Paleo Applesauce With St-Germain Liqueur

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Autumn is in the air, even in Phoenix!  And with Autumn comes comfort food season: Soups, stews, braised foods, chili, butternut squash, apple everything!  And now there is Paleo Applesauce With St-Germain Liqueur

So with a yummy pork dish the other evening my husband requested applesauce.  I found this terrific recipe that worked so well, I just had to share it with you!  But before I prepared it,  I made a couple of changes to make it paleo-friendly.   Instead of the Calvados called for in the original recipe I used St-Germain liqueur.  It was lovely with a floral hint!

If you are unfamiliar with St-Germain liqueur, it is made from the elder flower petals that grow in France. See the bottle below! The first time I had this wonderful, floral liqueur was at a restaurant called Buccans in Palm Beach, Florida.  It was a signature cocktail that sounded so good I just had to try it.  Simple and elegant, it was nothing more that a glass of champagne with St-Germain floated on top.  The floral scent was divine and was so good with the champagne.  Of course this would be good with any sparkling wine, too.  As soon as I got home from this trip I bought a bottle of this delicious St-Germain!  Love it! Continue reading

15 Minute Red Plum Jam

15 Minute Red Plum Jam

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The farmer’s market has beautiful fruit these mid summer days, and I can’t get enough of it!  A juicy peach is a refreshing treat on these terribly hot summer days.  Watermelons are super sweet this year and the yellow ones are really gaining in popularity.  Apricots, pluots, plums, cherries are at the height of the season.  Today I am showing you my 15 Minute Red Plum Jam, but you can substitute ANY of your favorite fruits and make this same recipe.  With only 3 ingredients, it takes just minutes to prepare and only 15 minutes on the stove……It is then allowed to cool before being refrigerated and after that, dive in to this beautiful red plum jam.  Completely paleo, clean and just plain delicious, you will want to try it in several fruit varieties! (My next one is pineapple jam….sounds like a great accompaniment with grilled shrimp, perhaps with some chopped basil and a little jalapeno in it!!

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Banana Pancakes With Berry Compote

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Saturday mornings were made for pancakes.  Not just any kind, but banana pancakes.  There is something so good about pancakes.  Sweet, light and fluffy, these banana pancakes will please the whole family!  No syrup necessary and will not be missed.  Continue reading