Archives For Desserts

Although this dessert takes a little more time to prepare than most of my other recipes, it is well worth the extra effort.  Not only does my little one enjoy the smooth and sticky texture, but he also has fun eating dates, avocados, and other healthy foods in disguise.  With a sticky bottom layer, a creamy chocolate center, and a light creamy topping, he does not even know the this treat is healthy and good for his growing little body.  3 layer dessert

It is also nut-free, grain-free, and sugar-free! Continue Reading…


Summer Snowballs2

For a fun and tasty cool summer treat, these frozen coconut snowballs are easy to make and serve.  They are made with three simple ingredients, including coconut oil so the kiddos can enjoy a serving of healthy fat without even knowing it!

Continue Reading…

One of the biggest surprises of having a child with multiple allergies is how many of our family and friends have risen to the challenge of accommodating our special dietary requirements. Anyone who has had the opportunity to cook for us knows what a pleasure (challenge) it is to serve food that is free from wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and corn, among other things.


Although I do not expect any special treatment when we go visiting (and I always have something safe to eat hidden in my purse), I am amazed and touched by how many of our family and friends have created recipes of their own that are tailor-made for my Little Bear. Continue Reading…

Coconut Macaroons

10/26/2014 — 2 Comments

These coconut macaroons are a fun and festive treat that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only do they only require a few simple ingredients, but they are also quick and easy to make.


Since they are grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and sugar-free, they are usually a safe choice when serving food at a party. Kids and adults will both love the soft texture of these messy and crumbly goodies. Continue Reading…

Here is a recipe for a quick and easy treat. These coconut date balls might look fancy and sophisticated, but they are actually very simple and easy to make.

coconut date dessert

They are also very delicious, rich, and filling. Serve them as a snack, a treat, or a dessert.   It is easy to double the batch, and you just might need to, since they usually disappear very quickly. Continue Reading…

Eating cake has been a long-time family tradition. For as long as I can remember, there has been a cake for every birthday, every anniversary, and every party, event, or occasion. Our family ate cake wherever we went. The bigger the cake, the better it was.


At one time, my grandmother even had a cake pan custom made as big as her oven! Continue Reading…

We often love to go berry picking at a local berry farm. Not only do we always have fun in the fresh air and sunshine, but we are also getting the most delicious, melt-in-your mouth berries. In addition, picking berries with a toddler is a priceless experience.

strawberry rhubarb crumble

By the time we have filled our basket, my little one’s hands and face are red from picking (and eating) fresh berries. As we walk out of the berry field, he keeps stopping to pick just one more. Continue Reading…

When I first heard of chocolate avocado pudding, I was extremely skeptical. Our dietician gave us a recipe for it, and told us that it was a great way to increase the number of calories in our little guy’s meal. Although I love chocolate, and I love avocado, I wasn’t sure how they would taste when combined.

avocado pudding

The first time that I tried this little dessert was when my clever aunt made us a chocolate avocado pudding when she had us over for dinner. It was surprisingly delicious! Continue Reading…