desserts

Foods for the Soul
White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

Jan 29, 2015
White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

Soft & chewy cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day! With the ideal balance of chocolate & vanilla, these irresistible treats will barely last a day in your house!     This past Black Friday, my guy bought us a brand new TV. The back-story is a tale for another day (it involves four stores, two...

Foods for the Soul
Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

Jan 27, 2015
Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

An easy recipe for dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast! With a full serving of fruit & granola-like topping, you’ll never want to skip breakfast again!     As we finished our grocery shopping one evening, my guy and I decided to stop by the Krispy Kreme across the parking lot before driving back...

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Jan 25, 2015
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Decadent dark chocolate cupcakes with a light raspberry frosting made from a secret protein-packed ingredient. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day & any chocoholic!     Before I get to the story and recipe today, I have a favor to ask! I’m planning a new project for Amy’s Healthy Baking, and I need your help....

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Red Hot Cookies

Jan 21, 2015
Chocolate Red Hot Cookies

Decadent brownie-like cookies studded with pieces of cinnamon candy. They’re like a cross between chili-spiced chocolate & brownies—and SO addictive!     Last year, my guy basically forgot about Valentine’s Day. In his defense, he volunteered every Friday night that year, regardless of the month or day, so… It was just his luck that...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jan 11, 2015
Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies

Buttery chocolate chip cookies just got a healthy makeover! These are just as soft & chewy as classic ones but have NO refined flour or sugar!     I originally grew up in a modest house in a cookie cutter subdivision. Although I barely remember anything, mainly the pastel pink bows stenciled around the...

Foods for the Soul
Homemade Two-Ingredient Chocolate Chips

Jan 10, 2015
Homemade Two-Ingredient Chocolate Chips

An easy 2-ingredient recipe for how to make your own dark chocolate chips! They have all of the richness & none of the strange ingredients!     Last May when I flew to Miami for the BlogHer Food conference, I started craving chocolate chip cookies. Something about traveling triggers that craving (don’t ask me...

Foods for the Soul
Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

An easy, no-fuss recipe for the softest & chewiest oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make! It’s nearly impossible to stop eating them, but they’re less than 100 calories!     When I was 9 years old, my grandma moved from Ohio to California to live in the same town as my parents so we could...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Rainbow Chocolate Chip Pizookies

Dec 28, 2014
Skinny Rainbow Chocolate Chip Pizookies

Warm, buttery deep-dish M&M chocolate chip cookies topped with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce. Pure bliss—for you AND your waistline!     Partway through my freshman year of college, my roommate began bringing her car to campus so she could drive home a few weekends each month. Because her parents lived nearly 300...

Sac Foodies
CREAM Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches – Elk Grove Location Now Open

Dec 22, 2014
CREAM Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches – Elk Grove Location Now Open

A new CREAM has come to town! A fellow SacFoodie covered CREAM in Davis, so this new location opening gave me the perfect excuse to try it for myself and see how CREAM Elk Grove measured up! When I first heard about CREAM and their gourmet ice cream sandwiches, I immediately skimmed through my...

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Skinny Peppermint Bark Fudge

Dec 20, 2014
Skinny Peppermint Bark Fudge

Decadent dark chocolate fudge topped with a white chocolate drizzle & crushed candy canes. The soft & fudgy version of the popular holiday treat!     Last December, I enlisted my guy to help me make fudge. I created recipes for skinny eggnog and skinny mocha flavors, but instead of going the easy route...

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