Grain-Free, Vegan PB&J Bars

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! In honor of National Peanut Butter Day I modified one of my favorite dessert bar recipes from Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  The Raspberry Bar recipe is simply scrumptious as is but today I thought I’d add a little oomph to it…and nothing goes better with jelly (for me, […]

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French Style Green Beans…Quick and Easy!

Everyone loves an elegant side dish and this one is sure to impress.  It’s quick, simple and delivers tons of flavor! French Style Green Beans 1 pound haricots verts (fancy name for french green beans), ends trimmed 2 Tbsp. olive oil (or butter) 1 tsp. minced garlic 1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted 4 slices […]

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The BEST Monster Cookie You Will EVER Eat!!!

Everyone knows who Cookie Monster is but what about a Monster Cookie?  Well, let me just tell ya…it’s the best cookie you will ever eat.  It’s chewy, chocolatey, peanut buttery bliss…all wrapped up in a big giant cookie!  Paula Deen has a recipe for a Monster Cookie that is full of store-bought candies, brown and […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cakes with Pecan Praline Sauce

Anyone that knows me knows that I love dessert AND that dessert really isn’t dessert for me unless it has some sort of ice cream in it or on it!  This recipe for Pumpkin Cakes with Pecan Praline Sauce was featured in the Paleo Magazine last year but didn’t list the recipe creator so I […]

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A Day of Silence…

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The Easiest, Tastiest, Prettiest Homemade Christmas Treat, Perfect for Giving!

I love making homemade Christmas treats for all of my friends and family.  For many years when my daughter was still home we spent a fun-filled day making all of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes and then packaged them up on beautiful plates with ribbons and bows for all of our friends…but for the last […]

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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

I love sweet potato fries.  I don’t eat out much, well hardly at all really, and only at a handful of local restaurants.  One of my favorite places to eat used to be California Cafe in Denver because they had a lovely gluten-free menu, used local and seasonal ingredients and had the best fresh, hand […]

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Thanksgiving in Cancun!

Hi all!  I’m enjoying some much-needed R&R with my husband and family for Thanksgiving…so no cooking for me this year!  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  Remember to celebrate all you have to be thankful for and see you back here posting in December!  If you are in need of a “to-die-for” […]

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Spiced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies

Did I mention that Fall is my favorite season? Pumpkins, pumpkin pie spice, raisins, mulling spices, chilly evenings, falling leaves…oh, I could go on forever.  This is a wonderful recipe that will definitely be a part of my holiday baking for years to come.  The spices are just right, the texture is perfectly chewy like […]

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Cream Cheese Frosting

If I’m going to use frosting on a dessert I generally use a cream cheese based recipe, these are two of my favorites!  I like to use maple syrup as my sweetener but you substitute any liquid sweetener of your choice, if you are using a granulated sugar it’s best to use a powdered version. […]

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