desserts

Foods for the Soul
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

Sep 19, 2014
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

A simple recipe for elegant fall-flavored layered desserts. They taste like pumpkin pie in a glass—with chocolate cookies too!     Last March, my sweet friend Dorothy from Crazy for Crust invited a few of us food bloggers over to her house for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and lots of sweet treats. We all...

Sac Foodies
Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

Sep 19, 2014
Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

Did you know that 46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues? 12 million of them are children and 7 million are seniors. September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. A group of 30 passionate food bloggers recently put...

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Sep 17, 2014
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Extremely rich dark chocolate truffles filled with fresh pomegranate arils. So simple to make & actually healthy too!     I treat grocery shopping the same way many girls approach the mall. I slowly wander up and down the aisles, frequently pausing to inspect the items on the shelves. I’ll hold a package of...

Sac Foodies
5 Ways to Eat Figs

Sep 15, 2014
5 Ways to Eat Figs

  It’s here! The season you’ve all been waiting for: fig season. I recently purchased a small basket of figs (coincidentally, the California Fig Advisory Board is one of our clients) and was left wondering, “Now what?” I was torn: Should I use their powers to create a decadent dessert? Or take advantage of...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

Sep 11, 2014
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

An easy recipe for chocolate fudge cake made from scratch in the slow cooker. Seriously rich & decadent—no one ever guesses it’s lightened up!     At BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, multiple brands sponsored the Conference and set up booths in the wide hallway between the grand breakfast hall and smaller...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Maple Cookies

Strawberry Maple Cookies

An easy recipe for extra soft & chewy cookies made with maple syrup & fresh strawberry chunks. Seriously addictive—they never last more than a day!     Just over a week ago, on the same day I needed to start packing up my entire kitchen to move, a humongous cookie craving hit mid-afternoon. I...

Stealth Cooking
Watermelon Salad

Aug 27, 2014
Watermelon Salad

Here's a salad that is sure to be a big hit with kids, both big and small. It's simple to make, easy to pack, and easy to eat. It's great for picnics, at the beach or in the backyard. Enjoy this "salad" as either a side dish or as a dessert.Ingredients...

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Foods for the Soul
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

Aug 26, 2014
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

An easy recipe for lemon squares with the texture of extra fudgy brownies. Sweet, low calorie & perfect for any lemon lover!     A few years ago, my little brother moved into the dorms to start college, just a few days before his birthday. Because very few kids from our high school were...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

Aug 22, 2014
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

An easy recipe for a healthy, fruity dessert. Topped with a thick layer of cinnamon streusel—the best part!     Last weekend, my parents generously offered to drive up and help me start packing, so on Sunday morning, I ran around the house with a yellow legal pad and pen, scribbling down what could...

Foods for the Soul
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

Aug 16, 2014
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars with the taste of banana bread & the fudgy texture of brownies. Sweet, skinny & seriously addictive!     Twice every week, I toss my reusable grocery totes into my car and drive across town to Trader Joe’s. After easing into a shady parking spot and grabbing a...

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