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Roasted Cabbage

Roasted Cabbage

Share Most of the time when you think of cabbage, you think of a boiled, soggy vegetable or a crunchy slaw.  Well here, I am going to share with you my favorite way to prepare it. I’ve never been big on cabbage, I will admit. […]

Quick Cranberry Sauce

Quick Cranberry Sauce

Share This super quick cranberry sauce is sweetened with pineapples, making it a healthier option as well.  It is somewhat tart, so at the end of cooking, feel free to add some sweetener to your desired level of sweetness.  Ready in under 5 minutes, you […]

Frozen Coconut Banana Pops

Frozen Coconut Banana Pops

Looking for a fun Halloween activity to make with the kids this weekend?  Well look no further, here is a healthy and delicious treat that is naturally gluten free and fun to make!  You probably have all of these ingredients on hand… and if you don’t have kids, no worries, grown ups like myself enjoy these frozen pops just as much.  They are not just a halloween treat, leave the ghost decorations off and they become a yummy frozen dessert.

My son could barely hold back from eating that pop before I could snap a photo!

Frozen Coconut Banana Pops

  • 3-4 bananas
  • Popsicle sticks
  • chocolate chips
  • raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes ( I use unsweetened)
  • cocoa powder (opt)
  1. Peel bananas, cut in half.  Insert popsicle sticks, place on small tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  2. Melt together coconut oil and honey in a small bowl.  Whisk until smooth.
  3. Using a spoon, pour glaze over frozen bananas, get a good coat on them and roll into coconut flakes, pressing lightly.  Place back on parchment.  Repeat with all of the banana pops.
  4. Make ghost faces using chocolate chips for eyes and raisins for the mouth.  You might have to dip the chips in the glaze first then carefully press firmly into the bananas.  Alternatively, you can melt chocolate, pour into a ziplock bag, cut small tip and pipe the face.  Whatever is easiest for you.
  5. Place pops back in freezer for at least another hour to firm up.

* I like to add about a tablespoon or 2 of cocoa powder to the leftover glaze, and drizzle over a few of the pops, or even completely coat for a chocolate coconut pop.  Soooo good.  Feel free to coat with nuts or more coconut.  The possibilities are endless.

My baby girl Fiona is 1 week old today :)

Here are my 3 girls….

More to come next week!  Hope everyone is getting prepared for this crazy “Frankenstorm”…. stay safe :)

~Michelle

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Share Three of my favorite things, all tied together in one dessert:  chocolate, brownies, and ice cream.  Need I say more? I recently served this dessert at my brother in law and sweet friend Emily’s engagement party.  It was very well received.  No one had […]

Gluten Free Tart Shell

Gluten Free Tart Shell

Share If you have tried my Pie Crust, you may as well throw that recipe out.  Ok, don’t throw it out…. but consider this a quicker option. This tart shell is so tasty and much easier to prepare.  It’s a slightly sweet cookie crust that […]