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Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Sep 29, 2014
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with a sweet peppermint drizzle. These literally taste like you’re eating fudge, but they’re secretly healthy!     Growing up, I thought that all brownies came from a box. That was the only way we baked them, whether for a random Tuesday night dessert or a special slumber party treat. While...

Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Shortcake S’mores

Sep 23, 2014
Pumpkin Shortcake S’mores

A fun twist on the classic! Gooey marshmallows & a dark chocolate drizzle sandwiched between soft pumpkin shortcake. Pure dessert bliss!     Growing up in Northern California, my family headed up to the mountains twice each summer for camping vacations. We drove to Yosemite for one excursion and Lake Tahoe for the other,...

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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...

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...

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
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the...

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...

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Bourbon Vanilla Cherry Blueberry Pie & Vanilla Bean Whipped Coconut Cream

Aug 28, 2014
Bourbon Vanilla Cherry Blueberry Pie & Vanilla Bean Whipped Coconut Cream




After a Saturday morning run with my sister to the farmers market, she said she needed to decide on a dessert to make for a potluck later that evening. I referred her to my recipe inspiration board on Pinterest where I go when I'm...

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...

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