Desserts

Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, read on for some great dessert recipes to satisfy your taste buds.

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Paleo)

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Paleo)

I have been on a huge tahini kick lately. Hummus. Salad Dressing. Grain Bowls. Cookies & Bars. Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is most notably in hummus, but is delicious in so many things from savory foods to sweet ones. I thought to…

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m sharing a festive take on a dessert board concept that we love at my house.   I got everything you see here from my local Trader Joe’s, and any market will have plenty of options to create this spread. …

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

This is a nutella appreciation post.  If you like the jarred stuff, homemade will knock your socks off. Nutella is great on everything from toast, fresh fruit, and yogurt to pancakes and waffles.  Truth be told, however, I prefer it right off the spoon.  There’s…

Ginger Molasses Brunch Cake (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Ginger Molasses Brunch Cake (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

I think we can all agree that the holidays are all about grazing… especially in 2020 when we are all home day, after day, after day, after day. Celebrating the holidays, on the whole, is more casual for most of this year and I have…

Frosted Gingerbread Blondies (Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Frosted Gingerbread Blondies (Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I held off long enough, we are now in full Christmas mode over here and I’m not mad about it!  We bought our tree from our local Stew Leonard’s Christmas Tree Shop, who always makes it so easy.  As much as I love the idea…

One-Bowl Pumpkin Banana Bundt Cake

One-Bowl Pumpkin Banana Bundt Cake

This cake will also go down in my mind as the Quarantine Pumpkin Cake.  Why?   Remember back in the beginning of the pandemic when everyone was making banana bread?  Well I do, and maybe that’s because I never really stopped.   This cake is a combination…

No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

In transparency, I struggled with what to call these lovely little bites. Are they vegan?  Yes. Are they gluten free?  Yes. Dairy free?  Yes. Refined sugar free?  Yes. Easy to whip up in the time it takes you to read this blog post?  Yes. But…

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

Controversial as it may be, in almost all cases I prefer crisp to pie.  There are certainly outliers here, I love Key Lime Pie or Lemon Merengue Tart for instance, and if I had a Black Bottom Oat Pie delivered from Four & Twenty Blackbirds,…

The Best One-Bowl Double Fudge Brownies

The Best One-Bowl Double Fudge Brownies

The title of these brownies is not hyperbolic. Though I am fond of hyperbole, I assure you, I am not exaggerating when I tell you these are one of the best brownies I have ever had. Add to it that they are gluten free, grain…

The Ultimate Paleo Salted Blondies

The Ultimate Paleo Salted Blondies

Fun fact: I am not a fancy dessert kind of girl. If given the choice between, say, a Napolean or a blondie I will choose the blondie every time. I like humble, happy desserts that don’t take themselves too seriously. This is my healthy interpretation…

Raspberry Picnic Pie Bars

Raspberry Picnic Pie Bars

There’s just something about summer time that makes me think… PIE. With the Fourth of July around the corner, pie is particularly on my mind. I’m sure the fact that my favorite pies are of the berry variety also has a good deal to do…

Chewy Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Chewy Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Calling all chocolate lovers: This one is for you. These cookies are delightful with a cup of tea at night, or as an afternoon treat, and I’ve been known to sandwich two of them around some coconut ice cream and let me tell you… it…

Berry Zucchini Cake

Berry Zucchini Cake

This cake is really something. Come August, we are all usually drowning in zucchini and I’m always looking for new ways to use it. This cake is just sweet enough, moist and tender from the zucchini, and bursting with berries. Let’s talk substitutions: I suggest…

Vanilla Bean Pavlovas with Lemon Curd

Vanilla Bean Pavlovas with Lemon Curd

Pavlovas are like big clouds of heaven – like crispy marshmallows, soft and sweet inside and crisp on the outside. I know you’re probably thinking that they look a bit intimidating, but I promise you, they are also much more simple to make than they…


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