Monthly Archives April 2013

Nutella Crepes

My mother in law and I went to Pastry Swan Bakery in Palm Desert on El Paseo. They made the best French Crepe I’ve ever had. It had Nutella and Strawberries with whipped cream. I decided to create my own crepe and they turned out wonderful. Bon Appétit!
1 cup of flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of milk
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
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Chocolate Crack or Madie’s Graham Snacks

My husband came home from work raving about this dessert he tried that a co-worker made. Lynette M. emailed me the recipe and I made this over the weekend to share with my dad who loves chocolate. The name suits the dessert. It is dangerously addicting! We all couldn’t keep our hands off it. We had to throw them back in the freezer so we wouldn’t keep eating them. YUM, YUM, YUM...

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Coconut Cream Pie

A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon the cutest antique store in Palm Desert. I found an old vintage picnic basket sort of like Little Red Riding hood that you can carry around a pie in. This gave me the idea to bake a pie. It turned out delicious for my first attempt. I made on 9-inch and a mini one in a small Pyrex bowl for my Mother in Law. Saving the second pie pastry for a banana cream pie!
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Paleo Bacon Mayonnaise

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, basically one lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup liquid bacon fat
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (optional)
If you don’t want to use bacon fat, you can do ½ cup olive oil and ½ cup coconut oil (will give you 1 cup of oil in total)

* Once the mayo is made, you can add additional spices to spruce it up...
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Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw

½ head of green cabbage or pre-sliced bag of cabbage
2 carrots
½ red pepper
1/3 cup of mayonnaise
3 garlic cloves
¼ cup cilantro
1 tablespoon of lime juice (about 3 limes)
Salt & Pepper
Finely chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl
Peel skin off carrots, then grate them into the large bowl
Create dressing by blending together mayonnaise, garlic, cilantro, a...
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Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 Of course baggies filled for my Crossfit friends:

My husband and I did yard work all weekend long. I stared over the wall a couple times at the neighbor’s lemon tree trying to think of what I could make with those. Last night when I finished work and James was at Taco Tuesday with the boys, a large light bulb went off...

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Paleo Honey Mustard Crusted Chicken

If you don’t want Paleo-styled chicken, you can dredge the chicken in Italian bread crumbs or Panko Crumbs. I tried all 3 ways to see which one my husband liked better. I loved the paleo style best and he liked panko 1st and paleo-styled 2nd best.
4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (remove fat)
3 tablespoons of whole grain Dijon mustard – Trader Joe’s
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Rainbow Cupcakes

I saw these super cute cupcakes on Pinterest made by Day Dream Kitchen. They made them on cupcakes so I decided to make them on brownies for a friend’s birthday. They came out super cute.
One box of Ghiradelli brownie mix or cupcake mix
Favorite cream cheese frosting recipe (see below) or buy 2 tubs of cream cheese frosting already made from grocery store
1-2 packages of XTREMES Rainbow Ber...
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