Category Archives: sweet

Blueberry Cream Dessert with Pretzel Crust #FreshFromFlorida

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am doing the happy dance this month because it’s Blueberry Season here in Florida!  There is always something wonderful in season in this sunny paradise, but I have to admit to being partial to berries, especially BLUEberries.  I could eat them morning, noon and night and when they are in season, I actually do.  Starting with muffins or pancakes, moving on to salads or wraps and ending with desserts, I manage to sneak a lot of blueberries into our diet.  I love Fresh From Florida produce!

Blueberry Cream Dessert #FreshFromFlorida

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#Cookbook Review: The Healthy Slow Cooker

The Healthy Slow Cooker by Judith FinlaysonAnother cookbook review for you!  This time it’s all about easy and healthy meals made in the slow cooker.   Whether the temperature is cold or hot outside, your slow cooker can be your best friend, saving you time in the kitchen.  With the help of The Healthy Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness, it can also help you produce delicious, healthy, gluten free meals, too. Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: A Taste of Pesach

Cookbook review: A taste of Pesach. A fabulous resourse for delicious gluten free and Passover foodI am excited to review this beautiful new book from the publisher of the Kosher by Design series. A Taste of Pesach: Trusted Favorites, Simple Preparation, Magnificent Results is not only filled with tried and true Passover recipes, it’s 95% gluten free.  So, as a non-Jew-but-gluten-free-eater, I am excited to spread the word about this untapped resource for us. Never let the fact that a book is written for one group of people stop you from exploring the possibilities! Continue reading

Thin Mint Baked Oatmeal

Thin Mint Baked OatmealA little while ago, my friend, Dionne from Try Anything Once blog, made and shared my baked oatmeal recipe.  Her pictures were so tempting that I knew I needed to make up a batch.  However, a craving for chocolate overtook me right about that same time, so I did a little tweaking.  The result was this Thin Mint Baked Oatmeal that I may or may not have hovered over like a rabid dog when anyone attempted to take it from me. Continue reading

Chocolate Raisin “N’Oatmeal” Grain-Free Cookies and @BobsRedMill Nut Flour Giveaway

Chocolate Raisin "N'oatmeal" Cookies made with almond flour (gluten free)I really need the weather to warm up.   My pants are getting tighter with every cold front that moves through the state.  Seriously, it is totally Mother Nature’s fault that I keep baking (and eating) delicious chocolate treats.  That is my story and I am sticking to it. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Blondies with chocolate chipsThis is another of my grandmother’s recipes.  Some of you might remember that she was the head baker for a school district in the 1970s.  She got up early every school day and baked treats for all of the schools in town.  Boy! Those were the days!  There is nothing this yummy on any of my kids’ lunch menus.  It’s no wonder my daughter prefers to take her lunch! Continue reading

Raspberry Oatmeal Parfait

Raspberry "Cheesecake" Oatmeal Parfait with Walnuts and HoneyI cannot think of a more boring meal than plain, old oatmeal.  Called mush, porridge, hot cereal, none of those names spark the least bit of excitement.  However, if you mention the word “parfait,” my ears perk up.  If you add something about cheesecake or nuts or fruit, I am all over it.  Combine all of those terms and I am ready to bang on the table with a spoon and yell, “Gimme, gimme, gimme!” Continue reading

Rice Chex Peach Crisp

Rice Chex Peach Crisp (gluten free)It’s right about now that I usually start craving stone fruits and tastes of summer.   While it will be months before I can sink my teeth into a fresh Georgia peach, I can trick my mind by using frozen or canned peaches in baked goods.   By the time you are done baking fresh peaches, they are pretty much as soft as their “stored” cousins. Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

The first year I lived in Florida, I was shocked at seeing fresh strawberries in February.  Now, a few years later, I am totally spoiled and look forward to enjoying them while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow.  There is a world famous Florida Strawberry festival held at the end of February/beginning of March.   I really appreciate the amazing growing season in our state.  Eating Fresh From Florida produce is an added bonus to being close to the beach and having mild winters. Continue reading

Honey Granola Yogurt Parfait

Honey Granola Yogurt ParfaitDo you diet alone?  If you have a significant other, does he/she join you in your quest for healthy eating?  Do you feed your children super healthy foods?  My personal experience has been that I am usually alone in my weight loss strategies.  So today, I have a Honey Granola Yogurt Parfait for One just for all of you sole dieters. Continue reading

Pistachio Breakfast Balls

Pistachio Breakfast BallsOn a recent trip to my local Target, I was excited to find that KIND is now making gluten free granola.  There are quite a few varieties.  I chose to try the Maple Quinoa Clusters.   And while they are great straight from the bag or in a bowl with milk, I was so pleased to find a reasonably prices gluten free treat that I had to make some other things with it, too. Continue reading