Category:  Desserts

Dark Chocolate Jar Cakes

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 27/05
Dark Chocolate Jar Cakes

Curling up with a new cookbook always feels like a treat to me.  When said book happens to be penned by a dear friend, is loaded with colorful photos,… Read More »

Gluten-Free Almond-Coconut Strawberry Shortcakes

In Breads & Muffins, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 23/05
Almond Coconut Strawberry Shortcake -- healthy & gluten-free

Delving into my mom’s strawberry shortcake was a much-anticipated welcome to the local strawberry season when I was a kid. Mom always made her biscuit-like shortcake in a… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In Desserts, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options
by Ann on 13/05
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce -- just 4 ingredients and so many ways to enjoy!

For many years, my maternal great-grandmother taught in a one-room Amish schoolhouse. That meant teaching all of the subjects to children in grades one through eight. No small… Read More »

Easter Candy Roundup

In Desserts, Holidays, Roundups
by Ann on 21/03
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I know that not everyone makes Easter candy–getting dinner on the table every night can be challenging enough!  But all of these recipes have easy-to-follow steps–many of which… Read More »

Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 18/03
Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Everyone in my family thinks Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are the be-all-end-all…the piece de resistance….the bomb!  From a nutritional vantage point, they are a bit of bomb. (Of course, we… Read More »

Fudgy Yogurt Brownies

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Snacks
by Ann on 14/02
Fudgy Yogurt Brownies

Brownies with no eggs, no oil, and lots of protein… Hmmmm.  Believe it or not, they taste great, too. These homemade treats are just as decadent as “regular”… Read More »

Lucky Cake (or Peanut Butter Chip Cake) with Foolproof Peanut Butter Frosting

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 27/12
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Would you keep reading if I told you that there’s sauerkraut in this cake? When I see a recipe with an oddball ingredient or an offbeat method of… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11
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Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

Maple Pumpkin Pie

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 22/11
Maple Pumpkin Pie (with optional GF almond crust)

If I counted the number of times I’ve made this recipe for “testing” purposes, you may start to wonder.  Was it really that hard to successfully substitute maple… Read More »

Almond Flour Pie Crust (gluten-free)

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 19/11
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The perfect pie deserves the perfect crust.  Traditional rolled crusts can be daunting for many, and some simply can’t eat the wheat flour.  Whatever the reason, this nutty,… Read More »