Oatmeal Lace Cookies | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree

Oatmeal Lace Cookies {Gluten Free}

Crisp, airy and elegant are not the first words you might associate with oatmeal cookies, but these cookies are delightfully different.  And they satisfy your sweet cravings with just a teaspoon of dough, which spreads into a lovely lace design when baked.   We are hosting a family gathering over this long weekend, and oatmeal lace cookies will be a great accent for the heaping … Continue reading Oatmeal Lace Cookies {Gluten Free}

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart {Gluten Free Option} | Swirls and Spice

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

My college housemates will remember this tart.  It graced the cover of our exclusive cookbook; in the overhead shot you could see multiple hands and forks ready to dive in to the sweet fruity goodness.  Two decades later this strawberry tart is still going strong.  The version you see here has some frozen rhubarb added for good measure.  I can hardly wait for my fresh rhubarb to grow … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

Blackberry Peach Meringue Cookies | Swirls and Spice

Blackberry Peach Meringue Cookies

Light and airy meringue cookies with a dollop of peach filling in the center make my mouth want to sing.  Like fresh flowers in bloom, these cookies won’t last forever.  Yet they linger just long enough to make everything seem brighter. In appearance, these fruit-filled meringues remind me of an Easter sunrise and sunny side up eggs.  As spring kicks off and Easter weekend is upon us, now is the perfect … Continue reading Blackberry Peach Meringue Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Graham Crackers

At least once a day I have the feeling that it’s time for something sweet. But the best everyday treats are ones that don’t come loaded with guilt.  Graham crackers are such a treat, and are ever so handy to keep around for snacking and s’more making. Did you know that chocolate graham crackers are unique to the U.S.A.?  I could not find them in … Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Graham Crackers

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint S'mores | Swirls and Spice

Chocolate Mint S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

Melted mint chocolate and gooey marshmallow gets squished between chocolate graham crackers to create a treat fit for royalty. I suspected my prince and princesses would love these super simple baked s’mores.  I was right.  They didn’t even notice that the chocolate decadence they were inhaling was gluten free. You don’t have to make your own chocolate graham crackers if you’re in a rush.  However, I was pleasantly surprised by … Continue reading Chocolate Mint S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie

Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger whirl together with the cherries, cocoa and coconut to yield a deliciously satisfying smoothie that’s practically a meal on its own. Now I finally have a workout routine to go along with all the protein smoothies I’ve been enjoying!  After reading about how to raise healthy daughters, I recognized that I need to do a better job of leading by example and … Continue reading Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie