• Pumpkin Smoothie

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    Another pumpkin recipe? Why, yes, of course! It is October, after all! This one is so easy to whip up, and it’s good for you too! Gonna throw a little bit of the eye doctor part in here . . . did you know that pumpkin is healthy for your eyes? It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important nutrients that help reduce the risk of eye disease, such as macular degeneration! Smoothies are my go-to for quick morning breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch. You can also make this one as a tasty after dinner dessert, though.…

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  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Bite-Size Cupcakes

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      These super lemon-y cupcakes are the perfect way to bite into Spring! They are teeny-tiny – so you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating more than one at a time 😉 Made with gluten free flour, and no dairy at all! Enjoy! What You’ll Need . . . gluten free flour gluten free baking powder salt vegetable oil sugar egg applessauce vanilla lemon For the Meringue . . . egg whites  sugar cream of tartar vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 16 mini cupcake liners. Mix together your flour, baking powder, and salt. Zest lemon in one bowl, and…

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  • Honey Roasted Fig Ice Cream

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          Hello! I haven’t written a post in forever – but it’s summer, and it’s hot, and you deserve this scrumptiously satisfying ice cream! Fig season is the best, isn’t it? Enjoy! Honey Roasted Figs* 18 fresh figs, quartered 1/8 cup honey 2 tbsp brown sugar Vanilla Ice Cream 1 cup whole milk 4 egg yolks 2 cups heavy cream 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste Raspberry Sauce (optional) 1 box fresh raspberries 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar *The honey roasted figs can be made the same day or ahead of time, but they…

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  • Mini Pavlovas with Blackberry Sauce

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      “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” …. hmmm… like dessert! Yay for easy summer desserts! And these are naturally gluten free! These desserts are great because you can make most of it a day ahead – so they are perfect for your summer soirées – when you have too much to prepare and not enough time. Mini Pavlovas 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 225F. For the next part you can use a double boiler or a large…

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  • Blackberry Mango Ice Cream

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      “Happiness is…eating your ice cream faster than it melts!” …And trying to take pictures of it before that too! So it’s super hot summer days, and clearly the best remedy for that is ice cream! I finally gave homemade ice cream a go, and all I can say is…I don’t know why I waited so long! I want to make ice cream all the time now! When people hear blackberry-mango ice cream they might think sorbet. But no. This is every bit the rich and creamy ice cream you’re craving. The fruit does add a super refreshing kick though, especially…

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  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes with a toasted Marshmallow Frosting (gluten free)

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      “When life gives you lemons…bake cupcakes”. Actually, that’s not really a quote. You should just always bake cupcakes…because…cupcakes! I don’t have as much experience with gluten free, so I was afraid these would taste different than my normal cupcakes – but, everyone loved them! They are soft, and quite lemon-y, but also sweet. The lemons were picked fresh and smell divine as you work with them in your kitchen!   Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes 1 cup gluten free flour or ¾ cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt ½ cup butter ¾ cup granulated sugar 2…

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  • Rose Swirl Meringues

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      “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you!”   More like so are these cute little meringues! So there are 3 types of meringue – French, Swiss, and Italian. These are based on the Swiss kind, because the egg whites are heated over a double boiler. Anywho, I definitely recommend making these because they’re easy to make, Fat Free (!), can be eaten as a cookie on their own, or used to decorate cookies and cupcakes. They’re perfect for any old day, or a special day, like a bridal shower, wedding, or anything pretty!…

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