I have said it before and I will say it again, there is no better way to say thank you than to make someone something.
I have always been a big fan of homemade gifts. In fact the first gift I ever gave my husband was a handmade gift. It may have partly been because I lacked money to buy him something. But more so because the time it takes to make something is more meaningful than something that will go out of style in a year or two.
That is where my love of baking came from. I used to make friends birthday cakes in high school. That turned into baking their parents birthday cakes. And then their siblings.
I never missed an opportunity to share some homemade food at a school get together or pot luck.
Nowadays living hundreds of miles from my family, the opportunity to bake for others has become less and less. So every opportunity I get to share my baking with others I do.
It looks a little different these days than back then though, like these gluten free orange cranberry muffins.
I love providing alternatives with others, that pack a punch in nutrients like these orange cranberry muffins. They are gluten free, dairy free and just the right amount of flavors. They are even more perfect with some strawberry preserves.