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Summer Desserts Ideas – Tips for a Dessert Table That Takes the Heat

Outdoor parties are so much fun, but how do you make sure that the summer desserts ideas that you choose are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the table? Keep these handy tips in mind for a fun outdoor summer dessert table that can take the heat. Outdoor entertaining is a fun …

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Apple Coconut Breakfast Bowl – (Paleo – Vegan – Gluten Free) – Easy Breakfast Recipe

This healthy apple coconut breakfast bowl is chock full of fresh and healthy goodies. It comes together in just minutes and makes a great change from eggs when you are following a whole foods or high protein eating plan.  The recipe is vegan, gluten free and this Paleo breakfast bowl tastes amazing. Don’t get me …

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Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. For me, no other fruit says summer in quite the same way as pineapple does.  There is a …

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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes – Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

These mini strawberry shortcakes are individual sized portions of the summer time favorite. Flaky buttermilk biscuits are layered with fresh summer strawberries and a home made strawberry syrup that oozes over the layers and the whipped cream topping. One of the joys of growing up for me was my mother’s strawberry shortcake. She used Bisquick …

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan …

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Caramel Apple Bars – Sweet Apple Oatmeal Bar with Caramel Topping

If you like the taste of caramel apples in the fall, you will love these caramel apple bars. They taste just like the traditional fall favorite but without all the fuss. These apple oatmeal bars are sweet and hearty and so easy to prepare and are perfect for National Oatmeal Day on October 29. Bar recipes are …

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Cherry Crumble – Paleo – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

If you love chocolate and cherries like I do, check out these chocolate cherry macaroons for a lighter Christmas sweet treat.It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free …

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How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter

Pitting cherries is right up there with removing pits from mangoes and unripe peaches in those “pulling out your hair” kind of kitchen tasks.  There are special cherry pitters available, but what do you do if you don’t have one?  Never fear, you can pit cherries with a simple household tool with this kitchen tip. …

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Gluten Free Banana Bread – Paleo – Sugar Free – Clean Eating

What’s a girl gonna do when she is trying to cut down on flour and sugar but really feels like banana bread? No problem at all! This gluten free banana bread contains no added sugar and uses coconut flour and eggs. The recipe makes a really large loaf and has about 150 calories for a 1/10th …

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Apple Cheesecake Bars with Caramel Topping

These Apple Cheesecake Bars have a three layered mixture that features a crumb crust, a creamy cheesecake layer that is topped with cinnamon apples and a wonderful flavor. The taste is amazing and, like most bar recipes, these are super easy to make. If you like cheesecake recipes with a twist, you will want to …

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Blueberry Cobbler – Delicious Summer Time Dessert

This blueberry cobbler is full of the flavor of plump, tangy blueberries and the delicious buttery streusel topping adds just the right amount of decadence without being too heavy for a summer dessert table. Summer time is one of my favorite times of the year to make fruit desserts.  The fruit is so plentiful and …

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Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

This delicious cucumber melon salad is my latest addition to my salad recipe collection and my family just loves it. When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  For me, summer time means lots of different salads. They are refreshing and light …

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Looking for a rich and delicious way to start off your day that is ready in a flash?  Try this white chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe.  It tastes like a tropical milkshake and has peanut butter for protein, so you won’t feel hungry mid morning. This smoothie is just perfect to have before your morning …

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Does Adding Cinnamon to your Diet have Health Benefits?

Cinnamon has long been touted as having many health benefits.  Many reports seem to suggest that adding it to your diet can have an overall good effect on your health. Cinnamon tastes good on desserts. Should we add it liberally to foods? Before you reach for a bottle of cinnamon supplements, remember this: there is …

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10 Ways with Oranges – Orange Recipes

Oranges are the star attraction in these delicious recipes. From delicious smoothies to decadent desserts, these recipes that feature oranges will add a refreshing touch to your dinner table. Oranges are so sweet and lend themselves to all sorts of recipes ideas.  And they are quite plentiful for the spring and summer months.  This popular …

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Homemade Pear Preserves with Crystallized Ginger

This recipe for homemade pear preserves with crystallized ginger is easy to do (other than the canning part of course) and tastes delicious.  The simplicity of the preserves is just a small benefit. The star of the recipe is the delicious taste of the pears, accented with the crystallized ginger with sugar and lemon. To …

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