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Foods for the Soul
Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Seven Layer Bars

Apr 17, 2015
Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Seven Layer Bars

Layers of melty chocolate, coconut & fresh banana held together with a sweet & creamy peanut butter drizzle. Incredibly addictive but barely 100 calories!     As a little girl, I almost always asked my dad to make my peanut butter sandwiches. I wanted mine to be just like his: soft yet hearty whole...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apr 15, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for the BEST gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! They have same tender texture as regular ones & don’t taste healthy at all!     In elementary school, my friends and I always looked forward to lunch. When that initial bell rang, we dashed out to the brown picnic tables, unzipped our brightly...

Crazy for Crust
Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix

Apr 14, 2015
Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix

One of my absolute weaknesses is a sweet and salty snack mix. This Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix fit that bill. Seriously, am I the only one who can inhale snack mix like it’s going out of style? Put a bowl of sweet or salty mix in front of me and it’ll disappear faster than...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Apr 12, 2015
Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Lightened-up vanilla cheesecake bars with a pretzel crust & full of chocolate chips. They’re sweet, creamy & secretly packed with protein!     At least twice during each of my childhood summers, my parents crammed our minivan full of duffels, sleeping bags, a tent, and oversized Rubbermaid containers packed with nonperishable food. The next...

Crazy for Crust
Cookies ‘n Cream Peanut Butter Cookies

Apr 9, 2015
Cookies ‘n Cream Peanut Butter Cookies

Thursdays are just better with cookies, don’t you think? Make them peanut butter cookies filled with chopped Oreos and it would be a red-letter day, at least for me. Social media never ceases to amaze me. In the span of 5 minutes you can ask a question in a group, plan a family reunion,...

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I’ll Take That in Peeps and See’s

Apr 7, 2015
I’ll Take That in Peeps and See’s

There's a high price to be paid for an Easter mess left behind.

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Cookies ‘n Cream Protein Milkshake

Cookies ‘n Cream Protein Milkshake

An easy recipe for thick & creamy chocolaty milkshakes that taste like ice cream. But they’re secretly packed with protein & healthy enough for breakfast!     Every once in a while as a kid, I begged my mom to help me rearrange my bedroom to give it a little makeover. Although hesitant at...

Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Monkey Bread

Mar 29, 2015
Chocolate Monkey Bread

If there is one indulgent breakfast I can’t get enough of, it’s monkey bread. Then I made chocolate monkey bread and all bets were off. I realized last week that I’m a horrible, horrible mother. I mean, I have my good points like making Jordan monkey bread on a whim, but overall, her therapy...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Mar 27, 2015
Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Layers of melty chocolate, caramel, nuts & coconut held together with a sweet & creamy drizzle. Incredibly addictive & still nice to your waistline!     Growing up, the only seven layer food I knew about was bean dip. And that was only because of my last year of Camporee.   Around when I...

Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Coconut Cake Roll

Mar 26, 2015
Chocolate Coconut Cake Roll

Oops… I did it again. I made another cake roll. This one is full of chocolate and coconut. That’s just how I roll. Last weekend I had the perfect Easter recipe planned and ready to make. It was a riff on these cupcakes combined with these muffins. It failed. TWICE. As I sat there...

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