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Category Archives: For the Sweet Tooth

Nutty Date Bars

We were on the lookout for a good on-the-go breakfast item when Mr. He Cleans ran across an Alton Brown recipe for Seedy Date Bars. The name of the recipe, … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Gluten-free All-purpose Flour Blend and Lemony Pound Cake

Gluten-free baking is a real challenge, so much that there are shelves full of cookbooks devoted to turning out baked goods that, hopefully, aren’t dry, crumbly, dense, starchy, greasy, gummy … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Peach Upside-Down Cake (Gluten Free)

What can I say? We inadvertently took a six month sabbatical from blogging, but we never took a break from cooking, eating well, and listening to great music.  Thanks to … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Banana Date Walnut Bread (grain-free)

Faced with rapidly blackening bananas in the fruit bowl, I turned to the ever-popular means of using them up…banana bread.  My old recipe for banana bread used wheat flour, but … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Lemon Bars (gluten and grain-free, dairy-free)

Lemon bars seem to be a nice, light dessert, with their innocent-looking sweet tartness and summery color.  However if you spend anytime browsing recipes, you know that they are evil … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 16 Comments

Strawberry “Pink and White” Cream Cheese Pie

Our CSA box from Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farms has been bountiful in the strawberry department.  So far we’ve netted around 9 pints of perfectly ripe, beautiful berries.  After eating … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cashew “Cheesecake” (gluten-free, dairy-free)

This isn’t the sort of thing I usually do.  With my fondness for all dairy products, I’ve never seen the need to try to make substitutions, but the idea of … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 11 Comments

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding (gluten-free)

On special days at my grandmother’s house, there was a giant glass bowl, much bigger than my head, filled nearly to the brim with layer upon layer of vanilla wafers, … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Recipe by Patsy Caldwell from You Be Sweet Our dear, sweet friend Malcolm sent me this wonderful book chock full of Southern desserts that will put you in a sugar … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 17 Comments

Crème Brûlée

Modified from Bon Appétit After my last episode of playing with fire in the kitchen, you might be surprised to see me back in there with a blowtorch.  Rest assured, … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes (gluten-free and grain-free)

Recipe from Nourishing Days Mr. “He Cleans” requested pancakes for breakfast this weekend, and I was happy to give them a try. I haven’t made pancakes since we went gluten-free … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 149 Comments

Gluten-free Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

We had a JAWS (Blu-Ray) viewing party over the weekend, so I made these tiny carrot cakes.  I can’t think of a thing to tie these events together, so I … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 9 Comments

Fudgy Chipotle Brownies (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Most nights, we treat ourselves to a small square of dark chocolate for dessert.  It is not too guilty of  a pleasure, since dark chocolate is packed with cell-protecting antioxidants, … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 7 Comments

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Modified from Bon Appetit (March 1996), via epicurious.com Isn’t it some sort of rule that you must indulge in chocolate on Saint Valentine’s Day?  If not, there should be!  Indulge … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 14 Comments

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