And maybe I’ll make a thing of it.

A weekly post with photos, but it won’t have to be on Fridays. Maybe a “weekend round-up” of sorts. Just me. In real life, a week in review. (and sometimes other confessions)

Confessions like…

  • I sometimes over analyze posts for so long that I don’t end up posting them. After I attended that blogger conference in the spring, I started to worry that what I was writing wasn’t good enough. After hearing things like: “be good at one thing, not a bunch of different things,” and “you should be testing your recipes at least 10 times before you post them.” I freaked out a little. Mostly because I am all over the place with cooking and baking — and that’s what I LOVE about being in the kitchen.
  • It took me until today to write that.
  • I will sometimes use butter, sugar, and white flours. There are plenty of blogs out there that are good at just one thing — and that’s just lovely, but this blog is just real life and in real life I sometimes eat those things.
  • Other times I will go all paleo on ya! That is the beauty of having a blog — to share all of the different recipes, cookbooks, websites, stories that make the world go round!
  • I don’t test my recipes 10 times before posting them. Let’s get real life — that would mean there would only be like one post a year! And what fun would that be? That doesn’t mean I haven’t made some of them at least 10 times since then. 🙂  I share with you what has worked for me, in our kitchen, not as chefs (although my husband really should be one!) but as people who love food and get joy out of spending time in the kitchen together.
  • It’s my THREE year blogaversary tomorrow — yep, October 20, 2009 was my first blog post! 

So there you have it. That’s me this week.

Now let’s get to those photos…

Hello, Honeycrisps. ‘Tis the season of apples, and I am taking full advantage by having an apple a day.

I whipped up an all-purpose flour mix, so I can spend more time baking and less time measuring and weighing — will keep you posted how it does on the baking front.

Who wants a chicken corn tortilla soup recipe? Raise your hand high.

I’ve been eating plenty of eggs lately. I’m feeling uninspired in the breakfast category — what are you eating? Share with me. Help make my mornings easier.

So there’s Crispin in a box. Which you probably already know. (since I talk about Crispin on FB from time to time) 🙂

But did you know that there’s also Fox Barrel in a box? Of the pomegranate pear variety. (which reminds me of grown up fruit punch and I am loving it!) AND Crispin now comes in cans. Yep. You heard it here first. (and Milwaukee is one of the test markets — watch for it in the very near future.)

I met up with some GFGFs (gluten-free girl friends) at Zaffiro’s in Mequon. For research, of course. They are willing to put your pizza on a pan, instead of directly on the oven surface and they will do fresh cut ingredients for you too — just call ahead and let them know you’re coming. I had them run mine through for a few more minutes, to get some color on that cheese — so worth it, and I’ll be going back!

Football food: Italian beef from the slow cooker topped with cheese and peppers — all on Goodbye Gluten bread and a side of butternut squash.

Leftovers: Italian Beef Nachos! Leftovers rule.

Know what else rules? ALL of YOU.

Thank you for joining me in this (sometimes) crazy ride — this blog has led me to new opportunities, introduced me to new friends, and allowed me to share my daily randomness with the world. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Many thanks. 

Happy 3rd Blogaversary, Celiac in the City.


9 thoughts on “Just me. IRL. And other confessions.

  1. Read this post when you first shared it, Sarah, and wanted to come back and comment. Thanks for being so honest! I doubt there’s a blogger out there who doesn’t overanalyze posts. I have certain ideas in my head or things I want to share and sometimes when things don’t go as planned, I just don’t post. I also don’t always post things that I don’t think meet others’ expectations, and yes, I’m all over the map with mainstream, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, etc. Whenever I do go ahead and just post, I feel better about all. 🙂 Happy 3rd blogiversary, dear!! Keep up the great work!


    • I’m glad you came back and left a comment — they mean a lot to me, thanks for being so supportive! After posting about that, I decided to just keep doing what I do and post a little of everything because that’s just ME. 🙂 And it’s been more fun. It’s so great to have people I look up to in the GF community stopping by to say hello and share their thoughts. You’re the best! 🙂

  2. Happy Anniversary! I love IRL (even though I feel too old to be typing things like “IRL”). Love that you’re not putting on a show here, just doing your thing. Perfect. And, I would like a bit of Crispin in a little Happy glass. Never mind that tortilla soup & those nachos. Yum yum!

  3. That soup looks delicious! And thanks for the heads up on Zaffiro’s in Mequon. I was just there Saturday night for a movie and was curious if there were any options for me.

  4. Congratulations Sarah! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! You are amazing and I proudly tell others about you and what you do to help others on a GF journey! I agree, you ARE making experiences real for people. Helping people live life in a real world makes this journey “do able” for them. And you are awesome at it! Keep up the good work Sista!

  5. I’ve missed the Friday photos too. I’m one one those people that will order something at a restaurant because there was a picture if it. I’m visual about food. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already! You have helped so many people out with your blog. Anytime people say hey you’re GF, what’s a good site for info? I smile proudly, pull your card out and give them the info to get them here. For the record, you are great at one thing on this blog, you help and inspire all of us to cook, bake, and eat fun, new, GF recipes. Eating whole foods 100% of the time would be great, but I for one like to have a Grandma Gronseth monster cookie once in awhile and that’s real life for my family too. Cheers to you!

  6. Happy anniversary! I love how real you keep things! It makes your blog authentic and interesting to drop in on :). Oh and I also love your happy glass and would love that soup recipe! Keep it real 🙂

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