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Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies [Gluten-Free]

Remember those Andes peppermint chips from my In My Kitchen post? Well, I decided to mix them into a delicious gluten-free chocolate cookie recipe. As a matter of fact, they are so good I’ll be making another batch to wrap for gift-giving. Unlike traditional recipes, these cookies are made with almond flour (meal) and sweetened […]

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Pumpkin Spice Tea Cake with Maple Candied Walnuts [Gluten & Dairy-Free]

This Pumpkin Tea Cake was created out of the desire to love-on some friends who often bring their own food to gatherings due to allergies. It is always hard for me to see friends unable to join-in and enjoy what everyone else is having, missing out on the connection of sharing the same experience. At […]

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Date-Fudge Truffles with Sea Salt

Always on the lookout to make recipes healthier as well as great tasting, awhile back I was looking for healthy desserts. You know something I could feel good about eating, but would also make my eyes roll all the way back in my head with sheer delight. Yeah, that kind. It would have to involve […]

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Cream Cheese Fruit Tart with Almond Crust Recipe [GF]: A Series on Hospitality

Last week I hosted a brunch, invited a few friends to join me, and made this Cream Cheese Fruit Tart with Almond Crust for the occasion. I am better, life is better, when I’ve had time with good friends around my table—it is pure joy. It wasn’t always that way. At one point in my […]

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Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve kinda been in a dessert mood, which happens to be at just the right time with Valentine’s Day upon us. However, I haven’t been able to decide which one to do for Valentine’s Day, which we are celebrating with dinner on Saturday. So I thought I’d share this fine list of […]

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Double Chocolate Truffles

  Holiday baking is a big deal at our house, a time when chocolates, cookies, and Christmas Stollen are penciled into the calendar just like parties. As much as I love our tradition of baking and candy making, it isn’t without a fair amount of compromise to our food philosophy of avoiding refined flour and […]

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Orange Ginger Tea Cake: Gluten & Grain Free

  While browsing some of my favorite blogs yesterday morning, the mere mention of crystallized ginger rearranged my entire day. I had to make something with warming, chewy, gingery-ness—to go with a cup of tea, preferably. Inspiration hit and I was out the door with my grocery list faster than you can say almond flour. […]

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Rubik’s Cube Cake: Feature Fridays

When I “Stumbled” across this cake, I was immediately transported back to high school and the challenge of the Rubik’s Cube. I had friends that would set a timer to see how fast they could solve it, while the rest of us were quite satisfied defeating the block of colored squares just once. So when […]

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Chocolate Cake [Gluten-Free] and the Celebration Express

It is worse than “the holidays”, I tell ya. From mid April through the first of June, it is six straight weeks of parties, cakes, and special dinners, lined-up one behind the other around here. Only this year, it started in March and will turn out something like this—bridal shower, bridal shower, wedding, wedding, bridal […]

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The Pioneer Woman’s Strawberry Shortcake Cake and Food From My Frontier Cookbook Winner!

Giving away a cookbook is a special treat. Encouraging friends and family to gather at the table and commune over a homemade meal is what stirs my passion for the kitchen and the keyboard. And I love cookbooks, so much potential within their pages. Will a single ingredient inspire? Will the storytelling photos be enough […]

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