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French Toast Bread Pudding

January 27, 2015
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That’s right. French. Toast. Bread. Pudding. For Breakfast. Need I say more?? This is one of the husband’s favorite meals. Sometimes I make it for brunch, but often I make it for dinner (as a breakfast for dinner meal) – along with some roasted rosemary potatoes (recipe coming soon) and a green smoothie. It is […]

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The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

March 13, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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