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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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50 Gluten-free Holiday Appetizer Recipes

I am in total disbelief that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  This one is just sneaking right up on me, folks.  Normally by now I would have posted a few real-food holiday recipes, but due to an extremely busy semester and the ongoing chicken learning curve (I have spent more than a little […]

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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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Black and White Dessert Bars (grain free)

It didn’t take me too long, post-Whole30, to decide to make a grain free treat.  I’ve been working on this recipe for a while and I am pretty happy with this version.  Gluten free, grain free, and dairy free if you stick with a dairy-free chocolate chip for the topping.  Note that I am no […]

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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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