desserts

Baked Bree
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Jul 20, 2014
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Have you tried the crazy addicting Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s? Well, if you haven’t, take my word, it is tasty. Dark chocolate, crushed pretzels, toffee, crushed Oreos, nuts, more chocolate, and my favorite bit – sea salt. I needed to bring a dessert to a friend’s house for dinner and came...

Foods for the Soul
Easy, yet decadent: Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Jul 19, 2014
Easy, yet decadent: Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

An easy recipe for moist banana cupcakes with sweet peanut butter frosting. With their decadent taste, nobody will guess they’re healthy & clean-eating!     Last week, my parents rented a spacious house in Lake Tahoe with four bedrooms, a living room and loft, a wraparound porch, two-story-tall floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, and...

Baked Bree
Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes

Jul 16, 2014
Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes

Whew. Between moving and writing my e-book, life has been BUSY. In the very best possible way. If you get my monthly newsletter, than you know that I am currently working on my first e-book project. This one is all things Thanksgiving. If you want to know more about it (and get...

Foods for the Soul
Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 13, 2014
Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

The softest & chewiest oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, studded with fresh raspberries. Nobody will ever believe they’re healthy & less than 100 calories!     Can you get someone fired by giving them cookies?   I’m not sure I want to know the answer to that because I certainly thought I did last...

Foods for the Soul
Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

An easy summer recipe full of juicy peaches and a thick oat crumb topping. Despite its sweet buttery flavor, it’s still secretly skinny & completely healthy!     Every spring, I count down the days until summer the way a little kid eagerly eats chocolate out of an Advent calendar to cross off the...

Tates Kitchen
TK dinner ~ June 2014

TK dinner ~ June 2014

Another dinner done. Whew!We recently took a little trip to the Oregon coast and camped for a few days so I thought it would be fun to serve a few standard "camping fare" items at the next TK. Silly? Probably. Fun! Yes.There was an oyster far...

Foods for the Soul
Silk Almond Milk Recipe: Mango Almond Popsicles

Silk Almond Milk Recipe: Mango Almond Popsicles

Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. #CollectiveBias #SilkAlmondBlends   3-ingredient healthy vegan popsicles that taste like paradise. A sweet & refreshing recipe made with almond milk!     During our really young elementary school years, my mom packed a big...

Foods for the Soul
Share a Coke: Chocolate Coke Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Jun 29, 2014
Share a Coke: Chocolate Coke Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. #CollectiveBias #ShareItForward   Rich dark chocolate cupcakes topped with sweet Greek yogurt frosting. A fun & surprisingly healthy way to share a coke!     Last spring, after a stressful year of MCATs and...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches

Jun 27, 2014
Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches

Chocolate graham crackers filled with cheesecake-flavored frozen Greek yogurt studded with berries. A light & healthy summer treat!     This past Thursday afternoon, I cruised down the freeway for an hour and a half to my hometown. I skipped straight past my parents’ place (although I did double back by later!) and eased...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookies ‘n Cream Frosting

Jun 25, 2014
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookies ‘n Cream Frosting

Rich dark chocolate cupcakes topped with sweet vanilla frosting speckled with Oreo cookie chunks. An easy recipe that’s surprisingly healthy!     Nearly every year, I start thinking about my birthday a month in advance. Not because I envision extravagant parties with hundreds of helium balloons, rainbows of crêpe paper, adorable twinkly lights, and...

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