Category Archives: desserts

Grandma K’s Banana Bread

My mom has said that I get my baking skills from my grandmother (and that they skipped a generation). I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that I have many fond memories of the delicious baked goods … Continue reading

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Pie Crust

Since last I blogged, my mom has started eating gluten-free. That means I’ve gotten lots of questions (which is great!) and a few requests for recipes. She’s pretty good at letting Google be her guide. But, being the good mom … Continue reading

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Tropical Tart

It’s the dead of winter, and it’s cold. Wouldn’t we all like just a little bit of the tropics right about now? You know you would. Unless you’re my kiddo, who absolutely turned his nose up at this one. Silly … Continue reading

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Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting

Remember the coconut cake? I teased you then and said I’d post the recipe for the frosting soon. Today’s the day! Alas, there are no photos. You’ll just have to refer back to the cake and picture what it might … Continue reading

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Coconut Cake (grain-free/paleo option)

This is the season of birthdays in my house. We’ve got one in February, one in March, a couple in April…. It’s a cake extravaganza around here. And, now, finally, I can say there’s a cake I like. Okay. A … Continue reading

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Citrus Sweeties

It’s February in Wisconsin – the month when we all start longing for signs of spring, and the month which so capriciously teases us with sunny days and snowy nights. Well, if I can’t have spring, at least I can … Continue reading

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Passing a Plate of Chocolate Coconut Goodness

Let’s talk unsweetened chocolate. Growing up, my mom always had an orange box of Baker’s unsweetened chocolate in the cupboard. It was a crucial ingredient in brownies, cakes, my annual birthday chocolate torte, and my dad’s annual birthday whipped frosting. … Continue reading

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Sugar Crunch Coffee Cake (grain-free)

I’ve had this recipe figured out for months. I’ve made it for family, for friends, and for my 1st annual Halloween Zombrunch (with a bloody cherry sauce drizzle). Everyone that’s tried it has loved it, including my gluten-eating friends. But, … Continue reading

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

You know those cookies that they have at all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets? They’re crispy and almondy and probably made with lard and chemicals. And, I loved those things. There aren’t too many things I really miss from my gluten-filled life, but … Continue reading

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SRC: Fruit Nachos

It’s time once again for the Secret Recipe Club. This month, I switched to Group D, and now I get to explore a whole new group of blogs. And, as luck would have it, I was actually assigned the Group … Continue reading

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