Hope Haus Bakery: An Interview with Tammy Precise

I would like you to meet Ms. Tammy Precise, the owner of Hope Haus Bakery. She is a woman of God, integrity, honor, and humility. Tammy labors late into the night to finish every single item with 150%. The first time I worked with her, I was blown away by how calm she was in the storm of deadlines and baking multiple desserts. I worked with her this last week and I had so much fun. We made pies, cookies, cakes, and truffles. Every night after I left, she would stay up into the wee hours of the night finishing frosting cookies. She tackles every single project with grace and the power of prayer. Anytime we thought something was going wrong, she would pray “In the name of Jesus, please let this (blank) cook the way it is supposed to. She is super creative, innovative, funny, and full of energy.

Who are you?

My name is Tammy Precise, owner of Hope Haus Bakery, a delivery only bakery for now.

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Hot Drinks For Fall

Now, if you like or even love tea, you’ll want to read this post because I’ve compiled a list of recipes of tea that you may not find in the grocery store.

-Do the one thing every day that scares you. Elenor Roosevelt-

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It’s that time of the year where the leaves on ancient and youthful trees lose their leaves; the days grow shorter, and the weather becomes colder. What is the word that represents the change from hot days to colder days? It is a three letter word that is a synonym for autumn. That’s right, fall. Fall is a three letter word that symbolizes the changing of the leaves, the shortening of days, and the continuous rising of people purchasing hot drinks. Now, those could be coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, etc. We all have our differences, and that is the best thing about truly us.

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Gluten-free Back To School Lunches 2018

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Also, happy late National Bacon Day even though I’m not the biggest fan of bacon.

Welcome back to Back to School 2018 aka the time of year where people spend way too much money on school supplies, clothes, and tiny amounts of food packaged in off-white colored plastic containers that are overpriced aka lunchables. Why do tiny and unhealthy pieces of food cost so much? A lunchable literally costs $1.78! With a $1.78, I could buy all of the products for one of these recipes. Plus, almost all of the Lunchables are NOT gluten-free.

Anywho, some people don’t want to spend hours making snack packs that disappear into someone’s stomach in two seconds; so why don’t you make snack packs that  take 5 minutes to make, are healthy, and taste sensational. I have compiled a list of four gluten-free recipes for YOU so that this year is not too stressful.

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Chilaquiles And Peachy Party Guacamole

 

Chilaquiles

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What is Chilaquiles?

Chilaquiles originated in Mexico. The word Chilaquiles originated from the Aztecs, and it means chilis and greens. It is usually eaten at breakfast or lunch and has been used to help hangovers.

There are many variations of this dish. For example, in central Mexico, the tortilla chips are supposed to be crispy. Shortly after the chilaquiles are done cooking, all the ingredients except the salsa are poured on the tortilla chips. The salsa isn’t added to the dish until it is about to be served. In Guadalajara, cazuelas, which is flavored stock, are kept simmering with the Chilaquiles to form a thick stew similar to polenta.

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The How, When, Where and Why About Tea.

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Tea is an infusion of dried herbs, bark, leaves or fruit that is used for medicinal or personal purposes.

I have four words for you: I don’t drink coffee. (Gasp!) Yeah, I know. I’m one of the few Americans who doesn’t rely on ground coffee beans mixed with water, milk, and spices. Instead, I rely on an infusion of dried fruit to wake me up or put me asleep. Ever since I was a little kid, I have enjoyed drinking tea, not coffee. To me, coffee has a weird flavor. I’ve drunk coffee a few times, but only because I poured more than a teaspoon of sugar in it. Speaking of tea, one of my favorite tea companies is Yogi. Yogi started in 1984 after a group of yoga students  attempted to brew the tea that their yoga teacher would brew for them. Yogi started with three flavors, now they have over 60 flavors, and they sell in grocery stores across America, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

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GF S’mores Cake Made From Scratch Recipe

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I am obsessed with a chocolate cake that also tastes identical to the best dessert known to man. Campfire s’mores plus chocolate cake equals ambrosial goodness. I have no idea why this dessert has not been on the covers of more food magazines. This delectable dessert is chewy, and it tastes like fudge. Why doesn’t Food Network or Bón Appetite cook up this cake but add tahini or orange zest? P.S. You can do that.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookies

“Christmas Eve is coming soon, now you dear old man..” I can not believe that Christmas is tomorrow.  Seriously? I’m so excited for Christmas. You know why? We’ll be able to celebrate the birth of God’s own son, visit with family, and eat delicious food. Speaking of food, this recipe is the perfect way to disguise a gluten-free dish. It also helps with introducing family and friends to the realm of gluten-free.

These Christmas cookies are delectable, chewy, and soft right out of the oven. Besides, what’s Christmas without Christmas cookies? They may be called Snow Topped Mountains, Dirty Snowballs, Crackled Cookies, or Russian tea cakes, but we can all agree on one thing. That these cookies are addicting! I dare you to eat just one.

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Copycat Cheesy Garlic Bread

Can we talk about how it’s only two days away until Christmas? The month of December and the year of 2017 have flown by so fast. So many exciting events have happened this year. I can’t wait for what 2018 has in store for the blog. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

May I introduce you to the best bread in the world. Cheesy Garlic Bread. This stuff is super gooey, lightweight, yeast-free, cheesy, crumb-less bread. Way back in 2006, I really liked Red Lobster cheesy appetizer bread(and I still do.) But the only problem is that I can’t visit Red Lobster all the time. Otherwise, I would go every single day and just have appetizers. (I know, I have a problem.)

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