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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…

Pumpkin Spice Oat-Free Granola (nut and grain free too!)

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You’re going to love this oat-free granola recipe made with healthy seeds, coconut, and dried fruit, with a hint of pumpkin and spice. It’s Paleo-friendly and oh, so delicious! It’s October–time for all things pumpkin, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to share this fabulous recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oat-Free Granola.  When I […] 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…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

After indulging in all the wonderful southern fare (and ice cream!) on our Charleston family vacation last week, Dave and I decided it was time to get back to our usual healthy eating routine. In need of a healthier snack option than tortilla and potato chips, I decided to try my hand at making homemade sweet potato […] 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…

Scrumptious & Healthy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Moist and Tasty Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Can a baked good change your life?  Absolutely! One of my favorite things to do is sit down to a leisurely breakfast of a cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal, but on weekdays I simply don’t have (or make) the time. That’s why, when I found these super-moist Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins, it was a game-changer.  Now I can enjoy my healthy morning […] Read more…

Gluten-free Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Icing

This lovely, moist gluten-free pumpkin cake is so delicious, you can serve it to all your guests–with rave reviews. It’s perfect for fall get-togethers, including Thanksgiving. But don’t save this wonderful cake just for special occasions–it’s so simple to throw together, you can enjoy it all the time. Try it with your morning coffee or as a healthy after-school […] Read more…

Apple Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze (gluten free!)

In honor of the first day of fall, I thought I’d share a recipe with you that’s bursting with the flavors of autumn–apple, cinnamon, ginger, and maple! I recently discovered this recipe for apple spice donuts on goop.com and immediately knew I wanted to give it a try.  For one thing, the donut pans I bought […] Read more…

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