November 11, 2017 Amy

After my Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies became a hit, I decided to try making these Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bars.  I am so glad I tried it, because these are even better than the original cookie!  They are incredibly moist and make an amazing breakfast.  Ok, so it’s still technically a cookie and probably shouldn’t be the only breakfast I eat.  But I won’t tell if you don’t!   These Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bars are really easy to make.  They are made with raisins, but you can try adding apples, walnuts, or so much more!  I think I’ve made these three…

September 20, 2017 Amy

I made this cake for a bridal shower for a bride who loves – you guessed it – sunflowers! There are so many different techniques out there for making sunflowers, but I couldn’t seem to get them to look the way I wanted. I had plenty of sunflowers with petals falling off looking more like a Frankenstein monster with wire sticking out at every angle than a delicate flower. What I have outlined below is what worked for me. And I hope you like it and find it as easy to make as I did.   So let’s get right…

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September 10, 2017 Amy

It’s that time of year again when the tastes and smells of Fall fill our senses. Fall has never been my favorite season, it always reminds me of the long cold winter headed our way. But I must confess that I get excited about all that fall has to offer. I can practically smell apples being pressed into cider and the homemade donuts that the cider mill makes. Freshly made warm donuts are the best! Now that I have matured and fully embrace all the amazing things fall has to offer, I have ventured into the world of Pumpkin Spice!…

March 14, 2017 Amy

Happy Pi Day!  Yeah, I know I’m a dork. But I can’t help but love the most nerdy day of the year, when everything revolves around math and ridiculous puns.  In the spirit of Pi day, I present to you the ultimate pie.  Apple pie!   Like so many things, it is not what is on the outside but what is inside that counts.  This pie is the classic American Apple Pie, with a twist. When you dig into this pie with its crisp crust and layers of sweet juicy apples, you would never know that it is both gluten…

March 12, 2017 Amy

Can you make a cheesecake without a springform pan?  Absolutely!  I was faced with this problem when I made this amazingly delicious Gluten Free / Low Sugar Coconut Cheesecake.  I really wanted to make a cheesecake, but I didn’t have a springform pan. What was I to do? I tried out something new, and wanted you to know… it worked!  I used a regular cake pan lined with parchment paper. There’s two ways that you could do this. Method One: put the parchment in and use the crust to help keep it to the bottom and against the sides. The…