Vegan GF Thumbprint Cookies

These vegan and naturally gluten-green thumbprint cookies are the perfect treat for Christmas Eve, to sustain you as you wrap up preparations for your Christmas celebration.

Advent always passes by very quickly for me, and I’m usually caught up in the throes of shopping, wrapping, baking, making lists, and panicking a bit over everything I haven’t done.  I think this is common for many women, moms especially, as we try to create the perfect Christmas for everyone.  No wonder I used to feel so drug out on Christmas morning!

But this year has been different.  This year I’ve been deeply impressed in my heart that God long ago already created the perfect Christmas for all of us. He sent His Son as a baby in a manger.  And that is the good news of peace and salvation for all people.  This is Christmas, my friends.

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Cranberry Maple Nut Granola

Cranberry maple nut granola

Something about getting back home to my kiddos after 6 days away from them made me wanna get in the kitchen.

This is always a good thing.

I mean, if they were little and I could spend all their waking hours with them to show how much I missed them, I would.  But hey, somebody has to go to school!  For 10 hours a day!  That means somebody else has to stay home and make yummy food to let the other somebodies know how much she missed them and she never never never wants to be away from them again.

Enter homemade granola….

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Coconut Berry Muffins

These gorgeous muffins are vegan!

These gorgeous muffins are vegan!

I’m back in the land of berries!!!  Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… I can’t get enough.  As much as I love mangoes, nothing can compare to all this sweet-tart berry goodness.  Just look at these beauties, doesn’t it make you drool??

So perfectly juicy and delicious!

So perfectly juicy and delicious!

So today we’re gonna have an East-meets-West, “tropics + cool climate = awesome” type of recipe.  It’s the coconut blueberry muffins I presented in one of my cooking classes this past spring, but now with …

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