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Delightful Cherry Pie

Delightful Cherry Pie

If you are looking for an alternative dessert for Christmas or any holiday gathering, this cherry pie is for you. I normally make it during the summer months because cherries are in season and that is when we have a lot of family get-togethers. When my mother-in-law mentioned how many pies she was making for [...]

Caramel Pecan Pie

Caramel Pecan Pie

If you like pecan pie you’ll really love this spin on the traditional recipe. The use of caramel in the base gives it an incredible taste and texture unlike any other pecan pie you’ve tried before. Ingredients: 36 caramel squares 1/4 cup half and half 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp [...]

Thanksgiving Lime Jello Parfait

Thanksgiving Lime Jello Parfait

Growing up, there was always one Thanksgiving dish that I looked forward to the most: my grandmother’s Lime Jello Parfait. My mom made it every year, and I’ve continued the tradition with my own family. It’s technically a dessert, but in keeping with tradition, we serve it with dinner instead of afterwards. The best part? [...]

Egg-Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

Egg-Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

It’s pumpkin time! (Also known as fall.) I, like many of you, am a lover of all things pumpkin this time of year— pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars. My 18-month-old son was recently diagnosed with an egg allergy and a corn allergy. Unfortunately, this includes all egg and corn byproducts, like cornstarch [...]

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Late summer, when the first inklings of fall are starting to show, is my favorite time of year. It’s not chilly just yet, but it’s cooling down enough to feel something different in the air. Most importantly, apples are in season; my all-time favorite fruit. We get some really fantastic apples at the farmers markets where [...]

Maui-Style Banana Bread

Maui-Style Banana Bread

I have loved banana bread since I was a kid. I love it cold or warm, topped with butter or cream cheese or just plain. I prefer it without nuts, but if I’m making it with nuts, I love them to be toasted walnuts or pecans. Once I had banana bread with chopped macadamia nuts [...]

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

I have a serious sweet tooth, but as is with most mamas, our waistlines are not as appreciative. Am I right? I love the blog Gina’s Skinnytaste, as her very popular site (updated almost daily) is dedicated to delicious, healthy and wholesome recipes. Gina has everything from slow cooker meals, drinks, breakfast treats, vegetable side dishes [...]

Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Although I am not typically a boxed cake mix kind of gal (I prefer my baked goods made from scratch), I had a box of chocolate cake mix in my cupboard. I wanted to try something different than just making cupcakes or a cake. I spotted a cookie recipe that used a box caked mix, so [...]

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

I am seriously addicted to these. I found them on Pinterest (where else?) and have made them three times in just over a month. I’m ashamed to say how long they last in my house…and I’m the only one eating them! There are a trillion and five different varieties floating around online, but save yourself [...]

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Muffins have always been a favorite treat of mine. Since I’ve started eating “clean,” a regular muffin from a bakery, grocery store or coffee shop is definitely not on the meal plan. But these muffins are pretty much as clean as you can get and they are AWESOME. They don’t taste low-fat or “healthy” in [...]

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