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How to Eat Snow – Honey Berry Snow Treat

This quick, fun, winter treat recipe will teach you the best tasting way to Eat Snow! Is it snowing yet where you are? We’ve had two small snow storms this winter in the Willamette Valley. They are not completely abnormal, but they only happen once every year or so. It’s a wonderful place to live …

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Sweet Potato Sourdough Pancakes

  Sweet potato sourdough pancakes could easily become a staple around here. My daughter loved them, although I’m honestly not surprised. Sweet potatoes slathered with organic raw butter was one of her favorite first foods. The sweet potato adds a natural sweet earthiness and deep flavor to the sourdough. It makes them more tender and delicate than …

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Date And Maple Sweetened Snowballs -Zero Refined Sugar

You know that perfect cookie, the one of your dreams? The very one that you secretly devour whenever you get a chance. Yeah, well let me introduce you to mine. The Snowball! I’ve always loved shortbread because well, you know, I love butter. So take a shortbread dough and add buttery pecans as well. Oh, …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Honey Cups -Raw Honey Sweetened

    Sometimes I just really need a sweet treat that feels guilty. That classification usually includes chocolate! And while these Chocolate Peanut Butter Honey Cups feel guilty they really aren’t all that bad! Because peanut butter cups have always been a favorite of mine I really missed them when I went refined sugar free …

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Spiced Fruit And Nut Cake -A Wholesome Honey Sweetened Winter Holiday Tradition

  To fruit cake or not to fruit cake? That is the question! When you taste this spicy cake you will instantly realize why people have been making fruit cakes for centuries. Naturally sweetened and packed with the healthy nuts and fruits of the season,  this spiced fruit and nut cake eats more like a …

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Maple Pecan Apple Crisp With An Oatmeal Cookie Crumble Topping

  Every Autumn the Pacific Northwest starts pumping out some really good apples. I love fresh crunchy apples but my heart melts for warm apple crisp. In this recipe I use local, heirloom, organic apples and top them with a crispy cookie like crust of pecans, oats, flour and butter. The secret to this recipe is …

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Chewy Apricot Cashew Cookies 100% Fruit Sweetened

  If you love chewy cookies then I’m about to bless you with one of my very best cookie recipes. These are the chewiest, most delicious, healthy cookies I’ve ever had. And they have zero added sugar.  They are entirely fruit sweetened. The Dates and Apricots lend their sweetness and the chewy factor while the …

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Raw Honey Lavender Ice Cream – Nutrient Dense Real Food

  I remember the first time I tried lavender, it was in the form of a little shortbread cookie from a popular bakery in Capitola, California, a quaint beach town very close to where I grew up. When I took the first bite and closed my eyes I was instantly transported to a summer day in a warm lavender …

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Almond Joyful Cookies -Almond Butter, Toasted Coconut And Chocolate Chips

  Don’t cave and buy a candy bar…Make these chewy, melty, crispy cookies instead. This is where almond, toasted coconut and chocolate chips come together in a trifecta of delight. Sweetened with dates and a minimal amount of coconut sugar you have nothing to feel guilty about. These cookies use my method of date sweetening …

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Traditional Strawberry Rhubarb Pie With Maple Cream

  Quite possibly one of the finest summertime flavor combinations is that of red, ripe, sweet strawberries and tangy, fresh rhubarb. This is one of the simplest fruit pies I have ever put together with absolutely stunning results. The filling is jammy and subtlety sweet with the classic tart, mouth puckering wonderfulness of rhubarb. If …

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