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Carrot Banana Muffins

Carrot Banana Muffins

These Carrot Banana Muffins are one of my new favorite grab-and-go breakfast items.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

I suppose there are a few people in this world who do not like chocolate, but none of them live at my house.  We love our chocolate here at the Yankee Homestead! And what, I ask you, goes better with chocolate than peanut butter? Technically, you could use any nut butter in this recipe.  For…

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Chocolate Nut Bars no bake

Chocolate Nut Protein Bars

  Oh my goodness, these bars are so good, and so easy to make!  They are perfect as dessert, they pack very well for meals or treats on-the-go, and–packed full of protein–they make an excellent snack for pregnant and nursing mothers.

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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

One of our Christmas Countdown activities every year is {of course} baking Christmas cookies.  This year, the boys really wanted to make gingerbread cookies.  So we used this trusty recipe, and they turned out great!

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Almond Coconut Cookies

Almond Coconut Cookies (Awesome Shortcake Substitute) {gluten, dairy & egg-free}

Hang around the Real Food World long enough, and sooner or later you’ll hear about the Weston A. Price Foundation and its president, Sally Fallon.  You may recall that my relationship with this famous Real Foodie (Sally Fallon) is a complicated one. 🙂 Nourishing Traditions is of course the Sally Fallon Bible of Cooking, and…

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Almond Flour Biscuits

Almond Flour Biscuits (gluten and dairy free)

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Almond Flour Biscuits are packed with nutrition and simple to make.

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins (gluten and dairy-free)

Made with nutritious almond flour and free of refined sugar, these blueberry muffins will be a big hit at your house!

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Sauteed Red Peppers

Sauteed Red Peppers

This recipe is SO EASY, it almost seems silly to post it as a recipe.  But just in case you haven’t discovered the greatness of sauteing with coconut oil, and just in case you need a super-simple veggies-for-dinner (or breakfast!) idea, here you go! Mr. Native Texan and I love these for dinner (with some…

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Chocolate Coconut Bark

This easy, no bake recipe would be a great way to use the awesome coconut oil Tropical Traditions is giving away to one lucky Yankee Homestead reader on Monday.  [Click here for details and to enter the giveaway.] It’s also a perfect holiday treat and would make a great gift! Check out the original recipe, from…

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Tender Marinated Steak Bites

Marinated Steak Bites

Marinated Steak Bites are a new favorite amongst the menfolk here at the Yankee Homestead.  Older Brother refers to it as “that steak cooked in lard.”  Mr. Native Texan calls it “perfect.” And to think, just a few years ago I was still refusing to eat red meat, let alone buy it or cook it for…

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