Dessert

Almond Cookie Bites (Gluten free and Paleo!)

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!)

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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Chocolate Pots de Crème

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I keep thinking that spring has arrived here in Utah, and then the weather will turn and we’ll get a new layer of snow on the ground.  Mother Nature is such a tease.  I’ve been watching the new issues of magazines show up on the newsstands, taunting me with spring flowers, and spring inspired dishes, [...]

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Strawberry Frappé — Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  One of the things my family loves is when I make a big batch of a green smoothie to share with them in the mornings.  My kids thing green smoothies are the best things ever.  I figured they would be equally happy with more of a treat coming out of the blender [...]

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Banana Almond Medjool Date Shake

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When it comes to food, many of your favorites likely have their own holiday.  You already know that I observe National Pie Day on January 23rd, but what else is out there?  Ice Cream For Breakfast Day? Yep, it’s a holiday (and one that my mom’s side of the family observes religiously each year).  Pancake [...]

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