desserts

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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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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...

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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...

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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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Clean Almond Berry Crumble

Aug 12, 2014
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

An easy recipe for a juicy berry crumble with a cinnamon streusel topping. Completely clean-eating friendly & healthy enough for breakfast!     When I applied for graduate chemistry programs, every school that accepted me also mailed me an invitation to an all-expenses-paid visitation weekend with the other prospective students. I’d hop on a...

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Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Aug 10, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

A 5-ingredient recipe for large chocolate truffles with a fresh blueberry center. They taste as rich as store-bought ones, but they’re only 28 calories!     During my first quarter of graduate school, I taught a weekly lab class right after lunch. So every Tuesday just before noon, I slipped into the lab, drew...

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cereal Treats

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cereal Treats

A 4-ingredient recipe for gooey chocolate marshmallow cereal treats stuffed with a thick layer of caramel. The perfect low-calorie & no-bake treat!     Every spring from when I was 5 to 14, Mom signed me up for our city’s recreational soccer league. Practices started towards the end of summer, so for the first...

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Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookie Dough Bites

An easy recipe for lightened up eggless cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw! Chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles… The sweetest kind of treat!     About a week after I turned 10, my family packed up our entire two-story cookie-cutter subdivision house to move across down. My parents bought an older yet larger...

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sodas

Aug 4, 2014
Strawberry Ice Cream Sodas

I feel like I say this every time I sit down to write a blog post, but these ice cream sodas just might be my favorite thing I’ve made lately. I had some beautiful berries and was in the mood for ice cream (not to mention I got these cute old-fashioned milkshakes...

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Recipe: Coffee Loaf Cake with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Recipe: Coffee Loaf Cake with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

A moist loaf cake sweetened with maple syrup & topped with a decadent dark chocolate drizzle. So easy to make & secretly healthy!     At the BlogHer Annual Conference last week, the staff provided us with lunch both Friday and Saturday. When Dorothy, Trish, and I found seats after our morning breakout session, we...

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