Literary Sweet Recipes

A Literary Sweet Recipe Collection

Various Recipes & DIY foods made the old-fashioned way or with a slight modern twist! All recipes are my original creation or tweaked versions of other recipes (noted and credit given where applicable). 

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  • Recipe – Vegan Hot Chocolate I have loads of food allergies and intolerances. One of my favorite fall – winter drinks was hot chocolate, but due to soy and dairy allergies, I did without. Not anymore. Vegan Hot Chocolate Serves 5-6 depending on mug size. 2 ounces of vegan approved chocolate (I use Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips) 1/2 to 1/3 cup of sweetener of choice 4 cups of milk of choice (I use So Delicious Dairy Free – Organic Coconut Milk Beverage Organic Unsweetened) 1 ...
  • {Sweet Creations} Playing with Chocolate   There really is not much to coating your favorite foods in chocolate. You do not need fancy equipment either In fact you only need two ingredients, chocolate and what you want to dip into it.   Now this is a bit time consuming, I will not lie, but it is beyond worth it. Make sure you have plenty of free counter space, and lined trays ready! It tastes better You have more control It is cheaper Can be made GF, Vegan, ...
  • {Historic Sweets} Rustic Beignet and Café Au Lait Recipe Crisp outside, warm on the inside, nothing beats a fresh beignet in the morning. Ah, but what is a beignet you ask? Why I would love to tell you! In the literal sense, a beignet is simply French for fried dough. To be more exact it means fried yeast dough, and it is nothing more than a type of doughnut. They are most famous in New Orleans, LA. Really, that is it, but if you tell ...
  • {Foodie Review} Panera Bread Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Review Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Review My husband and I rarely get time to ourselves, so I jumped at the chance to try Panera Bread for their soup via Daily Buzz. This was not my first experience eating at Panera Bread, but the last time was years ago. In fact it was so long ago that I was still pregnant with my first son who is almost 10. When I first walked into the restaurant, I admit that it ...
  • {Recipe} Easy, Healthy, Peanut Butter Pie, GF and Vegan Options   It has been awhile since I had a new recipe for everyone. To be honest, I’ve just not been into experimentation as much, and that has more to do with not having spare time. After all I’ve been writing, and doing a lot of editing, with my books this past year! With holidays right around the corner, and two diabetics to cook for, I began to think of dessert options that would satisfy their sweet tooth’s, but ...
  • Meal Planning: Saving At The Farmer’s Market Most farm stands will be coming to a close in the next few months.  Some areas, who have year round growing, are lucky enough to be open year round.  This is the time of tomatoes, corn, apples, watermelons and tons of other fruits and vegetables.  Now is the time to gather the bounty of the farmers and to start preserving.The farm market, or stand, can offer consumers not only the freshest of foods but for ...
  • {A Literary Sweet Recipe} Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies We love peanut butter, and of course chocolate in this house. I had this wonderful idea to combine the two, but instead of using peanut butter chips, I said “Hey I’m going to use a peanut butter base!” Now there are a few ways to make these. I enjoy soft, smaller cookies, but with a little trick they can be turned into crunchy bites of goodness. You can also add in different ingredients such as dark ...
  • {Recipe Repost}Ultimate Wheat Free Double Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Many of my recipes became lost in my transfer to WP, so I am reposting the more popular ones. Ok, Ok.. so the name doesn’t roll off the tongue lol. So feel free to suggest names if you try them out. Even if you are not wheat free, these are simple, the only thing you might not have in your home is Xantham (or Guar) Gum. They, as any gluten or wheat free baker knows can not ...
  • DIY Freezer and Kid Friendly “Hot” Pockets I grew up on hot pockets. I mean what is there not to love about your favorite fillings jammed into a lovely crust? My first few years of marriage weren’t much different from growing up either. We were both terribly busy, and by the time we got home, some nights we were too tired to cook. Of course this was long before I adopted my chemical, preservative free lifestyle. My natural readers, friends, and such would ...
  • {Recipe} Homemade Smokey, Sweet, and Spicy #BBQ Sauce Recipe Sometimes it’s easy just to pick up a bottle of BBQ sauce from the store when we are in a rush.  I’ve done it dozens of times just like everyone else.  That is, until the day came where I decided to read labels due to both food allergies and increasing awareness of real health.  Among other questionable ingredients, like preservatives, there was High Fructose Corn Syrup in just about every variety.  The end result of ...
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