Valentine’s Day

Blueberry Hand Pies with Lavender (Gluten Free and Paleo!)

Blueberry hand pies are the sweet treat you need! These fruit hand pies are flaky and crisp while carrying the sweet flavor of blueberry with the tiniest hint of lavender. Dessert, breakfast, or a mid morning snack, you can’t go wrong with these! We’ve already extensively talked pies (here and here), but what can we say, Jen and I are big fans. There’s just something truly comforting and cozy about a pie. Which is where I came up with the idea for these blueberry hand pies. I know typically Valentine’s day is about chocolate and …

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Love Notes: 6 Couples on How They Met and How They Keep the Romance Alive

Regardless of whether you love all of the fanfare that February 14th brings with it or find it to be little more than a Hallmark holiday, it’s a nice reminder to be extra thoughtful about the significant other relationship in our lives. In many ways, it’s the relationship that is the most impactful on us in adulthood. I love hearing stories from my friends and new acquaintances about how they melt and what attracted them to the other person. It’s so fascinating! Even more interesting I find are the ways that they keep the …

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No Bake Coconut Cream Truffles Recipe for Valentine’s Day

This truffles recipe mixes coconut cream, shredded coconut and coconut butter for the perfect balance of earthy, coconut, paired with the rich white chocolate it’s a hard to beat combo. Confession: My name is Lauren and I like to over complicate my life sometimes. Why do I do this? Even my husband knows this about me. Occasionally as we eat ANOTHER new recipe he will look at me and say, “you know you can just make like chicken and vegetables if you want, right?” I always giggle. I just love to challenge myself to try new flavors and …

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Thin Mint Gluten Free Donut Recipe

Girl Scout cookie season is here and this Thin Mint Gluten Free Donut recipe is bringing the Girl Scout goodness to your own kitchen! These donuts aren’t crunchy like a Thin Mint cookie but they do capture the flavor perfectly. Rich chocolate with just the right minty freshness. I (Lauren) have talked before about missing certain foods, particularly donuts, which is what actually began my exploration into gluten free cooking and baking. But there are a few more things I miss on the regular. Like a fresh baked baguette or flaky pastry or …

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