Cookies, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Spiced Molasses Cookies- Paleo

For as long as I can remember, molasses cookies have been a delicious part of our family's holiday traditions. My sweet, sweet Grams made an incredibly soft, perfectly spiced cookie with a simple powdered sugar glaze. In my adult life, I only successfully made her recipe twice. She was one of those amazingly talented old… Continue reading Spiced Molasses Cookies- Paleo

Cake, Chocolate, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Melty Chocolate Lava Cake for 2

We live in a world that tells us, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." I'm gonna call bullshit on that one and state the obvious facts: 1- whoever said that hasn't tasted this cake and 2- we need indulgence once in awhile. Life is too short to worry about trivial things... Don't spend the… Continue reading Melty Chocolate Lava Cake for 2

Chocolate, Cookies, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Dark Chocolate & Toasted Pecan Cookies

Call me crazy, call me cliche, but there is something that is honest-to-god decadently comforting about chocolate. While my palate's preferences vary vastly from season to season, chocolate is ALWAYS A THING in my world. Summer, spring, winter, and fall, chocolate knows no limits when it comes to satisfying the sweet tooth for this girl.… Continue reading Dark Chocolate & Toasted Pecan Cookies

Breads, Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Main Course, Muffins, Paleo

Paleo Lemon Almond Poppyseed Muffins

Some days I really dislike the technologically-driven world we live in... we are addicted to our phones and would rather spend time arguing with complete strangers over dumb political bullsh*t on Facebook than engaging our friends and family in meaningful conversation that will bring us closer together. That is a rant for a different day...… Continue reading Paleo Lemon Almond Poppyseed Muffins

Chocolate, Cookies, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Double Chocolate Salted Walnut Brookies

Once upon a time, in my pre-Celiac life, I made these brownies that were literally To.Die.For. I am not even lying or exaggerating a tiny bit. Promise. These brownies were everything a person could want in an indulgent dessert. A fudgy, decadently rich chocolate brownie, slightly under-baked, and sprinkled with toasted walnuts and pink Himalayan… Continue reading Double Chocolate Salted Walnut Brookies

Breads, Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Maple Walnut Banana Bread

I have a confession to make... I mostly buy bananas based solely on their future baked-good potential. Do I eat bananas? Sure, every so often. But 9 times out of 10, only a select few bananas are actually¬†enjoyed in our house in their raw, natural state. They sit on the counter, at first with their… Continue reading Maple Walnut Banana Bread

Cookies, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies

I'm not much of a night owl in my middle-aged days... I'm just not. By 10pm most nights, you will find me finishing my bedtime snack, taking the vitamins and probiotics my (gracefully?) aging body can no longer function without,¬† and getting ready to snuggle into my bed. I used to fight it, rebelliously hanging… Continue reading Paleo Almond Joy Cookies

Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins with Spiced Walnuts

You guys, I am trying really hard to savor the remaining days of summer... I really am. Trying to wait till September to swap out all of my fruity and coconut-ty candles... Trying to make myself crave some last-minute, sun-ripened honeydew and cantaloupe... Trying to sneak in some more bike rides and evening walks while… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins with Spiced Walnuts

Chicken, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Main Course, Paleo

Oven-Roasted Peruvian Chicken & Vegetables

Fall is in the air. It's official. Whether we are ready or not, there is a crispness in the morning air that tells us Mother Nature isn't waiting much longer to change seasons on us. As much as I adore summer, with the warm weather and the longer days, all the barbecues, fireworks, camping, &… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Peruvian Chicken & Vegetables

Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Faith-Restoring Double Chocolate Cupcakes

After years of struggling with digestive issues, I finally received my official diagnosis in June of this year...Celiac. When I first learned what had really been plaguing my body for so long, the emotions were mixed. There was some relief, but there was a lot of shock and despair. The roller coaster was real and… Continue reading Faith-Restoring Double Chocolate Cupcakes