Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Almond Shortbread

GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE ALMOND SHORTBREAD First off…this is not completely my recipe – I found it on King Arthur’s Flour website, here.  But I did tweak it a bit and made it dairy-free, also. I have my own almond flour shortbread recipe here,  but it does have flour and real butter. The texture of these is soft…

Because…pudding!!

BLUEBERRY LIME COCONUT CHIA PUDDING Luscious, decadent, creamy, lite, zingy, cool…I could go on. This chia pudding is just plain refreshing.  For breakfast, snack, dessert – yes, lets! I recently started eating mostly vegan – trying for 90% on average.  (I was vegetarian before that, so if I decide to have something off the vegan…

Love them from your oven…

OATMEAL-PRO BREAKFAST BARS I remade a classic Oatmeal Cookie recipe into a protein breakfast bar that is full of fiber and other tasty things, just right to keep you going til lunch.  Yes, it’s high in carbs, but they are the stick-to-your-ribs type and should give you a slow burn to keep you from crashing…

Yes, please!

ALMOND QUINOA PROTEIN GRANOLA BALLS I do love my No Bake Protein Cookies…yes, I do.  But, for some people (and I can’t believe I’m saying this out loud) chocolate isn’t wanted.  These are full of good-for-you carbs and not too sweet. These are prefect for mid-afternoon cravings and have enough protein to hold you over…

Pucker up…!

  LEMON CUSTARD CREAM PIE This is such a gorgeous, summery dessert!  Tart, creamy, and light, it’s made with Greek yogurt to make it a little more figure-friendly, but no one will ever guess it’s low sugar and not completely sinful.   A few fresh blueberries or blackberries folded into this would be absolutely delish! Cut…

Hello, Lover!

RED VELVET WAFFLES Cream Cheese Whipped Cream “Frosting” Valentine’s Breakfast for a special someone?  Perfect.  Lazy Sunday morning for those you love all year?  Amazing gesture! These are gorgeous and have the familiar red velvet flavor that’s coveted.  A hint of cocoa, slightly sweet…and a fun deep red that makes them seem more work than…

Just one Oatmeal Cookie…no flour!

“JUST ONE” OATMEAL COOKIE Snack attack?  Urgent Sweet tooth?  Need a quick cup-of-coffee-partner?  Whatever the need or whenever it rises here’s a fast treat that won’t have you battling a full cookie jar!   If oatmeal isn’t your thing, you’ll find my “Just One” Peanut Butter Cookie HERE!  (And if you want a larger batch…ingredient…

How I do love you…!

QUINOA PUDDING Well, well!  I’ve been thinking about trying to do this for a long time and have found a new favorite!  Made with quinoa, this dish has a nuttiness and a little more “chew” than traditional rice pudding where the rice gets very soft.   I’ve given a simple vanilla recipe here, but made…

If you love peanut butter like I love peanut butter…

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WOW.  This is one rich pie.  I made it into a PIE once, actually…since then I freeze it in slightly rounded 1/4 cup portions and stick it away for a frozen nap. (Out of sight, out of mind……  oh, who am I kidding?  I know it’s there, but it’s harder to binge…

Are these YOUR favorite?

SUGAR FREE “CADBURY” EGGS  I have to say, they aren’t MY fave.  I prefer a caramel-chocolate-nutty-coconut thingy instead of the super-sweet-make-your-teeth-ache candies.  But a friend requested these and here they are! Kind of hard to work with, as the ooey-gooey filling (which makes them so yummy to folks!) is soft and hard to mold.  A…

Get your caramel on.

CARAMEL LAYER COOKIE BARS No such thing as too many cookies…so here ya’ go. These were created to use with Cinnamon Bliss…one of my favorite things on earth.  You can find it in this link at Amazon.com and a little goes a long way, so the jug will last awhile.  If you can’t find it…

Kiss, kiss, love, love…

RED VELVET CAKE Hello, Beautiful! Sometimes being bad is really very good…and with this cake, on a special Valentine’s Day (with someone or alone!) it’s even better. I’ve cut the original recipe in half to give you a single layer, but split it and stacked the gorgeousness into an impressive little number that will get…