Mexican Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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If you’re looking for a tried-and-true holiday cookie recipe that gets rave reviews and  yields a batch large enough to take to a party… Do not make these. The raw cookie batter is so addictive that, if you’re anything like me, you’ll find it completely impossible to stop eating the cookie dough by the spoonful. […]

Candy Cane Pudding Pie

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We elves try to stick to the four main food groups. Candy. Candy canes. Candy corns… And syrup! Representing three of Buddy the Elf’s four main food groups hopefully means this pudding pie would earn Will Ferrell’s stamp of approval. You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee pudding pie! Great job, everybody! It’s […]

Homemade Gingerbread Recipe

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This healthy gingerbread has THREE secret ingredients. The recipe turns out soft and incredibly moist, with the same deeply rich flavor as traditional gingerbread laden with eggs and butter and sugar… Yet this is probably the healthiest gingerbread recipe you’ll ever eat! It is especially delicious with Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting on top! Three Secret Ingredients: The […]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Currently without heat, hot water, and electricity (we caught Texas’s ice storm… thanks, Texas), these raspberry homemade cinnamon rolls sound seriously amazing to me right now. The recipe comes from an incredibly-talented photographer and writer standing in while I wait for the internet to come back and remind myself never again to take hot showers for […]

Gingerbread Ice Cream

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Icemageddon On Thursday afternoon when I called my mom back in Texas, she said the state was about to get hit with a massive ice storm (nicknamed icemageddon in the news) and that Texans were going completely crazy—rushing the stores like it was Black Friday all over again, stockpiling food and waters and blankets and […]

Chocolate Jello Shots

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Have you ever eaten a Jell-O shot? The alcoholic rainbow confections are almost as ubiquitous at college parties as those notorious red plastic cups. And yet, due to turning vegetarian at age 14, I’ve never actually tried one. Not that I mind… Jell-O is too sweet and not chocolatey enough for me anyway. So when I recently came […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Homemade butternut squash soup – comforting deliciousness in a bowl!   The summer before my junior year of high school (it seems so long ago), I took a road trip to visit colleges along the East Coast of the United States. One of the stops was Cornell University, located in the small town of Ithaca, […]

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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I realize not everyone loves to plan in advance like I do. It’s two days until Thanksgiving, which probably means many of you still have absolutely no clue what you’ll be making for the holiday feast. (Grocery shopping on Thanksgiving Eve… good luck with that.) For healthy Thanksgiving recipe inspiration, here are 18 ideas that will […]

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

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  Without a doubt, the best part of publishing a personal post like my Why I Gave Up Running post is reading all of the amazing responses people share. Seriously, thank you all so much. I’ll try to make the blog a little more personal in the future, although it’s difficult because most of the personal stuff in […]

Why I Gave Up Running

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while… Although it’s completely unrelated to healthy desserts or recipes, I wanted to publish in case it can help someone out there who might feel like I did a few months ago. If you were to stumble upon my blog without knowing anything else about me, […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Sixteen fat, fluffy, irresistible pumpkin pancakes… for less than 250 calories! It’s the perfect breakfast for Fall! I love getting recipe requests. My list of things to make is now nine pages long… not exaggerating. Included on the list are ideas such as: Nutella Cheesecake Squares, Dark Chocolate Banana Bread, Oatmeal Crème Pies, Coconut Layer […]

Homemade Glazin Raisin Pretzels

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Some things are meant to be devoured: Chocolate mousse pie Crème brûlée Fresh summer watermelon I’d add Ryan Gosling to the list, but it would probably get me into trouble on this blog… 😕 Glazin Raisin pretzels are definitely meant to be devoured – they’re like a cinnamon roll, but better because there’s less dough […]

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Frosting

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It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the yams or sweet potatoes. Consider this recipe Thanksgiving in a cupcake. Although… I’m pretty sure the pilgrims didn’t have marshmallow frosting back in the day. 😕 Minor details. If you wish to take it one step further and stuff the cupcakes with cranberry jelly after baking, by all means […]

Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

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These chocolate chip mini muffins are so soft and chewy it’s almost like eating chocolate chip cookies in the form of a muffin.   Chocolate chip cookies > muffins. Actually if we’re being honest, chocolate chip cookies > pretty much everything else. Hope you enjoyed your math lesson for the day. Flourless Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins […]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

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Smooth and creamy healthy pumpkin pie!! When you move around a lot as a child, family becomes extremely important. You learn to rely on each other whilst navigating a new city or country, making new friends, and as you begin a whole new chapter of life together. Considering how many times I’ve moved in my life, it should […]

Healthy Halloween Recipes

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Twix Bars, Milky Ways, Snickers… If you’re cutting back on sugar, watching your weight, or living with food allergies, Halloween can be a scary time. For treats without the tricks, here are eleven not-so-scary healthy Halloween recipes: Homemade Butterfingers Eatmore Fudge Chocolate Bars Snickers Ice Cream Bars Homemade Mounds Bars Healthy Twix Bars Inside Out […]