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Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookies

March 2, 2016 | Recipes, Treats | 4 comments

I have to confess, the reason I decided to bake cookies is because I was eating spoonful after spoonful of nut butter with chocolate chips on top. Save me from myself! So, instead of just eating the nut butter + chocolate chips by the spoonful I thought baking them as cookies would make it more… read more »

Rustic Blood Orange + Pear Galette

February 8, 2016 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

Jillian comes to visit! I love my cousin to pieces. I so much look forward to spending time together and  immersing Jillian in Bend life. She fits right in.  Jillian and I both love good food and are passionate about cooking. So, of course, we love to create recipes together! On this particular visit, we… read more »

Coconut Chai Ice Cream

January 25, 2016 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

Yum. This ice is cream delicious and creamy. We’ve been on a homemade ice cream kick at our house. So far we’ve made eggnog (for Christmas eve), chocolate, and plain old vanilla. Simple. Classic. Delicious. But, it was time to step outside the box and try something new. I wanted to try a cashew and… read more »

Pomegranate Torte with Cacao-Almond Crust

December 31, 2015 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

Happy Birthday to my girl Renee! In celebration of a great friend, who is also in the midst of a intense training block leading up to the Olympic marathon trials, this birthday treat had to be both delicious and nutritious. And by nutritious I don’t mean #glutenfree #dairyfree #sugarfree #raw #vegan #organic #fillintheblankfree What I… read more »

Kardemummabullar‬ (Swedish Cardamom Buns)

December 26, 2015 | Breakfast, Recipes, Treats | 2 comments

I love traditions. For me, the holidays are synonymous with baking delicious treats. Inspired by my Scandinavian heritage and recent trip to Sweden, I decided to bake Kardemummabullar‬, traditional Swedish cardamom buns. My desire to create Kardemummabullar‬ was twofold. One, I could not get enough of the Swedish baked goods while visiting. We indulged in saffranbullar (saffron… read more »