Gluten-Free Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

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Who doesn't love a nutty, moist coffee cake with melt-in-your-mouth streusel topping? However, most contain a lot of flour (gluten!), butter and sugar that, while delicious, it doesn't make for the healthiest choice. And, for those of you with a gluten intolerance they aren't even an option. So, I reviewed a number of recipes and played with a few ingredient combinations to come up with this brunch favorite that is gluten-free, dairy-free and low in sugar! I just served it for Easter brunch and it was a hit! In addition, I paired it with a yummy spinach, chicken sausage and goat cheese frittata, plus a side of berries ...Read more.

How to Take a Virtual Trip to San Francisco

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So, 2020 definitely wasn't like past years, when we traveled to beautiful places and hopped a plane at the last minute for a getaway... sigh. Our daughter was especially disappointed we weren't able to head to some of our favorite destinations (and new ones!) over the past year. While we wait longingly for those carefree days to come back, "virtual trips" are a fun way to bring a little excitement to the never-ending quarantine routine. We had been planning a trip back to San Francisco last summer that didn't materialize, so I decided to bring a piece of the City By the Bay to us! I wanted to keep it a surprise, so ...Read more.

Gluten-Free Pink Pancakes

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How do you like your pancakes? Thin and crepe-y or thick and cake-y? At our house, it's all about the sky-high stack of crepe-like flapjacks with more room for layering all the things. This gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free recipe is my go-to for yummy, healthy pancakes. And, because everything's prettier in pink, I added 5 drops of pink food coloring for light hue of my favorite color. The pink hue (plus sprinkles!) adds color to brunch, sleepovers and weekends when you want to make breakfast a little extra. My daughter and her friends love them! Plus, if you've been following along on the blog for the ...Read more.