POM-tastic! I heart Pomegranate Juice

I remember trips to our local Farmer’s Market as a little girl.  We would always bring home a brown paper bag full of ripe pomegranate fruits.  After slicing them in half, I would marvel at the ruby red seeds that looked like jewels.  Extracting the seeds took some effort, but that was definitely part of…

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“C” is for Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookie Monster is my googly-eyed hero! As a child, I admired his impressive ability to hoover large quantities of cookies, donuts, and even a typewriter or two. Then Sesame Street went all “PC” and made poor Cookie eat veggies (hello, his name is “Cookie Monster” for a reason!). I will warn you right now, these…

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

My intentions were to post this (and other) gluten free cookie recipes BEFORE the holiday season.  However, at approximately 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, I was frenetically baking like Martha Stewart on crack.  Like a rabid Keebler Elf.  Like Betty Crocker on a bender.  No, it was not a pretty picture. Why was I baking…

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Holiday Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge

Growing up, there were three “traditions” I fondly remember during every holiday season. Tradition Number One: We would light a bayberry candle and burn it all the way down in order to ensure good luck in the coming year.  Can’t say the bayberry candles really helped in the “luck” department, but they smelled quite nice.…

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Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger

The clever Sea from Book of Yum created “Adopt a GF Blogger” as a means for our ever-growing gluten free community to get to know each other (and our tasty recipes!).  I think of Sea as our virtual gluten-free matchmaker — uniting Celiacs far and wide.  I excitedly decided to adopt Sophie from Flour Arrangements…

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

Turkey lurkey doo and Turkey lurkey dap I eat that turkey Then I take a nap Adam Sandler, The Thanksgiving Song As I feverishly type this post, we are but four short days away from Thanksgiving.  Families across America will be celebrating this wondrous holiday.  Aunt Gertrude will speak in great detail of her bunions…

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I’m thankful for Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Thankful for cheesecake?! Ok, I know that sounds ridiculously trite. Sure, I’m thankful for a copious amount of people/places/things more significant than cheesecake.  However, I do get a little “lunatic” when it comes to cheesecake.  So I truly am thankful to discover that I can bake my own never-ending supply of cheesecakey goodness! Lunacy Exhibit…

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Pumpkin Pie Without The Plump

Badonkadonk (Ba-donka-donk)  Function: noun.  Slang for a big ol’ backside.  For example, “I scarfed down an entire pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Dinner and my badonkadonk doubled in size.” Ok, now that I have your attention, I have wondrous news… Pumpkin Pie can be tasty and low in fat and calories!  Yes, Virginia, there is a…

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread (and Muffins!)

I have a confession to make.  Not to boast, but I am an awesome mom and an amazing wife.  I try to be as attentive and supportive as humanly possible with friends, family members, and even random strangers. But I totally suck at taking care of myself. In the three years since being diagnosed with…

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There’s A Vegetable In My Bread

I’ve mentioned before that I am a vegetarian. Swore off meat, fish, and chicken at the rebellious age of 18. Well, except for bacon. Just couldn’t give up the bacony goodness. So, in reality, I am a bacon eating (fraud) vegetarian. Being a vegetarian, one would think that I love, ahem, vegetables. Truth be told,…

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