5 Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten and Dairy Free)

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I was more than skeptical when I started to make these cookies because there is no flour, milk, butter, or oil….hmmm. What’s going to make these cookies so chewy and delicious?? Tons of almond butter and the brown sugar doesn’t hurt either. I was more than surprised and pleasantly happy with how they turned out, I didn’t even notice they were missing flour or butter. They tasted so awesome that I had two as an appetizer last night and nibbled on one for breakfast because they were even softer this morning. Don’t judge, I needed protein :)

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Super Soft Peanut Butter Mug Cake

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Sometimes you need a quick sweet treat that is all for you. Mug cakes are great when you want to indulge in cake but don’t want to make the entire thing. I’ve been there more than once. My husband was having a bad day yesterday and I wanted to make him a yummy dessert that of course included peanut butter. This was made in under 5 minutes and devoured in 3 minutes! When he came up for air he made sure to let me know how delicious and soft this mug cake was. Even though it’s far from dairy free, I had a small taste and I assure you, it’s one of the best I’ve ever made!

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Parmesan Zucchini Chicken Pasta

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Tri-color pasta is one of my favorite pastas…or should I say was before I found out it has milk ingredients in it. I started making this delicious meal and was super excited about it….until I started to wonder about the dairy ingredients in the noodles. Sure enough the box said those two dreaded words: “contains milk”…damn! I’m still a newbie when it comes to cooking dairy free so each day is a learning experience. Today I was learning I was not going to be able to eat my delicious dinner. Well, the meal was almost complete so someone might as well enjoy this yummy dinner. So, I added Parmesan cheese to please my husband and it was still a healthy, tasty meal. He was completely happy eating my wonderful pasta and I went on to cook a second dairy free meal for myself. Luckily, I have since found a tri-colored veggie pasta that is really delicious so all is right in the world again :)

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Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce

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Almost every year for more than a decade I’ve flocked to the beaches of Mexico where I sun bath for seven days straight and eat yummy Mexican food. So naturally, I now know everything there is to know about Mexican food…hardly, but I can pretend! I do make some awesome enchiladas that are worth trying if you are a Mexican food lover. It’s really simple and I get to use my crock pot, which I love. Hope you enjoy!

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Dairy Free Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins

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Mini, pop-able donuts have always been my favorite kind of donut. Not because they taste any better than the regular kind but because they are just more fun to eat and I base half the things I eat on whether they are fun or not! I can’t have the regular donuts anymore since they are not dairy free but I can eat these awesome pumpkin donut muffins. You don’t have to feel too guilty about popping several of these compared to regular donuts so go ahead and enjoy!

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Third Time’s the Charm: Extra Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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When you are married to someone who has a peanut butter cookie addiction, you end up having a peanut butter cookie baking addiction. I’ve made three batches in two days searching for the perfect cookie! It’s become a little bit of a problem but I have it totally under control. The first two were very yummy and I could have easily stopped there and have been satisfied but something inside of me knew I could make a cookie that was a little bit chewier, peanut butterier, and even more melt in your mouth soft! When I came across a recipe labeledĀ Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies I was more than tempted and skeptical. However, like all addicts I couldn’t help myself and I bought another jar of peanut butter and went at it. The third time’s the charm because these cookies are theĀ  best batch out of out of all three! I’m done baking peanut butter cookies…for a little while at least. :)

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