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Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins. Blueberry muffins so perfectly light, it’s almost impossible to believe they’re low in fat! Yogurt takes the place of the oil or butter in the recipe, adding moisture and softness without weighing the muffins down. I’m normally not a fan of fat-free baked goods at all… but even I was amazed […]

Crustless Apple Pie Baked Apples

These baked apples are perfect for Fall… a healthy dessert that tastes absolutely delicious! As siblings, my sister and I could not be a better match. At least when it comes to our feelings about apples… I adore apple pie filling. (She hates it.) She loves pie crust. (It’s not my cup of tea.) Growing […]

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

♥ NO oil required for these soft & gooey zucchini bars ♥ It’s a safe bet that if you invite me over, I won’t show up empty-handed. The reality of being someone who makes desserts for a living is that I always have way too much food in my apartment, and there’s no possible way […]

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Cups

The way to Katie’s heart: Make me any recipe that contains both chocolate and cheesecake—two of my favorite things in the world—and I am all yours ♥ Katies are simple creatures. And it doesn’t get much more simple than these seemingly-fancy cheesecake stuffed chocolate cups. They require just 3 basic ingredients you can easily find in many regular […]

Butterfinger Brownies

Now you are covered for those days when you can’t decide between a brownie and a chocolate bar, and the evil voice inside your head is taunting: “Have both… You know you want to!” What’s that? You say there isn’t an evil voice inside your head telling you to consume all chocolate, in all forms, […]

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini cinnamon rolls! Ooey gooey, sticky, sweet, soft, cinnamony bite-sized cinnamon rolls. With addictive powers. These little guys are incredibly dangerous. Just one glorious bite and suddenly you’ll look down at the plate and realize three or four mini cinnamon rolls have gone missing. How did that happen??? Addictive powers, remember? That’s how. The mini […]

Pumpkin Fudge Balls

What do you do when you’re stressed? I’m normally an outgoing person—a very outgoing person. But when I feel overwhelmed, I generally prefer to be alone to process everything in my head. I’ll go for a long walk, lay in bed with my feet up against the wall, or listen to my favorite music. Or […]

Avocado Chocolate Cake

Avocado Chocolate Cake. No oil, no butter, and just 75 calories ♥ I once read somewhere that you can sub avocado for the oil or butter in a recipe to add nutrition, cut back on fat and calories, and give baked goods a deliciously soft texture. So when a reader recently left a comment asking […]

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese! I’ve probably mentioned more than once on this blog how much I love macaroni and cheese… I grew up on my Italian grandmother’s homemade version (best comfort food ever!), and—hopefully you won’t judge me too much for this—I also really loved Kraft Mac and Cheese. My dad would make it with […]

Banana Chocolate Mug Cake

I remember two things from my family’s trip to Singapore when I was five. First is that it was very hot, very humid, and very clean. (Stores aren’t even allowed to sell chewing gum in the country!) The second thing I remember about our vacation is that, one night while dining at a fancy restaurant along the […]

Gooey Pumpkin Pudding Cake

This gooey pumpkin pudding cake is the best recipe I’ve made all month! When you dip your spoon into the cake, you’re instantly met with a hidden layer of warm brown sugar pudding underneath, almost like molten lava. Brown sugar molten lava! Adapted from this chocolate version: Gooey Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake (I served mine with […]

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 […]

Baked Oatmeal Recipe – Family Size

After publishing the Single Serving Baked Oatmeal recipe almost three years ago, I’ve received many inquiries about a possible family-friendly version that yields more than one serving. Since simply multiplying every ingredient in a recipe for a larger serving doesn’t always work, I had to play around with this one for a while. But I […]

Vanilla Berry Breakfast Muffins

You can find some pretty awesome things at TJ Maxx or Home Goods… They have a beautiful selection of dishware, and I’ve even seen Artisana coconut butter on their shelves for as low a $6 a jar! A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon another great find at the Home Goods in Georgetown: Pure vanilla […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Love Bars

No added sugar in these wholesome granola bars ♥ They’re filled with the goodness of ingredients such as hearty oatmeal and potassium-rich banana. And each bar packs a surprisingly high amount of protein.   The inspiration for the recipe is my 3 Minute Protein Granola Bars. I wanted to come up with a replacement for […]