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Greek Yogurt Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

Greek Yogurt Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

An easy recipe for tender pound cake full of sunshiny flavor and festive cranberries! Secretly healthy & guilt-free with no refined flour or sugar & only 131 calories!     Last December, one of my best friends from high school drove down to visit on a Sunday afternoon. Since she worked in a professional...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

The Ultimate Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

A guilt-free recipe for classic cut-out gingerbread cookies. Full of the same traditional cozy flavors but no butter, refined flour or sugar! Only 52 calories!     One December during my middle school years, my aunt flew out from Arizona to visit us for the holidays. On her first full day at our house,...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Holiday Guide 2016

Holiday Guide 2016

The holiday season is the perfect time to make memories with our kids, keep traditions and create new ones! Here are over 50 things to do in the Sacramento area to celebrate this special time of year. Enjoy the magic of the season with your family! This Holiday Guide includes the following categories in...

Crazy for Crust
5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways)

Dec 2, 2016
5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways)

Make 5 Minute Easy Chocolate Bark over 6 different ways with only 2 main ingredients! It’s the perfect gift for the holidays. Will you start with dark chocolate or white chocolate? What Christmas movies do your kids love? Jordan pretty much watches them all at this point, but her favorite, hands down, is Elf. She...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Monkey Bread

The Ultimate Healthy Monkey Bread

A much healthier recipe for pull-apart bread with a sweet cinnamon-spiced caramely coating. Secretly guilt-free & only 120 calories!     On Christmas mornings throughout my childhood, after about half of the presents had disappeared from underneath the tree, their festive reindeer- and Santa-adorned wrapping paper carelessly strewn about the floor instead of wadded...

Foods for the Soul
Healthy Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

Nov 29, 2016
Healthy Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

Skip the coffee shop treats and make this guilt-free recipe at home! Sweet cookie bars full of festive cranberries & topped with cream cheese frosting. Only 108 calories!     During the holiday season each year, a few of my high school marching band friends and I try to get together to catch up...

Sac Foodies
A Look at the SacFoodies’ Thanksgiving 2016

Nov 29, 2016
A Look at the SacFoodies’ Thanksgiving 2016

By: The SacFoodies For us at SacFoodies, comparing and contrasting the meals we make and eat tends to happen quite a bit, especially around the holidays. When comparing dishes for holidays like Thanksgiving, it initially seems simple in general: turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and cranberries. However, everybody does Thanksgiving differently, even if the differences...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Baking Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 24, 2016
The Ultimate Baking Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts perfect for anyone who loves to bake! Cookbooks, baking tools, pantry ingredients, and even complete gift baskets!     Nearly every year, various relatives call, text, and email my mom to ask what they should give me for Christmas. Although I’ve tried insisting that I need absolutely nothing and am perfectly fine skipping...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Dark Chocolate Peppermint Coffee Creamer

Nov 22, 2016
Skinny Dark Chocolate Peppermint Coffee Creamer

A super easy recipe for decadent coffee creamer with a hint of mint and plenty of rich chocolaty flavor. Perfect for the holidays & only 5 calories!     Throughout our childhood, my brother and I woke up well before the sun rose on Christmas morning, but as a rule, we stayed in our...

Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies

Nov 22, 2016
Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies – make your favorite wedding cookie or tea cake recipe and dip them in chocolate for a new easy cookie truffle! I can’t claim responsibility for this recipe idea. This one belongs to my parents all the way. I wish I could remember which one sent me the idea, but...

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