Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

Layers of chocolate crêpes and raspberry whipped cream make a rich and airy dessert that is perfect for sharing and celebrating.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, followed by Pancake Tuesday, so get your crêpe pan out and enjoy tucking into this sweet-but-not-too-sweet delight of a cake. Do you eat crêpes often?  My kids absolutely love them, and every once in a while I will … Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

Grapefruit Gelatin Panna Cotta Cups | Swirls and Spice

Grapefruit Coconut Panna Cotta

Grapefruit season is in full swing; the latest fruit I sampled was at its prime, practically bursting with juicy sweetness!  The tangy citrus flavors pair perfectly with coconut panna cotta in this healthy gelatin dessert. For a middle of winter pick-me-up, fresh citrus fruit is an optimum choice.  The scent of citrus may improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.  So save the rind and inhale deeply as you make … Continue reading Grapefruit Coconut Panna Cotta

Goji Apple Pie Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Goji Apple Pie Cookies {Gluten Free}

Tangy and sweet on the inside, flaky on the outside, these pie “cookies” capture the goodness of apples, cinnamon, and goji berries in the palm of your hand. No fork needed. Perfect for gifting or sharing on a goodie tray too! Traditional cookies usually get the spotlight at this time of year, but miniature pies are just as delicious!  Other than the fact that you can eat … Continue reading Goji Apple Pie Cookies {Gluten Free}

Raspberry Rhubarb Apple Crisp {gluten free} | Swirls and Spice

Raspberry Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Loaded with tart rhubarb and tangy raspberries, sweetened with local apples and rich maple syrup, this fruit crisp celebrates the end of summer harvest.  The topping is delightful, made with oats and ground almonds held together with coconut oil (or butter if you prefer) and a touch of sugar and spice.  It also happens to be gluten free.  But mostly it’s a dessert that I … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Apple Crisp