Peanut Butter Chocolate Cut Outs

Here’s a great cut out cookie that is neither sugar nor gingerbread. This gives you another option to put into your recipe file and pull out. Have fun! Peanut Butter Chocolate Cut Outs *Note: dough needs to chill overnight Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup powdered sugar ¾ cup…

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Chocolate Nut Toffee

I used to be a little afraid of making my own candy. It always seemed intimidating what with having to use a candy thermometer and cooking to a soft ball or hard ball stage (I’m like… a what?), and then making sure it doesn’t boil up and out of the pot and then all that…

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Gluten Free Recipes: Village Inn Pumpkin Pie

We have a Village Inn® not too far from us. Every time we walk in, you see rows and rows of the yummiest looking pies ever! Apple, lemon cream cheese, cherry, chocolate cream, banana cream, lemon meringue, and of course pumpkin. I’ve heard they sell more pumpkin pies than any other kind, no matter what time…

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

I’m always on the look out for recipes that let you use mixes. Many times they don’t translate well from a traditional recipe to gluten free. But this one works beautifully. You will be very pleased with this cake. Moist and fragrant, it is a real show stopper. I’m going to buy extra canned pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Since it’s easy to find pumpkin puree this time of year, I decided to put it to good use and make whoopie pies with it. These cute little gems are about two bites each, filled with a delicious Nutella filling. There’s just something special about pumpkin and chocolate. They taste amazing together. You won’t be…

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Halloween Owl Cookies

Fall is such a fun time to get creative with your baking. There are so many awesome ideas to chose from. Here’s one that I  couldn’t resist.  These playful gluten free owl cookies are made with gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies that you separate and make into big eyes for each owl cookie. Aren’t they…

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Ogre Finger Cookies

Here’s another fun recipe for cookies. Now, you can make these for Halloween, but I think they would be just as cool at a Super Heroes party ( don’t they look like the Hulk’s fingers?). So, don’t just pigeon hole them into Halloween. These could make an appearance at lots of parties. If nothing else,…

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Spooky Spider Web Cake

Here’s a fun and easy cake to make for Halloween. I just don’t have time to get too crazy on the cake decorating and I definitely don’t want to spend a fortune on a gluten free double layer cake. So….. here’s my take on an easy-to-do decorated cake that won’t break the bank. Spooky Spider…

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Halloween Brownie Bites

How many times have you watched your children miss a party because there was nothing they could eat? How often have you stood on the sidelines wishing for a small bite of chocolate cake or a cute cupcake all your own, or decorated goodies that you could enjoy along with the rest of the world?…

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Gifts to Pamper

Need some ideas for gifts that will pamper and sooth? Start with these “recipes” for bath products that are natural and not filled with chemicals. Hot Cocoa Foot Soak ¼ cup raw Turbinado sugar ¼ cup sweet almond oil 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder Needed to make the soak: 1 ½ cups milk In a…

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