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Foods for the Soul
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
Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Muffins

Sep 27, 2014
Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Muffins

Tender spiced pumpkin muffins with a dark chocolate truffle hiding in the center. Secretly healthy, but they practically taste like cupcakes for breakfast!     Two weeks ago while running lunchtime errands in my hometown, my route drove past my old high school. I glanced toward the buildings, then, on a whim, twisted the...

Foods for the Soul
Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

Sep 25, 2014
Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

A fun & easy recipe for donut holes that taste like cookies! Baked, not fried so you can eat more!     Last Sunday, afternoon a long day at the dealership, my guy drove home in a brand new car! He arrived just before dinner, so we spent a few minutes strolling around it...

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Eggplant Pistachio Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Sep 24, 2014


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,...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Sep 21, 2014
Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

An easy recipe for soft & tender fruit-filled muffins. Although secretly skinny & healthy, they actually taste like cupcakes—for breakfast!     This past Wednesday evening, my mom and I lounged on two of the comfy chairs in the family room. With the TV turned off and our pups quietly chewing on bones, we...

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...

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Corned Bean Mash

Sep 18, 2014


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
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Sep 16, 2014
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of...

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