Posts in Dessert
lemon coconut cookies (gluten & grain free)

Lemon and coconut might be the most amazing combination ever! I am not going to lie, chocolate is my thing and I usually feel like if its not chocolate, its not dessert, but… this one is really good. This Lemon Coconut cookie isn’t too sweet, it tastes clean and fresh and I can’t think of a better treat for Mother’s Day than these.

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dark chocolate chunck oatmeal peanut butter cookies {gluten free}

mitation is the best form of flattery right? I did not create these amazing Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookies… by the way, that is a mouthful! Laney from @lifeisbutadish did and they were too good not to share with you. What I did do was recreate them using gluten free flour and a couple tiny tweeks, to make them as amazing as the original.

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chocolate pudding bars {Dairy Free}

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while it is mostly a made up Holiday, it is a perfect excuse to eat chocolate and celebrate love. I will tell you a secret about this recipe. I used a cookie recipe I first put on the Blog, years ago and have been waiting to use it in a different way. This was my chance, and I think it was a homerun. I paired it with my simple chocolate Pudding recipe and It is a marriage made in chocolate heaven.

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italian wedding cookies {gluten free}

Growing up these were always called Italian Wedding Cookies, but they can also be called Butterballs or Snowballs. Either way they are delicious buttery balls covered in powdered sugar and I can’t find anything wrong with that. I swapped out regulare flour for gluten free and added lots of butter so the cookies would not crumble and I could not be happier with the result.

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triple chocolate cookies {gluten free}

If dessert isn't chocolate, it isn't dessert! These cookies are aaaaamazing, chocolatey, moist with just the right amount of sweetness. My family is gluten free, my parents are not. I walked into the kitchen last night and my Dad was sneaking a few of these cookies. That says it all.

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pumpkin crème brulée {gluten free, grain free}

Pies have always been the go to on Thanksgiving and for very good reason. I think a good pie is heavenly and sometimes the best part of the meal. I don’t think anyone is too full on this day to say no to dessert. I wanted to shake things up and try something new. Do you think it is the end of pumpkin season, or do you enjoy it through all of the holiday season?

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chocolate chip pumpkin cookies {gluten free}

Gluten free baking mixes are underrated. It is great to find your own combinations that work for you, but when you find one that creates delicious anything, you need to keep it handy. These gluten free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin cookies were made using Pamela’s Baking Mix. I use this mix a lot for my kids… pancakes, waffles, cookies and dinner rolls to name a few. The outcome is always fantastic and most people can’t even tell it’s gluten free.

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grain-free chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin season is officially here. I just can’t jump on the bandwagon in August, so I pretend that the cold weather isn’t coming until guess what, it’s actually here!. These Grain-Free Pumpkin Muffins are great any time of year, but satisfy that Pumpkin Spice craving that everyone is going crazy for now.

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grain - free oatmeal raisin cookies

Grain free recipes are my new thing and these “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies” are staying on the list. Grain free you say? How is that possible, well if you are just following a gluten free diet, using oats (that are gluten free) is completely acceptable, but if you are following a Paleo diet or simply feel better when eliminating or reducing your grain intake, then give this recipe a try. They are such a great treat but by no means a health food.

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pom, beet, buch pops

So funny during the 4th of July holiday, all food needs to be red, white and blue! Jumping on the bandwagon, I had to create a patriotic popsicle and you know I had to make it healthy. To make things less complicated, you can buy all of the ingredients and recreate these frozen beauties in minutes. If you can wait for them to freeze, I know the flavors will make your tastebuds happy. My friends at Liveglean.com sent me a bag of beet powder and I thought, what an incredible way to sneak some veggies into a sweet treat.

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homemade ice cream cake

Yep, this is a homemade ice cream cake, with real ingredients and absolutely no guilt! Well, maybe that's a little white lie, but the key here is choosing good, quality ingredients, that come with less guilt than eating something filled with preservatives, gums and chemicals. I made a few things in this delicious cake from scratch, then chose others that I felt good about eating.

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granola breakfast cookie {gluten free, grain free, dairy free}

The idea of a breakfast cookie blows my mind. First, who doesn't want a cookie for breakfast?; second, there are so many nutrient dense ingredients to use; and third, I can eat a complete meal without any work! Can you see me running out the door with two of these in hand? Can you say satisfied and happy?

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