This ice cream is more rich than sweet (though it is still sweet!); it’s good with just peanut butter, but even better when you add the chocolate, too.  This is the first time I’ve used locust bean gum in homemade ice cream — the recipe works fine without it, but it freezes and softens more quickly and more smoothly with it, so it’s definitely worth adding if you keep the stuff around.

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Finally I have a decent cooked dessert that’s grain- and sugar-free.  It was a bit of a leap of faith for both parts of this recipe, donuts and glaze, but it’s paid off.  The donuts are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, which is all I’m asking for really, and the glaze is fantastic. donuts
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A delicious banana cake for any occasion, though it featured at a third birthday party at my house :-). Banana Cake Served Up

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It may not look like much, but a little goes a long way.  :-) mini icebox pie
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When Jocelyn and I made the final version of these cookies last night, four people ate them all in ten minutes flat.  :-) cookies
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I presented versions of several desserts in progress at our Easter feast — this one was definitely a hit.  If you really, really like bitter dark chocolate, you can use cocoa powder straight up; for a sweeter-tasting version with a brighter taste, you can use some carob powder, too. no-sugar mousse
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 It took me forever to figure out why I couldn’t get coconut cream ice cream to behave, but once I finally did, it was worth the wait.  :-)  The solution?  Agar-agar powder, and some cashew butter to make it even creamier and richer. chocolate chip
 cherry orange
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Maple Frosting on Gingerbread CookiesSo I was making these gingerbread cookies yesterday with my now 2 1/2 year old, and discovered when we went to frost them that I only had half the powdered dry milk that I needed. What’s a mama to do? Well, I altered the frosting recipe, and ended up with one that is much more buttercream-like, easier to work with, and amazingly tasty. Isn’t it great when life works out like that?

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See, my big not-so-secret secret is that I don’t have a pioneering thought in my head.  :-)  Jocelyn posts kolaches?  I post kolaches.  Jocelyn posts cinnamon rolls?  I post cinnamon rolls.   Jocelyn posts homemade chocolate?  I post homemade chocolate.  I’d be lost without my guru. paleo candies
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These freezer pops are a very easy, basic, but really yummy dessert.  Just puree the ingredients, pour them in the molds, and freeze — done. pineapple pops
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