Posts Categorized: 8. Desserts

Christmas Cookies: Favorite Classics

Home-baked Christmas cookies have been part of a tradition in our home- Christmas memories, with recipes passed down through generations. The kids have even helped (and everyone certainly helps with the eating!).

Almond Tarts (AKA Almond Tea Cakes)

Almond Tarts

There are plenty of recipes available for these, but this is the one I use. Having it written in weights makes it quicker to make! Another timesaver: Trader Joe’s carries blanched almonds. (We used to blanch ’em ourselves- much more work…)

Caramel Apple Oat Bars

The New Deli's Fave: Caramel Apple Bar

We’ve been doing a taste-test of these caramel apple oat bars at The New Deli… what fun! It’s nice to have a Granny Smith apple tree, producing some nice, organic apples. We know just what to do with those!

Chocolate Mousse, Easy Paleo

Chocolate Mousse, Easy Paleo

Whip the whole eggs until fluffy- easier than separating out the whites… Also, mix the cocoa powder into the honey 1st, which removes lumps. A plus: Honey fights allergies & infections- whoot!

Gingerbread Cookies, Natural Style

Ginger’s great- helping w/inflammation &blood sugar/serum cholesterol/cortisol levels. Not that I’m chowing down on Gingerbread cookies for health reasons. Easy decorating w/fruits & nuts tho!