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Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Jul 23, 2014
Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Two classic summer treats combined into one! Lightened up strawberry shortcakes with a dark chocolate drizzle & toasted marshmallow. So irresistible!     Last month, my sweet blog friend Jane invited me to join her for a Draegers cooking school session to celebrate our birthdays. To promote her new dessert cookbook, Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice...

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Jul 21, 2014
Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

An easy recipe for moist banana muffins studded with juicy strawberries. You won’t miss the fat in these lightened-up breakfast treats!     My first morning on our Tahoe family vacation last week, my eyelids groggily peeled open as my alarm sang out its annoying tune right next to my ear shortly after the sun...

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Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 13, 2014
Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

The softest & chewiest oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, studded with fresh raspberries. Nobody will ever believe they’re healthy & less than 100 calories!     Can you get someone fired by giving them cookies?   I’m not sure I want to know the answer to that because I certainly thought I did last...

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Double Chocolate Brownie Granola

Jul 11, 2014
Double Chocolate Brownie Granola

An easy recipe for chocolate granola with chocolate chips & real brownie chunks. With its decadent taste, you won’t believe it’s a healthy breakfast!     My last quarter of undergraduate classes, my guy’s boss sent him overseas to Taiwan for the first five weeks to teach a chemistry course as part of an...

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Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

An easy summer recipe full of juicy peaches and a thick oat crumb topping. Despite its sweet buttery flavor, it’s still secretly skinny & completely healthy!     Every spring, I count down the days until summer the way a little kid eagerly eats chocolate out of an Advent calendar to cross off the...

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Share a Coke: Chocolate Coke Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Jun 29, 2014
Share a Coke: Chocolate Coke Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. #CollectiveBias #ShareItForward   Rich dark chocolate cupcakes topped with sweet Greek yogurt frosting. A fun & surprisingly healthy way to share a coke!     Last spring, after a stressful year of MCATs and...

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookies ‘n Cream Frosting

Jun 25, 2014
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookies ‘n Cream Frosting

Rich dark chocolate cupcakes topped with sweet vanilla frosting speckled with Oreo cookie chunks. An easy recipe that’s surprisingly healthy!     Nearly every year, I start thinking about my birthday a month in advance. Not because I envision extravagant parties with hundreds of helium balloons, rainbows of crêpe paper, adorable twinkly lights, and...

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Overnight Whole Wheat Blueberry Rolls

Jun 23, 2014
Overnight Whole Wheat Blueberry Rolls

An easy, fail-proof recipe for tender maple-flavored sweet rolls filled with juicy blueberries. Made with no butter, refined flour or refined sugar!     During my high school marching band days, our director always organized a trip to Southern California during December, usually with Disneyland and a parade down Main Street as our final...

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Muffins

Jun 19, 2014
Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Muffins

An easy recipe for healthy muffins made without butter, refined flour or refined sugar. But with how flavorful they taste, you can’t even tell!     As most food bloggers do, I basically live in my kitchen. I wander in, bleary-eyed, moments after my alarm clock rings to pull out measuring cups and mixing...

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Cookies ‘n Cream Pudding Cookies

Jun 17, 2014
Cookies ‘n Cream Pudding Cookies

Extra soft & thick cookies that taste like the sweet cream filling & are studded with Oreo chunks! A surprisingly easy & healthy dessert.     This past Sunday, my guy actually excitedly agreed to attend another Oakland A’s baseball game with me. (Yes, the man who avoids baseball!) As the one and only...

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