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Blueberry Cream Bars

Blueberry Cream Bars

It has been a while since my last post, and I greatly appreciate the notes from people inquiring about how I am doing, what has been cooking, and life in general–so nice to know that I am not posting into the void!  A number of things have been keeping me away from the blog–work, family, […]

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Black and White Dessert Bars (grain free)

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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Short Ribs with Brussels Sprouts

Whole30: Day 15

Breakfast today was a repeat of yesterday, but today I was (fortunately) not feeling ill when I ate.  A little red banana and some sliced strawberries, topped with a clump of almond butter.  I know that looks like brown sugar but it is coarsely-ground almond butter. For our lunch I sliced some bratwurst from US […]

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Improbable Chocolate Coconut Pie

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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Chocolate-covered Strawberry Pops

Chocolate-covered Strawberry Pops (dairy free)

Strawberry plants grow all around the yard here, in many random spots where they have apparently been planted by birds.  I generally prefer to let them grow unless they are directly in the way of something important, because I love random strawberries.  Every June it is worth doing a daily morning check to look for […]

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Greek Yogurt Pops with Cocoa and Honey

Greek Yogurt Pops with Cocoa and Honey

We have been enduring some record heat here along the Front Range, which inspired me to dust off the ice pop molds and freeze the ice cream making canister.  Since I am not doing any refined sugar–and I am trying to seriously limit all sugars–I went with a honey-sweetened yogurt base for this healthy version […]

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