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Lemon Cloud Cheesecake

Sometimes Tuesdays are pretty awesome. This light lemon cheesecake can be: low-calorie / low-fat / high-protein / flourless / vegan / and gluten-free! The cheesecake was adapted from the popular Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake – the original recipe inspired by an ex-boyfriend who claimed to hate anything healthy. Accepting the challenge, I had created the recipe and served […]

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Ball

I was both very lucky and very unlucky during last year’s Super Bowl. The night started out well; I made brownies and a peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake ball, and both fortunately survived the train commute to the party intact. I also won the grand prize of $83 in the Super Bowl square grid game […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy peanut butter fudge!!! With NONE of the butter, heavy cream, or high fructose corn syrup you’d normally find in a peanut butter fudge recipe! Back in June, when I went on my beach vacation, there was a little candy shop along the boardwalk selling homemade fudge in enticing flavors such as Chocolate Pecan, Sea […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fudge Bars

I love easy recipes. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the blog. There’s an entire page devoted to this type of recipe: Over 100 healthy dessert recipes that can be made in 5 minutes or less. So these chocolate strawberry bars are perfect for me: Just a few ingredients, and the […]

Coconut Greek Yogurt Pie

Coconut Greek Yogurt Pie. 5 ingredients. Nothing artificial. No baking required. Have you ever seen one of those no-bake Cool Whip pies? Today’s recipe is a healthier answer to Cool Whip pie, with yogurt standing in as the base. Try serving it at a 4th of July party to balance out the heavier dessert offerings […]

5 Ingredient Avocado Fudge Bites

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 […]

Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Pudding Cups

For more than half of my fourth grade existence, I went through a phase where I was completely obsessed with Jello pudding cups. Every day, I’d find a different flavor packed into my lunchbox—anything from chocolate, to butterscotch, to cheesecake, to classic vanilla. I loved them all. Today’s recipe reminds me of those Jello pudding […]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Healthy hummingbird cupcakes. I’ve never been so in love with a cupcake recipe, healthy or not. These cupcakes are moist, sweet, and absolutely irresistible with healthy cream cheese frosting. Perhaps being in love with a cupcake sounds crazy… but just try one and I promise you will completely understand!! Hummingbird cake, which made its culinary […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars

I secretly love awkward situations. Maybe not right while they’re happening… But when you look back, the awkward moments are the ones that always make for the best stories. This past Saturday I was meeting a friend for dinner and arrived early at the restaurant. (I’m always early to everything.) By the time my cell […]

Banana Pudding

Homemade banana pudding… Did you know that I once competed in a Banana Pudding Eating Contest? Yes, really… Can’t you picture it? It was at Six Flags, and I was with a group of friends. Hungry teenagers, lured by the thought of free banana pudding and Nilla wafers, we all decided to enter. About 3 […]

Healthy Oreos!

America’s favorite cookie: Except… these are homemade! And much healthier for you. Unlike Oreos, the cookies above are whole-grain, with no artificial flavors or high-fructose corn syrup. They are also much lower in sugar than store-bought Oreos. And just in case you were wondering… Yes, they really do taste like Oreos. Maybe better. Homemade always tastes […]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

I need to tell you something… and it’s pretty shocking. You might want to sit down for this. There’s more to life than chocolate. I didn’t believe it either, until I tried this rich and creamy no-bake peanut butter pie. It’ll only take one bite to convince you: There is life outside Planet Chocolate. For my […]

Coconut Butter: Here’s everything you need to know!

Coconut Butter = Love Bring out the mittens? In Texas summertime, it’s considered a cold front if the temperature doesn’t reach 100 degrees. Today, therefore, we’re experiencing a cold front. It’s only going to be 99. The sweltering weather is bad for almost everything: growing plants, running outdoors, paying your air-conditioning bill… However, there’s one […]

No-Bake Oreo Cookies!

Question: What do you see in the picture below? Homemade Oreo cookies?! Ah, your eyes are playing tricks on you. What you really see is even better than an Oreo. These sandwich cookies look like Oreos, but they’re softer and chewier… imagine a cross between an Oreo and a candy bar. That sounds fun, right? […]

Strawberry Frosting Shots!

Behold. A tall tower of strawberry mousse: It’s a strawberry skyscraper! I do not have a green thumb. No really, I actually managed to kill a cactus once. And most of the fruits or vegetables I plant either end up dead or devoured by some greedy lawn creatures. (Darn squirrels!) So this year I was […]