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Gingerbread Almond Biscotti

Gingerbread almond biscotti - perfect for holiday dunking!

Are you looking for the perfect cookie recipe for the holidays? I think you’ll love this lovely gingerbread almond biscotti! Biscotti, or cantuccini (coffee bread), are Italian cookies which are baked twice (in fact, biscotti means “twice baked”) to make them extra crispy and perfect for dunking.  But don’t let the double-baking part scare you off– biscotti […] Read more…

Amazing White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies (so quick and easy!)

White chocolate cranberry blondies

Today I’m reviving one of my favorite recipes: white chocolate cranberry blondies. I want you to keep this recipe handy, because not only are these blondies amazingly delicious and easy to make, but with their white chips and red cranberries they’re the perfect dessert or snack for the holidays! I came up with the idea for these blondies a couple of years ago when I wanted […] Read more…

Autumn Walnut Pear Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Moist and delicious walnut pear sour cream coffee cake

Buttery pears, fat walnuts, and rich sour cream.  Is your mouth watering yet? Then you need to make this amazing walnut pear sour cream coffee cake! The warm and comforting tastes of autumn burst from this tender, moist, golden cake. Tucked inside, you’ll find lovely autumn pears along with an inner swirl of butter, walnuts, and cinnamon.   This moist […] Read more…

Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Pie (gluten free and dairy free!)

Paleo Pumpkin Pie --an amazingly delicious gluten free and dairy free dessert

If you’re like me, there’s something about this time of year that makes you crave ALL the comfort foods.  And, to me, there’s nothing more comforting than pumpkin pie. It’s warm, it’s soft, it’s sweet–kind of like your grandma! The good thing is that indulging those cravings doesn’t mean you have to throw healthy eating out the window until January 1.  […] Read more…

Super Moist & Good-for-You Pumpkin Bread

Homemade pumpkin bread, fresh from the oven

Nothing says fall like delicious, spicy pumpkin bread.  And this recipe is the best I’ve found — not only does it result in moist loaves of pumpkin-y goodness every time, it’s actually good for you! Besides the star ingredient–pumpkin–which is a great source of fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamin C, this wonderful pumpkin bread is also filled with metabolism-boosting coconut […] Read more…

Super Moist Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Super moist sour cream coffee cake

One of my favorite tried and true recipes, this fabulous sour cream coffee cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Dessert for breakfast.  If it wasn’t for coffee cake we’d never get away with it! I’ve been making this to-die-for sour cream coffee cake for 20 years.  It’s absolutely one of the most-loved recipes in my collection.  (Thanks […] Read more…

Blueberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

Blueberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

When we were in Charleston we discovered a magical place called the Tropical Smoothie Café.  It’s a chain, and if you’re lucky you have one nearby.  Every day we stopped by to sample their delicious smoothies–specifically, their mocha madness smoothie.  This nectar of the gods is part of their “indulgence” menu.  And, at 588 calories, it was definitely […] Read more…

Refreshing 3-ingredient Watermelon Granitas

Refreshing watermelon granita recipe

I think I’ve found the perfect summer snack–refreshing watermelon granitas! Granitas are sweet frozen desserts made with pureed fresh fruit, similar to a shaved ice or sorbet. And this version happens to be made with one of the healthiest foods on earth: sweet juicy watermelon, which is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, antioxidants, and lycopene.  In fact, no other […] Read more…

Coconut Chia Pudding with Fresh Fruit

Coconut Chia Pudding with Fruit

A confession:  even though I know it’s a good idea to eat a variety of foods, I tend to get into a rut, eating the same things every day–especially for breakfast. So yesterday, when I came upon a forgotten bag of chia seeds in the fridge, I got pretty excited. A new breakfast option–chia pudding! […] Read more…

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes with Sugar-Coated Raspberries

Individual Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes with Sugar-Coated Raspberries

Because Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching–and because chocolate is the perfect way to say “I love you,” I decided to refresh and repost this fabulous recipe for Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes with Sugar-Coated Raspberries. I have to tell you, these rich, serving-size cakes are to die for, yet they’re surprisingly easy to make.  Not only are they perfect for special occasions, they’re simple enough […] Read more…

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