Category Vegetarian

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

pumpkin spice whoopie pies

There’s something cozy about eating spiced cake and pumpkin everything at this time of year. I love sandwich cookies, but these are more like little cakes that you can eat with your hands…light and fluffy and quite easy to make! Adapted from Dreamy Desserts. Yield: about 18 cookies.

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. gluten free flour blend
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg (alternately use your favorite egg alternate)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat together sugars, oil, an...
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Baked Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries w_olive oil aioli

I love fries of all sorts, but I REALLY like sweet potato fries. These are good by themselves, but my kids couldn’t get enough of the dipping aioli!

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cleaned & julienned
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • flaked sea salt
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • parsley for garnish

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toss potatoes in a bag with  2 Tbs. olive oil and garlic powder.
3. Lay potatoes on a lined baking sheet and sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
4. Bake potatoes for 15 minutes.
5. Remove pan from oven and flip potatoes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
7. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley garnish and serve with aioli dip on the side...

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Homemade Coffee Liqueur

homemade kahlua

I love a good White Russian cocktail once in a while…my husband makes the best ones ever (but maybe that’s because cocktails always taste better when someone else makes it!). We were almost out of Kahlua when I looked in my cabinet, so I decided that I’d try to make my own since I had all of the ingredients. I thought it turned out so well that I entered it into the Alaska State Fair this year and I came away with a 2nd place ribbon! *Note: You need to prepare this in advance–don’t expect to make this one night and drink it the next as you need to allow time for the flavors to mature and develop.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. ground coffee (I used THIS one since I had it in my pantry)
  • 2 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c...
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Dilly Beans

dilly beans

Dilly beans are basically pickled green beans…and oh, so delicious in a bloody Mary or straight out of the jar! This recipe makes 4 pint jars; just enough to have on the pantry shelves for when you have unexpected guests, but not so much that you don’t have room in the pantry for anything else. These are easy to make, so they’re perfect if you’re new to canning…you can do it!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. green beans, cleaned, trimmed & cut into 4″ lengths
  • 4 large cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh dill
  • 4 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 2-4 tsp. dried red chili flakes, like the kind you’d sprinkle on pizza
  • 2 1/2 c. water
  • 2 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • 1/4 c. canning salt (I use this brand)

Directions:

1. Wash & sterilize 4 pint size jars.
2. Heat a pot of water; leave on stove until later.
3...

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Gluten Free Seasoned Fries

Seasoned fries

Who doesn’t love French fries? Nobody! Well, that’s not true…my 8 year old HATES French fries for some reason. He always has. What a weird-o. My 5 year old, on the other hand, would eat them for every meal if we’d let him. I personally used to LOVE Arby’s curly fries, so I scoured the internet to find a knock-off recipe that I could convert. You can make these with curly potatoes using a spiralizer or regular cut fries, and keep in mind that you can control how much seasoned coating you get by the thickness of your batter…play with the amount of water until you get it to your liking.

Ingredients:
3-5 potatoes (I used Russet and sweet potatoes), scrubbed and cut into desired shapes
1/2 c...

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