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Almond Butter Buckeyes

Buckeyes are a traditional holiday candy in the Midwest, and growing up they were one of my favorite candies.  Resembling an amped-up peanut butter cup, the peanut butter filling is partially dipped into chocolate to look like the nuts of the buckeye tree.  I have always found them to be irresistible, but the traditional recipes […]

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Dark Chocolate Chestnut Cake

If you are looking for a show-stopper dessert for the holidays that is still marginally healthy, this is the recipe for you.  A dense, moist, deeply-chocolatey cake that is grain free and lower in sugar, this is a dessert that serves ten (normal) people.  We had two slices left a few days after I made […]

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30 Healthy Ice Pop Recipes

Last year I planted shiso in our little greenhouse and the plant grew quite large and went to seed, which led to this year’s bumper crop of baby shiso plants growing everywhere.  I pulled about a hundred and left five of them to grow.  If you have never tried shiso it is a culinary herb […]

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Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce

This recipe will make your house smell incredible, I promise.  We had a couple of buckets of windfall Transparent apples, and after making a Caramel Apple cake and a batch of hard cider with about half of the haul, I decided to can some applesauce.  Cinnamon is the standard spice and it is wonderful, but […]

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Coconut Chai Ice Cream Recipe (dairy free)

Coconut Chai Ice Cream

When I see coffee memes on social media I always mentally replace the word coffee with “tea.”  I feel about tea the way most Americans feel about coffee–which is to say, if you stand between me and my tea in the morning, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.  Tea is also a wonderful […]

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Paleo Rosemary Foccacia recipe (grain free)

Rosemary Foccacia (grain free and nut free)

I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, with a number of batches that either stuck to the pan, crumbled too much, or ended up a little too brown around the edges.  I finally hit a formula that works really well as a bread-like substance to serve with soupy curries and sauces.  Note that […]

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