Posts Tagged‘Dessert’

Blueberry Almond Galette

Gluten Free Blueberry Galettes

“When I was 17 my mom and dad took the train west to visit family.  They left me home with my baby brother who was maybe 2 years old. At that time I didn’t think anything of it, I had helped my mom from the time he was born. We lived on a farm and every morning I’d get up before my brother to take care of the chores around the house.  Then some days I would put him in the backseat of our car. There were no baby seats, and I was driving, so I just put him in…

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars

For months we prepared to move our family and for months I planned just what life would be like. Everything would go smoothly, our bags would arrive, our apartment would be ready to go. In a day or two I’d have a phone and internet.  I would go shopping daily in the market and prepare meals that I knew we enjoyed. I would easily slide into life, it really wouldn’t be that different than what we were used to. But, then I found out I was wrong. So the first week wasn’t what I envisioned at all.  I was depressed.…

Puppy Chow Rice Krispies for #TheLeftoversClub

When I was growing up my grandma and I spent a lot of time in her kitchen. She always let us make (and eat) gobs of cookie dough when we would come to visit, which was often because she only lived a few blocks away.  We made gnocchi, and pasta, cookies, and any number of other treats. My grandma was a teacher for most of her life, in the same elementary school I went to. But, as soon as I hit kindergarten she retired. This meant when we were sick, we often went to grandma’s house. She was the hands-on…

Simple Summer Snacks

Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Pudding + Simple Summer Snacks

We’re on week two of summer vacation and so far things are going great.  My kids have activities almost daily, we live within a short walking distance from a big swimming pool, and if they get really bored there are always boxes to pack! During the school year I send a lunch a few times a week, but in the summer I’ve got to make lunch every day, usually it’s a meal on the go. I put together a few of their favorites to share with other mom’s looking for ideas. Snack Ideas air-popped popcorn.  You can add all kinds…

Pistachio Rosewater Ghriba

Pistachio Rosewater Ghriba

Before I went to Morocco I had never eaten a pistachio. The closest I had come to a pistachio was in the Jello pudding my dad ate. But, once I ate one, well I was hooked – and a little upset that I had missed out on this delicious nut for the first 20 years of my life. I’m making up for it now. Like the lemon, vanilla, and almond ghriba I shared earlier this week, these ghriba are gluten-free and delicious. Pistachios have a unique flavor that some people really don’t like.  As I began to look for a…

Strawberry Lemonade Salad with Goat Cheese

Strawberry Lemonade Salad

When you think of summer, what are some of the first food items that pop into your mind? Me? It’s strawberries and lemonade. I’m joining a monthly blogging group where we’ll share a new salad each month. My salad contributions are most likely going to contain very little lettuce – I just can’t eat it after surgery. But I promise they will be healthy and delicious.  This month take a big bite of this strawberry lemonade salad. I am so in love with this salad.  It’s simple, and a fantastic way to clean out your fruit drawer.  I think it…

Caramel Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats

Caramel Vanilla Bean Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats are a staple treat from my childhood and thankfully one of the easiest gluten-free desserts I can make. But, I’m not happy to just settle for the original kind, I like to make them just a little different, like my Indian Spice Krispies. The Caramel vanilla bean krispie treats were inspired by the caramel bombardment I’ve seen online lately. I have wanted to make caramel for a long time, and this seemed like the perfect occasion. So, for this month’s Leftovers Club I came up with these. Erin of eat, drink, bake, cook is going to be…

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Swirl Cookies

Anniversaries and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  Seven years ago today, MarocBaba and I were married. It caught me a little off guard when I put together these pictures, and it was fun listening to our boys comment on how mom and dad look.  In my mind there are so many days when I feel like we’re just “playing grown-ups.”  That I still feel somehow like I’m just pretending to be a mom, a wife, an adult. Of course, I know there’s no pretending going on. I wonder sometimes if that’s a by-product of the early growing up I (we) did. I was just 21 when…