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

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