Top 10 Healthier Cakes … and Happy Birthday to Us!

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One year ago today, we sat together in Gretchen’s kitchen and breathlessly (on the count of three …) pressed “publish” … and let our very first post (Quick and Healthy Snack Bites) fly out into the uncharted wilderness of cyberspace. It was the culmination of more than six months of … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly No-Bake Snack Bites

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We have some really exciting news. Like … we apologize now if our cheers and squeals hurt your ears. No, really … we’re just sooo excited! (“And we just can’t hide it!” … Uh-huh … are you singing “I’m So Excited” in your head? ‘Cause we are!) So … what’s … Continue reading

A Healthier Take on the Shamrock Shake (Surprise Superfood Ingredient!)

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lá sona ú Pádraig Huh? It means “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” I have to admit … I’m kinda super excited about this particular St. Paddy’s day, since I’ve recently discovered a tiny (teeeeeny) bit of Irish ancestry. You see, last year my oldest kiddo had to do a family tree project, … Continue reading

Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!) … with Valentine’s Day Ideas!

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Gather round, friends. It’s story time. Once upon a time, back when we were dating, my husband wanted our first Valentine’s Day to be really special. Instead of going out to dinner at a restaurant in our little college town, he wanted to cook me dinner before we went to … Continue reading

Pistachio-White Chocolate (No Butter!) Butter Cookies

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The luxurious nuttiness of pistachios and the creamy decadence of white chocolate. Slightly crispy, yet satisfyingly chewy … Mmmmmmmm … I love these cookies. So, so much. These are cookies to celebrate. At Christmas … or any time of year. My daughter says emphatically that these might be the best … Continue reading

No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Peanut Butter Bars

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How do you prepare for the holidays? Decorate the tree? Light the menorah? Crazy shopping? Millions and millions of Christmas cookies? Mmmmm … Christmas cookies … I used to bake one kind of cookie each year to take to our family gatherings. That was my version of making Christmas cookies. … Continue reading

No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites

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Are you ready for Halloween? No, no – we’re not talking decorations and costumes. We mean the candy! Soooo … what did ya buy this year? All the kinds you like most, just hoping there’ll be leftovers after the goblins and princesses have rummaged through your candy bowl? Or did you … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip with Greek Yogurt (Just 4 Ingredients and 5 Minutes!)

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How do you celebrate Sweetest Day? Or, maybe the bigger question is: Have you ever even HEARD of Sweetest Day? I sure hadn’t – until I came to Ohio for college! Here’s how it went: One day, little freshman me got a call that there was a delivery waiting. (I was … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cup No-Bake Snack Bites

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We live in the same town, but in different neighborhoods. Yet, they’re the exact same type of neighborhood – the fantastic, really friendly kind. You know, the kind where you can’t get any yard work done because people keep walking by and chatting, and suddenly your weeding project has turned into … Continue reading