Caramel Peach S'mores | Swirls and Spice

Caramel Peach S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

As long as I have a s’more in my hand, summer simply isn’t over.  It doesn’t matter how ridiculously early school starts.  These past months we’ve enjoyed s’mores of various kinds, along with many, many popsicles (only a few of which were homemade). It’s nice to have options.  Chocolate Mint S’mores are for when I need a rich chocolate fix.   When I want an experience … Continue reading Caramel Peach S’mores {Gluten Free Option}

Gluten-Free Strawberry S'mores | Swirls and Spice

Strawberry S’mores {Gluten Free}

Take some fresh strawberries, your favorite chocolate, and warm fluffy marshmallows.  Then add some Pistachio Almond Blondie Brittle above and beneath.  The result? A swoon-worthy dessert no one will want to miss! While we were visiting friends and family this summer, I had exactly one chance to eat s’mores, but I missed out.  At Grandma’s house in Missouri, certain children roasted and consumed all the marshmallows before I had a … Continue reading Strawberry S’mores {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

Apricot Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten Free} | Swirls and Spice

Apricot Almond Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free}

As a lifelong chewy oatmeal cookie fan, these new cookies have me convinced that apricots are amazing in a cookie.  And when you toss crunchy almonds into the mix?  Triple win. If offered a choice between a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal cookie, I will pick the oatmeal every time.  Unless it’s a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie.  That just doesn’t sit right with me.  I’ll take fruit with my … Continue reading Apricot Almond Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free}

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