Fruit

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

It’s officially time to add a new recipe to your breakfast rotation. This slow-cooker banana bread oatmeal is a sweet and healthy way to start your day, and the best part is it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. It’s downright simple to make, but it tastes (and smells) like fresh home baked banana bread. In fact, it makes the whole house smell like banana bread… Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

5 Healthier Desserts for Labor Day

5 Healthier Desserts for Labor Day

Labor Day is a time for backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and oh yes — desserts. If you’re hosting a summer soirée or just looking for a dish to bring over to your bestie’s, these 5 healthier dessert recipes won’t disappoint. Pick a party theme, turn…

Low-Sugar Strawberry Chia Jam (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Low-Sugar Strawberry Chia Jam (Vegan, Gluten Free)

A perfect strawberry is a beautiful thing.  It’s glossy, ruby red, and bursting with juice and sweetness. Maybe it’s such a wondrous thing because it is in fact, quite rare.  There is a short window where we can access these unicorn strawberries, and that season is about coming to an end. If you often find yourself with less than stellar berries, and/or berries that started strong and then seemed to turn overnight, this recipe is one you’re going to want to save.

Bakery-Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Gluten Free)

Bakery-Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Gluten Free)

Allow me to introduce you to the Bakery-Style muffin of your dreams. Or at least, it’s definitely mine. Perfect for Mother’s day, these jumbo muffins will look like they rolled straight out the door of your local bakery and onto your brunch table. Lots of…

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie Pudding    (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie Pudding (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

My husband Michael’s favorite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie. It’s easy to understand, it’s a beautiful dessert that is simultaneously bright and rich with that pleasant pucker that gathers in the back of your cheeks. I make it a few times a year, canned condensed…

Everyday Apple Tart  (Gluten-Free)

Everyday Apple Tart (Gluten-Free)

Whether you’re looking for a simple, impressive dessert for Thanksgiving or an after-work treat, this is the apple tart for the non-bakers in the bunch. Actually, it’s the apple tart for everyone, because whether you are a skilled pie baker or not, we all appreciate…

Peach Picnic Cake (Gluten Free)

Peach Picnic Cake (Gluten Free)

Peach season is here, and to me that means peach salads, jams, cobbler, and simple, summery cakes like this one. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits.  this might be in part to their elusiveness.  they are in season for a mere month or two…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ginger Oat Crumble (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ginger Oat Crumble (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

When it comes to making pies vs. making crumbles, I am firmly in the Team Crumble camp.  This one is a lighter take on the baked fruit desserts we all love, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free excluding the butter. I love eating…

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

Controversial as it may be, in almost all cases I prefer crisp to pie.  There are certainly outliers here, I love Key Lime Pie or Lemon Merengue Tart for instance, and if I had a Black Bottom Oat Pie delivered from Four & Twenty Blackbirds,…

Raspberry Picnic Pie Bars

Raspberry Picnic Pie Bars

There’s just something about summer time that makes me think… PIE. With the Fourth of July around the corner, pie is particularly on my mind. I’m sure the fact that my favorite pies are of the berry variety also has a good deal to do…

Berry Zucchini Cake

Berry Zucchini Cake

This cake is really something. Come August, we are all usually drowning in zucchini and I’m always looking for new ways to use it. This cake is just sweet enough, moist and tender from the zucchini, and bursting with berries. Let’s talk substitutions: I suggest…