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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Quinoa Chocolate Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)

Jul 20, 2016
Quinoa Chocolate Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Who doesn’t love a rich, chocolatey treat every now and then? I know I do! Long ago and far away I discovered that quinoa can be used as a replacement for flour in many cake recipes. Sure, it changes the texture a bit but not in a negative way. In...

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Foods for the Soul
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Jul 19, 2016
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

An easy recipe for guilt-free chocolate chip cookies made in the crockpot! Sweet, chocolaty, almost-fudgy-like-brownies bliss… Nobody ever believes these are healthy!     Although most people scattered as soon as finals week finished, I stayed in my college town after my sophomore year and worked in an organic chemistry research lab. Every weekday...

Baked Bree
Back to School Tips with Better Homes and Gardens

Jul 19, 2016
Back to School Tips with Better Homes and Gardens

10 Back to School Tips to get your family started on the happiest and healthiest school year yet.  If you haven’t had the chance to pick up the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens yet, you should! You will see my face and my back to school tips. It’s pretty exciting seeing yourself...

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Crazy for Crust
No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie

Jul 19, 2016
No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie

You guys. Seriously. This No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie is one of the BEST PIES I’VE EVER EATEN. The other day Jordan was asking for a cookie after lunch (it’s like a default response when she stops chewing at any meal) and I told her no, because she’d already had a Frappuchino and because...

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Foods for the Soul
Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Jul 17, 2016
Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

An easy breakfast recipe for overnight oats with the same sweet flavor as peach pie! They’re super healthy, require just 5 minutes to make & have nearly 17g of protein!     Numerous days each summer, my mom pulls out a faded, yellowing index card from a small blue photo album she converted to...

Crazy for Crust
Mini Lemon Scones

Jul 17, 2016
Mini Lemon Scones

These Mini Lemon Scones have TWO secret ingredients, both of which will blow your mind. Last weekend I went away with a few of my local mom friends. We’ve all known each other since our kids were in Kindergarten (they’re now going into 6th grade) and we routinely do mom’s nights out, but I...

Foods for the Soul
Sunday Spotlight

Jul 16, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  When I recently stopped by my “second mommy’s” house to drop off a batch of these muffins, she surprised me with a small gift: a magazine printed by my favorite Major League Baseball team and a tiny Lego-style figurine of my favorite player. While flipping through the glossy pages back at home, slowly...

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Stealth Cooking
Broccoli Salad

Jul 15, 2016
Broccoli Salad

The broccoli salad I remember from picnics is a crunchy melange of bacon, raisins, and broccoli smothered in mayonnaise. I may have enjoyed it when I was younger, but I like a lighter and fresher tasting version now. In this recipe, I've swapped out th...

Crazy for Crust
Easy Churro Bites {AT&T GoPhone Giveaway}

Jul 15, 2016
Easy Churro Bites {AT&T GoPhone Giveaway}

It’s FAIR season! I love going to the fair for the food, like fried cookies and Churros. This year I decided to recreate one of my favorites at home: Easy Churro Bites with only 4 ingredients. And they’re baked in a waffle maker – NO frying! As we talked about last week, Jordan’s getting older and...

Foods for the Soul
25-Minute Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

Jul 14, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

An easy 6-ingredient recipe for egg-free vanilla ice cream that’s ready in just 25 minutes! With only 78 calories & nearly 8g of protein, it’s practically healthy enough for breakfast!     Nearly every 4th of July throughout my childhood, Mom slid our paperback copy of the Ben & Jerry’s cookbook off of its...

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