Healthier Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty

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This recipe tastes similar to a Wendy’s vanilla Frosty. It’s like one of those thick vanilla milkshakes you’d find at a fast-food restaurant… but without all the empty calories and sugar to make you feel sluggish. The recipe actually came about by accident: I was working on a Tiramisu ice cream, and when I stopped […]

Peanut Butter Covered Strawberries

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Forget chocolate. Okay, no wait. I didn’t say that! You didn’t hear that! Don’t ever ever ever forget chocolate. Never ever. NEVER!!! But maybe… Maybe just put the chocolate aside for today (or for an hour; however long you can last), and try out this peanut butter twist on the classic chocolate-covered strawberries: They’re like […]

No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

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Little balls of cookie dough. That taste like oatmeal and pumpkin… What could be better?! Well, if they had chocolate it would be better. But no one says you can’t add that in! Link of the Day: Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie Today is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day. Try this healthier version; it tastes just as delicious as […]

My Magazine Feature

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I don’t really like the self-promotion aspect of blogging. To be honest, I feel embarrassed and self-centered asking you to follow me, pinning my photos to the CCK Pinterest page, tweeting my own links… I worry it makes me come across as vain; in real life that’s not how I am at all! I’d much rather focus […]

Summer Peach Pie Crumble

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See this peach crumble? It’s not your average peach crumble. It’s more like you are serving yourself a warm bowl of peach pie filling… Every bite bursts with sweet summer peaches, quietly accented by a soft and buttery crumble. This recipe is for anyone who likes their pie with extra filling and very little crust! This crumble is […]

Birthday Cake Batter Reeses

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You only get one birthday every year. That’s why unbirthdays were invented! 364 days to celebrate the days on which you weren’t born: with presents and balloons, with parties and candles, and of course with chocolate. March Hare: A very merry unbirthday. Alice: To me? Mad Hatter: To you! March Hare: A very merry unbirthday. […]

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

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Question: What does marshmallow ice cream taste like? It tastes like a big, fat, gooey, sticky marshmallow. Big, fat, gooey, sticky. And with just 4 ingredients, it can be yours in 10 minutes flat.   Marshmallow Ice Cream (Adapted from Vegan a la Mode) 2 cups milk of choice 2 tsp pure vanilla extract pinch salt 1 […]

Basic Chocolate Oatmeal

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Everyone should know how to make basic chocolate oatmeal. Why? Because it’s chocolate. That’s why. And yes, I just started a pseudo sentence with because. I’m out of college, and nobody can stop me. 🙂 Besides, if a picture of chocolate oatmeal is staring you in the face and all you can think about is grammar […]

Rainbow Homemade Sprinkles!

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Homemade sprinkles! Somewhere over the rainbow… Above, rainbow homemade sprinkles on my Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream. I was surprised at how easy—and fun—it is to make healthy sprinkles from scratch, with none of the artificial ingredients, dyes, or corn syrup. Today’s recipe is the creation of Hannah Kaminsky, a girl almost too good to be true. […]

Healthy Ketchup!

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Here are THREE good reasons you should try homemade healthy ketchup: No high-fructose corn syrup, and you get to control how much–if any–sugar goes in. Homemade really does taste so much better than bottled ketchup. With just 4 basic ingredients, this healthy ketchup couldn’t be easier to make! Once you try homemade ketchup, you’ll never want to […]

Chocolate Monkey Peanut Butter Bites

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This is one of those recipes… One of those recipes that’s impossible to stop eating until every last chocolate bite has disappeared. Rich dark chocolate, complemented by creamy banana filling… I made two batches (for five of us who were watching the Olympics last night). One batch was just banana and a second batch was […]

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles

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Fill in the blank: Bronze, silver, and __________ Green. Green? Yes, green. If you hope to win Olympic gold, you’d better start by eating green. And red and orange and yellow. In other words, just eat one of these popsicles. Each little pop supplies over 50% of the RDA for Vitamin C and gives you […]

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

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It’s the comfort food of ice cream – Like a warm oatmeal cookie, straight out of the oven, splashed with milk and dusted with cinnamon sweetness. Imagine your favorite cookie churned into sweet, creamy ice cream and scooped high onto a cone. Your tastebuds say “oatmeal cookie,” but your eyes will know better. Oatmeal Cookie Ice […]

Naked Pizza

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We started our day at the Union Square Farmer’s Market: Whenever I visit New York City and walk through Union Square, I gaze longingly at the famous farmer’s market, wishing I actually lived in the city and could thus take advantage of the greenmarket’s offerings. This year, therefore, it was fun to pretend I was […]

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Baked Oatmeal

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Let’s talk chocolate. And peanut butter. And chocolate. Did I mention chocolate? Good News! Research is now saying that eating dessert for breakfast can actually be healthy. This is great news for me, as I’ve been eating dessert-type breakfasts for years and had no plans to stop. Today’s breakfast, for example, was chocolate peanut butter baked […]

The Best Ice Cream Ever

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I’m moving! From now on, my address will be: 516 East 6th Street, New York. Oh wait. That just so happens to also be the address of Lula’s Sweet Apothecary and its cashew-based ice cream flavors such as caramel swirl, peanut butter chocolate chip, butterscotch, soft-serve cake batter… Coincidence? Above: Mocha Chip and Cream Soda […]