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Grandma Bertha’s Rhubarb Pie

In Recipes | Delicious and Quick Recipes for Real Food by Lisa Soldo-Johnson2 Comments

Grandma Bertha’s Rhubarb Pie is a family favorite passed down for generations in my family.  Bertha was my belly laughing German grandmother whose heart and  home  was filled with an abundance of love for family and friends, including her eight children and eighty-seven grandchildren, counting up to three generations while she was still on this earth.  That’s a lot of …

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Berries and Cream Sugar Cookie Pizza

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The fourth of July is upon us once again and if you are planning to host or attend an Independence day gathering with friends and family, Berries and Cream Sugar Cookie Pizza is the perfect dessert to make! This four-ingredient dessert is super easy to make and you can decorate it for the occasion using your favorite fruit combinations.  I …

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Banana Maple Pecan Cashew Pops

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I discovered MALK Maple Pecan cashew milk while at my local coop and decided to give it a try since cashews can be quite expensive and I don’t often use them to make nut milk. The milk is light, creamy, and really lovely in oatmeal, smoothies, as a light coffee creamer, and more. Curious to see how well this milk …

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Gluten free – Dairy free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Family traditions are something I love to pass down to my kids. I grew up eating old-fashioned peanut butter cookies.  Both my mother and my grandmother made them in huge batches and stored them in large glass jars to keep them fresh. There was always a delicious treat waiting to enjoy any time of the day. Times have changed since I …

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Banana Coconut Mango Cake | Gluten-Free & Dairy-free

In Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes | Delicious and Quick Recipes for Real Food by Lisa Soldo-Johnson6 Comments

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to plan the menu for those festive gatherings. Today, I experimented in the kitchen with a new dessert idea. Gluten-free, dairy-free banana coconut mango cake delightfully combines your favorite fruit topped over a moist coconut almond flour cake and dairy-free coconut whipped cream. I had my daughter, Lexi, in mind when I created this …

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Jamaican Rum Raisins

In Dairy-free, Food Around The World, Gluten-free, Recipes | Delicious and Quick Recipes for Real Food by Lisa Soldo-Johnson2 Comments

My first experience tasting Jamaican Rum was on my last day in Jamaica. They offered it as an optional topping to spoon over deserts, oatmeal, salads, fish and pork, but my favorite way to enjoy this boozie fruit was topped over warm bread pudding and drizzled with plenty of sweet caramel sauce. Rum raisins are a delicious part of Jamaican …

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Baked Bananas with Rum Raisins

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     Print Recipe Baked Bananas with Rum Raisins Yum Course Dessert Cuisine Jamaican Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings servings Ingredients Baked Bananas 4 ripe bananas3 tablespoons coconut sugar2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 8-pieces2/3 cup orange juice Rum Raisins 2 cups raisins1 cup dark Jamaican rum Course Dessert Cuisine Jamaican Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time …