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“I Can’t Believe it’s Not Ice Cream!”

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It looked too easy – ice cream made from four frozen bananas processed in the food processor until it became smooth and creamy. Add a scoop of peanut butter, some cocoa powder and it’s done.  And it’s supposed to taste like ice cream? I tried it with 2 of my kids. They loved pulsing the food processor, and of course, ... Read More »

Cloud ‘Bread’ – Gluten/wheat-free Bread Replacement

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In keeping with the wheat-free trend for my little man, I finally got around to trying this Cloud ‘Bread’ recipe, found here.  My little H loves his bread, and breakfast has been a hardship since he’s had to give up toast. Fluffy meringues waiting to be baked. This recipe is extremely easy to whip up – so long as you ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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I had come across this recipe a while back from a great site MrsJanuary.com. It was a recipe for a Nesquick-type of chocolate syrup. We don’t use this very often, but I thought it would be nice to have around as we head in to summer (ice cream season). I just like the fact that it doesn’t contain all those ... Read More »

Tasty & Easy Dessert: Fried Bananas & Chocolate Sauce

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The other day, I picked up a whole bunch of bananas for only $0.15/lb because they were starting to brown.  That night, we had some friends over for drinks in the evening, and I didn’t have any dessert to feed them, so I searched my go-to site, AllRecipes.com, for ‘banana dessert’ and came up with this recipe.  I melted the ... Read More »

Quick & Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

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I needed a quick & easy treat to bring to our church to feed some volunteers for our church’s renovations.  I didn’t have much time, and there happened to be a great sale on cake mixes at the store, so I thought I’d search for an easy cake mix recipe.  There are a LOT of them out there.This brownie recipe looked simple ... Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake

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Prepare yourself.  This is the easiest and fastest ‘cake’ recipe you will ever find.  As the title would suggest, this is a dump cake.  Meaning, you grease your pan, dump your ingredients into it, and stick it into the oven.  You don’t even have to dirty a spoon for this!  I can’t tell you where this recipe originated – all ... Read More »

BLT Pasta Salad with Smart KD

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I found this BLT Pasta Salad recipe last summer on Pinterest, and made it quite a few times.  Given the remarkably hot and humid weather we’ve had this week (it’s still only May!  Come on!), I’ve been wracking my brain for those easy to prepare, low energy, minimal cooking recipes that I dig out every summer.  I remembered the BLT ... Read More »

Crock Pot Potatoes

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I love my crock pot.  Especially since returning to work, it’s so lovely to have meals ready to be eaten at the end of the day.  I’ve used it for a lot of purposes.  I’ve made pudding cakes, carrot cake, bread puddings, pea soups, stews, roasts, lasagnas, mac n cheese, apple sauce, etc., in it – but I’ve never thought ... Read More »

Cauliflower-crust Pizza – Gluten/grain free! (and soo tasty!)

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In keeping with the grain-free diet that we’re trying to keep our little guy on, I’ve tried out a few grain-free recipes.  This past weekend, I put together a cauliflower crust for our pizza using this recipe.  I’ll be honest – it takes a lot longer to put this together than it does to throw regular pizza crust ingredients into ... Read More »

McQueen Cake

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Our youngest absolutely LOVES the Cars movie.  We decided to make a Cars racetrack cake for his second birthday. I baked a carrot cake into two round cake pans.  When they were cool, I laid them side by side and cut off a small piece so they fit together (which meant we got to sample it…) To make the racetrack, I ... Read More »