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Cranberry Nut Granola

Granola: Tart Cherry Cacao Hazelnut Granola & Cranberry Nut

Cherry Cacao Hazelnut Gluten-Free Granola.

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Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies

I really can’t explain how much I loathe my son eating cookies loaded with refined sugars, or worse high fructose corn syrup. I try to explain to him the cheaper the product is, the  more unhealthily it is since cheaper ingredients are used. Now I don’t really have a sweet tooth I would prefer salted foods, which is just as bad if the sodium content is not considered. He blames his sweet tooth, and voracious appetite on his hormones, stating its puberty. I laugh because for anything else he loves to say he is man, with chin hairs and a diploma to prove it. I explain to him if he makes certain dietary changes now, it will not only benefit him as he begins college, but in the future when he has his own family. He says he gets it, here’s hoping. These are of course grain, and gluten-free. They held up well and most importantly weren’t too sweet, which is good with the added semi sweet chips and toffee chunks. When I make something and …

chocolate, coffee, mocha cupcakes with mocha butter cream frosting. eating for my health

Mocha Cakes {Gluten-Grain Free}

Coffee Makes Me Sleepy. I wasn’t always a big coffee drinker, in fact I always thought coffee was an acquired taste. Truth was I didn’t like the taste,  or smell of coffee, and I mostly drank it because of social conditioning. I was working for a bank in the mortgage department and every day around mid-morning I would to go inside this little vaulted room to pull, and place files. Without fail halfway through pulling files, my eyelids were heavy, the numbers bled into one another, and all focus was lost. I then went  into the break room, and poured my first cup of coffee ever, while grabbing a few Wheat Thins.  Well, by the time I was done, I was half asleep. (It was so sad). I would sit there yawning until my both sides of my jaw were sore, and mind you, this was all before noon. For me coffee, and alcohol has always had a sedative effect on me, no matter the brand, or roast. And this might seem weird, but I …

Almond flour Rosemary Biscuit and spicy peach berries Gluten-free and Grain free

Almond Rosemary-Parmesan Cheese Biscuits {Gluten/Grain-Free}

When I think of what comfort means to me, I mostly think of family, friends, home, relaxation, freedom, and of course food. The pure nostalgia associated with different foods, can conjure memories of endearing moments in time. For me those memories associated with food are always centered around family, especially my mother. I can remember a bead of sweat on her forehead as she prepared Sunday dinners, or the dexterity in her fingers as she kneaded dough. The one memory that stands out may be odd, but it was the sound from the cup, or glass when pressed down and turned slightly, while she made biscuits. I always recalled certain memories, while forging new ones when I baked a flaky, buttery homemade biscuit, or warm slice of cornbread with melted buttered on top. Going gluten-free, I would sometimes forget about the moments and memories associated with the joy of baking certain foods, mostly because I never thought I would be able to enjoy a gluten-free version of it. When I saw this biscuit recipe made …