Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes

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Taking chocolate and peanut butter to a whole new level. Anyone who’s spent an extended amount of time in Philadelphia will most likely recognize Kandy Kakes (or Tandy Kakes). Vanilla sponge cake topped with peanut butter and coated in chocolate, these cakes carry something of a cult following in the Philadelphia area. I remember opening […]

Avocado Smoothie

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Currently craving this creamy avocado smoothie. Suddenly, I cannot get enough avocado. I’m craving it in avocado smoothies, avocado frozen yogurt, avocado chocolate shakes, and am even just scraping it straight into my mouth. This is really strange… for most of my life I loathed avocado, despite giving my best effort to like the heart-healthy […]

Green Noodles

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Making dinner for myself often goes something like this: Scout out the produce section of the grocery store, throw at least three impulse buys into my cart, and arrive home with absolutely no clue how to use it all. So I randomly add things together and hope for the best! Even on the rare occasion […]

Chocolate Fudge in a Jar

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Label this under Things you didn’t know you needed. What you see before you is not fudge sauce… it is actual homemade chocolate fudge that’s been packed into a jar, just waiting to be opened and devoured. Needless to say, this recipe is very dangerous! Chocolate Fudge in a Jar 1 16oz jar roasted almond butter, […]

How To Cook Quinoa

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There was a time when I thought I hated quinoa; that its chewy and almost-crunchy texture just wasn’t for me. Over the years, however, I’ve experimented to find the perfect quinoa-to-water ratio and cooking time for the foolproof method of how to cook quinoa that actually turns out soft and fluffy every single time. If you […]

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 […]

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 […]