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EASY Bunny Cake

I have talked before about how food brings back memories, and I am sure for many, your childhood Easters’ would not have been the same without a Bunny Cake! I’m not saying Easter is about bunnies, because it’s not, but fond childhood memories come back when I see this cake! You can pretend to make…

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Shamrock Cupcakes (Nut-Free)

Science Rules & Green Foods are Cool  Cooking is all about taste and science! It’s pretty amazing how combining a few simple ingredients can create such flavorful dishes. This couldn’t happen without a little (or a lot of) science! By now I am sure everyone knows that baking soda or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) reacts with an…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Poppers

Aren’t these mini-muffins so adorable!? I promise they taste as good as they look! Don’t worry, the yellow color doesn’t come from artificial ingredients but from free range chicken eggs! These mini muffins make the perfect snack or accompaniment to your brunch or breakfast. If you love lemon, you’ll love these little bites of sunshine!…

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World’s Best Chocolate Birthday Cake

I can’t believe that my baby boy, Connor, will be 1 in just a few weeks!  It seems like only yesterday that Hunter turned one and really it was… he will be 3 in May! WOW! Having small children is more challenging and stressful than any job I have ever had, but there are so…

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NO-Bake Carrot Souffle

The age-old question… Is Piccadilly’s famous Carrot Souffle a dessert or a side?? Honestly, I never really ordered it because I always considered it a dessert. Most of the time when I went out to eat, I didn’t get dessert because of all the sugar, but that never stopped me from getting a pasta dish…

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4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

One of my favorite treats!  I used to make these years ago but now, reflecting back on the ingredient list, I can’t believe I used to eat so many!  4 cups of powdered sugar… What was I thinking?? These big bites of peanut butter and chocolate taste just like the ones I used to make…

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Satsuma-Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

This is my favorite time of year!  Time with family and friends…. and oh, yeah, great food! Since giving up grains and sugar over two years ago, I have had my work cut out for me recreating my favorite foods. It has been fun and rewarding, knowing that these recipes will help not only me,…

Pumpkin Pie Mousse

Pumpkin Pie Mousse

There are a couple of reasons why it sometimes takes me a while to post a recipe I have promised, and each one of them has 10 fingers!  Sometimes Mama Brain causes me to misplace my notes or the usual suspect (Hunter) takes them. Either way, I have use what little memory I have and try…

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Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates In search of an affordable, yet quality raw cacao powder, I stumbled upon a great company this week!  Terrasoul Superfoods, located in Houston Texas, is a GOLDMINE when it comes to organic & raw Super-foods. Chocolate, the Perfect Food Yes, chocolate, more specifically Raw…

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40 Slow Cooker & Freezer Meals

            UPDATED 11/26/13 With the release of my new cookbook, Comforting Eats, I wanted to add to this list, 14 more Slow Cooker and Freezer Meals! The eBook is now available and the spiral bound is available for pre-order and will be ready before Christmas!  Also, check out this GREAT Deal…

Easy Shrimp Bisque (Grain Free & Low Carb)

Easy Shrimp Bisque (Grain Free & Low Carb)

Delicious and filling, Easy Shrimp Bisque This cold weather warrants a good bowl of bisque!  Unfortunately, you can’t go to any restaurant and order bisque without it containing flour.  My husband and I recently ate at Texas de Brazil and my husband was so impressed with their lobster bisque.  I was not. After one taste I knew…

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Easy “Candied” Apples

I never was a fan of candied apples.  I always thought they were too sweet and I hated the candy part getting stuck in my teeth!  I like my version much better plus, I love peanut butter and chocolate together so this recipe is a win, win!   Also, no candy thermometer needed which makes…