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What’s For Dessert: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, GF, VG

I’ve been making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies since 1987. This is the first year, however, I’ve made a gluten free version! I’m so happy that it worked out, because these cookies have become part of our family’s holiday traditions. I invented the original recipe based on a cookie purchased at Smith’s grocery store. (I don’t

 
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Rawmazing: Hand Made Raw Chocolate Truffle Box

Tuesday was MIL’s birthday! We took her out to dinner (she loves to eat out) and we gave her this as a gift. No, it’s not just a box. It contains an assortment of amazing raw chocolate confections! Here is what is hiding under the two big ones. Don’t those look luscious! DH and I

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Raw Black Forest Cake Bites

Traditional Black Forest Cake is made in layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. While this version certainly isn’t traditional, it does pay tribute to the basic concept. It also contains much healthier ingredients. Equipment juicer food processor brownie mold Raw Black Forest Cake Bites   Print Prep time 15

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Raw Humming Bird Cake Bites

I’m working on raw treats right now! In particular, I’m looking at various cake ideas. I found a recipe for Humming Bird Cake on the internet. Although my version deviated from the original, it’s still based in the tropical flavors, and it’s really yummy! It uses the same concepts as my Raw Carrot Cake, the

 
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What’s For Dessert: Raw Chocolate Bliss Squares

Last Saturday, DH had his first raw chocolate adventure. He made this: I call it Raw Chocolate Bliss, because when I eat it, it makes me feel so HAPPY! It is a combination of raw cacao paste, raw cacao butter, vanilla powder, pure maple syrup, coconut nectar, walnuts and hemp seeds. Many commercial chocolates give

 
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What’s For Dessert: Cranberry-Apple Pie

Our Thanksgiving dinner included a yummy Cranberry-Apple Pie for dessert. This was fairly easy to make, starting with a frozen pie shell. You could purchase a commercial GF or wheat pie crust at your favorite market, or use one that you’ve made ahead. In any case, the pie crust should be thawed but cold before

 
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What’s For Snack: Gingerdead Men

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. A while back, I got this cookie cutter. It’s the Fred and Friends Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter/Stamps, and it’s under 7 bucks on Amazon! F&F has all kinds of fun and funny gadgets that will make you smile, some for the kitchen, some for entertaining, and many for

 
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What’s For Dessert: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Note: Starting today, I’m trying out a new recipe format. I hope that you find this new method useful. It should allow you to use various programs and apps, such as Paprika, to capture the recipes without having to cut and paste. Let me know on the ScrapDeli Facebook page if you like it, or

 
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Tamale Week Day 5: Sweet Fruit Filling

Published on October 5, 2012 in Dessert, Food, Recipe, Vegan

You don’t have to make just savory tamales… You can also make sweet, dessert versions! The masa can be corn, chick pea, or whatever else you can dream up and stuffed with all kinds of fresh or dried fruits and nuts. When I was in Santa Fe during Christmas Week one year, someone told me

 
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Tamale Week Day 1: Basic Vegan Masa

Published on October 1, 2012 in Dessert, Food, Recipe, Vegan

It’s Tamale Week! At the beginning of fall, I start dreaming about tamales: green corn with chili, red chili, plain smothered in tamale sauce, even sweet tamales filled with nuts, dried and fresh fruit such as apples, pineapple and cinnamon. Yum! They are a traditional ethnic holiday food. So when the weather starts cooling off,

 
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