Naked Carrot Cake

That got your attention didn’t it? Since this is Friday the 13th I thought maybe we could all use a little pick-me-up. Most people celebrate special occasions with cake.  At our house cake is a reason for celebration all its own.   And why not?  Especially when you health it up a bit. All cakes atContinue reading “Naked Carrot Cake”

Gluten Free Monster cookies — A Holiday Extra

Just a little holiday recipe that I know is many people’s favorite.  I did play around with it a bit.  Please stay with me following the recipe for my notes made as I was making these. Monster Cookies 1/2 c. softened margarine (I use an olive oil spread) 1/2 cup agave nectar 1/2 cup powderedContinue reading “Gluten Free Monster cookies — A Holiday Extra”

A Spring Recipe – Deviled Eggs

When I think of spring and summer something that always comes to mind is deviled eggs.  They are always a part of my Easter table as well as picnic food throughout the summer. The other day I was talking to a friend about an upcoming potluck in our little community.  I said, “We might endContinue reading “A Spring Recipe – Deviled Eggs”

Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies?  Cookies turn even an ordinary day into a celebration.  This is my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe jazzed up a bit.  Just in time for holiday cookie exchanges, this recipe is gluten free, egg free and reduced fat.  Don’t be fooled by the ingredients in this recipe.  These taste so good,Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Cookies”

Mom’s Easy Potato Soup

When I was putting together the list of soup recipes for yesterday’s post I couldn’t find my mom’s potato soup.  Surely I had shared that here.  Well apparently not. So here it is. My mom like to make this on Sunday afternoon and we would have a bowl before going back to church for eveningContinue reading “Mom’s Easy Potato Soup”

It’s National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month by Presidential Proclamation 5219, signed by then President Reagan on July 9, 1984.  But did you know that today, July 17 is also National Ice Cream Day?  Ice cream is certainly one way I enjoy my journey through life. Let’s think about ways we can celebrate ice cream. Try aContinue reading “It’s National Ice Cream Month!”

Carrot Raisin Breakfast Mini-Muffins

These healthy little gluten free, low fat muffins will satisfy a sweet tooth while also providing a healthy dose of fiber and protein. Ingredients: 1 T. flax seed meal plus 3 T. hot water (or 1 egg) ¾ c. milk (I use almond milk) ½ c. unsweetened applesauce 1/3 c. agave nectar ( or 2/3Continue reading “Carrot Raisin Breakfast Mini-Muffins”

A Savory Pumpkin Side Dish

Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?  I know I do, but I also enjoy savory pumpkin dishes, like my Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon.   Pumpkin Quinoa Pilaf with Bacon Ingredients: 6 strips turkey bacon diced check the label for gf turkey bacon — I use Jennie-O 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 cup quinoa 2 cupsContinue reading “A Savory Pumpkin Side Dish”

A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day

Smoothies have replaced ice cream for us.  To make one of our favorites I combine: 1 cup almond milk 1 frozen banana 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 2 Tablespoons flax seed meal 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter (optional) 1 Stevia packet (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla. Process in blender adding enough ice cubes to make it asContinue reading “A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day”