Apple Enchiladas

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Stuffed apple enchiladas, topped with homemade Maple Caramel Sauce. Don’t you want these in your life? Still need convincing? This is culinary fusion at its finest. The hot-from-the-oven apple enchiladas give you all the cinnamony goodness of hot apple pie stuffed securely into a tortilla and baked to a bubbly perfection. While traditional apple enchilada recipes can call for […]

Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I will admit to dragging my birthday out each year for so much longer than the one day that it pretty much turns into a birthday week. This year’s birthday week began with the Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes I posted a few days ago, and it continued to include a family dinner, Thai food and after-dinner […]

Oatmeal Pancakes – Whole Grain

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Oatmeal Pancakes – soft, fluffy, light, sweet, and wholesomely healthy! These pancakes really fill you up! Every now and then I will pack up a bag, drive to my parents’ house, and stay the night in my old bedroom, which is still intact with trophies, yearbooks, and stuffed animals from my childhood… oh, and bright […]

Chocolate Pudding Cake – For Chocolate Lovers

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This indulgently rich chocolate pudding cake is like magic… You get two desserts in one: A dark chocolate cake and gooey chocolate pudding all at the same time… Immediately upon learning of the concept, I fell in love and knew I’d have to try it as soon as possible. How could anyone not love a […]

Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

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Bacon cupcakes? By now, you’ve most likely noticed the recent pervasiveness of bacon in grocery stores, in restaurants, and especially on Pinterest… Bacon chocolate bars, bacon vodka, bacon cinnamon rolls, bacon toothpaste?? Scarily enough, all of these items are very much real entities. And bacon cupcakes: rich chocolate cupcakes with a smokey flavor sure to […]

Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars

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New York City is home to a critically-acclaimed restaurant called Dirt Candy, whose menu boasts some truly unique dishes: popcorn pudding, celery cheesecake, jalapeno hush puppies, mint chocolate nanaimo bars with a base of green peas… You can all breathe a sigh of relief, because I did NOT use green peas in my mint chocolate […]

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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Better known as Chipwiches! The first time I ever tried a Chipwich was at a Texas Rangers baseball game, and I remember thinking, “Two cookies, chocolate chips, and ice cream all in the same wrapper? This must be the best dessert EVER!” I pretty much still believe that :). (Today’s recipe is a raw version… if […]

Homemade Spaghetti Os

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Uh oh, homemade spaghetti os! More than 150 million cans of Spaghetti Os are sold each year, many of which are consumed by children. There’s just something about those cute little os in the cheesy tomato sauce that is irresistible! Spaghetti Os were a common sight in my own elementary-school lunchbox, much to the bemusement […]

Maple Caramel And Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

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Two-ingredient maple caramel sauce… Yesterday was the birthday of a close friend, and when she asked me to make my Chocolate Zucchini Brownies, I came over with the works: frosted brownies, ice cream, and caramel sauce for a small gathering of friends. Maybe “gathering of friends” is the wrong phrase. It sounds so formal… like we […]

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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Healthy Blueberry Muffins – bursting with ripe, juicy blueberries, and completely irresistible!!! Farmers markets are like candy stores for grown ups. Sugary-sweet cherries, berries, and melons glitter in the sunlight, beckoning hungry buyers to acquiesce to their charms. It’s pretty much impossible to leave a farmers market without at least one impulse buy for which […]

Kale Brownies

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Yes, kale brownies… I promise I’m not crazy. Well maybe just a little bit. When I first started blogging, I loved to see what google searches were leading people to the site. A few of my favorites: Chocolate covered bumblebees Chocolate covered grasshoppers How to turn your boyfriend into a pig Ugliest banana ever Sarah […]

Coffee Cream Brownie Bites

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Engagement announcements, marriage announcements, and pregnancy announcements are taking over my facebook newsfeed. Every time I blink, another of my friends gets married. This past Saturday I attended my third bridal shower in the past eight months, which is nothing compared to one of my friends who has gone to two bridal showers and five […]

Batman vs. the Watermelon

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Some superheroes battle villains. Others fight injustice. Batman protects the world from dangerous watermelons. Whatever would we do without him? The watermelon was sitting on the kitchen counter when Batman came in and suddenly began barking like crazy. He was absolutely beside himself and just would not stop, so I put the watermelon down on […]

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

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An frosted homemade watermelon smoothie – the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat! I often played hostess for summer parties and gatherings as a teenager, because my family had a giant pool in the backyard that offered an escape from the brutal Texas heat. It was a great location for summer parties or for simply […]

Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

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In this homemade Snickers recipe, rich caramel ice cream is topped with a layer of peanut butter then coated in a thick layer of chocolate. Snickers ice cream bars have layers. Do you know what else has layers? Ogres. Ogres have layers. And onions have layers. And parfaits. And cake. I don’t care what everyone else […]

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Pie

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Sinlessly smooth and indulgently rich chocolate greek yogurt pie…  This chocolate Greek yogurt pie is extra creamy, with a custard-like texture, and the yogurt makes it almost taste like you’re eating a chocolate cheesecake. But at the same time you are getting protein, calcium, vitamins, and a healthy dose of probiotics… It’s so healthy you could technically […]