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

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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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