4-Ingredient (No Butter!) Chocolate Fudge with Coconut

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~ Our incredibly simple, 4-ingredient fudge takes just 5 minutes to prep! This melt-in-your-mouth, creamy fudge also has no butter, and you don’t have to dump in loads of extra sugar or sweetened condensed milk (like with so many traditional recipes)! Deeply, darkly chocolaty with just an alluring little hint of … Continue reading

3-Ingredient “Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

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~ Perfect for snacks or even as healthy desserts, these easy Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites can be made with or without molds … and in shapes appropriate for any holiday or theme! Your family will love the chocolate-covered strawberry flavor, and you’ll love how quick they are to make! ~ … Continue reading

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls (“Buckeyes”)

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~ These no-bake “buckeye” cookies will be the stand-out favorite on your Christmas cookie platter this year! Totally simple and more healthy than most cookies, this recipe for chocolate-covered peanut butter balls will be the go-to for all of your holiday parties! ~ I’m not from Ohio. Originally. But I’ve … Continue reading

31 Healthier Cookie Recipes (Christmas Cookies That Aren’t Just For Christmas!)

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Oh friends … the time has finally come! It’s the ultimate cookie baking time!! (Could it be the most wonderful time of the year?! YES! It is! It is!) The house always smells SO good when Christmas baking is in full swing! So warm and cozy … and so … delicious! … Continue reading

17 Spook-tacular, Healthy Halloween Treats, Snacks and Beverages

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Halloween is a notoriously UN-healthy holiday. Overflowing treat bags brimming with chocolate bars, suckers and gummy candy … But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are plenty of fiendishly fun foods that are actually healthy, too! We’ve got oodles of great recipes for you from some of our favorite, really creative … Continue reading

No-Bake Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Snack Bites

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~ Mmmmmmm … it’s as if a delicious no-bake cookie met up with the best bowl of oatmeal you ever tasted! Plus, these super-yummy, grab-and-go snacks are loaded with complex carbs and protein – full of great nutrition for sustained energy! And just like all our Snack Bites, they’re so easy and freezable, too! ~ Gather … Continue reading

Easy Tropical Angel Food Cake with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut

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“Ambrosia Cake” ~ This amazing pineapple angel food cake recipe is so easy to throw together in just moments using pantry staples! It’s the perfect go-to recipe when you’re out of time but still want to create something impressive! Loaded with juicy pineapple, crunchy almonds and toasted coconut … quick and simple, yet … Continue reading

“The Elvis” Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

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So, you know how sometimes the very, very best stuff in life happens right after you’ve somehow managed to completely mess everything up? Uh-huh. Well, we for sure know about that! Because this (good-enough-to-be-called-dessert) smoothie was the product of a miserable, epic kitchen fail. Epic!  True story. Remember the Peanut Butter Silk Pie … Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Bars

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~ This incredibly easy, no-butter, bar cookie version of the always-popular Derby Pie is the perfect dessert for a weekday dinner or a party! Filled with whole grains, it’s fabulously decadent yet so nutritious! ~ I am a happy, happy food blogger when my taste-testing sessions go like this one did … Continue reading

Top 10 Healthier Cakes … and Happy Birthday to Us!

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~ The perfect cakes for any celebration! In the slow cooker, a skillet, or the oven – these are easy, decadently delicious and much healthier! From chocolate lava to cheesecake … and lots more! ~ One year ago today, we sat together in Gretchen’s kitchen and breathlessly (on the count of … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly No-Bake Snack Bites

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~ PB&J just got less messy (and totally portable!) A simple, fast, wholesome, no-bake snack bite that tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Perfect for kids (and adults, too)! ~ We have some really exciting news. Like … we apologize now if our cheers and squeals hurt your … Continue reading

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

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~ The perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This fun, delicious, simple, and healthy version of the Shamrock Shake is just bursting with nutrition! With no artificial colors, too! You’ll be shocked at how healthy this copycat Shamrock Shake is … yet it tastes just like its namesake original! … 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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~ Love Almond Joy candy bars? Then you’ve gotta try these quick no-bake Snack Bites! They’re full of protein, complex carbs and great nutrition from nuts, flax and oats. We’re talking sustained energy – no sugar crashes here! Easy, freezable, nutritious … and incredibly delicious, too! ~ Are you ready for … Continue reading

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

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~ No kidding! Just four ingredients and five minutes is all you need for decadent (and healthy!) peanut butter silk pie – in a super-easy dip! Perfect with apples! ~ How do you celebrate Sweetest Day? Or, maybe the bigger question is: Have you ever even HEARD of Sweetest Day? I … Continue reading