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Cake Pop {Recipe}

I have been wanting to try my hand at cake pop making ever since I first tried one at Starbucks. They seemed simple enough, right? I’m mean the recipe is literally only a few ingredients. I even did my homework and looked up tips on “fool proof” cake pops…and somehow they still turned out disastrous. Well, they taste amazing, they just look less than amazing….a lot less than amazing and I still felt the need to add the sprinkles. I went to the store and bought 4th of July sprinkles for goodness sake I’m going to use ’em.

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Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

Against All Grain is one of my new favorite blogs and new favorite cookbooks! She has some of the best gluten-free and paleo recipes out there. Seriously everything she posts looks appetizing, which isn’t always the case when you remove the gluten. Not only does she have gluten-free recipes but she has recipes that work for the Special Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), something that I tried to go on at one point. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis for 20 years (wow, that makes me feel old), I was diagnosed at age 8 so I’ve pretty much had it my entire life. I’ve been in and out of remission, on and off medicine, it’s just an on-going thing. The last time I had to go back on meds I tried to start the SCD and failed miserably. You pretty much can’t eat anything. No sugar {except honey}, no grains, no starches and limited dairy. Sounds like a baker’s nightmare to me. That was definitely the hardest part for me, I love baked goods. I like to make them, like to eat them, like to share, and all the recipes I was finding that worked for the diet tasted horrible. Like really not good. Now I try out recipes here and there, but I don’t stick to a strict diet by any means. I am happy to say that this recipe is probably THE best grain-free cookie recipe I have ever tried. I will go so far as to say it’s just as good as real thing. I guess that’s why they are called, “Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Finding recipes like this makes that I really can stick to a diet like this {though chocolate is actually a no-no on the SCD}, but then I realize that these are also probably the most expensive cookies I have ever made…so the diet may need to wait until we’ve accomplished a few more of our financial goals 😉

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Monster Cookies {recipe}

Today I am sharing a family favorite…Monster Cookies! Colin’s family introduced these to me and they are amazing. And addictive {confession: I had around 10 of these cookies right out of the oven….and probably 10 cookies worth of dough before they went in the oven}. I’m not really sure why they are called monster cookies but my guess would be because they turn you into a monster cookie eating machine.

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