Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins

This Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins are the easiest muffins I have ever made. And not only it’s gluten free, it’s also nut free and could easily be dairy free. I am always looking for alternatives to flour. Although our family is not gluten free, we have lots of friends that have very strict dietary needs. But usually whenever a baked good is gluten free, most of the time it has almond flour or some other nut flour, and since…

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Easy Ground Beef and Veggies in a Crockpot

Easy Ground Beef and Veggies in a Crockpot

This recipe came together in a spur of the moment as I looked in the fridge and used what I already had at the house. Ground beef, cabbage, shredded carrots and a can of diced tomatoes! Oh and did I mention it had to be done when we got home from the gym? And had to be kid friendly? Let me start by saying that for the longest time I did not own a Crockpot nor had any desire to…

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Flourless Cake

3-Ingredient Chocolate Flourless Cake

This is my all-time most requested dessert to bring to any party, birthday or special event. And here’s why, this “cake” is more like a dense luxurious chocolate mousse. It’s delicate, yet rich. The best part is, because there are only 3 wholesome ingredients it fits almost every lifestyle. It’s gluten free, nut free and basically sugar free. So, what are those 3 ingredients? Semisweet chocolate, butter and eggs. The key to this cake is to use the highest quality…

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Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe with NO Corn Syrup

Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe with NO Corn Syrup

What to do when you are craving a caramel latte but you do not have any caramel? You could go to the store and buy some, but most likely they will all have corn syrup as one of their ingredients. And in my quest to eat the least processed foods, corn syrup is definitely on the top of my NO NO list. But the best thing about this sauce is that it’s easy to make, it does not take that…

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The Easiest Orange Cake Recipe from Scratch Ever!!!!

The Easiest Orange Cake Recipe from Scratch Ever!!!!

The smell of a cake in the oven brings me back to my childhood. My mom is an awesome baker and she is the one that has inspired me to cook and bake at an early age, thus developing my passion of baking. This orange cake recipe has been in our family for generations, and it was one of the first recipes I wrote down on my very first “cookbook”. It’s a very easy and simple recipe that you can…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing is better than a warm cookie with a cold glass of milk! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Well, that’s exactly what my husband tells his gaming friends. But the cool thing is that through his tight knit gaming community, we have all become friends. I have met several of them, some even their wives and kids. So every once in a while I like to mail little treats to our friends. And this time it was…

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Decadent Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Decadent Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

There are a few classic pairings that you can’t go wrong with it. In our house, my husband’s all time favorite is chocolate peanut butter. So what could be better for Father’s Day than a decadent chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting?! And since my husband is always challenging me to step out of the comfort zone, I made peanut butter cream cheese frosting, because I love a good tangy cream cheese frosting! I finished the cake with a silky…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Let me start by saying that I have tried my share of banana breads, and I believe the perfect banana bread is not too wet or too dry, it’s perfectly tender. I personally like to add chocolate chips to it, you can either leave it plain or add your nut of choice. One of our best friends is obsessed with banana bread and this recipe is what he keeps asking for. We go through so many bananas a week at…

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When did we stop raising our kids and start apologizing for them?

When did we stop raising our kids and start apologizing for them?

I have been pondering on this for a few weeks now. I have seen a trend that really bothers me, and that it is when parents make excuses just to keep their kids in a “bubble”. Yesterday I was caught off guard while I was at my son’s soccer game. Let me set up the scenario, he is 4 and most of his teammates are 4 and 5. So, not a very serious/competitive league. My daughter (8 y.o.) and I…

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Milling your grains

Milling your grains

Let’s start with why A few years ago I was introduced to this totally foreign concept to me called “milling at home”. At first, I imagined to be a lengthy and complicated process, but I was still interested in learning more. So a good friend of mine took me to this amazing store called Bread Beckers. It was love at first sight! But I was still not sold on the whole process (upfront cost, buying in bulk, etc…), so after…

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