dessert

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {gluten-free}

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies

According to my five year old, Santa’s favorite cookie is a sugar cookie.  Hmmm, that’s funny…from what I recall it’s pecan chocolate chip, but she insist Santa told her it was sugar cookies.  I’ll be sure to have a chat with him about that next year.  ;)  Santa got his sugar cookies, but I thought we should also make some for Mrs. Claus.  Maybe she would enjoy some chocolate chip […]

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocoalte Avocado Mousse

Chocolate makes everything better.  Having a bad day?  Chocolate.  Tired?  Chocolate.  Meeting a friend for coffee?  Add chocolate into equation.  Cold outside?  Hot chocolate.  I know food isn’t supposed to be looked at for comfort, but I’m human…and female.  ;)   That’s just the way it goes sometimes.  I will do everything I can to make sure it’s healthy, and not in excess, so I’m constantly looking for new ways […]

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Black Bean Brownie Parfait

Black Bean Brownie Parfaits

Sometimes you just need a little chocolate.  At least that’s the way it is in my house.  After an extremely busy couple of weeks and marathon season in full gear, I believe myself and the little ladies earned a treat.  My four year old has done a great job of earning brownie points lately.  For the second time this school year, she came home from Pre-K to inform me someone brought […]

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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies via Green Plate Rule

A friend asked me for a healthy brownie recipe a couple weeks ago.  Healthy brownies?  That is music to my ears!  I knew if I was going to get “healthy” brownies, I needed to start with black beans, so away I went.  I tried a couple different recipes, most called for some type of flour, or had a long list of ingredients and steps, but I wanted simple, and fast. […]

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No Bake Pie Crust with Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies

Cookie Crust with Banana Soft Serve

Every kid, adults too, needs a little treat from time to time, but it’s next to impossible to find something without excess amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients at a store or restaurant, and if you want gluten-free and dairy-free on top of that, you can almost forget about it!  So remember this name, Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Cookie!  They are completely allergen-free, crunchy, and sweet without any artificial ingredients […]

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Stars and Berries Ice Cream

Stars and Berries Ice Cream

With the 4th of July celebration just around the corner, I was thinking of new ideas for a red, white, and blue treat.  We’re lucky to have right strawberries and blueberries in season during this holiday, they make it easy to come up with new tasty ideas.  Ice cream is one of my favorite indulgences, especially when it’s hot out, and So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is one of […]

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Chocolate Granola Banana Pops: GIVEAWAY

Chocolate Granola Banana Pops

One of the best things about writing up the Best Snack Bars post, was coming across Enjoy Life Foods.  This company produces completely allergen-free foods in an allergen-free facility, with no artificial ingredients.  I love their dedication to producing healthy, allergen-free foods, and it shows on their website where they list all the ingredients they use and give you information in each one.  When you buy Enjoy Life Foods, you […]

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