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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. Making these pumpkin spice cookies Pumpkin spice is something …

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Vegan Banana Muffins – Egg Free, Dairy Free Muffin Recipe

These vegan banana muffins have no dairy and are made with coconut oil and crunchy walnuts. They are tasty and make a lovely quick breakfast. Even though they are designed for a vegan diet, my meat eating husband loves them too.  Your family won’t miss the dairy or eggs at all. The coconut oil banana …

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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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Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Why are oven roasted vegetables sweeter? When vegetables are exposed to high temperatures, the heat concentrates their …

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Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Traditional Amish food is very simple and something that we associate with the group today. We think of it as comfort food.  It usually has simple, plain ingredients. Where are Amish people living in the US? The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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Roasting Red Peppers – How to Roast Red Peppers in the Oven

Roasting red peppers is super easy to do and gives you a great tasting result that is so different from the pepper’s natural taste.  This cooking tip gives you four ways for roasting peppers and works with both sweet bell peppers, and spicy chili peppers. If you have never eaten a roasted red pepper, fresh from …

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Gluten Free Date Bars – Maple Syrup Oatmeal Date Slice Recipe

These gluten free date bars are chock full of healthy, good for you ingredients, but have a flavor that is still rich and decadent. The taste reminds me of “mom’s cooking” with home cooked dates, oozing with maple sugary sweetness. To this day, they are still one of my bar recipes. The gooey date filling pairs perfectly …

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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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Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The best mashed potatoes are not too airy, seasoned perfectly, lump free, and have just the right amount of butter. These cooking tips will show you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Combining this delicious side dish …

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Honey Glazed Carrots with Vanilla – Tasty Carrot Side Dish

This recipe for honey glazed carrots is a quick & easy 15 minute side dish. Baby carrots combine with champagne vinegar and honey for a sweet healthy side dish recipe.  if you are looking for a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving buffet table this year, look no further.  I can’t believe how quickly this year has …

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Roasted Carrot Salad with Cranberries and Pecans – Hearty Fall Roast Veggie Salad

Fall is a great time to serve salads that are made with roasted vegetables.  This roasted carrot salad with mushrooms, cranberries and pecans is topped with feta cheese and dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. I love having hearty salads as a lunch time meal. Adding something extra to a normal garden salad gives you a …

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Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

It’s time to start thinking ahead to side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is …

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Pumpkin Nut Butter Energy Bites – No Bake Pick Me Up

It’s time for all things pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love the taste of pumpkin in recipes. Energy bites are one of my favorite snack treats and these delicious pumpkin nut butter energy bites combine pumpkin pureé with another favorite of mine – sunflower nut butter. No bake treats are …

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Sunflower Nut Butter Energy Bites

Looking for a healthy and super tasty treat? These tasty sunflower nut butter energy bites are the perfect after work out pick me up. They are sweetened only with medjool dates and are sinfully delicious. These little balls of chocolatey bliss are crazy delicious and are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They have a peanut …

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How To Caramelize Onions – Tips for Success Every Time

Learning how to caramelize onions is a kitchen task that any cook should be able to do.  Caramelized onions taste great on so many foods, but can be a little tricky to master. These cooking tips will help you make perfect caramelized onions every time. There is nothing quite like the taste of caramelized onions.  Most …

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Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

One of my favorite flavor combinations for cookies is orange and dark chocolate. It is bright and fresh with a decadent touch. These Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies have the addition of macadamia nuts for extra crunch and are just delicious! And best of all, the cookies are totally gluten free! Treating yourself to baked goods …

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Paleo Banana Nut Muffins – Gluten Free – Sugar Free – Dairy Free

These Paleo Banana Nut Muffins are simple to make and have no added sugar. They are one of my favorite quick grab and go breakfast recipes for those mornings when you have to get out the door in a hurry. Baking can be a challenge on a Paleo diet, but these Paleo baking tips will …

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Healthy Breakfast Bowl – Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe Without Eggs

This healthy Breakfast Bowl is a rich and filling mixture of dried fruit, apples, raw nuts, coconut and other good for you ingredients.  It makes a great alternative when you are tired of the eggs if you have been following a whole foods eating plan like Paleo or other high protein plans. A real plus …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites – Making Buckeye Balls

FALL!! My favorite time of the year~  I can almost smell all of the new aromas that are sure to come from my kitchen during the next few months.  I just love the tastes that go into my recipe creations during the festive season. And, of course, peanut butter and chocolate play a big part …

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Stove top Granola – Great Alternative to Store Bought

One of my favorite breakfast choices is granola.  I have tried just about every brand of it and generally like them all. But most store bought granola has extra chemicals and I would rather not eat processed food.  Making your own is a good choice if you feel this way too.  This recipe for stove …

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25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, you are likely to have bucket loads of it and the neighbors will be pretending to not be home …

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