Gluten Free Chilled Fudge Pie

  There are days when I just want some something rich and chocolatey, it’s like a mouthful of sheer bliss (and in this case fits into my 80/20 Rule). This dessert is super easy, in fact, the one in the picture was made by my 16 year old son for Epic Pi Day. (For being nerds,…

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5 Minute Chocolate Mousse

There are times in my cooking adventures when a recipe calls for just the egg yolk, and we’re left with egg whites that we don’t want to throw away, but what do we do with them? I’m pleased to share with you what do with these little blessings! Enter chocolate mousse. That’s right- this once intimidating and…

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Halloween Fruit Kabobs

Anytime we take the time to make something special for the children in our lives, they enjoy it. It doesn’t have to be full of sugar, artificial colors or have some character on it. Kids notice when we take time out of our day just for them. It’s actually more meaningful to make something simple like…

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Strawberry Semifreddo

Semifreddo is a wonderfully simple, and yet very elegant dessert. An impressive frozen yogurt dessert, it’s easy to throw together days ahead, so you don’t have to put in any extra time for dessert they day of a dinner party. It’s really one of my favorite ice cream treats, since I don’t have to have an ice cream maker…

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Simple Desserts: Raspberry Fool

This dessert is so quick and easy and it disappears just as quickly! The raspberries highlight each bite of creamy goodness. Anything with fruit is a hit around here, but this one is particularly popular and so refreshing on hot summer days!   Raspberry Fool Ingredients: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup yogurt, plain…

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Peach Semifreddo

  Semifreddo is a refreshing frozen yogurt dessert, basically meaning “semi- frozen”. This is a healthy treat, so no guilt involved when you serve this dish!   This is one of my favorite desserts. It’s delicious, easy to make and can be made ahead of time, so I don’t have to stress over making dessert…

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Maple Cream Coffee Popsicles

I love different flavors of popsicles and we have enjoy popsicles every afternoon during the summer months. We are all coffee lovers here, so if I don’t hide these away, the kids will snag them up any chance they get. And with teenagers in the house, that tends to happen frequently. My husband and I enjoy a hot cup of…

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Wine Soaked Peaches

This simple dessert has an air of elegance to it and is a delightful taste combination. We’ve enjoyed this on many occasions, my favorite is a low-key get together with friends, often BBQ-ing some Orange Chicken Drumsticks and playing a game of Settlers.   Wine Soaked Peaches Ingredients: 2 peaches 2 cups moscato (approximately) Vanilla ice…

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3 Super Simple Red, White and Blue Fruit Treats

When our family comes together to celebrate Memorial Day or Independence Day, I think it’s important to think about the reason we are celebrating. One way to do that is to serve patriotic colored treats to the kids and talk about the reasons we’re thankful for the freedoms we have in the U.S. My kids love…

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Chocolate Pudding, A Simple Dessert

  I just got Sylvie McCracken’s new book: The Gelatin Secret. And let me tell you, I am in love! First, I already loved gelatin (such a beautiful, amazing super food!) and the benefits of it. But Sylvie did such a great job making all the pictures so appetizing and really, quite easy, I want to make every…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Marshmallow Bouquet

A beautifully unique table setting that doubles as dessert. Yes please! My family was thrilled to see this gracing our dinner table and everyone was quick to eat all their vegetables since there was dessert staring them in the face. These homemade marshmallows are seriously the best I’ve ever had and since are made with…

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EASY Chocolate Hearts, a Simple Valentine Treat

Want to astound everyone with your amazing-ness? That’s right. You are amazing and these gorgeous little lace chocolate hearts will prove it! Lacy chocolate hearts are a perfect edition to ice cream or on top of a slice of cheesecake and makes everyone feel special. And if you want to occupy the kids with making…

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Pomegranate Gummies, a Simple Valentine Treat

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The simplicity of the holiday makes it my absolute favorite! We do small thoughtful things for each other and that’s it. Simple and fun. Simple treats are a great time to get the kids in the kitchen with you. They can help you measure, stir and then cut…

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Simple Desserts: Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar

Now and then in the midst of the chill of winter (at least for those of us in the US in January!), it’s a delight to enjoy some fresh strawberries. Fruit desserts are such a refreshing treat. And this one is truly unique. With the sweetness of fresh strawberries and a delicious zing of balsamic…

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Simple Desserts: Caramelized Bananas

You know those times when you just crave something crazy sweet? I have just thing to hit the spot: Caramelized Bananas. This is oh-my-goodness good. And sweet. Who know all you need is a little fruit to fill the sweet tooth? Beautiful by itself, it’s also amazing with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.…

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Strawberry Santas

Holidays are fun and part of the fun, especially for little ones, are the cute treats we share. Often, after moving to a real food lifestyle, the holiday treats that we used to share are no longer appealing. But we can still share treats, and they can be fun and cute and healthy! These little…

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Real Food Candy Canes

  Real Food Candy Canes are a perfect real food treat for the kiddos during the holiday months. Not that it has to be the holidays to enjoy a real food candy cane! My kids love decorating their plates with food. It gives them a sense of accomplishment to make things for themselves and the…

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Grinch Kabobs

How about throwing together some simple Grinch kabobs for your next holiday get-together? These adorable little snacks are bound to get people talking. These are such a hit with the kids, they love making them and eating them, which means it’s also a fun afternoon activity to keep them occupied for a fer quiet minutes…

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Simple Desserts: Grilled Peaches

We love peaches. In anything, served any way, our family will just devour them. When heated, the sweetness of the peaches comes out even more, making it perfect for an extremely easy dessert and a nice variation of “peaches and cream”. Grilled Peaches Ingredients: 2 Peaches Vanilla ice cream Directions: Cut peaches in half, remove…

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Simple Desserts: Homemade Magic Shell

One of my favorite memories as a kid, was going to Dairy Queen and getting a chocolate dipped ice cream cone. When I was a teenager I found that they actually sold some magic shell sauce to have it at home, and of course I did! Then I got into real food and decided not…

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