Low-Carb-ish Cornbread

You may have noticed that all the recipes here are Gluten Free. I am allergic to wheat, so I eat GF. But man, do I crave traditionally gluten packed foods… and with fall rolling around all I want is some warm and savory cornbread! I have also identified some sensitivities to sugar, so I am trying to eat a little lower carb. But, you can only do so much, right?

Anyway. After a little (a lot) of trial and error, I have a cornbread recipe I LOVE. I love it so much I call it low-carb-ish, because I eat it all. Spoiler Alert. The whole loaf is not low carb. Recipe is below! Check it out!

Normally, I add pictures. Trust me when I say that corn bread does not last long enough to be photographed. If, by some slim chance, you have some left over… It can be refrigerated and reheated in the over or microwave.

You’ll need:
Cast iron pan (Well seasoned!)
Stand Mixer
Large Bowl
Small Bowl
and Even smaller bowl

1 cup Almond Flour
1 cup Polenta corn meal
4 eggs
4 Tbs Butter
3 Tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese (whatever you want, but I like cheddar)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine dry ingredients in the large bowl (almond flour, corn meal, baking powder, and salt) and whisk until combined. Separate the yolks from the whites, put the yolks in the small bowl. Beat the whites in the mixer until fluffy. Melt two tbs of the butter in your “even smaller bowl” and mix in with the dry ingredients.

Put the other two Tbs butter in the cast iron pan, and place the pan in the oven.

Add the yolks and the cheese to the dry ingredients, and then fold in the whites and stir until the mixture is well combined but not runny. If it gets runny, no biggie, you don’t actually have to beat the egg whites… it just makes the cornbread super fluffy.

Pull the pan out of the oven and swirl the butter around to coat the bottom evenly. Add the batter to the pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes… or until the sides are crispy, and the top is golden.

As an alternative, you can halve this recipe, and it makes an amazing pizza crust. If you, like me, cannot stand GF pizza crusts and would literally rather eat ANYTHING else… this is a great alternative.

Rose + Resilience bows

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So. My bows are FINALLY going to be available from THIS site. My own website!!! 

This is kind of a big deal, I think. 

If you have been following along with the bows, you know that "The Collection That Shall Not Be Named" is coming Monday, December 4th at 11 am CST. There will be super pretty, yet understated bows for adults... that coordinate with the Hogwarts houses (plus a black velvet grown-up bow named "Bella"), and hand-painted striped house bows for the kiddos. 

You will also be able to score a Chartreuse Velvet Slouchie during this stocking, and I am adding a midi size. 

I am so excited you are here for these updates... and that you will be able to purchase bows from roseandresilience.com!!! 

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and, of course, Charlotte news. 

Unicorn Floors

Remember when I said, "we put glitter on as much as possible and instead of being frustrated when it ends up everywhere, we are happy that we made something else sparkle, too"? 

Charlotte was painting while I was working on a project. She was using her glitter Crayola tempera paints, so I was not at all worried when she flipped over a painted sheet so she could paint on the back of it. Way to save some trees, Girl. However, when I went to wipe up the mess, the glitter in the paint got stuff between the slats in the hard wood. The literally sparkle when you walk by. 

So, we have unicorn floors, and I am secretly (or not so secretly) super jazzed about it. 


Ok, it's been a really long time since I've posted. In part, because we haven't been doing a lot, and in part because I didn't feel I had anything to add. That said, I really should be better about it. 

So, here goes. Haircuts. 

Charlotte Rose got her first haircut yesterday. As far as milestones go, this one is kind of minor. Is it really even a milestone? A ton of her peers have had haircuts. Maybe it was a milestone for me. 

She has... had... these wispy, light blonde ends which, I thought, were the most darling thing ever. But they were ratty. They were hard to get a comb through. She needed a haircut, I didn't want to do it. 

But we sat down with a few towels and some scissors, her hair wet, and I started to cut. I didn't do a great job. Someone with steadier hands and a less squirmy kid would have done a lot better, but it's clean, and shorter, and and without those tiny blonde wisps. You know, exactly how a hair cut is supposed to go. 

So why is it so hard for me? I am not sad to watch my baby grow up, though I do miss her being tiny. Maybe it just feels like the last bits of baby are slipping away. The little bits of hair that she's always had; they're like relics. 

I kept some, clasped in a barrette, that I will find a safe home for among some of the other artifacts of her infancy. A relic that only belongs alongside tiny hospital hats because it was those tiny hospital hats that covered that hair to keep her little head warm. 

It was the last bit of baby that I had any control over losing or keeping. Everything else is up to her.

For what it's worth, her new haircut looks super cute.