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Quinoa Crispies

Quinoa Crispies

Quinoa crispies for peanut butter quinoa crispy bars – HELLO! Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  35 mins Serves: 2 cups Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa ½ tsp. truffle salt (optional) Directions Preheat over to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the cooked quinoa across the parchment to a single layer. Roast for […]

Grain-Free Twix Bars

Grain-Free Twix Bars

I love that Paleo, gluten-free, wholesome eating has moved beyond sawdust bars for treats. You can’t always just eat the same three dishes because they’re wholesome. There are all kinds of occasions for different types of foods, and when you have a party, need great snacks, need candy for kids’ parties, etc., what are you […]

Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies

Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies

Awwww, YEEEAAAHHHH!  Dark chocolate brownies with black beans for protein?  My version is even healthier than the original.   Servings: 16 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes   Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate bar like our go-to, Ghiradelli’s 72% Twilight Dark) ¼ […]

Mini Christmas Puddings

Mini Christmas Puddings

Okay, hard-core kitchen aficionados, this one I freely rank “Advanced.” It’s a great recipe, and it’s a heck of a lot less trouble if you follow my Americanized, detailed recipe than the original British one which was just one big UGH. But I really liked these Christmas puddings because they weren’t too bitter – traditional […]

Sugarplums

Sugarplums

Talk about traditional Christmas goodies! We’ve tried these several times and they’re yummy, if not your typical American sweetness. They’re great rolled in powdered sugar, crushed pistachios, shredded coconut, or cocoa powder, or with a little fondant on the top. Yields 18 sugarplums Ingredients ¼ cup finely chopped pecans (toasted at 350F for 5 minutes, […]

Royal Frosting

Royal Frosting

This is, hands-down, the best and simplest royal frosting recipe you’ll find, straight from my mom’s way old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook – you know the one: red and white gingham cover and classic 70’s recipes like slices of American mystery cheese rolled on top of apple pie, ambrosia, and more fondue than you […]