Non-Chocolate Sweet Recipes

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream (Keto!)

The director of the animal shelter where I volunteer has to stick to a very strict ketogenic diet for medical reasons. I don’t stick to a keto diet, but I still like to make sure she can indulge when I create treats to take in with me. Man, desserts and snacks that taste good and […]

Mammy Heckert Caramel Icing Cookies

You know those recipes that are handed down in your family from generation to generation? This is one of our family’s oldest recipes! Mammy Heckert (my great grandmother) was known for these homemade caramel icing cookies. So much that our family┬ásimply calls these Mammy Heckert Cookies. Actually, the whole town where we grew up knows […]

Red, White, and Blue Honey Taffy #CookoutWeek

Honey Taffy is super easy to make… there’s only one ingredient. Today is the last day of #CookoutWeek, and I wanted to create something red, white, and blue that is perfect for the 4th of July. Our sponsor The French Farm sent me some delicious honey, which is perfect for this recipe. I added in […]

Grilled Peach, Berry, and Citrus Sangria #CookoutWeek

This post is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. It’s #CookoutWeek right now, and I knew that this year I wanted to feature a refreshing adult beverage: Sangria! There is no wrong time of the year to drink sangria. In the fall, I want light red wine with lots of apples. […]

Salted Caramel Marshmallow Ice Cream (No Churn!) #CookoutWeek

This recipe is sponsored by The French Farm. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid, I went to Girl Scout day camp every single summer. I was so dedicated to it, that I once hid a broken hand from my mom so that I could still go to camp on Monday morning […]

Blackberry Lime Mermaid Yogurt Pops #CookoutWeek

This spring, when everything was “unicorn,” I said to Jeffrey that I bet everything would be mermaid-colored by summer. Boy was I right on that one! It’s one of the biggest trends in food, fashion, and beauty. Aaaaaand… I kinda love it. I’m jumping on the mermaid trend! I live in Norfolk, which is the […]

Strawberry and Fig Jam Crescents

After my recipe for Cardamom Date Scones was such a smashing success in this house, I’ve been itching to use cardamom in more recipes. I’m on a cardamom kick! Which is not as crazy as some of the other kicks I’ve been on. It’s about a 7 out of 10 on the “Allison’s Ingredient Kicks” […]

How to Make Drinking Vinegar + My Blueberry Shrub Recipe

I think vinegar is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate, like cilantro (yuck) or avocado (yum). I happen to love vinegar and the acidic bite it brings to recipes. But it wasn’t until last year that I ever heard of “drinking vinegar.” I’ve heard of drinking a little apple cider vinegar […]

DIY Unicorn Frappuccino with No Added Sugar #RecipeMakeover

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino might just be a passing trend, but when I saw the amount of sugar in the drink, I knew I had to do a DIY version for #RecipeMakeover! This week on the blog, we are making over some of your favorite recipes to be just a little better for you – […]

Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastries #RecipeMakeover

It’s #RecipeMakeover week… which means we’re all┬árethinking recipes into lighter, healthier versions. I have to admit, I would not call my usual diet healthy. I’m a super picky eater and love sweet treats. So when thinking about what food to recreate in a bit healthier way, I went right to the things I eat all […]

Sugar-Free Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing #RecipeMakeover

I absolutely love carrot cake… but I’m also very picky about it. I usually don’t order carrot cake when we’re eating at a restaurant because you never know what you’re going to get. Is it going to be dry or have a stringy texture? Is it going to be so filled with nuts and raisins […]

Cardamom Date Scones

I think I have a scone problem. I just can’t resist them! I’ve never met a scone I didn’t like. My favorite buttermilk scones are perfect with bits of fruit and chocolate in them, and they are extremely moist. But sometimes, you want a crumbier, dryer scone that is perfect for dunking in tea or […]

Mini Pecan Pies

True story: I used to hate pecan pie. I’ve never been a fan of nuts in my baked goods. When I was very young, my mammy (grandmother on my dad’s side), made a berry pie and I told her that it was good, but she should leave the nuts out of it next time. Of […]

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Next to peanut butter/chocolate, blueberry/lemon is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. When I pulled these bars from the oven, my entire house smelled like happiness. The original recipe I found for these bars didn’t include blueberries, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to through some berries in the […]

Apple Cinnamon Sangria

It’s the perfect time of year for sangria! Most people think of sangria as a summery drink, but the truth is that you can tailor your sangria to the season by using different fruits, spices, wines, and alcohols. How about a nice apple cinnamon punch for the holidays? Added bonus: it looks really pretty on […]

Gluten-Free Frosted Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies #FBLCookieExchange

I love making piles of Christmas cookies every December! Every year, our blog participates in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but this years the organizers decided not to host a swap… so our #FoodBloggerLove group on Facebook decided to run of a swap of our own. Everyone donated money to charity as an “entry […]