Category Archives: Sweet Treats

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free

What could be better in this cool fall weather than some warm pumpkin cookies and milk?  These are gluten free, but you can use regular baking flour as well. Click here for directions to cooking the pumpkin (fresh is always … Continue reading

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Homemade Salted Carmel & Apples

  Apples are about to come into full season here in Oregon.  I love salted caramel and I love it with apples.  Here is an easy way to make your own sweet dipping sauce!

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Summer Eats That Are BBQ Musts

This post has been contributed –  All opinions are mine alone  There’s nothing better than eating outdoors in the open air.  Summer is al fresco.  Enjoying seasonal foods, fine wines and cool, homemade drinks is the spirit of the summer … Continue reading

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No Churn Lavender Ice Cream

While we were out on our road trip, I picked up some culinary lavender.  I’ve been seeing “no churn” ice cream recipes all over the place and decided to give one a try – and here is what I came … Continue reading

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No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream – low fat!

I love ice cream, but being on weight watchers I select very carefully.  I love the new trend with no churn ice creams and with blueberries ripe and ready, I thought I’d try a little lighter version.

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How to Bake the Perfect Cake

This post has been contributed –  All opinions are mine alone  Going along with our theme this week – techniques and tips – are you ready to bake a cake? There is a certain talent required to bake the perfect … Continue reading

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Gender Reveal Baby Shower Cake

This post has been contributed –  All opinions are mine alone  I love this new baby shower trend – finding creative ways to announce the baby’s gender to all your friends and family. While it might be fun to spend the … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry No Churn Ice Cream

Hood Strawberries are like the best of the best.  At the peak of the season they are large, juicy and sweet – but this is the very end and the berries are getting smaller.  I stopped and grabbed a half … Continue reading

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Margranita – a Grown up Dessert

I’ve seen a lot of Margarita popsicles these days, but I’m a slow eater and they melt on me.  And I love granita!  What is granita?  It’s sort of a snow-cone like ice cream.  It’s super easy to make and … Continue reading

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Churro Inspired Edible Dessert Cups

When I lived in Southern California we visited Baja on a regular basis.  One of my kids’ favorite treats were the churros you can by on the stands.  In case you don’t know what a churro is, it’s sort of … Continue reading

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