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Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Baklava

I have never used phyllo dough before in my life. To be honest, it has always kind of scared me in a way that had me shying away while secretly wishing to play with it. I’ve heard all the phyllo dough horror stories and didn’t want to be one of those sad, sad victims of dessert nightmares. It kept nagging at me though and when I saw the pretty little box of it at Trader Joe’s I threw it in the cart.
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Gluten-Free Apple Tartlets w/ Coconut Whipped Cream

It’s not quite Fall yet, and it doesn’t even feel remotely Fall-like in Southern California but I’ve been craving Fall flavors like crazy. It could be all the hubbub over the damn pumpkin flavored everything in stores and coffee shops (I have nothing against pumpkin, it just seems like overkill to me – much like shops putting up Christmas decorations before summer is even over). Anyhoo…back to Fall flavors.
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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Coconut Glaze

It has been a long standing tradition in my family to have big ooey gooey cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. It really is the only time of year I indulge in them, as much as I love ’em. After going vegan, and then gluten-free, it seemed like I would just have to sit back and watch everyone else partake in the festivities while I cried into a bowl of granola. But not anymore…
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