5 Ingredient Avocado Fudge Bites

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I have puppy fever. Every time I leave the apartment, I am bombarded with puppies! Big puppies, little puppies, young puppies, old puppies. (All dogs are puppies to me, no matter their age.) And it makes me wonder if I should get a puppy… (Above, Henry in his thundershirt and Batman in his winter coat […]

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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The Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. I know some people swear by cold cereal for breakfast… But whenever I eat a bowl of cereal, I always seem to be hungry again less than an hour later. Does this happen to you as well? However, I do like the convenience of cold cereal. Sure, it would be […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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These homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are serious comfort food! Back in high school, I took a summer job one year at a vet’s office and was initially very excited about it. Someone actually wanted to pay me to play with puppies?! Hello, dream job! Or so I thought… Working in the back room on […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mini Muffins

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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 […]

Trail Mix Cranberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

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Today’s recipe is a quick one, and it comes courtesy of the folks at Vitamix as a reminder that there is JUST ONE DAY LEFT to enter the Vitamix Blender Giveaway. Enter the giveaway here –> Personal Vitamix Blender Giveaway If you’ve already entered the giveaway, then continue reading for some pancakes! Cranberry Oatmeal Blender […]

Copycat Juice Generation Acai Smoothie Bowls

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When I visited my younger sister a few weeks ago in New York City, she insisted on taking me to a healthy fast-food place called Juice Generation for their famous acai smoothie bowls she claimed were “the best things ever!” I found this proclamation to be really funny, and if you knew my sister you would […]

Cheezy Baked Polenta Fries

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The Ultimate Non-Fast-Food Meal: Cook up some of my favorite Portobello Mushroom Burgers and serve with grilled onion rings on the side. Maybe grill slices of zucchini or red peppers while you’re at it. And, of course, you will want fries with that, right? Today’s Polenta Fries photos and recipe are courtesy of a talented […]

Homemade Entenmann’s Mini Chocolate Donuts

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Just 35 calories each… including the frosting! Entenmann’s Mini Chocolate Cake Donuts have been on my “healthy makeover” list for a long time. Growing up, they were always one of my favorite junk foods, and on more than one occasion I tried to sneak them into my mother’s grocery cart when she wasn’t looking. Sadly, those store-bought […]

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries So many funny, awkward, or crazy things have happened to me since moving. I could fill three notebooks with stories of situations in which I’ve found myself–situations with friends, situations with guys, or sometimes even with strangers… and I wish I could figure out a way to write them all here without […]

Reader Giveaway: Vitamix S30 High Performance Blender

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As a “thank you” for all of the support you’ve given me over the years, I’m hosting a giveaway for one of my favorite cooking gadgets: A Vitamix S30 High-Performance Blender   The S30, which includes two BPA-free containers, combines power and convenience—a Vitamix personal blender that takes up much less space than the original […]