Valentine’s Day

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

I’m hopping on a plane to LA today with two small children to see Aaron– if that’s any indication of how much I love my Valentine. (Actually the dates of this trip just happened to align with the holiday, but I’m going with it!) 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, I think the significant other relationship in our lives is worth the extra thought and celebration. In many ways it shapes us and our lives more than any …

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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 this dessert. I know typically Valentine’s day is about chocolate and decadent, sexy …

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No Bake Coconut Cream Truffles Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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 dishes and combinations. But also sometimes things turn out terrible– I burn it or I hate the dish. This is even worse with desserts because gluten free baking is so dang unpredictable. …

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Thin Mint Gluten Free Donut Recipe

Girl Scout cookie season is here and this Thin Mint Gluten Free Donut recipe are 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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