Category Archives: Desserts

Roasted Peaches

Even though I am completely biased, nothing beats summer in Colorado. There is so much to do, and while it can be hotter than hell sometimes, at least there is no humidity here. For example, one day it was particularly uncomfortable outside and even more miserable inside my AC-free apartment. I could have swore that the humidity was at least 60% but after looking at my weather app, it turns out it was only 40% humidity. I guess I am a tad spoiled here haha. Anyways, any decent summer in Colorado HAS to include Palisade peaches. Pies, crumbles, you name it, I’m down. So my version of home-grown, Colorado deliciousness is roasted peaches. Here’s how it’s done:

Ingredients

1 peach per person

Honey drizzle

Cinnamon sprinkle

(seriously, that’s it!)

Process

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit

2. Halve and pit peaches, place on oven-safe dish. Drizzle local honey over peach halves and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until cooked throughout

Final Product

Roasted Peaches
Roasted Peaches

Sarah Boggs got to enjoy this delicious dessert with me. We both agree it’s pretty fantastic!

-Sarah

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

My friend (and healthy-cooking Jedi master), Erin, sent me this recipe and it’s a good one. I adapted this recipe from an EatingWell.com recipe (found here:¬†http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/almond_honey_butter_cookies.html)

Ingredients

2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup almonds, finely chopped with food processor (I bought sliced almonds to make it easier)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup honey

1/3 cup coconut oil

3 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature, divided

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Process

1. Chop almonds in food processor (or blender) until finely ground (yields 1 1/4 cup chopped)

2. Combine almonds, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; stir until combined. Beat honey, coconut oil, butter in a mixing bowl until well combined; add egg and vanilla and beat until well blended. Combine “wet” ingredients with “dry” ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate for dough for 1 hour

3. Preheat over to 350 degrees; cover baking sheet with cooking spray or parchment paper

4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, place two inches apart; flatten with finger; cook 13-15mins. Yields about 3 1/2 dozen

Optional 

Mix 1 tbsp butter with 1/4 cup honey until creamy; fill each cookie with approximately 1/4 tsp and garnish with shredded almonds

Final Product

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

These are my favorite (less) guilty cookie! Enjoy!

-Sarah