Category Archives: Sweet Treats

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Christmas Spritz






With a hint of light green, these almond flavored spritz stir memories from my youth…   tinted sugar sprinkled on top, my mom lovingly baked them every Christmas and are now a favorite of my children. My dear friend, Jennifer, who … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cake






Anna’s love affair with cake was strained to the breaking point due to the limited availability of cake that met her dietary needs. Locating a bakery that specializes in tasty GF items can be a challenge along with being hard … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies






My recipe book contains several hand written copies of this recipe; yet each one is recorded with different variations… such was life before copiers and computers. For the sake of my family, here is the correct version of your grandma’s … Continue reading

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“Creature From The Mixing Bowl”






I kept hearing stories describing heavenly fluff in the form of homemade marshmallow, and I was hoping to successfully prepare the gooey treat for my family. Not being a fan of marshmallow means I don’t make s’mores voluntarily, and if … Continue reading

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Miss Anna’s Fruit Bars






Searching the internet for a GF fruit bar for Miss Anna I located numerous delicious looking recipes but most included oats. I love the nutty flavor of oats in baked goods and understand why it is often included, but unfortunately … Continue reading

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Pear Butter a la Crockpot






    It was time to tackle the making of pear butter, and with a collection of ripe pears in addition to my sister’s adage of, “Just throw it in!” I set about preparing fruit for an over night simmer … Continue reading

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Maple Walnut Carrot Cake






  As the arrival of fall awakened the desire to breathe in aromatic delights from the kitchen, my search began for a new recipe. After tasting this cake it became apparent I had a winning recipe that could lend itself to … Continue reading

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Lemon Coconut Bars






Lemon bars with velvety smooth tart lemon curd became a family favorite in recent years. I finally had found the perfect ratio of crust to tart creamy topping and although they were time-consuming to make they were so worth it. With … Continue reading

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Chocolate Waffles






  While researching–albeit through much trial and error–recipes that would work well for freezing I came upon a chocolate waffle recipe. I quickly discovered the challenge of using rice flour in baked goods… or in this case waffles. Without the … Continue reading

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Roasted Stone Fruit






Stone fruits–peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries– so called because of their large pit surrounded by juicy pulp. If you enjoy fruit pie or cobbler, this is a simple way to create a fruit dessert reminiscent of its more time consuming … Continue reading

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