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Category Archives: For the Sweet Tooth

Crustless Mini Pecan Pies (grain-free)

Pie filling recipe adapted from Cooks Illustrated (membership required to view link) This recipe may have been born out of my inability to concoct a gluten-free pie crust that meets … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 35 Comments

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (grain-free)

Modified from The Spice House’s Ginger Spice Cookies Take a break, have some tea and cookies!  I discovered crystallized ginger “nibs” at The Spice House months ago, but just now … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · 6 Comments

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Grain-free and “dairy-optional” Remember Magic Cookie Bars?  Those gooey clusters of graham cracker crumbs covered with milk chocolate chips, nuts, sweet coconut flakes and drenched with sweetened condensed milk.  Neither … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 22 Comments

Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

“An Old-Fashioned Dessert from Southern New Mexico” (source unknown) One day I received via the USPS a plain envelope with only a recipe card tucked inside – for Apple Pecan … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 6 Comments

Lemon Blueberry Cake (grain-free)

James surprised me the other day with a copy of Wheat Belly, which I had just added to my reading list.  This book, written by a cardiologist , exposes the … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · 9 Comments

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Original recipe – Gluten and Grain-Free, no refined sugars Be it a birthday celebration, or the end to a tough week, (or BOTH), we all need a treat now and … Continue reading

August 12, 2011 · 36 Comments

Lime in the Coconut Cheesecake

Gluten-free, baked cheesecake… Modified from A Meandering Mango’s Baked Citrus Cheesecake It’s been a while since we’ve indulged in a decadent dessert –  we unanimously voted for cheesecake!  It is … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

Berry Cocoa-Crisp

This recipe is gluten free and paleo-friendly! Summertime has landed here in Georgia like an unwelcome meteor.  With temperatures flirting with 100 degrees and the unrelenting, damp hot towel of … Continue reading

June 3, 2011 · 5 Comments

Molten Chocolate Almond Cakes

Source:  5 second rule I don’t remember the last time I had chocolate cake.  Giving up wheat flour and cutting down on sugar hardly endorses the consumption of cakes and … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 19 Comments

Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we recently acquired a Tagine. Every couple of days I try to cook something different in it…not only because it is a … Continue reading

April 15, 2011 · 7 Comments

Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

Adapted from Thai The Essence of Asian Cooking, Judy Bastyra with recipes by Becky Johnson. In anticipation of our flight to Albuquerque this weekend, I have been looking for some … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Adapted from The Craving Chronicles What would Valentine’s Day be without dark, decadent chocolate?  I’ll tell ya, it would be lacking!  I found this recipe on a beautiful blog, The … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

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