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Gooey Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars

These bars are like the lovechild of a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie!  Gooey, fudgy, rich, decadent, peanut buttery, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip brownie bars – I could go on with adjectives, but you really need to try them to understand! This recipe was created to say thank you. I found out last week that my book […]

Best Ever Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread – Thick peanut buttery homemade banana bread, hot from the oven, with melty chocolate chips and banana packed into every single delicious bite. This banana bread includes basically all of my favorite ingredients! The recipe can be vegan and 100% free of refined sugar, with no oil required. Instead, a full 1 2/3 cup of banana […]

Big Fat Fluffy Healthy Corn Muffins

Bakery style healthy corn muffins that turn out soft, and fluffy, and absolutely delicious! We could not stop eating them!! My parents came to visit from Texas last week, which meant I got to spend Father’s Day this year with my dad. We ventured up to the roof of my apartment building and grilled portobello […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

A homemade blueberry muffin. Stuffed with sweet blueberry cream cheese filling. It’s like blueberry cheesecake in the form of a breakfast food!!! Inspired by the recently posted Strawberry Cheesecake Dip, I spent yesterday afternoon creating 100% edible blueberry watercolor masterpieces. Sometimes I have way too much fun in my studio kitchen. How fantastic would these be for […]

Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes ♥ They can be sugar-free / gluten-free / high-fiber / with 74% of your daily Vitamin A! Who doesn’t love carrot cake?! But while traditional carrot cake may seem healthy (it’s made with a vegetable!), it is secretly full of so much sugar, fat, and empty calories that you might as well be […]

Mini Homemade Snowball Donuts

The snowstorm made me do it. On Tuesday, Washington D.C. was hit with about 4-6 inches of snow, meaning many of my friends got the day off from work. They celebrated by holding a giant snowball fight in the center of the city. Since my own office doubles as my home, I did not take […]

Low Fat Chocolate Muffins

Low Fat Chocolate Muffins (oil-free, egg-free, and can also be sugar-free) (Unrelated note: A ton of people asked where I bought the spoons in my previous post. If I remember correctly, I think they either came from Marshalls or Home Goods, and I bought them in a pack of four.) Now about these chocolate muffins… […]

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins. Blueberry muffins so perfectly light, it’s almost impossible to believe they’re low in fat! Yogurt takes the place of the oil or butter in the recipe, adding moisture and softness without weighing the muffins down. I’m normally not a fan of fat-free baked goods at all… but even I was amazed […]

Crustless Apple Pie Baked Apples

These baked apples are perfect for Fall… a healthy dessert that tastes absolutely delicious! As siblings, my sister and I could not be a better match. At least when it comes to our feelings about apples… I adore apple pie filling. (She hates it.) She loves pie crust. (It’s not my cup of tea.) Growing […]

Butterfinger Brownies

Now you are covered for those days when you can’t decide between a brownie and a chocolate bar, and the evil voice inside your head is taunting: “Have both… You know you want to!” What’s that? You say there isn’t an evil voice inside your head telling you to consume all chocolate, in all forms, […]

Vanilla Berry Breakfast Muffins

You can find some pretty awesome things at TJ Maxx or Home Goods… They have a beautiful selection of dishware, and I’ve even seen Artisana coconut butter on their shelves for as low a $6 a jar! A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon another great find at the Home Goods in Georgetown: Pure vanilla […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies

Should I hit “publish”? Millions of complete strangers are going to read what I’ve just written… is it really a good idea to get so personal? Someone could twist the meaning of my words, or I could unintentionally offend someone. What if I’ve worded something poorly and it comes across in a way I didn’t intend? […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mini Muffins

As I hinted in my Chocolate Guinness Brownies post, there are probably quite a few things about me that, even in seven years of blogging, have never come up and might surprise some people! For instance, I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned on here how much I love to dance—any kind of dancing; I love […]

Red Velvet Brownies

I am one of those people who initially resists change. But when I finally dip my toe into the water am thrown into the water against my will, I swim with a vengeance, making up for lost time. Thus was the case when I first joined facebook (a year after everyone else), when I got […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Hello from Upstate New York, where I’m currently up to my ears in chocolate eggs, chocolate candy, and chocolate bunnies (never a bad situation in which to find oneself). With a very large and very Italian extended family, food is always plentiful when we get together. On Saturday morning, figuring it’d be a good idea […]