Category Archives: desserts

SPICED DOUGHNUT RECIPE

Hi!  My name is Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! You can also find this recipe at Women of Laughter and Faith. Deep fried food – the ultimate comfort food as the cold weather creeps in.  Fall has definitely arrived! It was quite chilly today as I took my rosary walk, but …

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Banana Loaf/Muffins and Our Battle with Food Allergies

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! (Dairy free and egg free alternatives.) When my oldest son was only 5 weeks old, we realized that he had food allergies.  I woke in the early hours of the morning with him thrashing in my arms trying to draw a breath.  He had aspirated …

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Christmas Baking 2016 – RAISIN OATMEAL COOKIES

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, and Grandmelina to 2! Yup.  We like our Christmas desserts.  No doubt about it.  Each of the kids (at home) makes a dessert to share at Christmas.  The kids who aren’t home get a tin of our favourite desserts to enjoy too!  And of course, we make a …

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Christmas Baking 2016 – COCONUT MACAROONS (Gluten Free)

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, and Grandmelina to 2! We LOVE coconut.  Some of us are also grain free.  And I love easy and delicious.  So I made some coconut macaroons for my DH and kids today – half to eat now, and half to freeze for Christmas (only 10 days to go!). …

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Christmas Baking 2016 – EASY MICROWAVE FUDGE

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, Grandmelina to 2! Yum! For years I’ve been making and selling fudge.  This Christmas I retire.  Already I feel the freedom! I have really, really enjoyed my customers and the other vendors.  I will miss everyone tremendously, but now is the time for family.  We can only stretch …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, Grandmelina to 2! source I’ve been making and selling fudge for years now, and chocolate peanut butter fudge is always a favourite.  I’ve decided today to share that recipe with you.  Just remember, if you see me set up somewhere with my fudge, come say thank you by …

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Pumpkin Pie (with Gluten-Free Option)

source Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! It is our church’s Harvest Supper today and I am bringing pumpkin pie.  Twenty-three years ago, when I was asked to bring my first pies to the Supper, I had never made my own pie shells but had watched my mom do it …

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My Most Popular St. Patrick’s Day Pin

My most popular St. Patrick’s Day pin from PINTEREST this year.  It’s not even one from my site, but I’ll be making these today for sure.  HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!! source

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Gluten Free Pancake Tuesday

These are the tastiest gluten-free pancakes ever…trust me!  They taste like french toast.  Enjoy! Gluten Free Pancakes (serves 1) 1 egg, beaten 1 Tbsp. liquid (cream, milk, coconut milk, water, etc.) 1 Tbsp. oil (or melted butter) 1 Tbsp. sweetener (sugar, maple syrup, a little stevia, etc.) 1 Tbsp. coconut flour pinch of nutmeg, optional Mix …

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Christmas Baking 2015 – No Bake Cheesecake

A quick and easy light dessert.  Top it with your favourite topping…mine is cherry pie filling. Enjoy! NO BAKE CHEESECAKE 9 inch graham crumb crust                                                1 DREAM WHIP dessert topping mix   …

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