Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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What I’ve Been Cooking Lately

What I’ve Been Cooking Lately

Though I haven’t spent a lot of time making up my own recipes lately, I have been taking the time to cook some recipes from others! I am fortunate enough to have a lot of nice cookbooks, and sometimes I forget to cook from them […]

Party Food—Return of the Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake

Party Food—Return of the Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake

  I went to a barbeque recently and decided to take a gluten-free dessert. Chocolate makes a lot of people happy, so I took my Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake. It was my first time taking a grain-free Paleo dessert, so I was a bit nervous […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted something and I feel really bad about that. I have been swept up in exams (biochem and plant physiology) and also prepping for my wine tasting class takes a lot of time out of my […]

Venetian Carrot Cake

Venetian Carrot Cake

 In continuation of my dinner party description from the previous post, I made a Venetian-themed dessert as well. It was a carrot cake recipe was featured on Nigella Lawson’s show Nigella Kitchen. Again, it happened to be gluten free because instead of wheat flour, it […]

Gâteau au Yaourt aux Myrtilles (French Yogurt Cake with Blueberries)

Gâteau au Yaourt aux Myrtilles (French Yogurt Cake with Blueberries)

Several weeks ago, I posted a recipe for French Yogurt Cake with Raspberries. One person who commented said she would add blueberries because it’s what she had on hand, and ever since that comment I wanted to give it a try! Blueberries and lemon are […]

Pineapple-Mango Trifle with White Chocolate-Macadamia Mousse

Pineapple-Mango Trifle with White Chocolate-Macadamia Mousse

One of my dearest friends is moving away in the coming week, so when he hosted a barbeque I had to prepare something extra special. One of the most beautiful desserts, in my opinion, is a trifle, because it has all those colorful layers of […]

Gâteau au Yaourt à la Framboise (French Yogurt Cake with Raspberries)

Gâteau au Yaourt à la Framboise (French Yogurt Cake with Raspberries)

First off, I have to thank you all for participating in my Wusthof knife giveaway. The winners have been selected, and I hope they enjoy their prize. I hope to have another contest sometime in the future! Before one of my neighbors left for the […]

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

This recipe for apple spice cake was part of our thanksgiving meal, so many weeks ago. The recipe was clipped from a magazine by my mom and pasted into her recipe collection. I wish I knew what magazine it was from—I’m going to guess Health, […]

Halloween!

Halloween!

I hope you all had a lovely Halloween. While I didn’t host a party myself, I did make one thing for a party I was invited to. For my October birthday friends, a friend and I decorated a chocolate cake with a cemetery scene. We […]

Ginger, Peach, and Toasted Almond Trifle

Ginger, Peach, and Toasted Almond Trifle

Yesterday friends from my graduate department hosted a 4th of July potluck. Potlucks occur often for us, whether on the small scale or large, and no matter what size they are I always enjoy them. I am lucky enough to have friends that are not […]