Monday, December 31, 2012


Party tonight! Off to finish party prep!

~ Hanunyah

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The last couple days

Monday I awoke to hearing that my brother had got his first deer. I made 4 batches of granola bars (which came out to be 40 bars) for my brother that left to CA yesterday morning. I also made candied almonds (recipe coming soon, Lord willing). We did the animal chores and waited for a load of 37 goats and a couple sheep to arrive. We then went to the neighbor's for dinner.

We got up earlier than usual yesterday morning to say bye to my brother - with his ice-chest packed with fruit and nut granola bars, oranges and a couple jars of dressing. After doing the animals, it was nice to see that one of the does we just got had kidded to a big boy. A chilly afternoon of dancing out in the cold (winter has arrived!) with my wild family a run with two of my sisters. Last night my sister tried out a new recipe for oatmeal biscuits and I made a pan of brownies.

After all, the busier time of the year (and the new year!) is fast approaching. I'm planning on stocking up on some kitchen goodies, and hopefully I'll be back with a recipe or two.

~ Hanunyah

P.S. Wondering why my family and I don't celebrate Christmas? This explains it:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Secret Ingredient Milk-Free Chocolate Pudding

The cat's out of the bag . . . on my Facebook page. But the somewhat neglected blog should have an update ;).

In the very beginning of this month, it was quite warm. Now, it's chilly. Winter time! Many layers of clothes, frozen water buckets, and kids. Kids! 3 were born this morning. (You know I'm talking about goats, right? No, I don't have 3 more siblings [though I wish]) :). They're all doelings!  Little girls, and a big mama - who we'd been waiting to have babies for months . . . we don't like unknown due dates. Ya know what else is unknown about this goat deal here? The dad was supposed to be a boer. Yeah, right. These babies: Loud screamers, they've got color and they're small - I think a Nigerian is the sire. So, 3 cute mutt babies!

Oh, the pudding! If you're not a "goat person" then I may have lost you :). Creamy, good ol' chocolate pudding. Made no-cook, fast, easy and milk-free - no dairy, coconut or almond milk, which makes this dairy and nut-free. No, gluten, corn or soy. Grain and Refined-sugar free!

The con about this recipe: It's not egg-free or vegan. For those who can't have eggs - sorry, this recipe simply won't work without eggs. But, something probably could be substituted for the honey.

An egg-based, not egg-taste recipe. Chocolate pudding! My sister also made a YouTube video showing how to make this simple chocolate pudding, but I'm also putting it below.

Surprise Ingredient Chocolate Pudding
Adapted from Snacks
(Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Refined Sugar-free)

1/2 cup honey*
1 cup water
4-5 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

In a vita-mix or blender, add the honey and water and blend. Add the cocoa and hard-boiled eggs and blend until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes at the most. The pudding can be served immediately, but it thickens more if chilled.

*The honey can be adjusted by personal preference. You may also try using a different sweetener.

Did you watch that video? Yep, she's a little weirdo :). A great sister, tho. I think her fav song right now is "A joyful heart is good medicine" - haha! She likes to "be weird" and make people laugh. The second oldest of my 6 lovely sisters :).

~ Hanunyah

Link Parties:
Allergy-Free Wednesdays @ The Tasty Alternative
Gluten-free Fridays @ Vegetarian Mama and 2 other blogs
Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
The WCFS Award Show @ Will Cook for Smiles
Food on Friday @ Carole's Chatter

new design + name

As of 1-3-12: I've re-named my blog name (which used to be "Hanunyah's Sweet Creations") to "Ranch Girl's Sweets 'N' Treats". "Sweet Creations" is a pretty common name, so I figured I'd change it to something a little different ;). My URL is still the same, though.

Also, a big thanks goes to my older sister (@ who has re-designed my blog and fixed-up all of the HTML. So, I hope you enjoy the new layout!