Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies -- they taste even better than the drink! SO fudgy & rich. These skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all!

These taste like your favorite drink! Rich chocolate cookies flavored with peppermint & studded with mini marshmallows. So sweet & irresistible!     For many of our Thanksgiving breaks during my childhood, we loaded up our suitcases into the minivan, packed the backseat full of books, and drove 8 hours to my grandparents’ house in…   {continue reading}

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Clean-Eating Maple Sweet Potato Casserole -- this healthy casserole is so easy to make! It practically tastes like pumpkin pie!

An easy recipe for creamy baked sweet potatoes topped with maple yogurt drizzle. This healthy side dish practically tastes like pumpkin pie!     Every Thanksgiving since I can remember, we’ve cooked and served the same dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Great-Grandma’s cranberry salad, Dad’s homemade whole wheat rolls, green bean casserole, and sweet potatoes….   {continue reading}

Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies

Clean-Eating Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies -- these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all! You'll never need another oatmeal cookie recipe again!

Chewy almond-flavored oatmeal cookies filled with coconut & dark chocolate. They’re the best oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, and they don’t taste healthy at all!     This past weekend, my guy flew out of town to travel for work, so it was just the girls—me and our little pup—at home. We spent lots of…   {continue reading}

Easy Pecan Hand Pies

Easy Pecan Hand Pies -- just 5 ingredients! Sweet, cinnamony & SO flaky. Holiday desserts don't get easier than this!

Flaky pastries with a sweet cinnamon pecan filling. Only 5 ingredients & dangerously easy to make—and eat!     Although I absolutely adore full-time blogging and working from home, it felt a little isolating when I first began. (Those of you with blogs of your own are probably nodding your heads right now!) Working on…   {continue reading}

Hot Chocolate Cereal Treats

Hot Chocolate Cereal Treats -- only 4 ingredients! Our family's new favorite winter treat. They're the gooiest you'll ever make!

A fun twist on Rice Krispie Treats! Made with chocolate squares cereal & topped with itty bitty marshmallows. They’re absolutely adorable & taste even better!     Every so often, my guy’s stomach starts rumbling late at night. Since most restaurants shut their doors by 10 and the grocery stores close at 11, he often…   {continue reading}

Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies -- the perfect fall treat! SO soft & decadent. We may skip the pie this Thanksgiving & just eat these!

This post was sponsored by the Soyfoods Council and the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network as part of their “#SoyInspired for Thanksgiving” campaign. As always, all opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own.   Chewy pumpkin cookies with a sweet cheesecake filling. Decadent & absolutely irresistible—they always disappear in seconds!     Food allergies have…   {continue reading}

Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread -- with strawberries, chocolate & vanilla Greek yogurt drizzle! SO good. It disappeared seconds!

Tender banana bread filled with chocolate & strawberries, finished with a sweet vanilla drizzle. This flavor combo can’t be beat—especially when it’s so easy to make!     Thank you. To each and every one of you reading this post, thank you. I have been absolutely blown away by the support and encouragement you have…   {continue reading}

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Giveaway!

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Giveaway on! Enter to win before 11/16/14!

A giveaway for a fancy single-serve coffee machine from NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto!     When I attended the BlogHer general conference in July, my blog friends and I wandered around the Expo hall every day, where countless brands had set up booths. We sampled Greek yogurt, soda, and gummy vitamins, but every single day, we…   {continue reading}

Chai Latte Muffins with Vanilla Drizzle

Chai Latte Muffins with Vanilla Drizzle -- these healthy muffins taste just like the drink! So warm & cozy. They always disappear in minutes!

Tender chai- & cinnamon-spiced muffins topped with sweet glaze. They taste like the beverage, so you can have your drink and eat it too!     Last month, I spent some time at my parents’ house after all of the craziness of moving. That first weekend, it felt blissful to sleep in and not run…   {continue reading}