Avocado-Free Guacamole

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Surprise… this isn’t guacamole! It sure looks like guacamole. But the secret ingredient in this avocado-free dip is… asparagus?! Yes, it’s true! And you can use it any way you’d use regular guacamole: as a dip for chips or veggies, spread on a sandwich, as a sauce for pasta or baked potatoes, or plain with a […]

$100 online shopping spree (giveaway!)

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What would you do with $100? Nowadays, sadly, $100 can go pretty quickly. It’d be gone in a matter of minutes at Whole Foods. Or j crew. Anthropologie? Forget it… I won’t even let myself go into that store! $100 would buy me a pant leg. And what could I do with just one pant […]

Ferrero Rocher Ice Milk

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Welcome. You’ve Got Mail. Do you remember the days of aol? Or dial-up? When only one person could be online at a time, and it tied up the phone line? I have to remind myself about those days every time I think the internet’s working slowly now! In the 1990s, aol seemed poised to take over […]

Rated R Ice Cream

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I am tipsy. And it’s not even 10 am… Uh oh. This could be a long day. R Rated Ice Cream (gluten-free!) One of my Special Diet Recipes. 1 3/4 cups milk of choice, or nondairy creamer (see note below) 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur (Frangelico) 2 packets stevia (or 2 tablespoons sugar) 1/8 tsp salt […]

High Calorie Recipes

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Feels like forever since my last post. Really, though, it’s only been two days. I left the last post up for a bit because of its important message, and also because this gave me a chance to thoroughly read through all of the heartfelt and personal comments so many people took time to leave. It […]

How to gain weight on a healthy diet

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Does healthy eating = low-calorie eating? It can… but it depends a great deal on the individual person. In many cases, I’d argue that a low-calorie diet is not ideal for optimum health (such as the case of an athlete, a growing child or teen, an underweight or healthy-weight adult, etc.). Today’s post is going […]

S’mores Whoopie Pies

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What’s black and white… And smothered in gooey marshmallow fluff? S’mores Whoopie Pies! A few weeks ago, my first attempt at s’mores whoopie pies went terribly awry. So terribly awry that I won’t even post a photo. Let’s just say they looked more like whoopie pancakes than pies. I wanted to give the experiment another […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake

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Everyone’s favorite sandwich… is now a milkshake! Best Dressed No, I’m not talking about the Oscars last night. I’m talking about the milkshake I made Saturday afternoon; it was gorgeous! Earlier in the day, I went with a friend to find costumes for an Oscars party, and all that shopping made us thirsty. We saved money by […]

Throw an Oscars Theme Party!

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(Note: If you only read my site for new recipes, rest assured there’ll be a new recipe posted both tomorrow and Tuesday!) I had fun with this post. Theme parties are always fun to plan, and virtual theme parties are even better. (No mess!) But I did run into a little trouble, having only seen […]

Why I won’t give up chocolate for Lent

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This is what temptation looks like: Rich chocolate temptation: Chocolate Cream Pie. When I was younger, I gave up something every year for Lent. One year it was shopping, another year was instant messaging (anyone remember aol?). At fifteen, I gave up dairy… and then never went back! And one crazy year, I gave up […]

Banana Bread Breakfast Doughnuts

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Move over, powdered jelly doughnuts… These sweet banana bread doughnuts resemble a thick slice of gooey banana bread, hot from the oven: Doughnuts for breakfast! Do you remember my sprinkly Cake Batter Doughnuts? After that recipe, I ‘d planned to go on a doughnut-making roll. So many possibilities swirled in my head: peanut butter & jelly […]

Fat Tuesday Pancakes!

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Fat Tuesday! I had grandiose plans for this day: Chocolate pancakes made with Homemade Nutella! But do you see a chocolate nutella pancake recipe in this post? No, you don’t. That’s because I got completely confused and thought Mardi Gras was next Tuesday. So bummed… I’d wanted to try creating a recipe for King Cake, […]

Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Food Network Challenge! Last weekend, a group of us met up for an informal soccer game at my friend Matt’s house. Afterwards, as everyone sat around with a beer, one of my friends jokingly asked, “Where’s dessert, Katie? You always bring dessert.” It’s true. I’m constantly pawning off food on friends, because I like to […]

Vegetables that are Addictive

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Can vegetables be addictive?? According to the October issue of Vegnews magazine, frying is the only cooking method that can make a vegetable addictive. The writer’s obviously never tried Cauliflower “Chicken” Nuggets. My roommate has decided that recipe is her newest-favorite way to eat vegetables. On a recent trip to the grocery store, I found […]

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie

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You will fall in love with this pie. Are you in love yet? How about now? Back when I was in high school, a few friends and I started a tradition of an annual “girls’ night” on or around February 14th. Going off to different colleges forced us to skip a few years, and new […]

Double-Decker Coconut Berry Sandwich

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I’ve been single for two years. Sure, I’ve gone on dates, and even a blind date. But it’s been quite a while since my last serious relationship. I kinda like being single! (Not that I want to be single forever, but it’s fun for now.) My roommate is single at the moment, too, and so […]