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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

Oct 20, 2014
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

A cozy fruit crumble, full of cinnamon and ginger and molasses, that’s perfect for chilly fall evenings—and yet still healthy enough for breakfast too!     Almost every single day during elementary school, I found a bag of apple slices when I unzipped my lunch bag. Always Gala, always half (my younger brother received...

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Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns

Oct 19, 2014
Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns

An easy & healthy recipe for sticky buns studded with pecans—and made in the slow cooker! The BEST breakfast pastries you’ll ever eat!     The summer after my freshman year of college, my mom and I flew up to Alaska for a week-long mission trip with a few of the members from my...

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Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

Oct 16, 2014
Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

A fun mash-up recipe of chocolate sandwich cookies & cheesecake! They taste like soft-baked Oreos with a cheesecake filling. SO irresistible!     Last year on September 20, I met Dorothy from Crazy for Crust. Now, before you think I’m incredibly creepy for remembering the date… It was the day before her birthday, and...

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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Oct 12, 2014
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

An easy recipe for rich chocolate cookies studded with diced peanut butter cups. Secretly lightened up without sacrificing any rich flavor!     One summer during elementary school, my friend’s mom invited me along to the pool with her three daughters. We drove to their favorite location in the next town over, closer to...

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 10, 2014
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

A fun twist on carrot cake! Soft & chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of sweet carrots & cinnamon. They’ll disappear in a single day!     Two weekends ago, my mom started craving carrot cake. She talked about it at lunch, mentioned it at dinner, and finally caved at 9 pm and drove...

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Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Sweet pumpkin pie bars with a spicy gingersnap crust. Topped with the best lightened-up whipped cream, they’re the perfect easy fall dessert!     Throughout childhood, we spent most of our Thanksgivings at my grandparents’ house in southern California. After driving down a little earlier in the week, we spent the holiday watching the...

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Rich dark chocolate donuts topped with a sweet peanut butter glaze. These practically taste like Reese’s, but they’re baked, not fried—and 100% healthy!     During my stint in graduate school, my professor brought in a big box of donuts for us nearly every Saturday morning as a semi-peace offering for working weekends. They...

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Chicken Fajita Quiche: Sweet ‘n Spicy Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes {Part 2}

Chicken Fajita Quiche: Sweet ‘n Spicy Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes {Part 2}

An easy Sweet ’n Spicy Brunch with a homemade quiche, scones & fruit salsa. Completely gluten-free for a healthy & guiltless morning meal!     Next came my Chicken Fajita Quiche. I often prepare a hearty quiche over the weekend and reheat the leftovers throughout the week for a quick and easy breakfast, but after...

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Sun Dried Tomato Chili Scones: Sweet ‘n Spicy Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes {Part 1}

Sun Dried Tomato Chili Scones: Sweet ‘n Spicy Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes {Part 1}

An easy Sweet ’n Spicy Brunch with a homemade quiche, scones & fruit salsa. Completely gluten-free for a healthy & guiltless morning meal!     My senior year of high school, my dad’s old college roommate (my “Uncle” P) took a sabbatical year from his university in Utah after teaching engineering classes and mentoring...

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Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Sep 29, 2014
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with a sweet peppermint drizzle. These literally taste like you’re eating fudge, but they’re secretly healthy!     Growing up, I thought that all brownies came from a box. That was the only way we baked them, whether for a random Tuesday night dessert or a special slumber party treat. While...

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