Gluten Free Almond Crescents for #BRMHolidays

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A tender, buttery cookie with a hint of almond flavor, enhanced by a little dip in dark chocolate, whether you have a wheat allergy like me or not, you’ll love how I updated my favorite Christmas cookies with these Gluten Free Almond Crescents. Gluten Free Almond Crescents

Trail Mix Monster Cookies & #CVSAbound #Snackurday #GlutenFree Snacks

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I hope you like nuts, because these cookies are packed with them. This slightly healthier riff on that classic flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookie recipe is a little lighter on the chocolate and sugar, but still filled with sweet, nutty goodness, but completely gluten free (as long as you ensure you get certified gluten free… 

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DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups & #LoveChex #Giveaway

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Are you looking for a quick and easy make ahead breakfast that’s nutritious, delicious and fun? And one that even those with gluten allergies or sensitivities can enjoy, thanks to new Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal? Get the kids in the kitchen and let them customize their own DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups. DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups

Whipped Feta & Grilled Peach Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette for #SundaySupper

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As the days start to get just a wee bit shorter, #SundaySupper and Gallo Family Vineyards are getting together for one last summer party for Labor Day. And I am celebrating some of my favorite late-summer flavors with a light, fresh salad that complements one of my favorite summertime wines. Pour a glass of Gallo… 

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Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches for #IceCreamWeek

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Experience the “joy” of a favorite candy bar in a frozen dessert form with yummy coconut gelato or sorbet or ice cream sandwiched between two fudgy, nutty cookies. For a frosty treat, it doesn’t get much better than Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches. Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches Welcome to Ice… 

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Blueberry & Grilled Peach Quinoa Parfaits

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Here in my home state of New Jersey, the store shelves are overflowing with local blueberries and peaches. They are a perfect combination in this healthy snack that is also nutritious enough for breakfast, but still sweet and satisfying for a dessert. Make the most of late summer fruit in these Blueberry & Grilled Peach Quinoa… 

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Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

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For a quick and easy, portable snack that you can throw together super fast as you are heading out the door, and is vegan, gluten-free, nutritious and delicious, you just need a few ingredients to roll up these Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites). Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Crumb Cake for #BrunchWeek (#Giveaway)

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There isn’t much better than the combination of chocolate and hazelnut, and you’ll find it all, plus a bit of crunch, a lot of flavor, and some drippy, gooey chocolaty glaze in this moist, tender and utterly decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Crumb Cake. Welcome to the second annual brunch week hosted by Terri of Love and… 

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Browned Butter Pecan Fudge Ripple No-Churn Ice Cream

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Nutty, buttery pecans scattered through a creamy ice cream base, swirled with ripples of chocolate fudge, and all of this is made without an ice-cream maker. Put a smile on everyone’s face, especially mom, when dessert is a big bowl of Browned Butter Pecan Fudge Ripple No-Churn Ice Cream. Browned Butter Pecan Fudge Ripple No-Churn Ice… 

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Honey Nut Baked Brie Cheese

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It’s time for January’s Improv Challenge, and this month we are all making recipes with cheese and crackers. Actually Kristen let us off the hook and said that we could make a recipe with cheese that you shovel into your mouth with a cracker. So it was the perfect time to make one of my family’s… 

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Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn for #SundaySupper

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As we come to the close of 2013, for #SundaySupper this week, we are sharing recipes inspired by our Reflections & Resolutions – looking back on 2013 and ahead to 2014 and the occasions and events we celebrated, accomplishments we achieved, things we want to change or improve, and what we have planned. For my… 

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Dark Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart with Honey Almond Crust for #ChristmasWeek and a #CakeBossBaking #Giveaway

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Welcome to Day #6 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you have been enjoying this fabulous event. Tune… 

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Waldorf Fruit Salad

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Whether you need something a little lighter for your Christmas morning breakfast, or just want something to go along with your waffles or overnight French toast or breakfast casseroles, Waldorf Fruit Salad is a sweet and juicy mixture of seasonal fruits lightly coated with a honey Greek yogurt “dressing” and some toasted walnuts for crunch.

Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping for #SundaySupper

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As families around the country (and the world) prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, #SundaySupper is gathering to share recipes and stories of what we are thankful for.  Tender sweet potatoes are topped with a buttery, nutty, crunchy corn flake crumble in these Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping that I made especially for… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Nutty Maple Granola

It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing back one of my earliest recipes, and one of my favorites.  I actually haven’t made it in awhile, so I’ll have to get on that.  It’s my Nutty Maple Granola.  Unlike some granola you buy in the store or other recipes, this one isn’t just a bunch of… 

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Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is ready to munch on recipes full of Crunchy Goodness.  I made something a little crunchy, a little chewy, a little nutty, and a whole lotta chocolaty with my Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola.

{#glutenfree} Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Crumb Cake for #SundaySupper Fall Foods

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#SundaySupper is celebrating the flavors of fall this week.  Creamy swirls of pumpkin, warm spices, and a maple drizzle bring the taste and aroma of autumn to this nutty Gluten-Free Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Crumb Cake. (P.S. – this gluten-free cake isn’t made with a laundry list of crazy ingredients to replace the flour – just… 

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Asian-Inspired Sesame Pineapple Chicken Salad

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. Looking for a dinner you can prepare ahead of time so the family can grab some when they are running in and out between work, school, practices, activities, and meetings?  Or want to get ahead on lunch prep for… 

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Fresh Orange Vinaigrette – Guest Post from Pepper Lynn

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As I am easing (umm, “easing”) back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board,… 

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Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups for #BreakfastforDinner #SundaySupper

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It’s #SundaySupper time, and we are keeping things fun and simple with Breakfast for Dinner.  Though I think these Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups are perfect for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack, and even an elegant dessert.

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups for Springtime #SundaySupper {#grainfree #glutenfree}

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It’s a Springtime #SundaySupper, and you know what springtime means…  up next is bathing suit season.  That calls for cheesecake.  Oh wait, I don’t like cheesecake… How about…  Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups?! 

Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars – January #ImprovChallenge (#glutenfree)

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“Daddy, are you hungry?”  “Yes, I am hungry.”  “Are you gonna have a baaaarrr?”  “Yes, I am going to have a bar.”  “Can I have some?”  “Yes, I’ll save you a bite.”  “Can I have the one with chocolate?”  Ugh!!

Spiced Almonds – A #SundaySupper New Year’s Potluck with @Emeril Preview

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Sorry!  I know over the past few months, you may have come to expect new recipes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  But it is the holidays, and I am BEAT!!  Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to share some yumminess with you.  So I thought I would give you a little preview of #SundaySupper… 

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Almond Crescents and @Cookies4Kids Cancer

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Yay!  Bonus Friday recipe!!  I have my reasons.  The first is that these are myyyy favorite cookies to make and eat at Christmas, so I had to share with you.  The second is that I am going to the cookie swap with the moms’ group at my church today, and these are the cookies I… 

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