memorial day desserts

Lemon Berry Cake Cups

Memorial Day is soon to be upon us, which is so important to take the time to remember those who have served for our country and be with loved ones. Each year, my family has a get together on the beach and this year we even rented a condo for the 3-day weekend. Family gatherings always come with food, so of course I took on the role of creating dessert for everyone! The wheels in my head started to turn when thinking of a fun and festive dessert to create for the family. I obviously wanted to incorporate red, white, […]

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Delicious Memorial Day Dessert: Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

I just have one word: YUM! This dessert has two of my very favorite things – chocolate and strawberries. My friends are going to love these personal shortcakes for our cookout today. Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list, it’s really easy to make. This recipe was originally found on the Food Network, but I of course substituted the butter for Kelapo Coconut Oil and made a few other sub-ins as well. Let’s get right to the ingredients, shall we? For the shortcakes: 1 cup whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting 1/3 cup granulated sugar (I used sucralose) 2 […]

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Memorial Day Dessert

It’s almost Memorial Day and it’s National Strawberry Month!  What better way to celebrate them both than making a red, white, and blue shortcake!  I made a vegan, gluten-free strawberry and blueberry shortcake that would be perfect for any Memorial Day cookout.   This recipe was adapted from Without Adornment. Vegan, Gluten-Free Shortcakes Ingredients 1 c. Brown Rice Flour 1/2 c. Tapioca Starch 1/4 c. Potato Starch 1 tsp. xathan gum 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 4 – 5 tbsp. Kelapo coconut oil 3/4 c. + 2 tbsp. coconut milk with coconut cream removed 1 […]