Cheesy Pizza Donuts

A couple of weeks ago when I was thinking of recipe ideas for this weeks “Kids Week”, I asked Caleb and Keegan what their favorite food was.  Keegan proclaimed “Pizza!” and Caleb thought for a moment before deciding on “Chocolate Donuts”.  I jokingly told them we should combine the two and make a pizza donut and their eyes lit up.  How hard could it be, right? Not so easy as it turns out.  It took awhile to...

 

Cinnamon Raisin Braids

This recipe is a favorite of my granddaughter Keegan. Of course anything with bread, honey and cinnamon is a favorite of hers. My kind of girl! Keegan is also very fond of braiding since she learned how practicing on her Barbies so it was only a matter of time before braiding carried over into other things. I was making this dough one morning when Keegan was here with me helping in the kitchen. I was starting to roll out the dough and she asked if...

 

Hearty Potato Bread

Before my family and I switched to a ‘clean’ diet, one of my favorite places to go for lunch was Panera Bread.  I would get a bowl of soup with a side of crusty bread and a salad.  Perfect lunch!  While it’s been years since I’ve been to a Panera, I haven’t given up my perfect lunch.  The past few weeks I’ve been enjoying a bowl of Creamy Potato Onion Soup and a Caesar Salad for lunch.  A bowl of soup just...

 

Chocolate Graham Crackers

I don’t know why I never thought of making Chocolate Graham Crackers before, but now that I have I’m sure glad I did. Besides just being good to eat there are so many delectable possibilities I don’t know where to start. Wait, yes I do! Ice Cream Sandwiches. Kristy Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus a little to work into your dough when rolling out 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/3...

 

Stuffed Cinnamon Raisin Puffs

Have you ever heard of Mochi?  Don’t worry if you haven’t.  For years I passed it by at the grocery store never knowing or even seeing what it was.  Funny enough it was located right above where I would get my jar of pickles and yet it never caught my eye.  Then one day I saw a women grab a package of it and put it in her cart.  It was enough to spark my interest and when I finally took a look at what it was I was really surprised. Package...

 

Gluten and Grain Free Pizza

Did you know that the Super Bowl is one of the Top 5 biggest pizza selling days of the year?!  Pizza Hut alone will sell over 2 million pizzas this Sunday.  Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good pizza and boy oh boy is this one amazing pizza!  Aside from the bonus of being gluten free AND grain free this pizza crust is so flavorful and has a great crunch to it.  I may or may not have eaten half of the crust by itself!...

 

Single Serve Snack Cake

Quite a few years back there used to be this boxed snack cake mix that came with a plastic baking pan and a cake mix that you just had to add water to right in the baking pan, microwave and “beep, beep, beep” 2 minutes later you had an instant single serving of cake. I hate to say it but I loved that cake. When I think of it now I shudder thinking of all the chemically processed ingredients that must have been in that cake mix and I don’t...

 
Cinnamon Raisin Biscotti

Cinnamon Raisin Biscotti

Ah, biscotti!  The grown up version of dunking cookies in milk.  This is one of my favorite homemade gifts to give out during the holidays.  Traditionally biscotti is served with coffee but in my household it’s our favorite thing to dunk in our hot chocolate.  This recipe only makes 8-10 slices so if you’re like me and you sample a few pieces (you know, for quality assurance!), you might want to make a double batch! ~Sarah Ingredients...

 
Coconut Lime Pie

Coconut Lime Pie

It’s that time of year where family and friends come visit to share in a little holiday cheer. I like to have a homemade dessert after a good meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time and fuss preparing it. This pie is so easy and since it is made ahead of time you can relax and enjoy the time with your company. Kristy Ingredients: For the crust 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tbsp tapioca flour 1 tbsp potato flour 1...

 
Pumpkin Carrot Cake

Pumpkin Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is one of my all time favorite desserts and pumpkin is my favorite, well…..everything. It was only natural that I put the two together and made Pumpkin Carrot Cake. Right? This cake is moist and spicy and everything carrot cake should be.  Kristy Ingredients: 2 tbsp finely ground flax seed 1 tbsp tapioca starch 1 tbsp potato starch 2 1/4 tsp baking powder, divided 2 tsp neutral flavor oil plus a little to grease the baking pan 1/2...