Grandma’s Crazy Cake

My Grandma used to make this Crazy Cake every Saturday in the winter for the neighborhood card playing evening. We could always count on this cake to be Delicious! Super moist and Super YUM. We would always be seen begging for more than one piece.
I am listing the recipe in it’s original form, because all I do to make this cake GlutenFree is to substitute Pamela’s or my fake Pamela mix or even Sorghum flour & whatever starch and it still works! I am sure you can make it with your favorite flour as well.

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (or substitute your favorite GF flour mix)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda –(no need if using Pamela’s)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup cold water

In your 8×8 pan (or double it for a 9×13) … mix flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt. Make three wells in the flour mixture. In one put vanilla; in another the vinegar, and in the third the oil. Pour the cold water over the mixture and stir with a fork until moistened. Pop into the oven and Bake at 350°F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it springs back when touched lightly.

Cool and frost if desired.
Grandma would sometimes just serve it with ice cream or drizzled with fresh sugared raspberries and a plop of whipped cream – mmmmmmmmm 🙂

almond pie crust

Heaven! I think I am in heaven–

I had been trying to make a decent pie crust for awhile, but I just have not been all that enthusiastic about my results. …BUT, we now have a no-roll pie crust that works for a bottom crust open top pies. This, makes me happy… I am dreaming of dairy free chocolate silky pies and with this crust, IT will be DREAMY!!

Almond Pie Crust

1 1/2 c. almond flour or almond meal
1/2 c. tapioca flour or tapioca starch -same stuff
4 Tbs. melted butter, margarine or whatever makes your tummy happy… maybe earthbalance buttery sticks?
4 Tbs. honey, agave syrup/nectar or maple syrup

Mix together thoroughly, pat it into a 9″ pie plate and Bake 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350F oven. Cool and fill with your favorite one-crust pie filling. Deeelish!

Garlic Cheese Biscuits – gluten free, egg free

Don’t Forget to leave your email address to WIN in the Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix Giveaway

We are having so much fun with these Pamela’s Mix recipes… I hope you will too.

These little biscuits are so good and perfect served with any of these Healthyfishies Recipes:
Egg Drop Soup
Gentle Lentil
Chicken or Not soup
Vegetable Gumbo
Turkey Soup
Mmmm Stew!

garlic cheese biscuits - GF/DF/egg free

1c. Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix or our fake mix recipe.
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/3 c. soy milk, rice milk, or regular milk
1 T. garlic powder or granulated garlic
1/4 c. shredded cheese or non-cheese of your choice.

Cut the butter into the 1 c. of mix and garlic, until crumbly. Add the cheese and milk and stir until well incorporated. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet and Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375.

cool and enjoy!

fruit crumble, crisp

Another yummy Recipe you can make using Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix or whatever other flour makes you happy.


3 c. peaches or apples or cherries or  “you get the idea” (Today I used home canned peaches, drained) If using rhubarb you might wish to use more like 5 cups.
3 T. tapioca starch, arrowroot starch or corn starch
1/2 c.  sugar
1/4 c. water

Heat on low. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 30 seconds to 1 minute, until it looks like a “pie filling”, being careful not to burn and pour into greased 8×8 pan.

for the topping:
1/4 c.melted butter, margarine or oil
2 T. brown sugar
3/4 c. flour** – since this is Pamela’s Mix Giveaway week, let’s use Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix – otherwise any baking mix, buckwheat flour, sorghum flour or brown rice works well.
6 T. Tapioca starch**, arrowroot starch or cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Optionals: 1/4 chopped nuts or whatever you think would be yummy.

**for those who can eat oatmeal or regular flour, you can substitute 1/2 c. oatmeal and 1/2 c. regular flour for the flour mix and tapioca starch

Mix together until it becomes quite crumbly. Sprinkle/crumble this mix over the fruit and bake at 350 for30-35 minutes.

YUM! My family loves this served with ice cream (it is a bit “pie-ish”) 🙂

Banana Muffins

Since is the Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix Giveaway Week, I thought maybe I should post a few of my favorite Pamela Mix recipes.

Today we made Banana Muffins (with or without nuts, your choice)

Banana Muffins using Pamela's Mix

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter or margarine
4 slightly beaten eggs
5 mashed bananas (a frugal side note: I freeze my bananas as soon as they start to look dark. I leave them in the skins. Take them out of the freezer to thaw for about an hour. Simply cut the tops and let the banana slide out. Doesn’t take much to mash them.)
3 1/2 c. Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix or our fake mix recipe.
1/2 teas salt
2 teas vanilla
1 teas cinnamon
optional: 1 c. chopped nuts

Mix all the wet ingredients together until well mixed. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Scoop into paper lined muffin pans or well greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 3 dozen muffins.

these freeze really well 🙂

Apple Cinnamon Pammy cakes


Today’s recipe is one of those cool little ditty’s that you can make using Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix or our Fake Pamela Mix Recipe.

Our family typically likes Buckwheat Pancakes, but sometime we crave a fruity pancake and that calls for Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix. Now if you WIN the Pamela’s mix giveaway, you will have some cool recipes to try and enjoy!!

Here is the recipe

1 cup Pamela’s Mix or our flour blend
1 egg
3/4 c. water
1T oil
1/4 c sugar
1/2 teas. ginger
1 teas. cinnamon
1/4 teas. nutmeg
1 teas. vanilla
1 grated or finely chopped apple – I don’t even peel it.

mix all ingredients well and pour by 1/2 cup amounts onto a preheated on low, oiled griddle or fry pan. Wait until the top is bubbly and popping. Flip and brown other side.

Serve with a yummy maple syrup or one of my families favorites – applebutter.
Whatever you choose to top them with— ENJOY!!

A FREE GIVEAWAY!! Free Pamela’s Baking Mix

Hey everyone!!

Happy New Year ~ I am celebrating by adding some really cool things to shake things up a bit at healthyfishies!

I am going to be doing some product reviews, recipes and giveaways!! I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do. Please note, that I am not getting paid for these reviews – so if you don’t win the giveaway, I hope you will consider ordering from me through my Amazon links.  It sure makes it easier to keep Healthyfishies running 🙂

Anyway, to kick things off…

HealThyFishies is giving away — a FREE bag of Pamela’s Baking Mix!

Pamela’s Products Ultimate Baking & Pancake Mix, 24-Ounce Package

When I first eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet, I had no idea what to do or to use. Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix was one of the first things I tried that I was pleased with. This mix actually made foods that tasted good!

To enter the contest simply post a comment with your email address (if you don’t want to leave your email address, just write it out, healthyfishiesatyahoocom or something like that, we can figure it out). Winners will be drawn by Random Draw and announced on January 10th. Cheers!

Gluten Free Flour Baking Mix (Bette Hagman’s ?)

I don’t know if you are like me, but it seems that I will find some awesome recipe online to try and then it will call for something like 1 1/2 cups Bette Hagman’s Flour Mix. Being new to the “Gluten Free Loop” I was clueless. So, after digging around for a cool recipe, I would get disappointed and just forget it.
Well, long story short… the other day, it dawned on me. “Why didn’t I ever just dig around and find the darn flour mix?”
So, I did and then I adjusted/changed it to add the xanthan gum so I don’t have to try to remember to add that… and now it is on my blog, so I will NEVER lose the recipe again. LOL

Gluten Free Flour Mix ~ Bette Hagman’s (I think?)

Brown Rice Flour ~ 6 cups (i think Bette Hagman’s is supposed to be just plain white rice flour, but I like brown and it works fine)
Potato Flour ~ 2 cups
Tapioca Starch ~ 1 cup
Xanthan gum ~ 9 tsps. (one per cup of flour)

Use cup for cup for regular flour.

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies – Recipes

I have always just adored Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl and her incredible blog. Her writing always warms my heart and her recipes can not be beat!

Today she has posted an incredible list of tummy yum-yums for Christmas! It is her yearly Christmas Cookie Roundup and if you are new to Gluten Free baking at Christmas, well, this ginger lemon girl has got it goin’ on! Stop on over and take a look around… WARNING! This site will make you hungry with it’s beautiful pictures and yummy descriptions.

Here is a list of her different categories of Cookie Recipes:
1. Chocolate chip cookies
2.Cookies with Fruit/vegetable/specific nut fillings
3.Drop Cookies
5. Miscellaneous
6.Peanut Butter Cookies
7.Rolled and/or Shaped Cookies
8.Shortbreads and Cookie Bars
9. Sugar Cookies
10.Spice Ginger Cookies

So, follow me… over to GINGER LEMON GIRL . blogspot . com, say hello to Carrie and check out her CHRISTMAS COOKIE ROUNDUP!