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Cloud Bread, sandwich buns that are light and airy as well as gluten andcarb free!

We have been snowed in here for the past few days.  I have binged watched enough television so today I decided to “play” in the kitchen.   I take my lunch with me to work.  Salads and bento boxes and yogurt and fruit are good but there are times I would love a sandwich without […]

Gluten Free Zucchini Pineapple Bread! So good no one will notice it is gluten free!

Summertime!  That means fresh vegetables! That also means an abundance of zucchini!  Luckily this vegetable is one of our favorites.  It is so versatile.  You can steam it, bake it, roast it, grill it, fry it, use it in place of noodles, eat it raw in salads or with dip and bake with it!  Our […]

You can't be anything but happy when you have a cupcake! Especially these rich chocolaty spiderweb cakes!

Cupcakes are those sweet delights that put a smile on your face! They make ordinary days special and holidays and special occasions downright delightful!  How can anyone be sad when they have a cupcake! So this Halloween I was determined to make “cleaner” cupcakes. Most cupcakes are full of  “scary ingredients” such as processed ingredients, […]

Donuts Gone Clean! These donuts have been cleaned up! Gluten free and whole wheat flour versions and no refined sugar!

I will admit it, I absolutely love sweets and donuts are no exceptions.  As a young child I loved those sugary delights especially chocolate frosted with sprinkles or those coated with powdered sugar…. In high school I got my first job working in a….you guessed it, donut shop!  I was a good worker making sure […]

Super Food Brownies!

My mother loved to bake! I inherited that love and along with it a “few” pounds….  Over the past couple years I have grown more concerned about my health and fitness and that of my family. I have worked hard to adapt a cleaner, healthier eating lifestyle. The 21 Day Fix Eating Plan has been […]

Healthy Granola Bars! These gems are full of superfoods and are easy to make!

Recently in a challenge group we were asked to use the Fooducate app to see how some of our favorite foods rated. This app is awesome to help you determine a healthy a food rates by scanning the barcode.   Since I had just returned from vacation I used it on those wonderful crunchy granola […]

Cleaned-Up Valentine Cupcakes! Simple sweet and contain no refined sugar, oils or wheat flour!

Who remembers making Valentine cards out of lacy doily’s, construction paper, glue, tissue paper and glitter?  I also have wonderful memories of Valentine baking with my mom. Cookies, candies and cupcakes were always on her list and she never hesitated to let us help. The kitchen had flour and sugar everywhere when we were done as well as […]

Cleaned-Up Pumpkin Pie: Thanksgiving is one holiday that I eat what I want! However you can make a few things healthier and pumpkin pie is one of those things! No wheat flour or white refined sugar in this pie!

This is the first Thanksgiving in a long time that I will not be cooking! We are going to my sister’s home to celebrate with her and her family. However my husband wanted some pumpkin pie this weekend.  I was so excited because this is the perfect opportunity to, you guessed it, experiment!  I researched […]

Cleaned-Up Cookies: Nana's Sugar Cookies

Growing up holidays always included my mothers sugar cookies. They were my favorite! I loved helping to make them, decorate them and frost them.  And I loved, loved to eat them! They were delicate, buttery and melted in your mouth.  Holidays were not complete without them! That includes Halloween. We are hosting a Pre-Trick-Or-Treat Dinner […]

Cleaned Up Cookies: Pumpkin Bites: Flourless, sugarless taste of fall!

Cleaned-Up Cookies: Pumpkin Bites It is fall! And fall means Halloween, Thanksgiving, sweaters, and pumpkin! I love everything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin chili, and of course pumpkin COOKIES!  This recipe is “cleaned up”.  It uses almond flour/meal in place of white flour and coconut sugar or organic raw brown sugar in […]