Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March Birthday Celebrations And Two Gluten Free, Egg Free Recipes

We celebrated three birthdays recently. Our family birthdays all seem to come in bunches or they fall on holidays. We have four birthdays in the month of March. My husband's is the 4th, my son-in-law's is the 5th, my brother's is the 6th and so is my granddaughter's. My brother doesn't live in our area, so we didn't get to celebrate with him, but Natalie, Noah, Levi and I made gluten free, egg free pizzas for dinner and gluten free, egg free chocolate covered and caramel covered donuts for the birthday "cake." It was a fun night and the food was delicious!

We made a chicken pesto pizza with chicken, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, olives, onion and mushrooms and a nitrate free sausage and pepperoni pizza with olives, mushrooms, and onions. We topped them with grated Kerrygold cheddar cheese and they were yummy! We used Glutinos crust and replaced the eggs with a flax meal water mix and the egg whites were replaced with the thick part of cold coconut milk mixed with some baking powder. These replacements worked perfectly!

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

uncured sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion and olive GF, Egg free pizza sausage, pepperoni and veggie pizza

Let the party begin!

pizza and party time passing out the b'day donuts

Levi, K&K Levi and Kenny....crazy boys

K&K, Silly face K&K black and white

Pesto Chicken Pizza

gluten free, egg free pesto chicken pizza

birthday party time

The donuts were delicious! You can find the recipe for them here: http://nurturingtheheart.wordpress.com/?s=anybody+want+a+donut

These non-stick donut pans make creating delicious donuts easy. They are wonderful and you can find them on-line. I was unsuccessful with my search for them in local stores, but I had no problem locating them at a reasonable price on-line.

non-stick donut pan

Natalie playing with dolls Natalie, princess and dinosaur Natalie and Noah making birthday donuts

Natalie and Levi

gluten free, egg free donuts

gluten free chocolate covered donuts Gluten free carmel and chocolate covered donuts donuts

Carmel donuts Birthday party time for Rich, Micah and Kyla birthday donuts

The birthday girl and the birthday Papa!

Papa and Squishy

Present time!

Kyla loved the head band, flower clip and sidewalk chalk we gave her. Our friend, Cassie, who is sixteen created the head band and the flower clip. She did an amazing job. Kyla wanted to wear them both at the same time, right away.

Cassie has a store in memory of her little sister, Hannah Grace, who lived 64 days with a condition called Trisomy 18. She does a great job! Here is the link to her store: http://kwantclancrafts.blogspot.com/  Kwant Clan Crafts

Gifts Uncle and niece

Squishy girl Kyla head band

Kyla opening gifts  wearing both hair pieces Kyla

The birthday girl and her "cake" and her Daddy and his "cake."  Kyla's older sister, Cora presented her Dad with his donut.

I didn't manage to get a picture of the kids presenting Rich with his donut, because I was the only one running the camera and everything happened too fast, but it was sweet and they were good!

pretty princess birthday girl Micah's birthday

Nama, Kyla and Kendrick Marchewitz kids, five and me Kyla, Kenny, Tim, Levi and Me3 Kyla, Kendrick, Levi and Me

Kenny, Levi and cars

K&K and Nama

Goofy Natalie Moment

Dramatic Natalie

Kendrick loves the race car track.  Kyla and Noah created some cool buildings with the math block set and there was a significant amount of balloon fun and goofing off.

building tracks and playing cars Christine, Cora and Kyla

birthday confetti!

birthday confetti

Most of the gang. :)

Marchewitz kids, five and me

Love all my grandblessings

Nama, Kyla and Kendrick

Family, Food and Birthday Parties......three of the greatest gifts God has given us to enjoy on this earth.

And that's a wrap, folks. Enjoy your day.


  1. LOVE the pictures with you and your babies and grand babies! Such joy. Great food, and so much fun. Birthdays are wonderful. Those headbands are pretty ... so special to support her!

  2. Thank you, Shanda! :) Yes, Cassie does an amazing job. I love the hair clip and head band too. She made a beautiful hat for Kya and she makes baby blankets, skirts and dresses, ballet outfits and tutus. She is really talented and her prices are very affordable. She actually custom made the hat for us....as far as the colors go and it turned out great. If you look on my Prayers for Kya page at the top, then click on the new blog we created for her, you can see pictures of it. :) It's great to hear from you. I love your blog and all the great pictures of your beautiful family. (((Hugs))) And blessings to you!

  3. Oh I just love the family birthday parties! We like those too! : )

    I just LOVE the doughnut idea!!!! That is perfect! I must try that on a birthday. I can so relate to the grouping of birthdays, we have the same thing starting in Oct thru Jan. And then we have one in June so that is kind of nice.

    Such a sweet family Jana, xxxooo love you, ~amelia

  4. Amelia, it's always so good to hear from you, my friend! :) Yay.....I'm so glad the donuts will work for your family too. They are delicious and very easy to make. :) Birthday parties are blessings, aren't they? It's nice to have a good reason to celebrate in the midst of our busy, sometimes difficult lives and we have a lot of fun with birthday celebrations. :) Love and ((((hugs)))) to you, sweet friend!