Dessert

Kyotofu’s Sweet Tofu Pudding

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Author Nicole Bermensolo brought her love for Japanese culture to Manhattan in 2006 when she and her friend Michael opened Kyotofu, a full-service restaurant and bakery.  The Kyotofu bakery featured Nicole’s quirky approach to Japanese sweets and customers fell in love.  In 2013 Nicole and Michael decided to close the restaurant so Nicole could focus […]

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Keeping Cool with California Avocado Milkshakes

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Summer seems to be barreling through like a bullet train this year.  How is it possible that it is already the middle of August?  I’ve been trying to keep cool by not turning on the oven.  I find that if I don’t turn on my oven, I’m less likely to have to blast our air […]

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No-Churn Sweet Cream Gelato

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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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