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Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Mar 23, 2014
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

An easy 5-ingredient recipe for decadent truffles with no butter or heavy cream! You’ll never guess they’re secretly skinny & completely guilt-free!     Last Friday afternoon, I played hooky from blog work and chauffeured my guy an hour south to the Bay Area, where he planned to catch a ride from friends down...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Brownie Shortbread Parfaits + A Giveaway!

Mar 21, 2014
Strawberry Brownie Shortbread Parfaits + A Giveaway!

Creamy vanilla parfaits with layers of fresh strawberries, fudgy brownies & a buttery shortbread crust. So sophisticated but secretly healthy!     Last Sunday, I strapped our 15-pound Chihuahua into her harness, grabbed a bright orange “treat” bag, and headed out the door. We strolled through the park—our daily routine—although it looked fairly empty,...

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday–Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Mar 19, 2014

Well hello there.  Nana has brought you some sexy sexy chocolate cookies today.  They are so very seductive, they are like chocolate truffles disguised as cookies.  I could barely contain myself when these cookies were nearby. There must be about a million chocolate crinkle cookie recipes out there, but this is Nana’s.  Mostly.  I...

Petite Panettiere
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

Mar 17, 2014
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

Each time my beau offers input as to what I should make, we end up with some sort of chocolate peanut butter treat. He considers the words "chocolate" and "peanut butter" magic words when used in the same sentence. Growing up, peanut butter was th...

Petite Panettiere
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

Mar 17, 2014
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

Each time my beau offers input as to what I should make, we end up with some sort of chocolate peanut butter treat. He considers the words "chocolate" and "peanut butter" magic words when used in the same sentence. Growing up, peanut butter was th...

In Search of the Finer Things
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – Revisited

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – Revisited


 I attended a family reunion for my dad's side this weekend. My assignment was to make this lovely Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in Cast Iron Skillet. The recipe originally came from my Grandma through my aunt, and I have blogged about it before, but it came out SO...

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Foods for the Soul
Banana Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting + Big Blog News!

Mar 16, 2014
Banana Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting + Big Blog News!

An easy recipe for a moist & tender banana cake with a fudgy dark chocolate frosting & sweet peanut butter swirl. Classy, elegant, and secretly healthy!     The Big Blog News Almost three months ago, my family and I hustled through the hospital doors to visit my grandparents at Christmas. My grandma had...

The Blue Muse
Why National Pi Day means so much to me

Mar 14, 2014
Why National Pi Day means so much to me

Breakfast of champions, really.We're having significant leftovers for dinner. Yes, significant. Two kinds of pie--the beefy guinness-y pot pie variety, and razzleberry goodness, a la mode, of course.Why significant? Well, for one, it's National Pi Day ...

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Undercover Caterer
Food Foto Friday

Mar 14, 2014

One morning on my last trip to Los Angeles, I went on a wild goose chase for a Kouign Amann.  Literally.  I drove for 30 minutes to a place that ended up being closed, then drove for another 40 minutes to a different bakery on the outer hinterlands of Wilshire Blvd.  It was worth...

Foods for the Soul
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Mar 12, 2014
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

An easy recipe for decadent brownies studded with chunks of raspberries. You’ll never believe these are actually healthy and secretly skinny!     Saturday afternoon, I carefully nestled two trays of homemade sweets onto my passenger seat, praying with all…

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