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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...

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Chickie Chocolate Brownie Truffles [Easter Kid Crafts]

Mar 26, 2015
Chickie Chocolate Brownie Truffles [Easter Kid Crafts]

Every now and again I get an idea in my head and the outcome turns out even better than I envisioned. I thought that my Chickie Chocolate Brownie Truffles would turn out cute, but be a pain to make. Nope, not even a little bit of a pain. In fact, these chicks were...

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Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Mar 23, 2015
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies full of melty chocolate chips. With less than half the carbs & 3 times the protein, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat!     Nearly every year, I forget that my corner of the world skips straight past spring. The weather gives us about two weeks of mild 60-70° temperatures before hurtling into...

Baked Bree
Flower Cupcakes [Roses, Zinnias, and Hydrangeas]

Mar 23, 2015
Flower Cupcakes [Roses, Zinnias, and Hydrangeas]

Even though there is still snow on the ground, it is beginning to feel like spring. We are decorating the house for Easter this afternoon, and there are vases with tulips and daffodils all around the house. I made these flower cupcakes and wanted to showcase how easy it is to change the way...

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

Mar 20, 2015
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

A gigantic carrot cake oatmeal cookie, complete with cream cheese frosting. The entire pan always disappears in a single day—nobody believes it’s healthy! It’s the most popular recipe on this blog for a reason!     My junior year of high school, one of my best guy friends devised an elaborate plan to surprise...

Foods for the Soul
Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Mar 18, 2015
Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Moist, spiced carrot cake cupcakes topped with swirls of protein-packed cream cheese frosting. They’re really simple to make & dangerously easy to eat!     When I was in 3rd grade, my family and I flew to Arizona to spend Easter with my grandparents. We packed lots of shorts, swim suits, and flip flops...

Baked Bree
Raw Sugar Mini Pavlovas with Maple Soaked Berries

Mar 18, 2015
Raw Sugar Mini Pavlovas with Maple Soaked Berries

One of the best parts about blogging is the community it creates. Nothing makes me happier or more proud than seeing my food blogger friends live out their biggest dreams. I never get tired of walking around the book store and knowing so many of the authors of the gorgeous cookbooks that are being...

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Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

Mar 11, 2015
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!     Every May and September, my dad and his friends spend a week backpacking through the wilderness: Utah in the spring, California in the fall. Their trips...

Foods for the Soul
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy, buttery cookies full of chocolate & perfect for mint lovers. They’ve been called the best cookies I’ve ever made & never last more than a day!     Growing up, I took getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day very seriously. I pulled on green PJs the night before and painted my nails green...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Tender orange cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla frosting. They’re a healthier version of the iconic frozen treat, but they won’t melt at all!     While growing up, we belonged to a quaint pool club across town. Nearly every afternoon when Mom arrived home from work, we’d pull on our swim suits and slather...

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