I have a major fascination with small dolls. I discovered this pattern from Gingermelon on Etsy for Pocket Pixies. They are about 7-1⁄2 inches tall, and sewn entirely by hand from felted wool. I got the pattern last week, and made my first doll. I got this far. I wanted to give my little pixie the option of changing her hair styles. So I designed this wig, thinking of the pink leopard felt, which I intended to use for some of her clothing.

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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 even know if the store still exists!) The original cookie was a pumpkin “cake” cookie with the chocolate chips.

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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 made these, from scratch, over several days as a special treat for his Mom for her birthday.

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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 Recipe Name: Raw Black Forest Cake Bites Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: VG, RW, GF Author: ScrapDeli.com Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Yields: 20 cake bites Ingredients:

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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 mix is made, then it’s pressed into a mold to make “squares”. I used my favorite mold for this type of treat, the Wilton silicone brownie mold.

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I just thought I would give you a little update on my current poppet project. Her body is all sewn together, and now I’ll be stuffing and assembling the doll! Here’s where I’m at: Enjoy!

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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 me a residual head ache. They also make me feel over-caffinated. Raw chocolate doesn’t have this effect, and it’s actually healthy!

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Along with the waffles, which I posted the recipe for yesterday, we had an Orange-Blueberry Sauce which I made the night before. This is a great sauce to serve on waffles and pancakes. It also works well on top of raw cheesecake and ice cream! It’s not difficult to make, you just have to be patient enough to allow the liquid to reduce and thicken. Recipe Name: Orange-Blueberry Sauce Recipe Type: VG, GF Cuisine: Breakfast, Dessert, Sauce Author: ScrapDeli.

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