Posts Tagged ‘Desserts’

 

Tropical Chia Seed Pudding Recipe {Mango, Banana, Coconut}

August 19th, 2014 by Chrissy and Lauren


Let’s be real for a minute. I bet that when you hear “pudding” you really hear “Snack Pack.”

It’s ok, me too. No shame in that. As kids, we didn’t know any difference.

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If you were lucky enough, those glorious little snackies appeared in our lunch bags, day after day, and were the most coveted item in the cafeteria, well, besides Gushers.

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Snack Packs reminds me of the legendary film, Billy Madison, and this clip. Great movie.

Now that we aren’t 6 any more are grown-ups (I use that word loosely), go throw away that Snack Pack you were about to peel open, and dig your spoon into a jar of this heavenly stuff. (more…)


sweet potato cakeThis cake is soft and reminiscent of the filling in pumpkin pie.  Not surprising really, when it has mashed sweet potato as its main ingredient.

To do ahead of time

Cook sweet potatoes in the microwave (or oven if you have it running for something else) until they are soft.  Mine took about eight minutes - four small sweet potatoes. Leave to cool then remove the peel and mash.  I found it easiest to cut an end off and scoop the sweet potato out with a circular action with a fork.  Do this ahead of time so you don't be tempted to work with them while they are very hot and burn yourself.   Keep the peel and spritz with oil, put on a baking sheet, and cook for 20-30 minutes in the oven for a crisp scoop for spicy salsa.
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Ahhh, ice cream. Even better: salty and sweet ice cream. The combination of salty and sweet is one of my favorites. I love taking a bite and not knowing exactly what it will taste like.

Also, in case you were wondering, I use this Kitchenaid ice cream attachment for my stand mixer. It works great - during the summer, I keep the bowl frozen in the freezer so that any time I'm in the mood for ice cream, I can grab it and make a refreshingly cool treat immediately.  


I finally ate the last of this last night, and I'm really sad that it's gone. It was the perfect ending to the last weeks' worth of dinners.

I guess I'll just have to make some more. 


I am a firm believer that ice cream is appropriate at any time of year, even when it's -20' outside (although it never gets quite that cold here in the Pacific Northwest), but it is especially precious and fulfilling when the sun is blaring and you've been playing outside all day.

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olive-oil-loafI’m loving the Nonstick Mini Loaf Pan from Good Cook! You can do so much with this pan, and I know this will come in handy next Easter as I continue to work on converting my Grandmother’s Easter bread recipe (it is not Easter without this bread!). For now however I was asked to “Be a Sweetie” and make a Sweet Creation with this pan. I was a bit indecisive on what to make because there are so many options…did I want to make meatloaf? Something sweet? Savory?  I finally decided on (more…)

Superpower Macaroons (Paleo + Vegan)

March 18th, 2014 by Leanne Vogel

Superpower Macaroons with goji berries and cacao #vegan #glutenfree #paleoPower packed macaroons made to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your health. These little babies deliver a strong dose of nourishing fats, proteins and antioxidants in each bite. Made with minimal sweetener. Also grain-, dairy-, nut-, and egg-free. (more…)

Quinoa Muffins Recipe

February 26th, 2014 by Jenny Manseau

Quinoa Muffins (Makes 12 Muffins)

1 cup quinoa rinsed ¼ cup vegetable oil, such as safflower, plus more for pan 1 ½ cups all-purpose gluten free flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for the pan ½ cup almond flour ¾ teaspoon of xanthan gum ¾ cup packed dark-brown sugar (more…)

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Chocolatey Hazelnut Sticky Buns

August 26th, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

I have been so excited about the feedback and inspiration that the sticky buns have generated that I decided that we need one more take at these... something hazelnut - something chocolatey. (more…)

Kyotofu

When I read an article that Kyotofu Bakery in New York was using Thomas Keller's Cup4Cup gluten-free flour to create gluten-free versions of their Japanese inspired desserts I was quite intrigued. These desserts are all soybean based (contain tofu) and stray from the ordinary with their intriguing flavor combinations and (more…)

What do you do if you can't eat gluten, dairy, eggs, or nuts and you love dessert?

Your options are quite limited unless you bake everything yourself. But  now, you can buy pies and cookies that are free of those allergens and still taste amazing.

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Honey Spritz Cookies

December 20th, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford

(Taken from Food Network and Adapted)

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour ( I used Jules Gluten Free) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt (Omit if you use Earth Balance Butter Sticks) 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used Earth Balance) 1/3 cup evaporated cane juice 1 large egg 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Make Sure GF) (more…)