The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

March 13, 2014

Sugar is an ingredient we all know that we should be eating sparingly — too much sugar is never good for you. But there are actually two very different types of “sugar”: naturally occurring sugars and added sugar. So what’s the difference between the two? And is one healthier for you than the other? Added sugar includes any sugars or sweeteners that are added to foods during […]

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Lightened Up Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 18, 2014
Two red velvet cupcake

A few days ago (on Valentine’s Day), the husband brought me home a red velvet cupcake. It was ginormous — even despite the fact that he had eaten half of it! And it was delicious. I just love cupcakes — there’s something about that pre-portioned cute little personalized cake that gets me every time. And […]

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Five Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day is like the holiday of dessert. Candy, chocolates, romantic decadent dinners, all of it screams indulgence. And there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence! My husband and I went on our second date ever on Valentine’s Day in 2004 (our first date was the week before, on February 7th, 2004 – when I […]

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Apple and Pear Crisp

January 4, 2014
pear and apple crumble

I’ve been eating a lot of cookies and ice cream lately. For some reason, it’s been the only dessert that tastes good to me! Maybe it’s an end of the pregnancy thing, or a winter-comfort-food thing, but nothing really compares to the warm, freshly baked, gooey cookie with ice cream on top. In an effort […]

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Healthy, Low-Calorie, Delicious Cheesecake Bites

December 24, 2013

Cheesecake is one of the husband’s absolute favorite desserts. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love cheesecake? I could eat the buttery, crumbly, graham cracker crust by itself it’s so good. And the luscious, rich, creamy filling is just so… dreamy. I’m totally craving cheesecake this holiday season. And it’s likely to appear on the […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie (Slimmed-Down but still delicious!)

November 21, 2013
pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday of the year. Food, family, time off work – it doesn’t get much better than that! The husband and I always spend Thanksgiving with our family and extended family friends — we actually do it potluck style which ends up being really fun. And since it’s a potluck, with […]

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