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simply delicious carrot cake (gluten-free)

Apparently February 3 is National Carrot Cake Day. I didn’t know either until Eric texted me yesterday afternoon with that information and suggested we buy a carrot cake for our dinner guests. I agreed, but given my strong dislike for … Continue reading

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raspberry cream cheese coffee cake

Fresh raspberries were on sale for a dollar a package last week so I bought several, right after I bought a ginormous loaf of cream cheese at Costco on a whim…so when I came across a recipe for “raspberry cream … Continue reading

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guilt-free dark chocolate peppermint bark

The holidays are quickly approaching (do they ever come slowly?) and I’m strategizing about how to survive the season without blowing our new-to-us paleo-ish eating lifestyle. I’m sure that this paleo peppermint bark is one of the guilt-free treats that … Continue reading

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lemon ginger cream scones

I brought these little lovelies to a baby shower last week and had several requests for the recipe, so I’m posting it here! Or at least I’m posting what I think I did. Because I’m notorious for changing up recipes … Continue reading

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coconut rice fritters {happy chinese new year!}

Yesterday was Chinese New Year’s Eve, probably the most significant day of celebration for Chinese families.  The lunar new year festivities continue for two weeks, but on the eve of the new year, families travel long distances to come together … Continue reading

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make your own almond milk

I’m learning that there are two kinds of homemade: one that’s worth it and one that’s not.  Some things are just not worth the massive amount of effort required when you can buy the same thing for not much more … Continue reading

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make your own elderberry syrup

It’s not technically winter yet, but it certainly feels like it here in Colorado!  We’ve seen several inches of snow and temperatures below zero over the last few days.  It’s also the season of cold, cough, and flu — yuck! … Continue reading

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irish cream truffle fudge

If you ever take a peek into our pantry, you might wonder about our apparent obsession with Irish cream whiskey.  Eric’s boss gives his employees a gigantic bottle of Baileys every year at Christmas…and we discovered a few nights ago … Continue reading

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paleo peach-banana pancakes

We’re taking steps to eat less grains in our home, particularly wheat.  It’s hard for me.  I really really like my breads — quick breads, yeast breads, sourdough breads, pancakes.  Pancakes are one of Calla’s and my favorite foods. We … Continue reading

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pad thai at home

It took me a long time to work up the nerve to try cooking Asian food at home.  Just in the last year or two, I’ve learned a lot (mostly by trial and error) and I think it’s safe to … Continue reading

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