dessert

Homemade Caramel Corn

Homemade Caramel Corn

The perfect treat for a special family movie night, this Homemade Caramel Corn is a healthier version of the ones that use corn syrup or other refined sugars.  Optional add-ins make it even better!

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Mini Nut Butter Cups

Mini Nut Butter Cups

Another winning recipe from Eat Like a Dinosaur! Quick and easy–two of my favorite words in the kitchen, Mini Nut Butter Cups were a big hit with the entire family.  I’ll definitely be making these tasty treats again!

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Healthy Gummy Treats

Healthy Gummy Treats

  Recently, I shared our nifty new idea of serving lunch in a muffin tin.  Did you notice the pink, heart-shaped gummy treats in those pictures?  They’re a new favorite around here. My boys love them because they’re yummy and fun to eat.  I love them because they’re super healthy! They’re also perfect for our This-n-That…

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Banana Dippers

Banana Dippers: Easy Gluten-Free Dessert

Here’s a fun and easy idea for a special treat that your whole family will love: Banana Dippers. Banana Dippers are like the humble country cousin of the more dignified Chocolate Fondue: something yummy dipped in melted chocolate.  Plus, they make an easy gluten-free dessert.

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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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pear crisp

Pear Crisp

  Recently, we enjoyed a morning of pear-picking with some of our favorite friends.  The kids had a blast, and picked way too many pears for us to eat in a reasonable time frame. So I tracked down this recipe from Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry, and tweaked it just a bit.  It turned out…

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Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey: a frozen, sugar-free treat

  This is one of Mr. Native Texan’s favorites, but we all love it here at the Yankee Homestead.  We relied heavily on this recipe at the beginning of our Strange New Journey.  Sometimes we’re too impatient to chill (ha!), but the chilling really does make a big difference.  The ingredients and amounts are suggestions; we…

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