Our wonderful barn! 🙂 And Anna cleaning the goat's pen...it's that time of year again.



“The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you”




 Gluten Free Lebkuchen Cut-Out Cookies

Lebkuchen = a German biscuit similar to gingerbread

Found at Gluten Free Cooking.about.com

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine brown rice flour (2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup)
  • 1/4 plus 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter OR dairy free butter substitute
  • 1 egg
  • Extra sweet rice flour to sprinkle on cutting board
  • For Glaze: 1 cup gluten-free powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk


Preheat oven to 350° F

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper, silicone liners OR lightly grease with vegetable shortening

Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to thoroughly blend.

In another large mixing bowl add honey, brown sugar,egg and softened butter. Use an electric mixer and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat just until combined. Transfer cookie dough onto a large sheet of waxed paper. Shape into a large circle. Wrap completely with waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

To shape cookies, remove dough from refrigerator. Use a knife to divide the dough in half. Liberally flour a cutting board with sweet rice flour. Dust a rolling pin with sweet rice flour and roll the dough about 1/8-inch thick for crisp cookies. If you prefer your cookies a bit thicker and softer, roll to about 1/4-inch thick. Dip your favorite holiday cookie cutters in sweet rice flour and cut out cookies. Use a spatula to transfer cookies to baking sheets.

Bake in preheated oven for about 8-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned and are firm to the touch. Thinly rolled cookies will bake faster than thicker cookies! Transfer to a cooling rack.

To glaze cookies, whisk gluten-free powdered sugar and milk together until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, gradually add a few drops of milk until the consistency is right for drizzling on cooled cookies.

Use a fork or small spoon to drizzle glaze on each cookie. Let cookies sit until the glaze sets.

 Makes about 30 cookies if you roll it 1/4″ thick and cut each cookie 2″ round


It’d Be A Nice Break

Keegan: (heaving a sigh and drooping in dramatic dejectedness):  “Mommy, I wish you thought I was a bad, naughty, boy, but you don’t.  You think I’m a good boy.” [read more] 


Wissmann Family Journal

 Some of Charissa’s cute spellings 🙂

cut-a-pollrs = caterpillars

wraking in the garden (working in the garden)

swimming powl

July 19th 2010 (written by Leah)

Today I was sitting on my bed straightening out a mess of my spinning, with the wool on the bed beside me. Isaiah, having just woke up from his nap, came in, and after watching me for a bit, asked me, “Leah, what you doing to your hair?” (the wool and the hair where almost the same color.) He thought the wool was my hair. 🙂 He then asked me where my hair was, and was relieved to see it still properly attached to my head. 🙂

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  • September 24, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I love the picture! And Isaiah is so cute! and Leah, I’m so glad you didn’t lose all your hair! (:

  • September 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Susannah, I was just curious if you were planning on eating gluten free on your trip? I would think that would be a challenge on the road – are you planning on bringing some prepared foods with you?

    • September 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

      Yes, I do plan on staying gf (and dairy-free) while on our trip…or else I wouldn’t feel too good! 🙂 I’m sure it’ll be a challenge, but I’m sure I can do it!
      I am going to be bringing some prepared foods, but obviously the food won’t last two weeks! I’m bringing my own breakfasts’ and snacks for the whole two weeks, and for lunch and dinner we’ll see 🙂 (I do know of a few restaurants that have gf food, thankfully.)

      Have any tips?! 😉


      • September 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

        Yes…..I left the account of our trip (While GF) last year that might help you on my last ‘convo’. 😉 You’ve probably read it, and thus I sound like a dork, but what’s new? lol. 😀
        Have an enjoyable GF trip!!!

  • September 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Oh I wish I did! I’ve never eaten gf but I have had other dietary needs that I’ve had to be really careful and watch while we were on vacation….I did exactly what you did though…brought lots of snacks and breakfast foods and figure out lunch and dinner on the way. It worked out pretty good for me and I hope it will for you as well!


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