• Breakfast,  Dessert

    Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread

    Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread! I bought this awesome electric pressure cooker called an Instant Pot. This thing is king of the kitchen right now! It pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, ferments, and lots more! The ability I am most excited about is being able to make cakes and bread in it! I thought this was so neat!! Most of the recipes I found for bread or cake are not Paleo compliant so I had to come up with one of my own! I used this steamed banana bread recipe and substituted ingredients for Paleo ingredients. The results were AMAZING! This pressure cooker Paleo banana bread is dense and moist! I…

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Snack

    Paleo Frosted Banana Bars

    Paleo Frosted Banana Bars!  We found ourselves with an abundance of overly ripe bananas. What I was wanting was Paula Deans Banana Cake with cream cheese frosting, but we all know that would have been a terrible idea! This recipe is my attempt to replicate the taste of Paula’s famous cake in a bar format that my family can eat.  The boys wouldn’t stay out of it and the entire pan of Paleo Frosted Banana Bars were GONE in less than 24 hours. My husband might have helped a little! These are great as dessert, but they are super awesome in the morning with a cup of black coffee! I…

  • Dessert

    Paleo Hibiscus Ice Cream

    Paleo Hibiscus Ice Cream So, it sounds really strange, but we got a whole bag of dried hibiscus flowers from bountiful baskets and I wanted to find something other than making tea to do with it. Thus Paleo Hibiscus Ice Cream was born! Plus he bought be this awesome new ice cream maker and I had to use it! I made homemade coconut milk and infused the hibiscus flowers! It turned out great and the kids loved it too! Plus the color is really cool! [wp_ad_camp_1] Ingredients: 4 cups almost boiling water 2 cups shredded coconut 1/8 cup dried hibiscus flowers 1/4 cup honey 1/4 tsp vanilla [wp_ad_camp_1] Instructions: First,…

  • Side,  Uncategorized

    Fudgy sweet potato brownies!

    MMM. Brownies. Chewy, fudgy, thick chocolate goodness. We have tried several “paleo” brownies and just could not get into the texture or the taste of them so we decided to try our hand at Sweet Potato Brownies. We had an abundance of purple sweet potatoes lying around so we used those instead of the traditional orange ones. They don’t taste any different, but it does make the brownies LOOK darker instead of the orange tinge the traditional sweet potatoes give. I was a little skeptical of these when I was whipping up this recipe, but the results were awesome. The only regret is not having some raw milk on hand…

  • Side,  Snack

    Silky Paleo Pumpkin Pie

    Silky Paleo Pumpkin Pie It is that time of year when the leaves are changing, the weather is crisp and pumpkin EVERYTHING is available! I can only handle seeing so many pumpkin desserts before I have to try to make them myself! I made this pie and put it in the fridge to cool and set-up while I was at work. I got home and my husband and kids had devoured almost all of it leaving me a small piece to try. Luckily I was able to get pictures before they claimed it. My goal here was to have a thick, silky pumpkin pie. The cream of the canned coconut…

  • Recipes

    Pocket S’mores!

    Pocket S’mores These little treats came about because we did not have graham crackers on hand when we started the fire! We really try to stay away from all gluten and grain when we started eating Paleo foods 8 months ago. I saw some gluten-free graham crackers at Natural Grocers and they were just so expensive and it has been my experience that most store-bought gluten-free products don’t taste that great anyway. So we skipped them and came up with our own version of S’mores that we actually love more than the traditional version! You can use chocolate bars in the middle or anything else you can come up with!…

  • Side,  Snack

    Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!

    The PERFECT Paleo chocolate chip cookies! [wp_ad_camp_1] Since starting our Paleo journey I have been on a hunt for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe. I wanted a cookie that was soft and chewy and that still tastes good the next day! I also wanted a cookie that took very little time to prepare and a recipe that was not full of complicated instructions or hard to find ingredients. I heard rave reviews about Against All Grain’s Real Deal Chocolate Chip cookies and decided to try them. I checked out the recipe, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I substituted some ingredients and let me tell you, these cookies…

  • Recipes,  Snack

    Fried Banana Dessert

    Fried Banana Dessert It is almost a nightly occurrence that my 5 year old excitedly ask “what’s for dessert?”. Most of the time we tell him we aren’t having dessert, but last night I decided to create something quickly, easy and healthy! We don’t usually keep (or make) Paleo-fied treats in the house because we want to get used to not having sweets around, even if they are better for you than tradional sweets.  When I originally “went Paleo” I did Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox and it gave me the opportunity to re-train my tastebuds. After the 21 days I no longer craved sweets the way that I…

  • Recipes

    Russian Tea Cakes a.k.a Mexican Wedding Cookies!

    This year I had the opportunity to do a little cookie baking with my sisters who are usually away at college. It was great! I love spending time with them and spending time in the kitchen is a bonus! When I was a kid my grandmother used to make Mexican Wedding Cookies every year at Christmas. Since she passed away there haven’t been any made. This year we found her old cookbooks and what we think was her “secret” recipe! We took a leap of faith and used the old, crumpled, well used recipe. It worked! The cookies only have THREE INGREDIENTS and are SUPER tasty and easy to make!…

  • Recipes

    Peppermint Popcorn Bark

    Ingredients: 1 bag popped popcorn 10 candy canes crushed 1 package white chocolate coating Instructions: Pop bag of popcorn and let cool. Remove un-popped kernels. Crush Candy Canes Add Candy canes and popcorn to large bowl Melt Chocolate coating as instructed on package. Pour melted chocolate and carefully stir until all the popcorn and candy cane pieces are coated. Turn out onto wax paper and spread. Allow to cool and harden. Once hardened enjoy or seal in a gallon sized ziplock bag!