Dessert for Dinner

This post is a little late coming out, but a week and a half ago we had our last day of school for this year!  Since we are homeschooling, we weren’t going to have a graduation, but I still wanted to do something special. Continue reading “Dessert for Dinner”

Apple Crisp

Apple crisp has always been one of my favorite desserts.  I’ve been wanting to paleoize it, but just haven’t gotten around to it.  This version still isn’t paleo, but it’s getting closer!  I didn’t have a lot of time to ‘fix’ this recipe this week, but knew I could easily change it enough that it fits our diets.

I remember when I was a kid, my grandmother would serve this as a side for dinner!  And since it was for dinner we could have seconds!  My Mom NEVER did that!  It was always a dessert in our home!  And it’s still a dessert here! Mimmy still serves it as a side for dinner and I still have seconds when she does that!  Yes, still a kid at heart… or addicted to sweets, but I prefer the first option!

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Apple Crisp
1-3lb bag of apples
1.5 cups of gluten free rolled oats
¼- ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil (or oil of choice)
⅓ cup [amazon_link id=”B001E5DZIO” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]sucanat [/amazon_link](although honey or maple syrup would probably be a fine substitute)

Core and chop the apples.  The smaller the apples are the quicker they will cook.  I usually use my [amazon_link id=”B001DLTD1C” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]apple pealer, corer, slicer contraption[/amazon_link], but this time the apples were so small that I would have lost half of it.  I didn’t even peal them this time and it turned out fine.  No one complained about it!

Mix the last three ingredients together and sprinkle over the top.

Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350 or until apples are tender

Eat and enjoy!

This still makes my mouth water, just to think about how yummy this is!  Sometimes my grandmother adds cranberries to it which is good, but she uses A LOT more sugar than I do, so mine would be a bit tart…  I’ve also added strawberries or rhubarb, blueberries or any other berry for that matter!  The options are endless!

I hope you enjoy!



Snow Ice Cream

At the end of last week the DC metro area saw an inch or two of snow!  The most for the year so far!  I LOVE it when it snows and I wish we got more than that around here.  I grew up in this area and remember getting some large (of this area, definitely nothing compared to New England or Michigan!) snows!  We would be outside playing all morning or until we were soaked to the skin and then we only came in long enough to change into dry clothing and go out again! Continue reading “Snow Ice Cream”

Almond Sesame Chews

I already knew I was attached to my [amazon_link id=”B001P2FUZC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]dehydrator[/amazon_link], but I’m becoming more and more dependent on it.  That could be a good thing or a bad thing!  I’m glad it’s getting plenty of use! 😉 A week or two ago I posted on the almond coconut cookies we made in the [amazon_link id=”B001P2FUZC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]dehydrator[/amazon_link].  Those are long gone so we had to come up with something else to make. Continue reading “Almond Sesame Chews”

Almond Coconut Cookies

I haven’t made cookies in the [amazon_link id=”B001P2FUZC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]dehydrator[/amazon_link] or crackers in a while and thought it was high time to do it again.  I wanted something somewhat sweet, but also coconutty. I mixed and threw in a little of this and a little of that and they were super fantastic!  The kids love them and we will definitely be doing these again!   Continue reading “Almond Coconut Cookies”

Apple Pie

Who doesn’t like apple pie?  And this is the perfect season!  Apples are in season, bountiful and selling for great prices!  And with cooler weather it’s so nice to turn on the oven and have cinnamon, nutmeg and baked apple smells wafting through the house! Smells of fall!   Continue reading “Apple Pie”

Pumpkin Pie Icy

After naps today it was warm, a bit humid, sunny and we all needed a snack… but we all wanted a “treat” as the boys like to say.  As we were talking about what that treat might look like they were running through options that typical kids would think of, but, of which, we had none on hand.  Tonchi wanted gum or candy and Koa wanted chocolate.  Aisling would have been happy with whatever sweet she was given, grapes probably would have done it for her, but she is happy to go along with the boys… most of the time! Continue reading “Pumpkin Pie Icy”

Ginger Snaps – Nourishing Traditions Style

As I mentioned in the post from the book review of Nourishing Traditions on snacks I wanted to try the recipe for ginger snaps.  Since we went to the beach last week I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make them for a special treat while there. Continue reading “Ginger Snaps – Nourishing Traditions Style”

Chocolate Birthday Cake

And even though we are well into August I’m still sharing recipes from Tonchi’s birthday which was in mid July!  There were way too many recipes to share all at once and if I would have put them all in one post, then some of them would have gotten missed!  Also, each and every one of these recipes is so good they each deserve a post of their own!  So read on and see what you think! Continue reading “Chocolate Birthday Cake”

Peach Apple Dessert

On a whim I just threw a few things together and it turned out as a real treat! Continue reading “Peach Apple Dessert”