Category Archives: Desserts and Sweets

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting

I have been searching for a way to make a dense and moist chocolate cupcake with sour cream for years. My aunt used to make a bundt cake with sour cream but the recipe was basically a semi-homemade version of cake which required many boxed and processed ingredients. We had a Halloween playdate yesterday andGet more »

Nutrient Dense Baby Foods: Vanilla Custard

Nutrient Dense Baby Foods: Vanilla Custard

Welcome to my eighth edition of my Nutrient Dense Baby Foods series for Homemade Mommy!  Last week I discussed adding pureed fruits to your baby’s diet.  This week I am explaining how to make a nutrient dense vanilla custard for your baby! Making your own baby food is simple and saves you several dollars on both grocery ANDGet more »

Gluten Free Basic Vanilla Cupcakes

Gluten Free Basic Vanilla Cupcakes

I finally nailed a great recipe for a gluten free basic vanilla cupcake. These have just the right amount of sweetness and do not use coconut or almond flour which we were getting pretty tired of in our house. I love working with buckwheat flour and cashews now! This is actually completely grain free becauseGet more »

10 Allergy-Free & Delicious Kid-Friendly Desserts!

10 Allergy-Free & Delicious Kid-Friendly Desserts!

The following is a weekly contributor post by Kristi of Veggie Converter. Enjoy! Kids with allergies get a bum rap sometimes when it comes to dessert. No ice cream and no conventional cookies mean a super bummer at parties. But with these 10 desserts (including ice cream and cookies!) free of the eight most commonGet more »

Even Easier Homemade Chocolate Recipe

Even Easier Homemade Chocolate Recipe

I love my easy homemade chocolate recipe but wanted to switch things up a bit. I have many folks tell me they don’t like the taste of coconut or they are allergic. I can’t taste the coconut myself but my new found obsession with ghee has motivated me to try this recipe with 100% ghee.Get more »

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

I recently was able to score some Meyer lemons (yes the heirloom variety) at my local farmers market and I just had to make some homemade lemon curd. Here is a real food version using honey and it was super delicious! Homemade Lemon Curd Ingredients 1/2 cup (about 2-3 lemons depending on size) freshly-squeezed lemonGet more »

20 Decadent and Nutrient Dense Chocolate Recipes

20 Decadent and Nutrient Dense Chocolate Recipes

As you can probably tell from my recipes, I love chocolate. I wanted to share with you 20 of my favorite chocolate recipes. These are the most decadent and delicious of the bunch. I think it’s amazing that there are so many things that pair nicely with chocolate. Bacon, pomegranate seeds, coconut…you name it! OneGet more »

Gluten Free Chocolate Buckwheat Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Buckwheat Cake

My daughter’s 5th birthday is a month from now and I have finally nailed a delicious gluten free chocolate buckwheat cake for this year’s birthday cake! I am so thrilled to say that I have finally created an amazing chocolate cake recipe that is gluten free and doesn’t use any weird gluten free flour mixes!Get more »

Homemade Fig Newtons

Homemade Fig Newtons

Today I have a guest post for you from Julia Visser of Juels’ Fuel. Her blog is an inspiration! I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe for grain-free homemade fig newtons from her. The Fig Newton had me at first bite. As a child, this was my favorite occasional snack with a glass of milk!Get more »

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is my favorite dessert on Thanksgiving and this year I had the pleasure of making it for my family. I needed to make two pies and I put it off to the very last minute! This recipe is fairly simple to pull together if you have all of the ingredients ready. I decidedGet more »

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