No-Churn Sweet Cream Gelato

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month and tomorrow, July 19th, is National Ice Cream Day?  My Mom’s side of the family has an affinity for ice cream.  Actually, that may be too mild.  Obsession may be more accurate.  They reverently celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on the first Saturday […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten-free and Paleo!)

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I think this may be my favorite recipe that came of my cookie cooking binge! Chewy chocolate chip hazelnut…how can you resist?!?  The addition of mini chocolate chips and chopped toasted hazelnuts to my chewy almond cookie base makes a cookie that is slightly thicker, soft, and chewy. The mini chocolate chips give a fantastic […]

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Chewy Spiced Molasses Cookies

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I hope you’re not sick of cookies yet, because I’m on a roll!  These next two tweaks are my favorite. (I always like to save the best for last…even when I’m eating!)  For today’s tweak, I took my chewy almond cookie base and turned it into a spiced molasses cookie.

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Almond Cookie Bites (Gluten free and Paleo!)

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Ok folks, here’s the next installment of my almond cookie dough base!  Instead of chewy almond cookies, these are little cookie bites that have a bit more of a cake texture, but very similar to their larger counterparts.

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Chewy Almond Cookies (which happen to be gluten-free and Paleo!)

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I went gluten-free a year and a half ago (along with some other dietary restrictions) on the request of my rheumatologist as a way of naturally reducing some of my body’s inflammatory response (gotta love autoimmune disease!).   Although I haven’t had a miraculous recovery (don’t I wish), I have definitely seen many benefits.  For […]

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Chunky Monkey Scones Revisited

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There are some recipes that deserve a second look, and this is one of them.  I posted this recipe on Savvy Sassy Moms 3 years ago this month.  When I was brainstorming what I wanted to do for my Studio 5 segment this month, this recipe popped into my head.  These scones are perfect for […]

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

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I have to admit that I shied away from the chia trend for a long time because I couldn’t think or say the word chia without the old 80s jingle of childhood running through my head. “Ch-ch-ch-chia!!”  That combined with the disturbing visual of a clay head with green sprouts growing out of its scalp […]

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Gluten-Free Apple Pie—Pie Therapy for the New Year

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Happy 2015 everyone!  I must say that I’m happy to greet the New Year and shoo out the old.  The end of 2014 about did me in.  The Sunday before Christmas the flu hit me like a wrecking ball, and I’ve been in bed ever since.  Have you heard about the mutating influenza strains?  Yeah, […]

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Graham Cracker Brownies

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Graham Cracker Brownies.  Those three words immediately make me think of my grandma.  She has been making these gooey squares since my dad was a little boy.  I once asked one of my uncles what his favorite thing was that his mom made.  My grandma is a phenomenal cook, and so I expected . . […]

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Paleo Chocolate Silk Pie

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If you had told me 6 months ago that a chocolate dessert that was free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugars could be as decadent as its gluten, dairy, and refined sugar full counterpart, I would have politely nodded and totally not have believed you.  But in the past few months I have taken my preconceived […]

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