Apple Crisp with Bourbon Cider Reduction

Apple Crisp with Bourbon Cider Reduction

This is probably the most incredible apple crisp you will ever taste, in my humble opinion. It is sweet, tart, chewy, buttery, and boasts a surprise with the sauce that looks like caramel, but has a fresh appley-citrusy-bourbony zing.

I have a couple different philosophies when it comes to dessert:

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Midnight Mounds Bar Brownies – Gluten Free

Midnight Mounds Bar Brownies - Gluten Free

One of the first gardens I planted was filled with every black flower I could find. This was somewhat of a fad during the Victorian era, which I find intriguing. Can you imagine elegant women in long, floofy dresses tending gardens? That might be as difficult as imagining ME working in flowerbeds. But I tried.

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Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumble – Paleo-style

Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumble - Paleo-style

True confession here: I am not a huge fan of dessert. My husband grew up with a mother who baked pies, cakes, and cookies daily, and each meal – and every cup of coffee – was accompanied by some wonderful homemade treat. Honestly, I would rather eat a candy bar filled with tons of sugar, fat, and preservatives than a slice of homemade pie. But that may change!

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Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate Bomb

Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Nutella Bomb

I don’t like doughnuts or pastries. Even the smell can turn my stomach. Strange? Of course I am! But I can point to a cold and rainy day in the summer of 1970 as we were driving through the Danish countryside. We stopped at a bakery for cocoa and a treat, and the warm, sweet, suffocating smell of pasteries overwhelmed me. End of story.

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Vanilla Bean Pudding Mix

Vanilla Bean Pudding Mix

Long ago and far away I had large glass jars with dry mixes for everything – waffles, soups, muffins, hot cocoa, pudding, etc. Days spent at the farm with little kids under foot were made simpler that way, and edible gifts were created in pretty canning jars with the “help” of said kids.

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