Thursday, 14 September 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake ~ Gluten Free

Howdy!
Here is a perfect fall recipe for ya!
We have been making this dessert for a few years now, it is sugar and gluten free (whoop whoop!) but thankfully it doesn't have any crazy ingredients in it!  its super quick and easy :)
I like to cut the cheesecake onto 12 servings, freeze it, and then just pull it out of the freezer whenever I need a quick snack.
Normally I make this with canned pumpkin, but this week cooked up a fresh pumpkin and used that instead...it was sooo good!
but no worries if you don't have a pumpkin fresh from the garden, just pick up a can from the store and your good to go!

 2 eggs
2- 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
3-4 Tbsp. truvia (or whatever sugar free sweetener you have on hand)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups pumpkin

- Beat all ingredients together with a hand mixer.
- Spread into greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake @ 350F for 3o minutes, or until cake is set.
(optional place some whipping cream in a bowl, add a little vanilla, and truvia. Beat until its thick for some sugar free whipped cream to top it with)
- ENJOY!!

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Inside-Out Carrot Muffins ~ Sugar Free




1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
3-4 tbsp. truvia (or to taste)
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups grated carrots

8 oz. cream cheese 
3-4 doonks stevia (or truvia to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pinch salt

- Set cream cheese out on counter so it can soften.
- Mix yogurt, truvia, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla together.
- In a separate bowl mix salt, cinnamon, flour and baking soda.
- Add wet and dry ingredients together, mix well.
- Add carrots, set aside.
- In a separate bowl mix filling ingredients together with a hand mixer.
- Line muffin tins with muffin liners and spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each one.
- Drop about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of filling into the muffin tins.
- Drop remaining batter into tins.
- Bake @ 375F for 18-20 minutes.
- Once muffins have cooled slightly, frost with remaining filling.
- ENJOY!


Friday, 25 August 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Lush

My dear sista Becca made this dessert for the family the other day, and when we saw several people licking out there plates (you don't have to have manners when you are eating out in the field right?!?) we decided it was so good it deserved to be posted on the blog...so here it be!


1 pkg. Golden Oreos (36 cookies)
6 tbsp. margarine, melted

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 (16 oz.) container Cool Whip, divided
2 pkg. (3-4 oz. each) instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups milk
3 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

- Crush oreos in food processor into fine crumbs, add margarine and press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan, place in refrigerator.
- In bowl, mix together cream cheese, icing sugar and 1 cup of cool whip, spread over your cookie crust.
- In a separate bowl, mix together pudding mix, milk, and another cup of cool whip, spread over the cream cheese layer.
- Layer the strawberries on top and spread remaining cool whip over strawberries.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
-ENJOY!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Chocolate Banana Muffins ~ Sugar Free

Well y'all, its been close to a year since I last posted a recipe :O 
life has been a little on the crazy side lately, and I really haven't done a lot of cooking in general, but now that harvest is upon us I have found my way back in the kitchen:) 
Since i am trying my best to NOT gain 10 pounds this harvest with all the yummy desserts my sis-in-law (aka. Becca!!) makes, my goal is to make a healthyish version of what she makes everyday without it tasting like cardboard...because ain't nobody like cardboard. 
Last night she made chocolate cake, so I made this.
It did not disappoint!
Hopefully I will be posting lots more recipes on here this harvest...otherwise it means I have failed and am gaining ten pounds...or everything tastes like cardboard...
Enjoy :)



1 cup whole wheat flour (or white flour)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa

1 egg
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (plain or greek works as well)
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6-7 tbsp. truvia OR 6-7 doonks stevia (I did half stevia and half truvia)
2 ripe bananas, mashed

3/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped into chocolate chip size

- Mix first 5 ingredients together.
- In a separate bowl mix eggs, yogurt, coconut oil, vanilla, sweetener and bananas together until well blended.
- Mix dry and wet ingredients together and fold in chocolate.
- Drop into greased muffin tins (makes 12)
- Bake @ 350F for 8-15 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
- ENJOY!



Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I Am Not Alone {Kari Jobe} cover by Kerri Pauls

This is my all time favourite songs! 
it has helped me through so many hard times. 
You are never alone.


When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I'm standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear
I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me
In the midst of deep sorrow
I see Your light is breaking through
The dark of night will not overtake me
I am pressing into You
Lord, You fight my every battle
And I will not fear

You amaze me
Redeem me
You call me as Your own
You're my strength
You're my defender
You're my refuge in the storm
Through these trials
You've always been faithful
You bring healing to my soul

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Touch The Sky {Hillsong United} cover by Kerri Pauls





What fortunes lies beyond the stars
Those dazzling heights too vast to climb
I got so high to fall so far
But I found heaven as love swept low

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

What treasure waits within Your scars
This gift of freedom gold can't buy
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded heaven to have me again

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever 

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground 

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky
When my knees hit the ground