Pumpkin Pecan Bread with Pumpkin Cinnamon Coconut Butter

Pumpkin Pecan Bread with Pumpkin Cinnamon Coconut Butter


titlePhoto Oct 07, 10 07 40 AM (1)sPhoto Oct 07, 10 09 01 AMsThe fall foliage is in full force up here on the mountain and I’m taking advantage of it every second I can!  It’s been a very hard week; in my last post I introduced you to my little family of furbabies. My first furbaby that I rescued & adopted passed away last week and needless to say, I’ve been heartbroken over the loss of both her and her husbunny Jack within a 2 month span.  To work through…

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Brownie Bottomed Swirled Cheesecake Bars: You won’t believe they’re sugar free!

Brownie Bottomed Swirled Cheesecake Bars: You won’t believe they’re sugar free!


We spent a long weekend in Vermont, which first meant a road trip with Marley, Lexi, and Beenie! For those who do not know, Marley is my new rescue puppy, Lexi is a rescued cat, and Beenie is a rescued bunny :) . Suffice to say, it was a packed car!  Vermont was a relaxing few days; we stayed in a beautiful house with architectural details that never-ended (like a rainforest bathroom – where the…

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Apple Fritters Two ways with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

Apple Fritters Two ways with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

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Apple season is in full swing here in the Hudson Valley of New York!  I thought I’d make apple fritters two ways: baked & fried, and why not use some hard cider in the batter to emphasize the delicious apple flavor?!  I’m warning you now, the caramel dipping sauce is addictive!!  (more…)

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This past labor day weekend we stayed local and enjoyed the beauty of the Catskill Mountains in our backyard.  This meant this lucky little lady went camping!  Marley, the newly adopted rescue, went on her second camping trip and was well-behaved (yay!).  I always say, just because we’re camping, it doesn’t mean we can’t eat gourmet!  Commence hazelnut coconut pancakes ;) .  It took me not even 5 minutes to prepare my dry mix in a container at home to bring with us for breakfast, whisk in your milk, and you have quick & delicious decadent pancakes (freshly cut fruit also is a great addition!).  Photo Aug 31, 8 10 15 AM

As I had previously mentioned, this was Marley’s second camping trip.  She had come along during my birthday camping trip back in May (when she just turned 3 months old! Cue adorable puppy photo and communal “awww”).  marley camping 1We stayed local because we have an amazing area right here in our backyard!  I took some of my favorite photographs of the local sunsets & Marley and I’d love to share them with all with you!  Come join me in the serene Catskill Mountains of New York; leave your worries in the valley!

Ingredients (serves 2-3 hungry campers):


  • 3/4 Cup sorghum flour
  • 3/4 Cup arrowroot starch (may substitute with potato starch or cornstarch)
    • PLEASE NOTE: You may substitute both the sorghum flour & potato starch with 1 1/2 Cups WHEAT flour & OMIT the xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 Cups hazelnut milk
  • 1/3 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon xanthan gum OR ground chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Oil for your griddle / pan


  1. In a mixing bowl combine your sorghum flour, arrowroot starch, coconut, sugar, xanthan gum, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and whisk to combine.  Whisk in your hazelnut milk and stir until smooth.  To keep this easy camping style, I brought my dry mix in a large container and simply whisked in my hazelnut milk when I was ready to cook!
  2. Spoon 1/3 cup batter per pancake onto your GREASED griddle on medium-high heat, nudge into rounds (or squares, or triangles…you get the idea).Photo Aug 31, 10 27 41 AMs
  3. Cook until the top of each pancake forms bubbles & the bottom is golden (about 5-7 minutes).  Flip each pancake and cook until they are golden.  Repeat until all of your batter is used up.Photo Aug 31, 10 14 38 AMs
  4. Enjoy eating whole!Photo Aug 31, 10 14 55 AMsPhoto Aug 31, 10 34 11 AMs

Hazelnut Coconut Panckes: Eating whole while camping!