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If Life Were a Bowl of Cherries…

May 17, 2015
If Life Were a Bowl of Cherries…

You’d want to make cherry cobbler, right? Well, you’re in luck. In honor of cherry season and National Cherry Cobbler Day (I did not make that up), we’re serving up this delicious taste of (almost) summer. Enjoy! Gluten-Free Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler Ingredients 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon Silvana’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour ¼ cup,...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

May 14, 2015
Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

An easy recipe for creamy cheesecake bars full of fresh berries. With their sweet taste, nobody believes they’re less than 100 calories & packed with protein!     After our last set of finals in high school each year, my close friends and I would walk a couple of miles from campus to the...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

May 12, 2015
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

Rich, fudgy brownies full of juicy raspberries and a hint of coffee in the background. They taste like decadent squares of fudge but have just 80 calories!     This past Sunday, I was a Tasmanian devil of energy, whirling around in productive circles of chores and checklists. From washing dishes and scrubbing kitchen...

Foods for the Soul
Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

May 10, 2015
Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & M&M candies. They’re oh so irresistible—but low calorie, whole wheat & guilt-free!     Just over a year ago on a rather warm spring afternoon, I wandered up and down the aisles of Target, soaking in the free air conditioning and testing my willpower...

Baked Bree
North End Boston Brownies

Apr 29, 2015
North End Boston Brownies

Last weekend I was invited to tour Boston and the Old North Church with American Heritage Chocolate. I love both chocolate and history, so I happily said yes. Little did I know that it would be one of the most educational weekends I’ve had since, well, I can’t even remember....

Foods for the Soul
Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

Apr 25, 2015
Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of white chocolate, mini chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles. Soft, buttery & bound to disappear quickly from the cookie jar!     When my best friend took a new job and moved to my town last month, we immediately began a weekly walking routine. Although she stopped...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

Apr 22, 2015
Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

An easy strawberry crumble with a buttery oat & poppy seed streusel on top. Serve plain for breakfast or à la mode for dessert—nobody will guess it’s healthy!     The summer I turned 10, when we moved across town to a different house, my entire family spent hours exploring the front and backyards....

Foods for the Soul
Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Apr 20, 2015
Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The iconic sandwich turned into dessert! Soft peanut butter cookies filled with raspberry jam. Sweet, irresistible & still secretly healthy!     The Christmas when I was seven years old, a combination of Santa, my parents, and my grandparents gave me the American Girl Doll Kirsten, along with some clothes and accessories. With her...

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...

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