Author Archives: Authentic Simplicity

About Authentic Simplicity

Anne Simpson is just a simple girl who longs for an uncomplicated life. Wife to one amazing man, Mother to two rambunctious boys, One of eleven children, Daughter of the King: happily defined and shaped by these. By God's grace and for His glory, she lives, loves, serves and writes. Find her at Authentic Simplicity, where she strives to balance keepin' it real with keepin' it simple. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Finnish Spice Cake {#BakingMyHeritage}

+139 Those who follow me on Instagram know that when I was in Michigan celebrating Christmas last year, I picked up a book called “The Finnish Cookbook” from a consignment store there, and proceeded to devour it… literally! My mom … Continue reading

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Upside Down Cranberry Cake

Upside Down Cranberry Cake

+69 I love some of the gorgeous, vibrant winter fruits, especially the vivid pomegranates and cranberries! They add so much beautiful color and flavor to dishes during a time of year when everything else is drab and dull. As a … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Donuts

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Donut Holes

+18 Autumn isn’t autumn until you enjoy a pumpkin baked good. That’s just a fact of life. And thankfully, you can enjoy a delicious pumpkin treat without sacrificing deliciousness OR nutritiousness. (Is that a word? It is now!) There are … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

+122 Here’s a great healthy treat that you’ll love to stuff into your child’s lunchbox for school… and they’ll love finding it! These chocolate chip cookies are made with whole grains and lightly sweetened with honey for a delicious, decadent-tasting … Continue reading

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Super Simple Sourdough Bread

simple sourdough bread

+14 Bread-baking is a complicated process, and sourdough bread baking is even more so. At least at first glance. When I was first married, I actually tried getting a sourdough starter going twice, and completely gave up because I had … Continue reading

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Millet-Sorghum Bread

Millet Sorghum Bread

+64 For four years, my oldest son was allergic to wheat, dairy and eggs, among other things. Thankfully, his four-year bloodwork showed that he is no longer allergic to wheat, so he’s been joyfully eating and enjoying all kinds of … Continue reading

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Sourdough Spelt Sugar Cookies

+33 Sourdough. Spelt. Sugar Cookies? Yes, I admit it. That series of words doesn’t seem to work together very well. But I promise these will be the best sugar cookies you’ve ever had. The. Best. I actually don’t like sugar … Continue reading

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Spelt Birthday Cake

spelt birthday cake

+13 Baking a birthday cake for a child who is allergic to wheat, dairy and eggs (among other things) is a challenge. (Yes, that was a little bit of an understatement. Just a lil’ bit.) For one thing, wheat-free flours … Continue reading

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