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Foods for the Soul
Banana Bran Muffins

Apr 18, 2014
Banana Bran Muffins

Cozy muffins filled with warm molasses and sweet banana. They’re so moist and hearty; you’ll never believe they’re lightened up & secretly skinny!     After my guy’s car suddenly died three weeks ago, my parents raced to the rescue and offered to let us borrow my dad’s “I-woodwork-on-the-weekends-and-sometimes-need-to-haul-long-heavy-boards” white Ford pickup truck until...

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Blueberry Almond Donut Holes

Apr 16, 2014
Blueberry Almond Donut Holes

An easy recipe for low-calorie almond-flavored donut holes with a whole juicy blueberry in the center. Baked, not fried—so you can eat more!     When I first changed my blog’s name last month, a few program settings prevented my links from redirecting properly. In other words, 90% of my blog didn’t work! Almost all...

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Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Apr 14, 2014
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Light lemon cupcakes piled high with creamy pink vanilla frosting. With how sweet they taste, you’ll never believe these elegant cupcakes are secretly skinny!     On Sunday afternoon, I tore myself away from baking and dashed across town for a quick trip to Target to stock up on a few essentials. I only...

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“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

Apr 11, 2014
“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

An exclusive 25% off discount for the healthy eCookbook “Table for Two.” Plus 3 lucky readers will win their own copy!     Shortly after my guy and I started dating, I quickly realized that he rarely ate leftovers. In fact, he usually ignores them—except for spicy turkey chili, which acquires more heat the...

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Tropical Surprise Mini Muffins

Apr 10, 2014
Tropical Surprise Mini Muffins

Tender coconut muffins filled with juicy pineapple pieces. You won’t miss the fat and calories in this easy, lightened up recipe!     Sometime during my childhood, a grandparent or family friend wrapped up a copy of Pretend Soup, a cookbook for preschoolers and young children, for my birthday gift. Each recipe spanned four...

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Double Lemon Pudding Cookies

Double Lemon Pudding Cookies

The softest & chewiest cookies you’ll ever eat! Packed full of lemon flavor for a lightened, skinny treat.     This past weekend, with both our significant others out of state on business travel, Dad and I planned an extra special father-daughter date. I rose with the sun on Saturday morning to get ready,...

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Classic Carrot Cake

Classic Carrot Cake

An easy recipe for healthy spiced carrot cake topped with sweet ricotta frosting. You’ll never miss the fat and calories in this supremely moist cake!     After spending my entire three-week Winter Break sinking my teeth into every single dessert I saw—sugar cookies, hazelnut cake, raspberry truffles, and more—I decided to skip all...

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Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for tropical oatmeal cookies. With how unbelievably soft & chewy these are, you’ll never guess they’re healthy!     Have you ever seen pictures of people on vacation posing with someone else’s paper face cutout taped to a popsicle stick? Grinning teenagers in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, smiling school...

Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Easy strawberry sheet cake

Recipe: Easy strawberry sheet cake

I’ve always been a big fan of reading. When my sister and I shared a bedroom and slept in bunk beds, I use to hide books under my sheets so I could read out loud to her after our parents

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Coconut Coffee Scones

Coconut Coffee Scones

A quick & easy recipe for coffee-flavored scones flecked with shredded coconut. So moist & tender, you’d never believe they’re healthy!     As an 11-year-old, I announced to my dad that I wanted to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums with him. Instead of brushing off my grandiose statement as a childhood...



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