Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie {dairy-free and gluten-free}

Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Today March 7 is national cereal day. When General Mills sent me a box of honey nut cheerios to create a recipe along with a fun box of a goodies I was thrilled. The fact that it was a gluten-free cereal that I could actually eat was perfect. I knew immediately what I wanted to make with it – a pie. Continue reading →

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Baked Vanilla Peaches with Pistachio Crumble

Vanilla Peaches with Pistachio Crumble wih ice cream
Summer desserts in our house normally include ice cream and in season fruits….or s’mores! This dessert is so simple to prepare and it is low sugar so you can have leftovers with breakfast. Continue reading →

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Johnny Iuzzini’s Killer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Killer Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sugar Rush
On cold winter nights one of my favorite treats happens to be chocolate chip cookies still warm and gooey from the oven but I do crave them in the middle of summer also. Who am I kidding I will take them any day of the week! You can bet that anytime you come to my house you will find cookie dough in the freezer just waiting to be baked. Continue reading →

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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Pressure Cooking

Biscuits with mascarpone cheese and strawberry rhubarb compote can brighten any morning.

Spring not only brings warm weather that we are so looking forward to but it brings ramps, asparagus, wild morels and some of my favorites – rhubarb and strawberries! Over the weekend I was able to pick some rhubarb from my garden. I instantly knew that I wanted to make a compote to serve over Continue reading →

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Key Lime Rice Krispie Treats

Key Lime Rice Krispie Treats
When my husband first grabbed one of these rice krispies and took a bite his face was priceless. He looked at me oddly and stated ‘why do I ever think you will make something simple?’. I guess he was expecting plain rice krispie treats. Considering that I have never made them in almost 13 years of marriage I don’t know why he thought I would start now! Continue reading →

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Healthy Coconut Chocolate Pudding

Healthy Chocolate Pudding I hope you are not tired of young coconuts yet. This dessert could not be easier or more refreshing. It tastes just as good as a traditional chocolate pudding but it is so much healthier. It is also refreshing and not heavy like a traditional chocolate pudding. My kids love chocolate pudding and while I don’t mind making it from time to time it isn’t the healthiest option. I wanted to create a healthy dessert that still tasted decadent. Continue reading →

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Healthy Grasshopper Blizzard

Healthy Grasshopper Blizzard

Don’t you love advertising these days. The ads love making you want to have something right away. I drive by a dairy queen everyday and last year they debuted a grasshopper blizzard. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of my favorites so I instantly wanted one. Who cared that it was only nine on a cold March morning. I knew that I was going to make a healthier version at home. That weekend I made it and the kids and I loved it. It is a blizzard flavor that we have enjoyed so many times since I first made it.  I make it quite often in the summer when I have a ton of mint in my garden. I am really looking forward to spring and a full garden with lots of mint and this blizzard. Continue reading →

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Thai Coconut Rice

Thai Coconut Rice in the pressure cooker
I have loved Thai Coconut Rice from my first bite at a Thai restaurant many years ago. I would save some of my meal so that I could enjoy this for dessert. When we lived in Germany my husband & I would eat at our local Thai restaurant Mai Tai at least twice a month
{sadly this was not a dessert option, the fried bananas were great though}, we were there so often the waiter knew us by name! We almost always sat at the same table, with the same waiter. Often times he would bring our appetizer without us ordering. My how easy it was to go out to eat on a whim, before we had children. With two young children it is easier to eat at home, much cheaper and I know exactly what we are eating. Continue reading →

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