Freeze and Bake Apple Pies

Freeze and Bake Apple Pies
We live in apple country.  When you live in apple country, you buy your apples from a local organic farmer and you make apple pie.  Lots of apple pies.  In one afternoon we put up 10 oven ready pies.  Yum. Many of my recipes are gluten free, but when it comes to apple pie, as per the request of my ... Read More

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
This is my new favorite "healthy" treat that delivers satisfaction in a bite.  I was going for a hint of decadence while consuming a nourishing snack.  Make them and tell me what you think.  They definitely have layers of flavor with dark chocolate under tones. Use roasted and finely chopped almonds if you don't have hazelnuts in your pantry.  I ... Read More

Baked Stuffed Apples

Stuffed Baked Apples
Just because I'm whole30'ing it for the month of January, doesn't mean I'm going to pass up dessert on our 40th wedding anniversary.  Forty years of marriage is worth celebrating so I dipped into my "tool box" of grain free, sweetener free, clean eating repertoire and came up with these luscious Baked Stuffed Apples.  After almost a month of no ... Read More

Pear Crumble Pie

Pear Crumble Pie
I was first introduced to this pie during my young mom stay- at- home with our kids stage.  A dear friend had dropped by with this confection - for no reason, and it was still warm - fresh out of the oven. Surely she was thinking I would share with my family but, this Pear Crumble Pie was love at ... Read More

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls
Having spent a good amount of time lately in airports, temptation gave way and I indulged in a couple of good foodie magazines.  This quick and easy recipe for No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls caught my eye in Clean Eating.  It has just a few ingredients, most of which I had in my pantry.  So before dinner tonight, I whipped them ... Read More

Fun Pie Pops

Fun Pie Pops
A new tradition was born this fall as our oldest grandson started first grade along with his little sister and BFF cousin who started preschool.  I couldn't help myself.  I had to make something to celebrate so these Fun Pie Pops for back to school were produced, without much fuss. If you know how to make a pie crust, these ... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie
Let me interrupt this preserving and gardening season with a delicious dessert recipe, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie : gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar-free. I know it's hard to believe, but you can make an outragous Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie without dairy whipped cream, cool whip, cream cheese and Oreos.   When daughter #3 told me she made a "conventional" ... Read More

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread
We are picking zucchini and summer squash EVERYDAY and and have much to share.  It would be a shame if I didn't put some of it up into moist and sweet zucchini bread to enjoy now and later.  It's perfect to have ready for drop in family and friends, for those grands who walk in the door asking for a ... Read More

Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookies : Grain and Refined Sugar Free

Chocoate Chip Almond Drop Cookies
Rarely does healthy and quick come together in one recipe, but I can assure you they do in this Chocolate Chip Almond Drop Cookie recipe. We took a road trip with the grands and their mommy a few weeks back. I packed a bunch of great travel food including these flour and refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. They are extremely ... Read More

Chocolate Banana Bread : Gluten and Refined Sugar Free

Chocolate Banana Bread
With grand kids around the house more often these days, I try to have more snacks available.  The hubs and I are happy to snack on fresh fruit and nuts, but when the grands come over - it's a different story. We like to indulge our sweet little grands every once in a while.  For the most part, we prefer ... Read More