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Why I won’t give up chocolate for Lent

This is what temptation looks like: Rich chocolate temptation: Chocolate Cream Pie. When I was younger, I gave up something every year for Lent. One year it was shopping, another year was instant messaging (anyone remember aol?). At fifteen, I gave up dairy… and then never went back! And one crazy year, I gave up […]

Fat Tuesday Pancakes!

Fat Tuesday! I had grandiose plans for this day: Chocolate pancakes made with Homemade Nutella! But do you see a chocolate nutella pancake recipe in this post? No, you don’t. That’s because I got completely confused and thought Mardi Gras was next Tuesday. So bummed… I’d wanted to try creating a recipe for King Cake, […]

Vegetables that are Addictive

Can vegetables be addictive?? According to the October issue of Vegnews magazine, frying is the only cooking method that can make a vegetable addictive. The writer’s obviously never tried Cauliflower “Chicken” Nuggets. My roommate has decided that recipe is her newest-favorite way to eat vegetables. On a recent trip to the grocery store, I found […]

It’s a Chocoholic Giveaway!

Love Shmove. Everyone knows the real reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day: it’s a great excuse to unapologetically consume exorbitant amounts of chocolate. So whether or not you buy into the manufactured holiday, don’t miss out on the chance to stuff your face with chocolate treats. Most likely, you can already think of about a million […]

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Yes, Valentine’s Day isn’t until next week, and I still have more new recipes to publish before it comes around. But I wanted to get a “Valentine’s Day Recipes” post up early for people who like to plan ahead. Normally I try to keep my round-up posts concise (10 recipes or less), so as not […]

At the TV Studio…

Everyone with a DSLR camera, get ready to be jealous… On Tuesday night, I was invited into the News 8 studio to watch as they filmed. I loved it! I got to meet the incredibly gracious news crew and get a behind-the-scenes view of what goes on during a live broadcast. Then, when my story came […]

My Television Debut

Woke up really early Friday. I couldn’t sleep; I was too eager for the television feature. (If I’ve been talking about it way too much, please forgive me! I’m just so excited!) And so I went for a run in the dark (in shorts, because it was an insanely-warm 63 degrees. Last year at this […]

Nutella Cookies?

Can I interest you in a Nutella cookie? No? No takers? I can’t imagine why… Are you sure??? All joking aside, I’d hoped to give you a Nutella cookie recipe today. After all, it’s World Nutella Day! But as you can see, this cookie recipe = a major fail. Major. If anyone was under the […]

Healthy Comfort Food?

Where’s the chocolate? No recipe today… right now I’m on television! Well sorta. They’re filming today, but luckily the feature isn’t live. I’ll definitely post an update when I find out the air date. Thanks for all the advice and well-wishes on Wednesday. Chocolate thunderstorm… I promise all sorts of delicious new chocolate recipes starting […]

Healthy Desserts for Your Super Bowl Party

Guy Stereotypes: Guys like football. Guys like meat. So what if you want to throw a Super Bowl party without meat? Simple! You distract the guys with chocolate. And beer. Guys like beer! (Stereotypes aside, many girls like football too… and girls love chocolate. Bring chocolate to your Super Bowl party, and everyone will be happy!) […]

Want to take a Chocolate Quiz?

Don’t worry; it’s not graded! The above is a compilation of all the chocolate various relatives and friends sent me for Christmas. They know me so well . I haven’t tried the face mask yet, but the strawberry-chocolate tea is really fun. (Apparently, it comes in a red velvet flavor, too.) And the Endangered Species […]

Happy, Healthy, and… Hot??

How to stay warm in the winter: Option One: Hats and scarves! I must have about a billion scarves (and lots of winter hats as well). To me, scarves are the only fun part of cold weather. Otherwise I’d be happy if it were 75 degrees all year long. And they double as photography props, […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes!                           Happy Peanut Butter Day! If I’d known it was National Peanut Butter Day earlier than last night, I would’ve made you an awesome new recipe. Instead, I’ll highlight some of my previously-posted healthy peanut butter recipes… and I’ll […]

I’m sorry…

Did you see my crazy blog? On Friday and Saturday, my website looked awful. Little by little, a bug ate up all my posts, pictures, and even my header, replacing them with random images. (A tire? A pine cone?!) I try not to bore you with talk of technical difficulties on my blog. After all, […]

New Cappuccino Larabars (giveaway)

Oh my chocolate stars. Yesterday was my blog’s busiest day ever. I guess everyone really liked the Homemade Nutella! A large portion of the visits are apparently coming from facebook and twitter, which must mean people are sharing my page with friends—I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone who’s ever shared my page! Without your amazing […]