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Apple Enchiladas

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

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

Oatmeal Pancakes – soft, fluffy, light, sweet, and wholesomely healthy! 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 turquoise walls with hot pink accents. […]

Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake

This 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. And the weather is still so hot […]

Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

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

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

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

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 Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes

Two-ingredient caramel sauce… Yesterday was the birthday of a close friend, and when she asked me to make my Chocolate Fudge 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

Healthy Blueberry Muffins – sweet, fluffy, soft, hearty, 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 you […]