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Cinnamon Baking Chips (dairy free)

These tasty little chips hold their shape when baked into muffins or pancakes, and add a sweet little cinnamon burst of flavor in each bite.  With no dairy and no refined sugars (and no strange oils) they are a healthy way to add a sweet treat into your week.  They retain their shape perfectly well […]

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Improbable Chocolate Coconut Pie

If you grew up in the 1970s you probably remember the flood of “impossible” pie recipes that started with one published by Bisquick and that cascaded into impossible-everything variations on the theme.  The basic idea is that you toss some ingredients into a blender, pour it into a pie tin, and then you bake yourself […]

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Vanilla Bean Truffles

My new nickname is “The Truffle Queen,” and I think there are worse things to be known for.  Why so many truffles?  Well, they are really easy to adapt to all sorts of dietary restrictions.  They are rich and they convey a sense of special occasion.  They don’t have to be super-sweet to be amazing.  […]

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Pannukakku (grain free)

My graduate school years in the U.P. included an introduction to a lot of new-to-me foods, most of them of Finnish origin.  Pannukakku was one of my favorite Keewenaw breakfasts–warm, puffy, and custard-like, this baked pancake is a perfect way to start your day during the cold days of winter.  Traditional recipes call for a […]

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Black Walnut Tassies (grain free)

Well I caved and had to do one more sweet for the season.  I’m going to blame my cooking friend Lucy, over at A Cook and Her Books, for posting her Macadamia-Rum Tassies.  They looked irresistible, so I promptly started working on a grain-free version.  It took a few batches (yeah, we have been eating […]

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Gluten-Free Holiday Dessert Round Up

I’m getting ho ho horribly puffy from testing so many dessert recipes, and I am definitely in need of a little seasonal dessert detox.  I love making healthier sweets, but then of course we end up eating them, and even healthy sweets are not designed to be part of the daily diet.  So, I thought […]

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