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Best Ever Dark Chocolate Brownies

Best Ever Dark Chocolate Brownies

There truly may not be anything better than a warm, rich, ooey-gooey, chocolate brownie. Right out of the oven. Served with a tall, cold glass of fresh, raw milk. * swoon * It’s the simple things in life, huh? Of course, if you know what all that sugar does in your body, you don’t eat […]

Ultimate Carrot Cake (Revisited)

Ultimate Carrot Cake (Revisited)

Rich, moist carrot cake. Extra creamy cream cheese icing. A decadent dessert chock full of pineapple, walnuts, raisins, and carrots. I mean whoa – a dessert full of veggies and fruit and healthy things! Even the sweetener is mostly healthy! No refined sugar here at all my friends. You might remember I posted this recipe […]

Euforia Cake Review & Coupon

Recently I was contacted to try some gluten-free Euforia Thousand Layer Cake. You might have seen it featured in Real Simple magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide. I can see the individually wrapped snack sizes being great for taking on the go or giving as party favors. They would look great tied to the outside of a […]

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp

This is one of the easiest desserts to throw together in the history of desserts. Well, ok, maybe not the easiest. But it requires very little prep and tastes like you slaved over a hot stove for hours. I personally figure that any recipe with fruit can also be eaten for breakfast. Right? I won’t […]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

It was a Saturday morning. A lazy Saturday morning. One of those wonderful weekend mornings that just begs for cinnamon rolls. With lots of cream cheese icing. Well, needless to say, we don’t eat packaged cinnamon rolls that are full of bleached flour, sugar, & preservatives as tasty as they (admittedly) are. I searched online […]

Pumpkin Cake Bars

Pumpkin Cake Bars

I think I missed the boat on this one. I know October was prime time for pumpkin recipes. But in an effort to defy social convention for once in my life (or maybe just adhere to the ‘better late than never’ principle), I wanted to share these incredible pumpkin bars. Incidentally, pumpkin is also great […]

Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake

Today is my husband’s birthday. {Happy Birthday love!} It’s been a week long celebration with family, friends, and cake. Good cake. No, I mean really good cake. What I like to call the Ultimate (at least Semi-Healthy) Carrot Cake. I made this same recipe for his birthday last year and a repeat occurrence was requested […]

Apple Crisp: Quintessential Autumn

Apple Crisp: Quintessential Autumn

What could possibly be better than a warm apple crisp, fragrant and steaming, fresh out of the oven? I would vote a raw apple crisp pulled straight out of the fridge! Ok, so maybe we are comparing apples and oranges here (or at least hot apples to cold ones…). You really can’t compare much to […]

Carrot Raisin Muffins on a Rainy Afternoon

Carrot Raisin Muffins on a Rainy Afternoon

Usually muffins are a weekend breakfast treat. Like cake for breakfast. But the other afternoon I had a craving for a baked good. I needed something warm and moist and comforting. Earlier the day was sunny and the sky was blue (lending itself nicely to a picnic lunch). But the afternoon turned gray and rainy. […]

The Simplest Dessert Ever

The Simplest Dessert Ever

I love simplicity. And simple, easy recipes that taste amazing at the same time? Watch out. I also love variety. And this recipe brings together so many of the things I love. The basis is a super simple Chocolate Fondue: Pour some coconut milk (full fat) into a small saucepan and warm it over medium-low […]