Cool Summer Treats

Summer time in Tucson, Arizona (or anyplace for that matter) can be a challenging time for any ice cream fanatic, myself included. While I fully support the mentality of moderation, as the heat rises we may find ourselves being a little less strict on what really qualifies as moderation. It may go from 1 scoop […]

Dark Chocolate Dipped Oranges

This is an extraordinarily simple treat that looks fantastic. Make it as a fun sweet-snack or serve it as an elegant dessert. And yes, there are health benefits here! Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants Oranges and dark chocolate both contain anti-inflammatory compounds from a family of antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants that exert anti-inflammatory actions in the […]

Mexican Hot Cocoa

What a tasty treat! Hot cocoa spiked with cinnamon is simply delicious. With high quality chocolate it’s indulgent.  This is a fun gift that has Southwestern flair written all over it!  Use old jars and ribbon for a very inexpensive and thoughtful gift. Cocoa has antioxidant power that helps to reduce the risk for heart […]

Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Pecan Crust

I have fond memories of making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. We were sure to convert our family recipe to a gluten-free recipe when I was diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago. Then came my efforts to reduce the sugar. This recipe does the trick! Be sure to save room for a slice of this […]