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Behind the Scenes

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. So, I was thinking… In my future recipe posts, would you be interested in seeing more photos of the process, as opposed to just the final product? Would that be at all helpful? I’m warning you: the recipe-process photos won’t be pretty. I usually cook in my very tiny and […]

Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs

Healthy homemade Reeses peanut butter eggs that are vegan and gluten-free?!?!     Dear Easter Bunny, I want just one thing for Easter: a basket filled sky-high with these chocolate peanut butter eggs. Do you think you can do this for me? Pretty pretty please? I’ll be your best friend. In return, I will make you never-ending […]

Special Diets: Eating Out

Lunch Date! Yesterday, I had lunch with my friend Sarah. I’m often asked by people on special diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) for advice on going out to eat with others who don’t follow any specific diet. As far as being a vegetarian or vegan, it’s actually pretty east once you get the hang of […]

Nutella Fudge Pops

Oh fudge! Melty Nutella Fudge Pops. Yesterday, I took care of the Fairy Dust Sisters. Now, whenever I watch the girls, they make me call them by their fairy princess names. And the first thing they always ask is, “What are we making today??” Since it was so warm outside, and since little kids seem […]

Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting

Creamy healthy cream cheese frosting… It’s both fluffier and creamier than Pillsbury cream cheese. And if you’re counting calories: you could eat the entire recipe for just 200 calories. Who wouldn’t want to eat an entire container’s worth of frosting in one sitting? For more healthy frosting recipes: Over 50 Healthy Frosting Recipes But the following […]

My Coffee-Flavored Recipes

** My blog was being very grouchy yesterday.** The home page decided it would be fun to vanish for a few hours, taking my header and all the recipes with it. Not so fun for anyone trying to access a specific recipe, and I am so sorry about the inconvenience. With the help of Servint […]

Banana-Split Cheesecake Fudge Bites

Bite me. Don’t mind if I do. The following cheesecake recipe came about  a few mornings ago, after I found myself with just half a banana that needed to be used up. (I hate wasting food.) I used the other in a favorite recipe: PB Breakfast Pudding. So I threw the remaining banana into my […]

Super Sleepy Sweet Potatoes

Four hours. That’s about how much sleep I got on Monday, when it poured buckets all night long. My roommate apparently didn’t sleep through the storms either, so we decided to have an early dinner last night and then call it a day. As I mentioned in a previous post, Emily gave up meat for […]

Peanut Butter Magic Shell

Do you believe in magic? Mermaids. Dragons. Ghosts and fairies… And creamy vanilla ice cream, draped in a coat of liquid peanut butter. Magic never tasted so good. Luckily, unlike the mermaids and the fairies, peanut butter magic shell is very real… and very, very delicious! Shown above, on top of this recipe: Four-Ingredient Ice […]

Chocolate Silk Smoothie

This is one thick smoothie… It’s so thick you might want to skip the glass… and use a spoon! Chocolate soup? Meeting my vegetable requirements for the day is never a problem. (Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t get too many!) Therefore I don’t normally seek out fortified products like powdered vegetable drink mixes. […]

How to have a Chocolate St. Patrick’s Day!

This is going to be one green post. I think green foods are my favorite: Kale, broccoli, zucchini… And mint-chocolate chip!! Healthy Shamrock Shakes Have you ever tried a McDonalds’ shamrock shake? I actually haven’t, but I make this shake at least once a month. It is so incredibly delicious… and so vibrantly green! Mint-Chocolate […]

Mint Chocolate Fudge Pie

For serious fudge lovers only. Pi equals 3.14 Which makes today—March 14th—National Pie Day. I celebrated a day early with this ultra-fudgey mint-chocolate-chip pie. But it’s ok; there are still a few slices left… so I can will celebrate again today. For quite some time, I’d been meaning to try a mint version of my […]

Key Lime Pie Parfaits

Mmmmm Florida… Soft, sandy beaches. Cool ocean breezes. Sunshine. Sunshine. Sunshine… And key lime pie. I often think I should move to Florida. Some of my happiest childhood memories are from visiting my grandparents’ home in West Palm Beach. On those vacations, we did everything you’d typically associate with Florida living: splashed in the pool, […]

Thin Mint Brownies

I’ve always wondered… What if I added cocoa powder to my peppermint toothpaste? Mint-chocolate toothpaste? Or black teeth?! 😕 Or maybe toothpaste so yummy it’d be difficult to not eat in mass quantities, straight from the tube. Perhaps it’s a very good thing my toothpaste is just plain peppermint and I keep the cocoa where […]

Avocado-Free Guacamole

Surprise… this isn’t guacamole! It sure looks like guacamole. But the secret ingredient in this avocado-free dip is… asparagus?! Yes, it’s true! And you can use it any way you’d use regular guacamole: as a dip for chips or veggies, spread on a sandwich, as a sauce for pasta or baked potatoes, or plain with a […]

$100 online shopping spree (giveaway!)

What would you do with $100? Nowadays, sadly, $100 can go pretty quickly. It’d be gone in a matter of minutes at Whole Foods. Or j crew. Anthropologie? Forget it… I won’t even let myself go into that store! $100 would buy me a pant leg. And what could I do with just one pant […]

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