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I have hit the floor running every day this week and that means that you are regrettably getting a drive-by recipe today. You don't mind, right?

My buddy Serena (aka: Wonder Twin) discovered this recipe on Pinterest and posted it to our "Did It/Made It" board. I really want to try it because

  1. I have no spare time right now. None.
  2. I love dessert. Nay, I NEED dessert.
  3. I have family members with food allergies and this quick cake is gluten, dairy and sugar free. Yippee!!
  4. Even if it's a total flop (which I don't think it will be), you've only lost 2 minutes of your day and pennies in ingredients. Totally worth a shot!

The recipe is from ATX Gluten Free and you can substitute your favorite gluten-free baking mix, which for me is currently Cup-4-Cup from Chef Thomas Keller. My sister has been using it on all our favorite family recipes and having some great results!

Looking at my calendar, I should have 2 minutes to myself... in November. Maybe I can make this cake then. I hope you have some time this weekend to try this little dessert!!

Don't forget to check out some other "Did It/Made It" ideas from our Pinterest Board and share a few of your own!!



I have been a little obsessed with dessert lately.  Not that I've eaten a lot of them, but I've been on the hunt for... something... you know when you are craving something and you don't know what it is?  Well, I found it.  I was craving this: mini apple pies.  But not just any little pie, ones made with egg roll wrappers.  This appeals to me in the same way a super-thin crust pizza appeals to me.  I don't feel as guilty if the crust is light and  "other stuff" is healthy-ish.  Apples are healthy, right?  Cinnamon is healthy, right? We just won't think about the sugar right now.

I stumbled on this recipe from spoonforkbacon.com over on Pinterest and I think I might give it a whirl on Easter Sunday.  I'm already making Ina's Potato-Fennel Gratin and I know some of the sisters are  planning on bringing dessert but you can never have enough dessert.  Sacrilege.  Let us never speak of it.

While reading through the recipe I noticed that they use tapioca pearls in their filling, a little trick I use in my berry crisp because the tapioca creates a thickness in the sauce without adding flavor or strange texture.  You won't even notice it's there but will make a dreamy filling.

So here's the gist:

You combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl (apple, tapioca, lemon, cinnamon, sugar, etc.) and let it sit a bit to meld.  Take your little egg roll wrappers and add a dollop of filling, seal and bake until lightly crisp and browned.  Oh yum.

You can get the whole recipe here:  Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls

And while we're at it, feel free to follow my boards on Pinterest.  I pin a lot.  A-lot-a-lot.  Muchos pasadores.

Happy Easter everyone!  He is risen!!